To be honest, at first I didn't really know where to begin my search for blogs to read so I simply entered "recommended blogs" in the Google search bar. As would be expected, I was given website upon website with titles such as "Top 100 Blogs of 2014" and such. I skimmed through some of those websites but most were business blogs or catalogue type blogs and nothing really interested me. So I searched for blogs on Google+ and found one that really surprised me. The blogger is Liz Strauss and she is an international brand strategist. Now, when I read her profession I didn't really know what that meant and assumed she wouldn't be writing personal posts but she had a quote posted to her profile that said "You're only a stranger once...be irresistible!" that intrigued me. I found a link to her blog called LettingMeBe (lettingmebe.blogspot.com). Her posts were artful, intelligent and even philosophical yet also personal. I was surprised at how much I like her content. She had about 25 comments on each post and I enjoyed commenting on her writing as others had, it made me feel part of the web. I was skeptical at first of simply looking around for random people but I was pleased with what I found.
Still, I felt there was something more to be read. Though Facebook is a closer circle that the Google Search Bar, I decided to see who of my friends kept blogs. One girl from my Sophomore ward, a girl I have only had a few conversations with, just began a blog. She has only posted once. I read her post and was moved to tears. Her writing was precise yet moving as she described the death of someone close to her family. I immediately messaged her and thanked her for her post and complimented the aspects I liked. She responded, admitting that she had been nervous to post her writing and she told me she was in the midst of posting another and hoped I would read it.
Though both different experiences, I have enjoyed letting go of my own writing and focusing on the works of others. It is rather gratifying.