From time to time, I do my best here to try and highlight bloggers that you might not have heard of. I wish I did it more. Then again, I wish I posted about anything more but you know…life.
One of my favorite posts to this day is The Top 50 Mommybloggers That Didn’t Make the Babble Top 50 Mommybloggers List and are Probably More Fun Anyway. (With all due respect to Dooce who I happen to know is pretty fun.)It was a totally democratic exercise in, “hey, who wants to be on a list?” Literally. I mean, see #5.
You asked to be on the list, and voila…you were! But really, the best part for me, was that it made me read all sorts of blogs I had never seen before, and get to know them at least well enough to be able to describe them.
You know what? There are some damn fine undiscovered writers out there. And I think I love them even more, knowing that they write not for an audience of thousands, but the need to write.
So I was really pleased when recently, Babble asked me to share my favorite undiscovered blogger.
My pick for blogger who deserves a bigger audience:. Siobhan Connolly of Itty Bits and Pieces.
She is one of those writers who has been reading my blog so long, and I hers, that it’s nearly impossible to fathom that we haven’t actually met yet. For years, I’ve loved seeing her name (often “Toyfoto”) pop up in comments. Plus it’s a reminder for me to check in over there and see what her gorgeous family is up to.
I don’t always agree with her, but she always makes me think–a combination I adore. She’s crafty but not in a “ooh, look what I can do and you NEVER CAN” sort of way. And holy photography skills…she’s a pro (really, like, for money) who makes me want to step far far away from the iPhone camera. I mean, how did this post not go viral from the picture alone? Hello?
genius photo: sioban connolly
I know this coming Tuesday is giving Tuesday. (See also: #givingtuesday.) It doesn’t have to be about money.
Is there an undiscovered blogger you think people should know about? Please leave it in the comments, because I want to create another list. Only rule: You can’t say yourself.