Blog Reads of April

I posted my first 'Blog Reads Of' post this time last year so happy birthday to this series of mine! Hopefully, it can still continue to bring bloggers together and get others mentioned and highlighted like they deserve to be!

Here are my favourite posts from April (in no particular order!):

I always love Amie posts, she's always bang on with what she writes! I especially loved this post, we all should appreciate the small things in life. At the end of the day, they are usually the things that make us feel at our happiest! Like Amie has said, they are so many bad things happening in this world right now, we should make the most of the small things, whether it's a phone call with a family member, a cup of tea or free WiFi, it all makes us happy!
I'm somebody who loves exercising, not only because of the health benefits but because I enjoy it! However, sometimes, I do get into a bit of a rut when I get bored with my exercise routine. Like Corrie says, we all go through phases where we get fed up with going to the gym or lack the motivation to exercise. Corrie has come up with some great ways how to get out of that exercise rut. From changing up your workout and routine to buying new gym gear and getting a workout buddy.
3) National Pet Month: How Pets Help Mental Health | Ruth In Revolt
I didn't realise it was National Pet Month until I read Ruth's post! Me being a cat owner myself, I know that having a pet can have so many benefits on my mental health. Like Ruth has said, pets not only give you a purpose, but they love you unconditionally too, amongst other things. Whether you're a dog or a cat person, it's always great to have a pet! I've had pet cats all my life and I've been through the ringer with my cat Charlie as he hasn't been very well lately, it's made me realise I'd be lost without him!
4) Social Media & Knowing When It's Time To Hit The Unfollow Button | Ellie Blakeney
Not sure when it's time to hit the unfollow button or too afraid to because you'll offend someone? Then for goodness' sake read this post from Ellie! I used to feel incredibly guilty about unfollowing someone and would rarely do it. Ellie says the comparison game can play a big part in how it affects your mental health, you can end up feeling inadequate about your own life. Sometimes hitting the unfollow button can really help with that. Plus you need a social media cleanse once in a while so go ahead and do it if you feel you need to!
Goodness me, the number of mistakes I've made in my blogging journey (excuse the cliché) is unreal! I can honestly say that I have made every single mistake that Rebecca has listed in her post! From shying away from talking about specific topics to being afraid of self-promoting my posts on social media and the one that stood out for me the most - not caring about the techy side of blogging (ahem - Pipdig scandal). I'm definitely learning from my mistakes now, hopefully, I won't make many more in the future!
6) I Love Instagramming My Life - And So What? | Jessie-Ann
Remember when we used to post to Instagram so we could share our memories with the world, well, our followers? Ah, they were the good old days. I'm like Jessie, Instagram is one of my favourite apps, I think you can get to know the person you follow through their photos. Like Jessie, I'm guilty of posting the 'the good' side of my life on Insta, but it's important to keep it real with your captions! 

7) Dealing With A Mid, Mid-Life Crisis (Uh, What?) | The Sunday Mode
I Swear to God I'm going through one of these right now. Mind you, I think I went through it this time last year when I turned 25. I'm on the cusp of turning 26 and I'm in full dread that I haven't got my shit together by my mid-twenties. Julia says you have that niggling feeling that there's that sense of disappointment from your family because you may not have achieved much by this age. I'm definitely the baby out of all my friends, but maybe I'm just one of nature behinders. Loved reading this post from Julia, she's right on the money.

There's me sharing the love for April, which blog posts were your favourites this month? Let me know below!

  1. An excellent round up, I will go and check them out. I don't want to even know how many blogging mistakes I've made :p

  2. I love these type of blog posts. It lets me find new bloggers and blog to read. I've already opened them all up in new tabs to read.
    Katie xx

  3. I think I read a couple of these as they came out this month, but I'll be sure to check the rest out.

    Mid-twenties is a tough age, as I approached 25 I still hadn't finished my degree, found a partner or had a baby (as many of my peers had) but at least I had my career....then I got fired (for having too much time off mentally ill) a couple weeks before my 25th birthday and I was in ruins.

    I'm on the last year before 30 now and I'm sure I'll be having all the same panics in about 9 months time again :D

    1. My goodness lovely you've been through so much! I can't believe you got fired for having so much time off for mental issues, I would have taken them to court for unfair dismissal!

  4. Thank you so much for sharing my post my darling, youre literally beyond supportive! I'm so grateful my angel!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

    1. Aww you’re so welcome Amie! I loved your post! xx

  5. I love reading these types of posts as it always introduces me to new bloggers. I’ll definitely be checking these posts out! X

  6. Thank you for sharing these amazing blog posts! I'm already opening some of them in tabs to read them :D

    Flor |

  7. Attempt 2 to comment 🙈 Don't know what happend before!

    I love reading posts like this, and discovering new ones to read and follow. I will deffo begiving number 3 and 5 a read, they ound quite interesting. Oh and I love 'The Curvaceous Vegan's' blog too!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Aimsy xoxo

  8. All the posts sound intriguing! Would give them a read now x

  9. Thank you for these suggestions! I'll definitely be checking some of these out!