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One of the first things I do every morning (most especially on Monday mornings) when I get to the office is open my WordPress Reader, and back read on blog posts that I missed over the weekend. I noticed that it has been part of my routine for a couple of months now—like one would have a cup of coffee while feeding on what’s up with the world lately.
Today I will feature a couple of fellow bloggers (wait, I’m a blogger?) who I think are awesome people. I may not have met either one of them in person yet, but their blogs have somehow allowed me to know them a little more in the course of time. Most of them I don’t even remember when I started following, but it doesn’t really matter. All that matters is how they have made an influence or a difference with whatever they put in writing. Okay, before I sound so much like I’d kiss someone’s bum, I’ll go ahead and introduce you to some of my favorite people in the blogosphere:
If you want to indulge yourself into some cuteness overload, then Snapshots & My Thoughts is the place to be. Ailee of Snapshots & My Thoughts shares a mixture of personal and professional content through photos, and these are the primary reason why I followed her. Her taste in home decoration is like a mirror of mine. Ailee is a would-be mom. In fact, she’s due to give birth to their first-born, Isla, in a few days! She’s recently shared her preparations on the coming of their little bundle of joy, and this has got to be my favorite!
Itsy Bitsy Indulgences is run by two sisters, Shannon and Allison. What I love most about their site is how they share their life experiences both as individuals and as sisters. What started out as a fitness blog eventually evolved to a lot of things. Sometimes it makes me think what it’s like to have a sister, and work with her on things that we both love to do.
I don’t quite remember how I came upon For Vanity’s Sake, but I was surprised to learn how she’s a registered nurse, and with her beauty/fashion/lifestyle blog, these two do not add up. I mean, I had assumed that she’s a professional model, doing these things for a living. It didn’t even cross my mind that she could have a background in the medical field! Julie, I fondly call Jules, is a sweet girl who also had a flair for make-up. My favorite of all her works is her Disney Collaboration with another blogger where she re-created Pocahontas’ look. I think she definitely nailed it!
KP, the brain behind Kosher Adobo, is a Filipino-born teacher who spent most of her youth in Saudi Arabia with her family. I enjoy reading KP’s stories because they are always beautifully written. My favorite of her posts so far is her Daily Post entry, Ten Things My Grandfather Would Be Surprised to Know. It’s probably one of the most powerful prose I have read in a long time. It was poignant enough to remember and miss my own lolo (grandfather in Filipino).
Stumbling into Shayne’s former blog, The Book of Shayne, is an unforgettable one. It was during that time when we look back at the damages the Philippines have endured from the destructive Typhoon Haiyan that hit the country in November of last year. She wrote The Man Who Won’t Help The Philippines, and the title itself caught my attention. Just by reading the title made me think at the back of my head: who could be so adamant in this time of worldwide grief? Like KP, Shayne writes exquisite content in her blog, so there’s always something to look forward to in her blog.
The last three are fellow Filipino bloggers who I have developed an online friendship with. It actually brings some sense of pride that there are people like them who are making it big in the blogosphere. Well, what are you waiting for? Hop on over to their blogs, follow and have fun reading!