Don’t worry, I’ve not suddenly been overcome by a massive dose of hubris, but I am on a little bit of a happy high, because The Clear-Minded Creative been included in highly respected Scottish culture magazine The List‘s ahem, list.. of Best Scottish Websites, coming in at no.14 out of the 30 they mention.

It’s a particular honour because I’m in such tremendous company, from the brilliant resources for creative people that are Blipfoto and Central Station, to local eco blog Greener Leith and the excellent cinema blog Reel Scotland, to some of my favourite music sites such as Radio Magnetic, Glasgow Podcart, Song, By Toad, The Pop Cop and Is This Music?, and of course Lis from Last Year’s Girl who is one of our lovely Clear-Minded Creative Types. Plus a few other faves and a few that are new discoveries for me.

The List do clarify that they were looking for unique and interesting ideas rather than the biggest and best known sites (thankfully for me!) But of course some of my other favourite Scottish blogs are notable by their absence, as always happens with these things.

Once the full article is up on the List’s website I’ll share it here. But for now, here is an extract from the kind words that List writer Kirsten Innes penned about this blog:

The most recent start-up in our list, Milo McLaughlin’s fascinating blog does exactly what it says on the tin: it helps creative people stay focused and, er, clear-minded… McLaughlin is no catchphrase-spouting self-help guru, though. The blog is equal parts personal journey and guide, and was set up as much to help him trace his own clear-minded path as to assist others with theirs.

Which makes me extremely happy as it’s exactly what I intended this blog to be. Sometimes, when you feel like giving up, you get just the encouragement you need – and this, combined with everyone’s generous comments and tweets regarding my last post, have been really touching and helped me to stay positive -so  thanks.

If you’re in Edinburgh or Glasgow pick up the latest issue of The List now from all good newsagents – it also comes with a massive free Edinburgh Festival guide.

Update: The full list is now online

6 Comments

  1. I’m so pleased for you getting this recognition – it reflects on the work you’ve put into what is a fantastic idea.

    And, you’re absolutely right – no giving up now ;)
    last year’s girl recently posted..an ode to miss l fire, or how i learned to walk like a lady;

  2. Congratulations, Milo. I think the best part is that they “got” what the site is about. It’s about you and your readers becoming clear-minded creatives.
    Kim recently posted..Getting Online (for Photographers and Artists)

    • thanks Kim! You’re right, we’re all in it together :) and I’m delighted that has come across.

  3. That’s great news Milo, really pleased for you, and it’s an appropriate demonstration of why it’s worth sticking to a principle and remaining committed to an idea. The C-MC website once again proving to be an excellent inspiration to us all!

    • Hi Paul, thanks very much for the support, it means a lot. You’re right, perseverance is key. Not always easy though!