I love reading books in my spare time, I've been doing this since I was a kid. I grew up without internet until my mid teens when I had a cellphone that could access the internet. For the first time ever, I was exposed to things outside of my usual environment. Even more important, everything wasn't censored (I grew up in a Baptist household). Since then I've been in love with blogs. I love that people share their stories and are mostly genuine. I always knew I would start a blog, I guess I just didn't have the life experience to do it then.

Back then I'd read everything I found, now I have less time to read and I'm careful about what I read mostly to avoid emotional triggers. Here are some of my favorite blogs:

Lonerwolf

Aletheia Luna and Mateo Sol write about the body, heart, mind, soul and spirit. I've been reading their blogs for years. They have helped me understand a lot about myself and other people. If you don't read any other blog in this article, please read this one.

https://lonerwolf.com/

Jesus Freak Hideout

I haven't read this blog in a very long time but I used to read it everyday a few years ago. As the name suggests, it's all about dealing with life from a Christian perspective.

https://www.jesusfreakhideout.com/jfhblog/default.asp

Experience Project

Experience Project wasn't a blog, it was a social network which allowed people to discuss various topics and share their stories. I used to be on Experience Project everyday, I would share my experiences and read those of others. Sadly, it shut down in 2016 (think it cost too much to run).

http://www.experienceproject.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Experience_Project

https://web.archive.org/web/20160202223227/http://www.experienceproject.com/stories/topics

The Butterfly Project

All about stopping self-harm, supporting others and loving yourself. I've never cut myself but I often drew butterflies on my wrists when I wanted to.

https://butterfly-project.tumblr.com/post/138273102695/my-butterfly
https://butterfly-project.tumblr.com

Sharpening My Pencil

This is the Pepe Marais' blog (not sure if he still updates it). I used to read this often, he's a guy who I admire. I love people who never give up.

https://sharpeningmypencil.tumblr.com/post/148045334631/brand-purpose
https://sharpeningmypencil.tumblr.com

These are all I can remember now, I might update this post in future when I remember others. If you're reading this I hope that you are happy and having an awesome week :)