It's only natural that as time passes by, our style grows and shapes into something influenced by those that we love and admire the most. Looking back over my own blog I can see a remarkable difference from when I first begun- wrapped up in my own little world of simply journalling my life- to now where I am so richly influenced by the talent and creativity of others. I'm careful to keep my own style, I would never want to be seen as a carbon copy of another but I do think it's a form of flattery to learn from the best parts of people and form them into our own little flavour.
The following bloggers influence and inspire me on a daily basis- some I've been reading for over two years, some only a week. Of course I have a multitude of bloggers, but here's a shortlist of the ones that push me to be a better blogger and person:
Fat Mum Slim inspires me with her gentleness, her beautiful soul and the way she delicately weaves her creativity into her stories.
Lizosaurus for her quirkyness, cuteness and the way she incorporates her love of cats and dinosaurs into her blogging.
Danimezza for her messages of body confidence and how manages to inspire thousands of women to experiment with fashion on a daily basis. Plus, she's one of the best friends a girl can have (and a total fox).
Nikita Leah is one of my favourite ex students, and has just begun a blog. Her enthusiasm and excitement for blogging has refreshed my own zest for blogging.
Suger Coat It for her wonderful ramblings of everyday life, and conversational way she blogs which in turn makes you feel like you're a part of her life.
Sydney Shop Girl for the chatty, informal ways she recounts her days and the special little things that take her fancy.
Max and Me for her amazing creativity and super crafty projects she does with her little boy. Makes me want to crack out the glue, scissors and paper every time!
Raising Master Max for the touching way she recounts time with her little boy Max, and the introspective tales of her life.
Eggshell Blue- every time I visit this blog I know I'll be rewarded with stunning photography and beautifully told stories.
Edenland for her brutal honesty and passion in changing the world one day at a time. She is one very special lady, as most of you already know!
Like I said, this is a short list and there are countless others out there. What I'd like to know though, is which blogger inspires you?