Bloggers Keep Us Going

Bloggers Keep Us Going

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As writers, we can invoke emotions, create action and leave an echo of our words in the minds of our readers for days, and if we’re really good, months or longer.  Some of us are still working on this, for others this comes naturally, still others have found a way to perfect the craft of blogging, and have helped build and strengthen a community surrounding them.  However, what makes some writing better to some and not others is a matter of perspective, and here’s mine.

Rhema’s Hope (Autism in a Word):  I have to admit that some of the connection I have with her has to do with similar rare diagnosis between our little loves.  Plus, her daughter is precious and reminds me of what I looked like when I was younger…but then there’s her writing.  Always on, poetic in their sway, inspiring in their thought and emotion-invoking.  She does it well without even trying!

Jannie Funster:  OMG.  Really?  Have you not heard of her?  Well, when I was busy being me not me in another blog life (confusing?  Yes, try being me doing all that), I followed Jannie Funster religiously and, in fact, I’ve returned to her.  Why?  She.  Is.  Fun.  And quite honestly, I never know what she’s going to do or say, but it feels like I’m in the front row of her mind running a mile a minute, and I love it.

Hartley’s Life With 3 Boys:  Here, Hartley writes from an informational perspective.  Who doesn’t love getting good information from someone who has been there, still is there, and is willing to talk about it!

Mother of Shrek:  I’ve loved this blog for quite some time.  A mother of an older child / adult living with Autism.  She writes from a perspective that’s all together familiar yet very foreign to me, giving me insights to the battles and triumphs we may experience in the future of our journey.

Inside the Autism Experience (The Cozy Calm Blog): This is a blog again from those days when I was just not quite myself… it’s written by a woman with Autism.  She’s magnificent with her words.  She takes the time to craft each sentence, each paragraph to ensure the point comes across, and each post she publishes enlightens me to a level I hadn’t been before.

If you get a chance, visit those blogs, tell them Gina @ Special Happens sent you and that I think they’re the Blogger’s Blogger!

Don’t forget to enter the 50 Fabulous Wishes contest for a chance to win $1,000 to celebrate a friend with a refreshing attitude about looking and feeling fabulous. I was selected for this Tropicana Trop50 sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity, as I do. I received compensation to use and facilitate my post.

By | 2011-05-24T00:46:03+00:00 May 24th, 2011|Categories: Inspiration / Laughter|Tags: |8 Comments

About the Author:

Gina St. Aubin
Gina St. Aubin is a former Victim’s Advocate who now advocates for those with intellectual and physical challenges. Her eldest son is diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, Electrical Status Epilepticus during Sleep / Landau-Kleffner Syndrome (a rare epileptic disorder causing verbal aphasia) and Developmental Delays. In June, 2012, her son also underwent a successful hemispherectomy. Gina is the editor, author and owner of Special Happens, serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the SPD Foundation, and resides in Colorado where she is a mother of 3, wife, blogger, writer and special needs advocate.


  1. Jenny -Sugar Loco May 24, 2011 at 8:08 am - Reply

    Great sites!!

  2. Brenda (mamabegood) May 24, 2011 at 9:12 am - Reply

    Oh, yes! I love Rhema’s Hope. Iloveher, Iloveher, I love her.

  3. Connie Weiss May 24, 2011 at 9:15 am - Reply

    Great Post!

    If I had a dollar for every blogger that touched my heart with their writing and friendship….I’d be a rich woman!

  4. Robaire May 24, 2011 at 11:59 am - Reply

    I notice there is no mention here of Tourette Syndrome which has a similar incidence to autistic spectrum disorders

  5. Lori Lavender Luz May 24, 2011 at 6:43 pm - Reply

    Looks like a terrific compilation. Many of these are new to me — thanks for doing the legwork, Gina.

  6. Barb May 25, 2011 at 10:13 am - Reply

    Great list. I found some new bloggers to go check out. Thanks!

  7. Jenny May 25, 2011 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    Thanks for these recommendations! I look forward to spending time with them.

  8. Chris Bird May 29, 2011 at 12:45 am - Reply

    They all sound fabulous!

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