Don’t you love blogging? You write, your friendships with people deepen, and then out there, blog-leaping, you come across great new blogs that you want to support by writers you want to befriend. I had almost given up on the WordPress tag surfer. Every time I went there, it wasn’t serving up anything of interest to me. And then last night, I had a run of great good luck. In a space of twenty minutes, I found three great new blogs (two new this year, one new to me) that deserve some attention. I’ve subscribed to them all, because I think they are going to be very rewarding. You might want to have a look at these:
My Dear Lizzy, who blogs at No. 1 Mouse Place. She’s a mother, a cook and a Jane Austen fan. She has recently moved to Pakistan with her husband and small daughter, and she writes beautifully.
Momma Muse, who’s blogging about issues close to her heart: parenting, feminism, women and work.
Last night, I also found Ag in Africa, a British woman working in Johannesburg for an AIDS/HIV non-profit organisation. She’s just written a really great, non-emotive post on crime in my home country, aptly named Fear and Loathing in South Africa. Sometimes I think it takes an outsider (I don’t mean that pejoratively) to have a clear-headed view. I also like her pictures of animals. I do miss warthogs!
Then, I’ve also come across Confessions of a Psychotherapist, a great blog about psychotherapy, politics, feminism, parenting and a host of other things. I’m looking forward to having a nose through her oeuvre and her blogroll, but here’s a taster on women who have professionalised motherhood (ie the Yummy Mummy).
Lastly, but absolutely not leastly, I’ve found 8 Centimeters Deluded, whose tag line is: “I birthed them in my bed, now I have to lie in it”. She’s hilarious (watch the vlog where she puts a stocking over her head as a gift for her mother’s birthday), but also hard-hitting. Her latest post is on the public breastfeeding furore that is rippling across the USA – apparently MySpace is withdrawing pictures women have posted of themselves breastfeeding. What is it about Americans and breasts?
What are your new favourite blogs?