Sunday Round Up #23

When was the last time you looked through the sites you follow?

Feel free to join in and link back to this post! Maybe I’ll discover some new blogs along the way… Otherwise, stick around, you might find something new!

J-Dubs Grin and Bear It

By design, this is a wide-ranging site, from reviews and moments in time, to her regular contributions to Stream of Consciousness Saturday (#SoCS) – didn’t even know this was a thing!

Recent post: Sunday Steps

This Darling Adventure

Laura’s site is a mixture of travel, weekday challenges/site events and, until recently, survival tips for her new(ish) home in the Canadian wilderness.

Recent post: Featured Friday: Just Keep Swimming

Amii @ Thirty

A former rugby coach, Amii’s blog covers a myriad of topics, from budgeting and beauty, to travel and her now new home abroad!

Recent post: Sampling Beauty #4

The Inquisitive Writer

Like the name suggests, inquisition fuels Jo’s blog. Similar to those above, there is no specific focus, covering travel, blogging tips and frequent thought pieces.

Recent post: My Love Affair with Paris: A Paris City Guide

You’d better work

Unlike the above, Simon’s site is a concise handbook on the do’s and don’ts of working in media. For someone who really, really detests filling out arts application forms, (it’s hard to find the drive when the process is so fundamentally draining) this site is highly motivating!

Recent post: Are you sabotaging your career?


And now, a (long overdue) welcome to the Laidig clan:

Becky Pedigo | Book Lover Reviews | In Love English | Don’t mind me, just sipping tea | Quilt Musings | Spring Tide Voice

(Note: I can only feature those with linked blogs – those without, I see you!)

Sunday Round Up #19

When was the last time you looked through the sites you follow?

Feel free to join in and link back to this post! Maybe I’ll discover some new blogs along the way… Otherwise, stick around, you might find something new!

Salal Studio

A photographer based in BC, Canada, inspired by its landscape, and the occasional bout of micro-photography, too!

Recent post: water painting

Half a photograph

“Because it’s fun to click imperfect photographs”.
With the occasional filter, each of Anita’s posts are often filled with short thoughts on the accompanying shots – for example, does winning a drinking game also mean you lose?

Recent post: Beautiful Earth

Constellations of Words

“My posts are spilled thoughts and voiceless words. Tongue-tied, I chose to write.”
Part fiction, part written-out thoughts; all beautifully written, even the bio is poetic.

Recent post: My melancholy self

Speak Out Society

As the name suggests, this site encourages conversation that people might otherwise repress – the Q&As are a great feature of SOS to do precisely this!

Recent post: SOS Q&A: Neglected

Evelina

A travel diary, filled with photography, experiences, fashion,and of late a youtube channel to boot!

Recent post: La Dolce Vita – Taormina

And now, a (long overdue) welcome to the Laidig clan:

The Editor’s Journal | Indie Hero | vinnylanni | On The Heath | Scribbles and Tea | Ray Ferrer | William the butler | Tentenenen

(Note: I can only feature those with linked blogs – those without, I see you!)

Sunday Round Up #11

 

When was the last time you looked through the sites you follow?

Feel free to join in and link back to this post! Maybe I’ll discover some new blogs along the way… Otherwise, stick around, you might find something new!

11Charlie Emma Hay

A keen reader of the written word, this site was initially home to Charlie’s writings and reviews of the novels that have crossed her path. While still an active site, you are more likely to find her and her more in-depth thoughts over on her youtube channel.

Recent post: Who am I running for?

Ryan Patrick Dolan

A writer and performer by trade, ergo, theatre-related updates. Projects, film, podcasts, or promoting other people’s work, and the occasional thought-piece tangent (it’s a good ‘un).

Recent post: Kilroys Fundraiser in LA December 3rd

Rhyme Written Red

If you consume original poetry and creative writing, Johnathan’s site – once collaborative, now more individual – is bursting at the seams with four year’s worth of the stuff.

Recent post: Will it never be day?

Melissa Mostyn

A writer, film-maker, artist, and published journalist. She is also an advocate of deaf and disabled issues in parenting and the arts, leading her to create her nominated documentary.

Recent post: Toy Like Me: a statement

Angela Clayton

Angela’s incredible skills in costuming gained Buzzfeed notoriety early last year and one look through her work explains why. Unlike her other social media outlets, her blog is more of a tutorial space.

Recent post: Making an 18th Century Robe a la Turque


For the previous ten, pick a number. It’s like the lottery, but a win every time:

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“Life’s a marathon, not a sprint”

It’s been a while since I posted any theatre chat, so to hell with recent tradition and let’s go oldschool.

For the newbies, I’m a theatre-maker from Scotland, my trade being in performance and writing for the stage. After my masters, several things went wrong, and I’ve spent the last two years putting all the bits of myself and my craft back together again. One of the ways I’ve been doing this is through the Traverse Young Writers programme – sure, I already have a masters in it, but like I said, things went wrong. I needed the help.

Last night was our script workshop with actors and a director, officially marking my final session with this programme (with an unofficial chat coming next week) as, alas, I am now too old to return. The most noticeable theme of the night was just how different each of our voices were, and the fact that were no duds. Even on topics that I might not be interested in, every concept had a real purpose behind it.

I couldn’t really call it bittersweet because I was running on four hours sleep and was lucky to have even made it down the stairs without face-planting the floor (morning air travel, the best/worst kind of travel). It took considerable effort to stay focussed long enough to provide coherent answers to everyone’s questions, and not instead do what I had done a fortnight prior and absolutely butcher my idea’s explanation – I’m not saying my story is the shit, but it’s definitely not as shit as I made it seem. Continue reading

Sunday Round Up #9

When was the last time you looked through the sites you follow?

Feel free to join in and link back to this post! Maybe I’ll discover some new blogs along the way… Otherwise, stick around, you might find something new!

laidigs-broadway-round-up-9Japan Can(ada) Mix
“A lifestyle blog where cultures blend”. As someone with an extended family over on the island of Honshu, and a limited knowledge of the country in general, this site is a great exploration of food, culture and travel, as the couple in question carve their collective path together!

Recent post: Pregnancy in Canada and Japan

Victim to Charm
Photography, college, feminism, reviews – whatever charms her wins a place on her site. It’s not surprising that her blog has grown (and continues to) in the way that it has – from choice to audience connection, this is a great place to check in.

Recent post: It Pays to be a Diva

Tee’s Tiny Blog – Tiny Travel, Big Adventure!
Job, dream, a diary, creative endeavour, travel blog, a space to write – the best way I can describe this blog is that of a journey, and a journey through all of the above. From memory to world location updates, the one guarantee is that of a story.

Recent post: ~ Bon Lundi Matin ~ Good Morning Monday

The Honking Goose – something to honk about
Unlike a lot of the other blogs shared, this is one of the few that not only went on hiatus, but actually made a return! This is very much an anything and everything blog, from opinion pieces and current events, to life and pop culture, usually with a side order of sharp wit.

Recent post: what a LIKE means to me

Lita Doolan
I found Lita when I was having an online crisis about the lack of theatre creatives in my social media sphere. Finding theatre reviewers – easy; writers – never-ending; theatre writers – positively barren. A mixture of sharing stories and uncovering histories from travels, this is an active writer engaging with the world around her, making for a great read.

Recent post: Barmouth Tides