Blogs as a resource

Writing and publishing blogs can be a fantastic resource to delve into for inspiration and ideas. I find them a useful tool for taking my work from pen to practice.

Jane Friedman, uses her twenty years in the publishing industry to write a useful and easy to follow blog. I particularly like her blog “5 ways to keep writing when life intervenes”, I think we have all been there, with the best of intention to produce something, but the clock zooms by not giving us the time we want. Her 5 step guide is a basic, sensible guide and something we should all endeavour to follow.

As much of the work I do is based in North Devon, I enjoy reading a varied selection of ‘North Devon Blogs’ not only invaluable but also highly informative and enjoyable. I often dip in and out of blogs, depending on current projects I am working on which focus on certain subject matters, but I do have a few favourites that I enjoy all the time.

National Trust Devon Blog The National Trust are a renowned charitable organisation, I have been fascinated by the work they do for many years, and marvel at how much of our landscape is now protected because of the hard work and visionary thinking they apply to their charity. Much of North Devon’s landscape is available for us to enjoy and admire because it is protected by the work they do. The National Trust’s North Devon blog gives a regular update on the work they are carrying out as well as sharing some fun and educational events that are taking place in the region.

In some of their recent blogs I have been given an insight into the world of ‘The Round mouthed snail’ that lives in the Woolacombe Sand Dunes, right through to life as a National Trust Volunteer, not to mention the Indestructible toilet!!!

Holiday Home Hunter Woolacombe based Holiday Home Hunter, provide a fresh, crisp looking blog with regular updates an events and what to do in the area.

Of course, my ultimate and favourite blog forms part of the Woolacombe & Mortehoe Voice website, I will of course let you make up your own mind on its content … I think its fair to say I am a little biased in its favour!

If you love surfing and want to make the most of the local knowledge, ‘Trevs Blog’ on the eyeball website is a fantastic place to visit. The blog looks at local surf conditions, competitions, local festivals and things that are happening in the area, alternatively why not ‘surf online’ over to Gulf Stream’s blog, with recent articles including the “5 boards to ride this summer” amongst their many regular features

We would love to hear any of the blogs you enjoy and find inspirational.


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