I have always been told that to be a good writer, you have to read books written by other writers. Doing so enables you to improve your vocabulary and critical thinking skills, as well expand your own horizons. Similarly, to be a good blogger you must read content created by other bloggers. After all, blogging is all about the community. For that reason, I wanted to give a shout-out to 5 blogs that I read in August. Of course, I read a lot more blogs than the 5 selected. In the end, I chose the 5 that resonated with me the most through good writing, beautiful layout or theme, or an overall vibe that just seemed to jump up from the screen, very enticingly. So, take a look at these 5 awesome blogs that I read and go give them a follow and leave a comment or two.
5 Blogs That I Read
1. A Jeanne in the Kitchen [link]
The first blog that I will mention is the only one in this list that I have been following for awhile. As you can probably tell by the title, this blog is a food blog. This blog chronicles the life of Jeanne and her adventures in the kitchen and out, specifically in her garden. What I love the most is the alternating content, from a recipe that she cooked up recently to a flower she found in her garden, and then another recipe, and so on. The recipes are simple, as she walks the reader through the creation of the dishes, with pictures alongside each step leading up to the final product. And the final product always looks absolutely delicious — it makes me wish that the picture could come alive so I can taste the food.
Link to her latest post: Playing With My Food Again
2. Things Career Related [link]
This is a blog that I recently discovered. As indicated by the title, this blog is an informative one, giving advice on searching for and then securing that dream job. Even though I am not necessarily at the job hunting stage of my life right now, I still wanted to include this particular blog for those who may be interested. From tips on how to craft that killer resume and LinkedIn profile to figuring out what to do after losing a job, this site has it all for jobseekers. In fact, even if you are not a jobseeker currently, this site could still be useful in helping you cultivate your personal brand and online presence on social media. Definitely check this site out and recommend it to a friend who is on the prowl for that dream career.
Link to his latest post: 6 Ways to Make Your Resume Easier for Hiring Authorities to Read
3. Discover with Deanna [link]
As another one of my recent finds, this blog features an eclectic mix of content from book reviews to recipes to life lessons. It is a lifestyle blog in the truest sense of the word. This blog is told from the perspective of Deanna and follows her on her life journey and the things that she learns along the way. What really stood out to me is the vibrancy and excitement that seemed to just jump out. From the pictures to the writing style, she seems like a person that I’d want to be friends with in real life. In other words, she seems very relatable, just a person discovering the world and learning new things along the way.
Link to her latest post: Homemade Biscotti? Yes Please!
4. Cher Belle [link]
The first thing that stood out to me about this blog is the simple, clean layout. At first glance, you automatically know what this blog is all about, which is offering self care and self improvement tips. In fact, every month this blogger gives away a free printable, which is aimed at achieving your goals. For example, for the month of August, this blog offers free journaling prompts that anyone can download and use to help not only get those writing gears turning, but also make you feel better about yourself in the process. She also posts loads of content on helping you take care of yourself by create a music playlist or a vision board, amongst other things. This is definitely a must-see blog for anyone wanting to make the best investment ever: loving themselves.
Not the latest post but one that I particularly liked: Why It’s Important to Have Season of Dating Yourself
5. Philosophical Girl [link]
The last, but definitely not the least, blog I wanted to feature is one that is called Philosophical Girl. This is a healthy lifestyle blog, featuring posts about eating healthy and getting into shape. It is chockful of tips on what kinds of food to eat, and how certain foods can benefit you. It contains articles about how to work out to be healthy and to lose weight safely. Furthermore, it writes from the standpoint that anyone can do these exercises or eat these foods no matter the budget, experience, body shape, or any other factor. And that’s what makes it such a great blog — its ability to relate its content to the everyday layman. Definitely a must-read regardless of what stage you are in your health and fitness journey.
Link to her latest post: Run For Your Life