July 6, 2016

What are some of your favorite blogs?

I am in need of some different blogs to check out.  Chances are you do too.

If you are anything like me you have noticed a new trend in blogging.  Most of the blogs I come across nowadays seem to involve "lists" and "how to (insert whatever here)" - which is fine.  I mean sure; I am always up for learning new ways to keep my house clean or to learn the fool proof way to hang a gallery wall or the 5 things I need to do to FINALLY get organized or how to get my laundry to fold itself - but it seems like a large majority of blogs are doing this now - along with these "Pinnable" images and flat lay pictures

I guess this comes from the influence of Pinterest and possibly, Instagram.  That's all well and good but...they ALL look the same; with the very rare exception.  And?  Even worse?

There are some blogs that exist solely to provide links to other blogs, which I really don't understand.  No real content at all!  Sure, I completely agree we need to support the blogs we love by sharing them.  But to have absolutely no fresh content; just links?  I'm thinking these blogs must exist solely to provide revenue somehow.

Where have all the personal blogs gone?  The ones that talk about life?  

Sure, most of the blogs I follow are personal - but it seems that any newer blogs that I've stumbled across aren't.  I suppose that's where blogging is now.  Who knows, maybe it will swing back.  We shall have to wait and see.

So while we are waiting for the pendulum to swing back, please share.  What are some of your favorites that aren't completely commercialized?  The ones that are personal.  Or insightful?  Or funny?  

A few of my favorites can be found over there on the right side of the page (thank goodness I checked before I hit publish!  Apparently, the little widget thing doesn't automatically update when I follow a new blog - so it was seriously out of date.  Like YEARS out of date - yikes!  All fixed now).  There are a few that I will admit, I tend to skip unless the headline is intriguing, but for the most part of the ones still active, I read every time they post something.

So what about you...what are some of your favorites? 

5 comments:

  1. I know exactly what you mean! It seems that most of the blogs I've loved over the years have become just another series of sponsored posts. It just does't feel quite the same when they are writing for someone else and not just telling their story. Here are a couple that I like:
    http://snarkfestblog.blogspot.se/
    http://fordevillediaries.com/

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  2. Very little time for the ones I don't feel a bond with. Yours happens to be one. You post your real life and don't try to sell me something.

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  3. I perused your sidebar of blogs. My, but you follow a whole lot of 'em, Gigi. I haven't found the kind you mention, but I think my favorite blogs are mostly from retired people like me. I've got to spruce up my own sidebar, but I think my favorite blog is Time Goes By, because she writes about how to survive being old. :-)

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  4. I have been blogging for nigh on 10 years- none of the people I started with are still blogging though. I don't post as often as I used to but I never sell or review stuff - it's still about my life. I love d -scribes, looking for blue sky and adventures in reality. Libby who writes at d-scribes is someone who I met via blogging but then went on to meet in real life and we are great friends now, Adventuresinreality is my husband who's a great writer and I think is way better than me.

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  5. Hi Sugar! I am just getting back into blogging after being gone for about a year and I miss some of my peeps, but I also understand. I am in the process of making up a new reading list of blogs. I used to follow and be followed by a lot of people, but now I am happy with my 15 or so regular readers. I am more sane that way. I do still look for people who are just writing about their lives and trying to figure things out along the way. You are one of them!

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