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Blogs and who to follow- looking for inspiration

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SirChenjin Thu 24-Oct-19 18:36:19

I’m in need of inspiration please. My criteria are:
1. Nothing political
2. Nothing travel related where they’ve taken a sabbatical from fantastically well paid jobs, letting out their huge homes in London to find their crazeee adventures
3. Nothing ‘fashion for the over fifties’ related written by an ex-model whose proportions and bank balance bear no resemblance to mine

Can anyone recommend some good ones please?

SirChenjin Thu 24-Oct-19 18:36:50

* fund not find

GrannyGravy13 Thu 24-Oct-19 19:08:25

The big travel podcast by @lfnand.

Interviews with people from all walks of life, the best in my opinion is the one with her Father detailing his journey to the UK

Cherrytree59 Thu 24-Oct-19 19:18:37

Mrs Hynch or is it Hinchhmm will explain how to clean your toilet with vinegar and provide other exciting household tips etc.
Mumsnet often rate the Organised Mum blogger

Or the Kondo lady, who will tell you how to chuck stuff and embrace your inner minimalism.

Afraid that sums up my knowledge re bloggers and their websites🙃

Good luck with your search shamrock

SirChenjin Thu 24-Oct-19 21:40:23

I’ll check out the travel blog Granny thanks smile

I follow Mrs Hinch although I don’t know why as I have a cleaner - I think I just like the idea of cleaning more than the actual thing!

Anniebach Thu 24-Oct-19 22:03:16

How does one find a blog ?

SirChenjin Thu 24-Oct-19 22:03:43

I’m not sure - that’s why I’m posting here! smile

Luckygirl Thu 24-Oct-19 22:35:12

I share your ignorance.

CanadianGran Thu 24-Oct-19 23:03:32

I really like Midlife Chic. It is a fashion blog for over 50, but she showcases mid range clothing like m&S and John Lewis. She also posts about personal life with teens and young adult sons. Nice photography and well written.

I also follow a Victoria BC blog Hostess of the Humble Bungalow. She posts pictures from her home and garden, cottage and sailboat, and some fashion finds.

LondonGranny Thu 24-Oct-19 23:15:03

It can be a bit sporadic, depending on how busy he is but I love John Finnemore's blog (he of the wonderful 'Cabin Pressure).

polnan Fri 25-Oct-19 09:56:46

no human being for me!

oodles Fri 25-Oct-19 09:57:06

Spitalfields Life - about the history and the people of that part of London. I'm not a Londoner, although I did work in the area for a few months,nor do I live in London, there are some amazing interviews with people, and lots to learn about their their lives, and lovely archives to browse

G00denough Fri 25-Oct-19 10:53:02

Daily meditation using Insight Timer. It's free and gives me anything between a few minutes and half an hour to do nothing and just be.

LondonGranny Fri 25-Oct-19 10:59:03

That's a brilliant blog! Thank you smile

Anniebach Fri 25-Oct-19 11:10:34

But how does one find these blogs?

Luckygirl Fri 25-Oct-19 11:15:18

Just had look at InsightTimer - looks good.

JonFlorrie Fri 25-Oct-19 11:17:23

The Gentle Author at Spitalfields Life covers all kinds of stories:

HillyN Fri 25-Oct-19 11:20:09

I think you tend to stumble on them by accident! I follow one posted by an English couple who live in France close to where we regularly go for holidays, that I came across when researching why a particular road was closed. The other one I follow came through searching for a particular crochet pattern. So think of a subject, stick it in a search engine and see what comes up!

Anniebach Fri 25-Oct-19 11:21:43

Thank you HillyN

LondonGranny Fri 25-Oct-19 11:36:36

The best blogs are ones by individuals with an enthusiasm for something. The corporate or commercial blogs can sometimes be quite good but on the whole they're using it solely for enticing you to buy something you don't need.

I like this one.

TLVgran48 Fri 25-Oct-19 12:00:22

Which me am I today? is Wendy Mitchell's blog - she was diagnosed in her 50s with early onset Alzheimer's. She's still active - and how - does so much for increasing awareness to what can and should be done for those with Alzheimer's . Really inspiring, and not at all depressing.

maddyone Fri 25-Oct-19 12:23:24

I don’t follow any blogs, so my advice would be ‘don’t bother.’

Bluesindy1 Fri 25-Oct-19 12:41:16

Have a read of this blog by a friend of mine, I always enjoy it
hope you will too

JaquiBall Fri 25-Oct-19 13:47:31

I started a blog when I retired seven years ago - just my random ramblings. See what you think - I write purely for my own pleasure but others seem to enjoy it!

TrendyNannie6 Fri 25-Oct-19 13:48:21

I don’t follow blogs