Sharing The Love

19 Blogs I Love And You Will, Too

29th December 2017

My second favorite thing about blogging is reading other people’s blogs.  To laugh with them, learn from them, and to feel less alone in my weirdness.

In no particular order, my must reads this year have been:

19 blogs I love and so will you

I’m Sick and So Are You – Christine writes about real things and is my kind of motivational.

Em Linthrope –  Em should write more and I’m looking forward to having a cider with her at this year’s Blogger’s Bash!

Suzie Speaks – Suzie speaks about everything.  She posts, I’ll read.  Like this post about how not to hate your blog in 2018.

Wheelescapades – I bonded with Gemma over wheels and access issues.  I like her even though she’s a tea fiend.  Check out her best 9 posts of 2017.

The Wandering Darlings –  Mel makes me want to travel everywhere, like yesterday.  And her Mum Debbie is pretty cool, too.

Traci York – I feel like I know Traci through her writing.  And her weekly Tarot Tuesdays are spot on for me.  Well, except for that one time, but I worked with it.

Angela Noel –  I imagine a meeting with Angela would include a front porch, boozy lemonade and laughing at runners wearing unfortunate Spandex.

But I Smile Anyway – Reading Ritu is like getting a giant hug.  Read her 2017 rewind.

Fatty McCupcakes – One of the things on my to do list this in 2018 is: Buy Katie a cupcake.

Just Another Blog From A Woman –  Hayley’s blog is way more than just another.  And we have the same reading and hair goals.

An Historian About Town – When we meet I’ll wait in the pub while The Historian goes on all the inaccessible ghost tours in Edinburgh.

Global Housesitter x2 – I kinda want to be like Suzanne when I grew up.  Go help her celebrate her recent blog anniversary.

A Walk and A Lark –  I think I mentioned before that Josy is pretty cool for someone who walks for fun.  That’s still true.  Even in Canada.

Coffee Until Cocktails – Beth is like the everything bagel of bloggers.

A Brummie At Home And Abroad – Emmalene and Mr Fletch remind me of me and The Tall Dude.  Except they’ve been to Vegas.

Fancy Paper –  I read Orla for parenting nods and other real talk.

Ruth Daly – I read Ruth to follow her travels and admire her photos.  Here’s her top 10 of the year.

Milly’s Guide – I love Lauren’s Friday Fives.  Which I read on a Saturday morning while drinking my coffee.  Grab a beverage and read Lauren’s year in review.

What are your favorite blogs this year? Don’t say mine!







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  • Reply thebeasley 29th December 2017 at 3:27 pm

    Yours! I actually love all these blogs that you’ve listed. It’s an amazing list. And we really do have the same hair & book goals. Thanks so much for the mention xx

  • Reply Beth 29th December 2017 at 3:27 pm

    Well, how much do I love you?? I love your description of me! Thanks for including me on your list. I’m so glad we “met” this year! <3

  • Reply thatblogwherecheriemovestogermany 29th December 2017 at 4:56 pm

    I love the blog, Oh god, my wife is German. It brings me to tears with laughter.

    • Reply Lorna 30th December 2017 at 10:23 am

      I read that years ago, but lost track of it. Thank you for the reminder!

      • Reply thatblogwherecheriemovestogermany 30th December 2017 at 10:31 am

        Having just moved to Germany, this guy speaks the things that I am experiencing too. Only the way he tells it is SO much funnier!!

  • Reply fattymccupcakes 29th December 2017 at 5:47 pm

    YAY!!! I’m so happy I’ve been featured here, in a blog post on a blog that I love so, so much, as well! Also, I’m among so many greats, I just can’t wrap my head around how epic this is! Fabulous! I can’t wait for that cupcake, btw ?

    • Reply Lorna 30th December 2017 at 10:24 am

      Make that two cupcakes, ha!

  • Reply Rosevine Cottage Girls 29th December 2017 at 6:01 pm

    Going to have to check these out!

    • Reply Lorna 11th January 2018 at 9:17 am

      Hope you guys find some faves!

  • Reply FranL 29th December 2017 at 6:06 pm

    I’ll have to check some of these out!

    • Reply Lorna 30th December 2017 at 10:25 am

      More to come in the New Year, Fran! xox

  • Reply Logan 29th December 2017 at 6:14 pm

    Fun blog post idea! I always wonder what blogs other people are reading. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • Reply Becca Barracuda 29th December 2017 at 6:21 pm

    All excellent picks!! Love them all!

  • Reply Suzanne [globalhousesitterX2] 29th December 2017 at 6:22 pm

    Thanks Lorna for including my blog amongst this list of well written blogs. Look forward to reading more from you in 2018.

    • Reply Lorna 11th January 2018 at 9:18 am

      Look forward to writing more!

  • Reply Judy E Martin 29th December 2017 at 6:28 pm

    Some fabulous blogs you mentioned there, some of them my favourites too 🙂

  • Reply Ritu 29th December 2017 at 6:34 pm

    Aw Lorna! Thanks for the mention alongside the other fantastic blogs! A huge (((hug))) for you! ?

    • Reply Lorna 30th December 2017 at 10:27 am

      Thank you for the reblog, too! I hope your day improves. xox

      • Reply Ritu 30th December 2017 at 10:28 am

        Thank you lovely Lorna xxx

  • Reply Anonymous 29th December 2017 at 8:27 pm


  • Reply Bookstooge 29th December 2017 at 9:40 pm

    I follow a couple of hardcore readers who read as much, if not more than I do and in the same genre. Bookidote, OrangutanLibrarian and Mogsy@Bibliosanctum. Just read a few of my followers end of year posts and several more broke the 100 book marker. That was awesome to see 🙂

  • Reply Lisa Orchard 29th December 2017 at 10:31 pm

    How cool is that! I love all these blogs, too!

