Saturday, April 14, 2012

9 Blogs I Think You Should Follow

Hello friends and new followers!

The lovely Nova wrote a post a few days ago with a list of 25 blogs that you should be reading.  I was lucky enough to be on her list (blushes bashfully) and it also inspired me to create a similar post featuring some blogs that I think you should be reading.

When I started blogging here seriously I basically just followed all the blogs that everyone followed and then saw where it went from there.  My Bloglovin' list has changed considerably since then and I think I'm finally into a groove of blogs I really enjoy reading. Below are only a few of these awesome blogs, in no particular order.

I wanted to add a few people that Nova also included in her list, but she described them better and more eloquently than I could.  Ladies, I love you for all the same reasons Nova does and you are awesome: Suzy, Ashley, Sarah. :) The others on the list I didn't know and am now following!

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Since this post was inspired by Nova I'll just start out with her.  When I first came across Nova's blog I was totally like, "thisgirlissocool" and hoped that my comments on her posts weren't totally lame.  I love that Nova says how she feels and what she thinks and doesn't sugarcoat shit.  She has my dream job of working in a tattoo shop and has some sick ink bro (ew, I promise I'll never say that again even in jest).  She writes so well and so hilariously, particularly about her wacky bus experiences.  She also has some of the badassest link posts this side of the Mississippi. Also, I'm probably going to surprise-visit her and get tattooed in the shop she works in, don't tell.

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Deanna has become a good friend of mine and I just love her blog.  Honestly, I have trouble getting into some mommy blogs, especially the ones that make motherhood sound like a fanciful romp through a field of forget-me-nots, but Deanna is real man.  I can feel the love the has for her boys and her husband through her writing, but she also so eloquently writes about the times she'd rather lock herself in the bathroom and eat chocolate.  Plus she's sexy so, you know.

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3.  Bling and Bones

I actually met Michelle, Chad and their beastie Bodhi in real life back in Arizona!  Michelle has become a really good friend to me and I always value the conversations we have in text and through Skype.  Her blog is filled with a lot of positive vibes mixed with plenty of reality and struggles as well. Michelle is a great person and I'm so glad we're friends.

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Violet has to be one of the sweetest, most genuine people I've ever "met" in the blog world. She's faced her own share of struggles and has dealt with them with grace and honesty.  It seriously irks me when people call a blogger "inspirational" for writing about stupid every day shit or how they're confronting issues everyone confronts--to me Violet is truly inspirational because she actually lives in the moment and is totally true to herself and her family. She blogs about her adorable son Roman and handsome husband Dustin, both of whom she so clearly loves with every ounce of her being.  She's just lovely and I'm always so happy whenever she posts.

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4. TART

Jessica is also a real-life friend of mine now since we totally "met" on Skype.  Her posts mostly center around her love of music (and her goal of creating her own album!), her adorable daughter Rowan and lovely husband Derek, and her bomb-ass life in Hawaii.  She's also gorgeous and doesn't get into all the blogging bullshit that so many people revel in. She's real and I love that about her. Plus she's an unapologetic consumer of alcohol, like me!

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First of all, Alice is an amazing artist and I love seeing the work she does on her blog.  She also lives in a beautiful part of New Zealand and posts tons of absolutely gorgeous photos.  She's also not one for blogging bullshit and just has really solid blog posts about her life, her kitteh, and her art.  She's also adorable and I love her accent.

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Shit, I wish military wives like No Model Lady were around when Rob was in the Army...with a few notable and awesome exceptions, the only ones I ever met were just awful and immature and awful.  No Model Lady, though, is one awesome chick.  She's beautiful, smart, funny, and just totally real.   She recently posted videos of herself reading excerpts from her childhood blog which was predictably hilarious and she wears some of the most gorgeous outfits I've ever seen (and she totally rocks them, obviously!).  Though we're out of the Army for good, I still like to read about the military life through her eyes.

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Following along with my "real" motif, Ryan has to be one of the realest chicks out there.  She's always crazy insightful and honest in her posts and doesn't shy away from touching on real topics.  I relate to her in a lot of ways, particular with anxiety and such, so I always enjoy her posts.  I think if we lived near each other we'd be good friends.

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I think Alycia is just awesome.  I loved her recent video summarizing her and her husband's cross-country trip, I love her "tips" posts, I love reading about her beasties, just everything.  I think we'd totally be friends in real life, even though now that she and I both moved we're once again on opposite coasts.

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I also met Sara when I was in Prescott! She and I are so much alike in a lot of ways; when I met her it was as though we had already known each other for a long time.  I love reading about her life in Arizona, and her upcoming cross-country RV trip with her husband.  Sara is not only an awesome person but also a published author!

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Do you guys have any recommendations for blogs I should follow?

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

25 comments:

  1. I already follow all but three of these blogs, samesies! Thanks for basically being my blog pimp btw, that's super nice of you.

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    1. Psh you do the same for me! That makes us...I don't know, mutually beneficial pimps? I'm not a writer.

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    2. p.s. you could never sneakily get a tattoo at TZ, I will know weeks in advance. I know everything that happens there.

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    2. Whoops, replied with the wrong profile. Love you too! :)

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  3. This is such a great idea! I definitely have some new people I am following!

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    2. Sorry, replied with the wrong profile! Thanks and I hope you and Will are having a great weekend :)

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  4. Thank you so much, I love discovering new people to read! :D

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    1. Yay! You're welcome, thanks for reading :)

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  5. awww...thanks for all the love, lady! :) we can skype soon and become 'real life' friends as well. i don't think i knew that sara was a published author. how awesome!

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    1. Love up the yang! Woo! And I can't wait until we Skype...I'm going to wear my fancy underwear. As for Sara, her books are currently for sale both as ebooks and as paperbacks! :)

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    2. what? i won't even be wearing underwear. pssh.

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  6. I love posts like this and being able to find new and awesome blogs to read. I definitely need to expand my circle. Shhhpanks!

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    1. I do too...I always read the same like, 15 blogs and never branch out.

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  7. thanks for the love homie! and i'll def be checking out all these other blogs ;)

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  8. Yay!!! MORE awesome blogs to check out!!

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  9. Woo!!! I LOVE when my favorite bloggers list THEIR favorite bloggers, because I figure if they like 'em, I'll like 'em! Can't wait to check these blogs out!

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  10. I only followed Nova! I'm off to gorge on new blogs now.

    Oh, and I sent you an email. :)

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  11. I must bookmark this and come back in a week and a half when my exams are over! I'll definitely be needing some good new blogs to add to my reader!!

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  12. Aw thank you Caitlin, you're so sweet! I am still blown away that anyone would even want to read about my boring little life while we aren't even traveling so thank you for that and thank you for sharing me!! =]

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  13. Aw thank you! We have many shared favourites, but there's a couple of new ones for me to check out in my lunch break :-)

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