There are more people blogging on WP than there are countries in the world to visit. Where do you choose to go first? Do you rely on pot luck, the ‘stumbled upon’ approach or a fool proof system that ensures you only see what interests you?
Armed only with a keen desire to find some great bloggers, I’ve set out to bring together some of my all-time favourites with new and inspiring content.
I’d like you all to meet Stuart Perkins. Unfortunately he was unable to be here but luckily I’ve spent some time over at his blog recently and can give you a bit of a rundown.
You’ve heard of the Dog Whisperer and here in Australia we have a Horse Whisperer too.
Stuart is the Bus Whisperer. He’s from Arlington and writes about the everyday moments and turns them into humorous stories (true). If you choose to drop by, some recent posts include Carol’s rendezvous with a black snake and George’s attempt at bringing a new girl into the fray.
Story Shucker is where you’ll find Stuart and I reckon he’s got a good thing going. Starting only last month, he has seen 257 people follow his blog already and over 4000 hits (if you’re a stats lover).
Now, Brian, the Jogging Dad, would probably rather jog the 4 miles Stuart travels than catch a bus. He’d be all sweaty by the time he got to work and would probably be crossing his legs as he’s not fond of relieving himself on the run. I suggest you don’t ask him what fartlek means and if he is not running away from his parenting duties he performs epic fails by his own admission.
Brian thinks when he runs whereas I’d rather just think about running and hope it has the same effect. He’s funny as and even has a t-shirt with joggingdad.com printed on it. He thinks it’s tasteful but you can make up your own mind. Keep your eyes peeled around Sydney Harbour in case you run into him. Jogging Dad’s been around the blog block for a while and I’ve been running with him in spirit for quite some time now. He’d probably die of shock if he knew I planned to do the City to Bay 12k run in September.
Only today, I found Kahn’s Wise Words. Sharon and Bud Kahn offer a daily quote, saying or inspirational thought. I’d love to have a desk to put one of the those desk calendars on. Being a relief (temp/substitute) teacher means I don’t have a desk to call my own. I can now have it on my laptop screen though, and may use it to inspire me for future posts if my muse goes missing.
When it’s peace I seek and a moment to pause, I drop in to see Laurie at Laurie’s Notes. Since the beginning of this year Laurie has enabled me to seek refuge at her blog and remember to breathe. She employs beautiful images and gentle words to offer comfort, affirmation and healing to her visitors. After reading one of her posts I always feel a sense of calm and that the inner hustle of my thoughts have quietened. It only takes a few moments as Laurie’s notes are always short but profound in their message.
I created the Blogtrotter logo to represent the journey that writers take as they venture around WordPress, knowing that there are no far corners, just endless opportunities and limitless creativity to be found. If you’d like to use the logo on your blog, feel free.
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12 thoughts on “Blogtrotter July Tour”
I just wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award. I will have the post up soon. Just look for it on http://mauldinfamily1.wordpress.com
Kelly, what a great blog you have, one with real purpose! I appreciate your comments. Stuart
My absolute pleasure. I truly enjoy your voice in your writing and will be retracing the earlier parts of your blogging journey.
This is a lovely idea. I have enjoyed Laurie for some time but I will head over to check out the others.
There are so many great blogs, it’s hard to pick a few at a time. I’m keen to explore new blogs regularly while highlighting some of my faves. This is my preferred way now, instead of awards posts. I’d love to include yours soon.
Thank you! I am so behind on award posts as they take so long and with kids on holidays and summer happening its hard to get that extra time. I also feel mean putting that pressure on others as being nominated is bitter sweet. This way is so simple. Great post.
Mine too are on holidays and doing things this way I am under no obligation except the ones I set for myself. I’m also enjoying ‘profiling’ each blog and writing in more detail about each one rather than just listing 15 different blogs.
This is such a lovely idea. I am off to check out your suggestions now. I love a new discovery…
I hope you find a blog or two that you enjoy and maybe follow. I’ll be doing more of these throughout July instead of award posts.
That’s one of the most thoughtful things anyone’s ever written about me! I am both humbled and honored, and that’s very rare coming from a man. Thanks again, Special K! 🙂
You are more than welcome. I hope you get a marathon of bloggers beating a path to your door (don’t hold your breath though). Btw you’re the first person EVER to call me special K!
Great idea Kelly!