  • Reply Ritu 29th December 2017 at 11:39 pm

    Thank you for the mention Lorna! I’ve just shared your most fantastic post featuring so many awesome bloggers – feel honoured to be mentioned with them all! <3

  • Reply angelanoelauthor 29th December 2017 at 11:52 pm

    Thank you, Lorna! I love the idea of hanging out on a porch with a drink in hand and chatting with you! You’ve come up with an exceptional list. These are wonderful folks and I have to add Unbound roots! Love Erin’s work. And Dr. Allison Brown too! 2007 has been a terrific year, and I’m so excited for your newsletter (I’m all signed up!).

  • Reply emfletche 29th December 2017 at 11:53 pm

    Thank you for the shoutout Lorna my lovely! Great list…I’m in good company ?

  • Reply Ellen 30th December 2017 at 12:49 am is funny and quirky. As well as most you have listed. Suziepeaks has to be another she just knows so much and does things bloggy very well. Sue Vincent who prompts weekly amuses frequently and writes magically. All can be found on twitter then follow their blogs on their profiles. You wont regret it.

    • Reply Lorna 30th December 2017 at 9:09 am

      Stay tuned, Ellen! 😉 x

  • Reply Debbie Harris 30th December 2017 at 1:17 am

    What a great list Lorna! I enjoy all of these ones too and yours of course. Thanks for including Melanie’s blog and adding me as well as saying I’m pretty cool – that made me smile even more 🙂 All the best for the year ahead 🙂

    • Reply Lorna 30th December 2017 at 9:12 am

      I hope me and my crew are blogging together like you and yours in years to come! x

      • Reply Debbie Harris 31st December 2017 at 9:48 pm

        I hope so too! You just never know 🙂

  • Reply Carol 30th December 2017 at 3:03 am

    AAn awesome line of amazing blogs….Happy New Year everyone x

  • Reply josypheen 30th December 2017 at 6:56 am

    Squeeee! You mentioned soo many of the blogs I love! We must have similar taste in lovely bloggers. There are a couple of new ones for me as well, so I will take a peek at them now.

    Thank you so much for including me too! 😀

    By the way, the feeling is mutual! Most of those bloggers on your list get involved in the comment section of this awesome blog. We all love you too. <3

    • Reply Lorna 30th December 2017 at 9:23 am


      • Reply josypheen 30th December 2017 at 6:32 pm

        Hehe! We have the best hashtags between us. 😀

  • Reply Jonno 30th December 2017 at 9:25 am

    Great list of some brilliant blogs. Know a few of them but will definitely check the others out now.

  • Reply The Emma Edit 30th December 2017 at 11:30 am

    Great recommendations- I’m already following most ?

  • Reply Kelsey @ There's Something About KM 30th December 2017 at 12:31 pm

    Excellent list!! #BlogGoals 😉

    • Reply Lorna 30th December 2017 at 1:08 pm

      Here’s the part where I say I haven’t posted my favorite book blogs yet!

  • Reply Losing the Plot 30th December 2017 at 4:11 pm

    Fab, I think I found many of these blogs through yours, so finding Gin & Lemonade (with a twist) was a double whammy. I do love reading your posts on the subject of books, or the hunt for books, or book shops… there is a joy that comes through in your writing.

    However, there are a few blogs above that I’m unfamiliar with -so I’m away off to rectify this

    • Reply Lorna 30th December 2017 at 4:39 pm

      Bless you and yer two broken legs. Glad you’re on the mend. xox

      • Reply Losing the Plot 30th December 2017 at 4:40 pm

        Aye! I’m milking it now :p

        • Reply Lorna 30th December 2017 at 4:43 pm

          I think you’re allowed, though.

  • Reply gemmaorton 30th December 2017 at 6:38 pm

    Thank you for including me. I’m glad the tea drinking didn’t come between us!

    • Reply Lorna 31st December 2017 at 4:30 pm

      Not quite, ha! x

  • Reply ddr_74 31st December 2017 at 2:37 pm

    Great list! Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply Lorna 31st December 2017 at 4:29 pm

      Hope you find some good ones! Happy Camping in 2018.

  • Reply Ruth Daly 31st December 2017 at 4:04 pm

    Thanks so much for the mention, and I’m looking forward to checking out some of the blogs I haven’t read before.

    • Reply Lorna 31st December 2017 at 4:27 pm

      Hope you find some new ones to love, Ruth!

  • Reply suzie81speaks 1st January 2018 at 9:18 pm

    Thanks so much for including my blog! Is been a blast getting to know you this year! Looking forward to meeting you in person!

    • Reply Lorna 1st January 2018 at 11:11 pm

      It’ll be good times. It’s all the way in May, but I already can’t wait. It’s weird. Happy New Year.

  • Reply Claire Saul (PainPalsBlog) 4th January 2018 at 10:10 pm

    Great list Lorna – recognise a lot from our great BUYB community! I love Phil and Terri at Happy New Year!

  • Reply the bookworm 10th January 2018 at 11:14 pm

    I love that quote and *yay* to finding great new book blogs! Happy reading 🙂

    • Reply Lorna 16th January 2018 at 3:37 pm

      New bookish post coming up today!

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