Yesterday, Babble announced the Top 30 Autism Spectrum Blogs of 2013 and as I scrolled through the list, I was so excited to see so many of my favorites! Men and women who I’ve come to know through this virtual space, a select few I’ve had the pleasure to meet in person. A community of individuals, I’ve come to rely on for advice, comfort and laughter when needed.
When my son Norrin was first diagnosed, I didn’t know anyone raising a kid with autism. All I had were books. And while they were helpful, it wasn’t like reading a blog.
What I love about blogs is that they’re written in real time, and often filled with raw emotion and the hope that comes with everyday life. I am following these parents through the their journey. Blogs were my first step at building a network of parents who understood me and what I was feeling. After Norrin was diagnosed, blogs filled a void that no one else could. Yesterday, I was reminded of when I first started blogging and why.
I love so many of the blogs on Babble’s Top 30 List but these five mean something extra special to me.
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Now there are five other bloggers that I love that are not on the list but I’m hoping to see them in the Top 30 next year. Go ahead and check them out:
- Miz Kp - Sailing Autistic Seas
- Varda – The Squashed Bologna
- Jessica – Four Plus an Angel
- Lizbeth – Four Sea Stars
- Mama Fry - Autism with a Side of Fries
What are your favorite Autism Spectrum Blogs?
Read more of Lisa’s writing at AutismWonderland.