Are You Totally Addicted to Someone Else’s Blog?

Past and Present
Past and Present

There was a time when I couldn’t miss a couple of TV Soaps ~ with Coronation Street and Glenroe being absolutely unmissable. The arrival of baby in 1995 seemed to put a stop to that and I never got back into them.

A few months ago I came across a blog that has me totally and utterly hooked. I just have to read it everyday, no matter what. It’s called A Hundred Years Ago and is a brilliantly crafted work in which a middle-aged grand daughter, Sheryl, brings us the entries of her grandmother, Helena’s, diaries which she kept from 1911-1914. Helena was aged between 15 and 19  when she wrote her diaries.

Sheryl remains true to the short entries and engages in a conversation with her grandmother, who died in 1980, as well as setting the context of the time and place ~ central Pennsylvania where Helena was living when she wrote the diaries.

This is clearly a labour of love and one which has captivated the imaginations of many readers ~ who, like me, can’t wait for tomorrow’s episode.

I’d love to hear about blogs that you are addicted to as I shudder to think how I’ll be when 1914, or is it 2014, draws to a close.



Author: socialbridge

I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and I love to write both non-fiction and poetry.

9 thoughts on “Are You Totally Addicted to Someone Else’s Blog?”

  1. When I lived in Ireland I followed the most hilariously vulgar blog by a Waterford girl living in Italy. It was unmissable. I still have it bookmarked bur regrettably Jenny’s last entry was 1 December 2012 😦

  2. Gosh, those dandelions looks so pretty! And thanks for the link to that blog-sounds fascinating. If the definition of addiction is something that comes between you and your life, well, then I’m addicted to blogging in general. But no, not any one specifically.

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