Thank you to Jessica O’Gorek, author of “Ethereal Fury” (read my review here) for nominating my blog for the “Very Inspiring Blogger” award. Your nomination came as a very pleasant surprise, and I am both touched and humbled by your thought.
Notably, Outstandingly, Remarkably, Considerably Inspiring Blogs:
- Tales Of The Borderline*
- When you visit this site (which you will, because it’s awesome), the first thing you need to do is check out her About Me page. She’s managed to sum up the core values and purpose of the site fantastically (no easy feat) – a genuine voice, a deep thinker, and a good dose of humour. Her sense of community and general loveliness can be seen in her response to a distraught follower’s letter, and her Facebook Page is one of the most inspiring that I follow. She’s also written a guest post about Stress Management on my blog, and co-wrote / -produced “Puppetry of the Dreamless” with me.
- Dropped Pebbles
- This is a new-to-me blog by Dyane Forde, who I’ve put in the ‘inspiring’ category because, well, she is. She inspires through poetry, and – more importantly – by sharing her ups and downs in a way that we can relate to and think, yeah, sh*t happens, let’s move on. Very glad I discovered this one.
- Freya Robertson
- I can’t remember how I discovered this blog (I think I was looking for NZ author blogs) but the first thing that I was drawn to was the piratey-ness of the banner. She has been inspiring not just through her blog, but also her Tweets. Her site is especially good for writers in the fantasy genre, but I have shared this editing article around because it is, quite simply, excellent.
- Christchurch City Libraries
- A New Zealand site, Christchurch City Libraries keeps their blog updated with national and international articles that are both thought-provoking and informative, like the inspiring interview with UK author, Jackie Kay.
- Creative Writing With The Crimson League
- I don’t know where to start with this one! The author always has well-researched information, supports other writers to a super-human level, and inspires you to keep going. A particularly good one for when you need some motivation is The Writer Doubt Epidemic.
- Interesting Literature
In other news – I have also received the “Super Sweet Blogger” award, and the “Liebster” award – first passed on to me by Anne at Self-Help for the Creatively Deprived. Because they were all received within hours of each other, I have had to consider the differences very carefully, and will space them out somewhat.
*Disclaimer: The author of this site is a close friend of mine, but I visited and read her site before we really became friends (which I don’t think she knows – oh well, she knows now!). That is to say: it’s not about bias 🙂