I love reading other people’s posts on their blogs as much as I enjoy writing my own. However, I don’t always find the time to read as much of them as I would like to so I would like to “pay it forward” in another way.
A fellow blogger Russell Ray Photos told me what he does is “camp” out on people’s blogs for a period of time and read over all the old posts and this gave me an idea and I came up with the “Who’s On The Blog Box…” feature.
Every so often I will share out one of the blogs I follow and why I like it so much.
So, the first person to star on The Blog Box is…Suzie81 Speaks.
Suzie has recently purchased her very own domain name suzie81speaks.com which is really cool. I’m sure she actually wanted suziesays.com but was too worried I would have accused her of copying steve-says.net. Only joking Suzie – yours is a dotcom whereas my one is its much poorer cousin dotnet so I am not worthy.
There are many reasons I like her blog but I think it’s very much the case that she is very similar to myself. This is how she describes herself…
“I’m a thirty – two year old teacher from England. I live with The Bloke, a very patient man who has been my partner-in-crime for the last four years, and our three cats. I like my job, I like my life and I am gradually figuring out what I should be doing with my time!”
“I’m a thirty – five year old IT Trainer from Scotland. I live with Greg, a not-so patient man who has been my partner-in-crime for the last eight years, and our two cats. I like my job, I like my life and I am gradually figuring out what I should be doing with my time!”
I’ve not been blogging for long and at the start of the year when I was looking for lots of hints and tips, Suzie appeared to me with exactly all the advice I needed. So for all new bloggers I would really recommend looking at her Blogging Tips category.
When she writes posts such as Twelve Childhood Things That I Miss I can really relate to them, she has a great writing style that is so easy to read it’s like I actually know her. She’s just learned how to include animated GIFs in her posts and her choices really crack me up…
Her blog design itself is, and this is by no means intended to offend, so simple and it just lets the posts speak for themselves. Quite often I see blogs that are cluttered with badges, awards and irritating backgrounds. I don’t think there is any need for that personally.
Suzie has achieved something that I always hope to achieve every single time I start writing a post – Freshly Pressed. Congratulations on that and I’m sure I will get there one day…
I’ve recently became a Twitterer…Tweeter….Twat…? Suzie has encouraged me to keep on with that by favouriting some of my tweets so yet another reason to keep her on my Blog Box.
She has her own opinions that she’s not afraid to share and she shares them with a good balance of humour and seriousness.
Thanks Suzie – I look forward to continuing to readyour blog!
To see previous Who’s On The Blog Box… posts take a look at the archive or click on Who’s On The Blog Box…in the category cloud on this page.