Welcome Corinne from Trains, Tutus, & Tea Time! Leave her some comment love or better yet stop by her place for a visit!
1. What’s your favorite blog to read?
I have so many favorite blogs that I read… but right now, the one that makes my heart flutter when I see it pop up in my reader is Kelle Hampton’s Enjoying the Small Things. She leaves me smiling, sometimes teary, and always inspired.
2. What’s your best blogging tip?
To be honest and blog about what you are passionate about. If you write from your heart, others will be able to feel it, and won’t be able to help themselves and will keep coming back to your blog!
3. Give a link to your favorite blog post you’ve ever written!
This is really hard… but Awakening is one of my all time favorite posts that I’ve written.
Sometimes I wonder why I blog. Why I spend hours reading blogs and polishing my own and crafting words and neglecting my husband. It’s a time suck. And a large one at that. There are countless blogs out there. One links to another and another and next thing you know you’ve spent five hours on various blogs reading about other peoples lives while you sit in your own little home as dust collects around your now tingly and asleep feet.
Not that I’ve done that…
I say I blog for posterities sake. For my kids to know a deeper part of me than the mommy who takes them to the park and bakes cookies.
And that’s true.
But I think the bigger reason is to be heard, on a grander scale. To find a space to explore and create and put a part of myself out there. For others to read. To take in and ponder and recognize a bit of themselves in my posts.
For validation and sympathy and knowing that I’m not alone in almost any struggle that I go through.
I think those are the real reasons. Because ultimately, no one likes to feel alone. And on the couch, as the dust settles around my feet from a day of chasing two crazy kids around, making lunch and snacks and dinner and giving all my love, I often feel alone. And though I crave that alone time, it’s nice to know others have an odd relationship with motherhood and life and that we’re all in this together.
I think that’s why I blog.
THANK YOU CORINNE!
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Bacardi Mama says
Fantastic job, Corinne!
I love Corinne and her blog. She is amazing and truly inspirational – and a great friend.
Yay for Corrine! I've been reading her blog for awhile now, and I love her honesty! I think what she said is true because I love to be sucked into people's stories and lives. It makes me appreciate others and myself so much more!
Corinne! You are awesome. you follow your own advice and stay honest and open, which is why I love reading your blog. Keep it up. Your writing is just getting better and better as you go along. 🙂
Mary Nevin says
what a wonderful blogger to feature. corinne is just lovely 🙂
I love Corrine's blog! Your reasons for blogging were sweet and honest — I think it's the same for most of us.
Love your reasons for blogging 🙂
I love reading Corinne's blog. Her words and stories are beautiful. And she is a gracious blogger too, leaving comments and encouraging others!
Adventures In Babywearing says
This is great, Corinne! I love reading Kelle's blog, too, so much. SO inspiring and her photos are amazing.
You all are so sweet 🙂 Thank you! And thank you Kate for having me today!
casual friday every day says
Corinne, I remember when you had your other mommy blog and I just fell in love with you right away. I knew you had so much inside of you itching to come out. I'm glad you let it all come out.
Thanks for sharing Corinne 🙂 I'm so happy to have found your blog; I can't keep myself away!
The Frat Pack + Me says
Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds says
That's a great reason for a blog. I just hope we're all raising children that will someday go back and read this stuff!
I think she couldn't have put it better for myself and blogging. This was a fun feature I have found two more beautiful blogs to follow! I hope you have a great weekend!
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SO glad you featured Corinne – she's amazing and so inspirational! Two of my fave bloggers (you and Corinne) in one spot. It's a good day! 😉
I have to agree with you. I started blogging to journal my thoughts and free up some space in my head, but now I'm in love with the blogging community just as much as I am with my blog itself.
"To find a space to explore and create and put a part of myself out there. For others to read. To take in and ponder and recognize a bit of themselves in my posts.
For validation and sympathy and knowing that I'm not alone in almost any struggle that I go through."
Absolutely!!! You hit the nail on the head, Corine.
I love your featurettes and haven't been to corinne's in a while. she even lives kinda close to me. love her & you :p