A lot of bloggers I know are embarrassed to admit it (at least when I’ve talked to them in person), but they may not still read other blogs. Personally, while I may get behind in my reading, I can’t help but still enjoy reading blogs by other people.
Of course, the problem is that I follow a lot more than 10 blogs. But, with this being Top Ten Tuesday, I have to narrow it down. So, don’t feel bad if I leave you off the list. It doesn’t necessarily mean that I don’t read your blog, especially if we’re friends.
10 Excellent Blogs to Follow
1. Smockity Frocks – Connie (who I like to refer to around my house as “Smockity”) gets the first spot because her post today called Five Favorite Homeschool Sites is what made me decide on my Top Ten Tuesday theme for the week. Thanks, Connie! I love Smockity Frocks because of the wide range of topics that Connie covers, as well as her genuine heart and general hilarity.
2. A Slob Comes Clean – I’ve thought for a long time that Dana (who also goes by “Nony” on her site) is going to be one of those friends that I’ve made that I’ll say, “Oh yeah, I knew her way back when.” Her blog is funny and personable. Plus, as a slob myself, I totally understand.
As I have probably mentioned before, I roomed with both Connie and Dana at Savvy Blogging Summit this year (though it was actually the third year in a row that I’ve roomed with Dana). The hilarity was constant. I was miserably sick and still laughed so much.
3. Blogging with Amy – This is always the site that I suggest to anyone who wants to start blogging. Amy is smart, gives useful advice, and has been so kind when I’ve met her in person.
4. Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers – Another blogging friend turned in real life friend, Kris’ blog is a must read if you are a homeschooler. It’s both funny and honest. Plus, unlike a lot of homeschool bloggers, she doesn’t have any little kids around anymore, so it’s nice to get a different perspective from a lot of other homeschooling blogs.
5. Jimmie’s Collage – Okay, ditto the reason on the description of Kris’ blog – I love that Jimmie’s daughter is a year older than my oldest. That way, I can kind of see what they’re doing while I figure out what we’re doing. Although I’m sure that Jimmie is happy to be living in the U.S. again, I do miss her posts about living in China.
6. Giving Up on Perfect – Mary’s blog is another that has a wide focus and so often either tickles my funny bone or touches my heart. She’s just so lovely and personable.
7. Simple Homeschool – With a variety of writers, Simple Homeschool has so much content to offer. I love that it often makes me feel peaceful though. I usually don’t walk away from having read it thinking, “I need to do this, and if my child doesn’t learn that, then they’re doomed for life.” I need that kind of encouragement.
8. Mama’s Learning Corner – While my older boys were not part of the targeted age of Lauren’s site, Molly was up until now. Even so, I’ll still continue to subscribe to Mama’s Learning Corner because not only do I love Lauren as a person and friend, but I think it’s a really fabulous site.
9. Art for Kids – While Jack and Noah don’t care so much about drawing (in general), Molly loves doing the drawings from this awesome site by my friend Rob. If you have kids that love to draw or that struggle with it and could use some step by step instructions, Rob’s site would be a great one to check out.
10. The VeganAsana – Okay, I’ll admit that I would not normally read a blog about vegan topics or yoga topics. (Although, in a funny twist, I have just noticed that I put most of the vegans I personally know at the end of the list. Oh, and Rob’s wife has a gorgeous vegan recipe blog.)
So, now that I’ve established that I inadvertently stuck the vegans at the end (as well as the people that I’ve known the longest on this list), I will say that the reason that I read The VeganAsana is because of the wonderful blog author, Lorin (and her recipes are pretty darn amazing, especially when she makes them for me). The blogger from The VeganAsana is my very awesome sister, and I love it when she writes the occasional post about her life and family. Those are my favorite.
What are some of your favorite blogs to follow?