I spend a lot of time reading blogs. Maybe not as much time as I spend writing blog posts but it is still a time investment. I have shared quite a few with my readers over the years and it has been awhile since I have given a shout out to some so today is the day.
I like variety in what I read so today’s list is definitely a selection of different types of blogs that I read. Probably the most important thing to remember when reading a blog is that there is a person behind that blog that has invested time and energy into writing. It means a lot that you stopped by and comments and shares are high praise.
Not everything that I write is worthy to be shared or tweeted but I like to think that occasionally something I write hits a spot that makes a reader stop and think a bit and want to share that with others. That is the best encouragement a writer can receive.
Today I went through my list and chose just a few to highlight that I thought some of my readers might like to take a look at.
First up is my new friend and author Jena C. Henry’s blog . She blogs at JenaBooks and has a lovely looking site. While she uses her site to promote her book series The Golden Age of Charli it is also a place where she writes great content for learning how to publish, write and she always offers encouragement. You never know what you might read on Jena’s blog and I can not sing her praises loudly enough. She is one of the most encouraging and kindest people out there. This is the year I intend to meet her IRL so watch out. I have a feeling that our online friendship may make it to another level.
Love books? My friend Andrea who blogs at Good Girl Gone Redneck is an avid reader and always has the best recommendations for books to read. She lives in Raleigh and we actually have met in real life although not as often as I would like. Andrea is an amazing writer as well and has a heart for people. Her writing and posts often show what is on her heart and I love that about her.
Julie, another North Carolina blogger, blogs at Running in a Skirt. Julie has a lovely blog as well and features healthy recipes as well as encouraging and up beat posts about life in general. I love all of the positivity that I read when I visit her blog. She has a fashion segment on her blog and always shares the cutest outfits and fashions. I love to look at some of the cute outfits that Julie models and she is a beautiful model at that.
Mindy blogs at Sweet Tea and Pasta and is another transplanted Southerner. What I love about folks that move to the South is their excitement about their new area. Mindy is a great example of that. She shares a lot of fun posts about travel to places in North Carolina. Her blog is upbeat and fun and a great offering in my BlogLovin’ feed every week.
Finally I would love for you to meet Steph from Alabama who writes at Sweet Gum Life. I have followed Steph for awhile and she has redesigned her blog and blog name recently and is now offering some fabulous content on her new site. She started her relaunch off with a bang and had a ton of fun giveaways and I am excited to see where her blog takes her. She is another upbeat and positive person and I know that any of my readers would love her writing.
So there you go. Just a few of the blogs I read every week. Don’t be shy. Stop by a couple of them and give them some comment love. Share one of your favorite blogs with me so I can add to my list as well. All comments this month go to support our Comments for a Cause –The Cindy Platt Boys and Girls Club of Transylvania County.
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Was trying to update my Feedly list! Adding some new reading material:)
i think you would like some of these blogs. I am kind of all over the place with what I read and I really like the variety. I do still put your blog at the top of my list, though. 🙂 Miss you!
I’m just excited to add some more fun blogs to my list!
I think you will like a couple of these–Running in a Skirt always has some great recipes to try like that cauliflower Mac and Cheese. Yum.
Very nice to hear about new blogs from another blogger. Always looking for new blogs to read, I never know when I am going to find one that just clicks. I read a lot of blogs and enjoy reading them. Thanks for the links to some blogs that are new to me. I will click on your links. Thank you for the visit to my blog yesterday for Teddy’s welcome!
There are so many fun blogs out there and I read quite a variety of them at this point. I don’t just focus on one kind I guess. It is nice to have options, right? Hope you find one that you like in this post. I was so excited to read all about Teddy and see all the love being shown the new arrival! 🙂
Always great to learn about other blogs. So many blogs, so little time!! I read quite a few as well. Always learning something new from each one.
Exactly! I may not visit each one in my feed every day but I do try to make an effort to read at least once a week to see what is going on. So many fun things out there to learn. BTW, I ordered several of your books for my Little Free Library. So excited! My builder says it is almost finished so I am ahead of schedule!
That is so exciting. To think my books will be in your little library for folks to enjoy. I feel like it is a birthday gift for me as well. Thank you so much. xo
Wow! Thank you for the kind words! I must show this to my husband and kids- see I am nice!! And I am so psyched for our meet-up! I can’t wait to follow all the other blogs, too. For those who don’t know me, I blog about everything from writing to scotch to oysters to tight jeans…
Positive. Excitement. Genuine. Sounds like all things that I enjoy out of your blog too. 🙂
Now I’ll spend even more time reading blogs!
I know! And these are just a few of my routine. I have a ton but this might become a series I do occasionally. Gotta share the love!
What a great list. And you are right about the time invested in both writing and reading. Here’s one of my favorite blogs for the brilliant satirical and humorous stories:
Oh great! Thanks for a link to another one to read and love!
Definitely following Sweet Tea & Pasta – always happy to get more exploring tips!
Yep–she has some great places. I saw you guys went to Black Mountain–we headed there last weekend. Did you find the tea room? 🙂 I thought it might be a fun girls trip!
No, I didn’t see it – maybe they were closed on Sunday? Sure, I’m up for the trip. Maybe some of the “new” girls can join us as well?
Sounds like a great idea! It was off the beaten track.
Thank you so much for sharing these Beth Ann I’m always on the look out for interesting blogs, and I will be sure to pay them all a visit. I hope your week is going well, Barbara.
Thank you, Barbara for stopping by and checking them out. I have so many I follow and I just thought it was a good time to share some of the new ones I have found recently. Definitely will be a series.
Hi Beth Ann!
Thank you for the blog love! 💕 It makes me happy to know that you enjoy what I write about-that was my intent when starting this a couple years ago. I am a lover of NC & all she has to offer. Everyone needs to know about this great state!
You most certainly write about things that touch readers & I am glad that I found your blog & that we’re friends on Facebook!
Here’s to many more posts to share with the world! 😊
Sharing the bloggy love is very important. There are so many blogs I read that I love and I do these posts occasionally but yes–NC is definitely a place to love!
Thank you so much, Beth Ann! I made the list! Woot, woot! So humbling.
You are very welcome! 🙂
I’ll have to look up my tea pot. It has little raised painted dots on it. My Mother had it originally. I read sweetgumlife.com often. I’m glad you visited so I could see that someone else has a teapot like mine. Thanks, Beth Ann.