For someone who blogs, I’m really not so good at finding and following other blogs. I don’t know why it is exactly. Maybe it’s because I find it difficult searching through all that’s out there to find things I’m interested in. Maybe it’s because if I’m going to be spending time on the computer, I’d rather be blogging myself, or checking out what my friends are up to on Facebook. Maybe it’s because I am just old-fashioned and am still attached to reading magazines in print. But because I love to blog and I know there are so many super talented bloggers out there, I’m making it a goal of mine to try to find and follow more blogs this year.
In the meantime, here are a few I thought I’d spotlight today:
My friend John introduced me to this blog and I immediately loved it! The author (Amy Morrison) has a great personality and she’s very blunt and honest about pregnancy and motherhood. I appreciate that going in… although some things definitely scare me! Here are a couple of my favorites:
“When I have kids I will never- _____ “
This is a blog I discovered when I was obsessed with finding my purpose and the career I wanted to pursue in life. Now, I’m happily distracted with becoming a mother and that feels like purpose enough for the time being. However, I still enjoy reading this blog and find the author Therese Shwenkler‘s point of view on the topic to be both candid and entertaining. In catching up this morning with the Un-Lost, I’ve discovered that Therese is leaving her job and her home to do this blog thing full time – good luck to her! I always get inspired when I hear of people making bold moves like this one.
Here are a couple of my favorites from Therese:
“Why I’m Getting Naked for 3,737 People”
“It’s Ridiculously Simple: How to Find Your Life’s Freaking Purpose in One Minute or Less”
When I used to work in ad sales, I’d spent one or two nights a month volunteering at Murray’s Cheese Shop in their classroom. I would help set up before the classes and clean up after the classes and then I’d be able to take the classes for free! It was a great arrangement for a cheese-obsessed corporate girl like myself. In the Murrays classroom is where I met the classroom director at that time… Taylor. Taylor became one of my favorite parts of my evenings at Murray’s. She was passionate about food and cheese. She has a great energy and a “can do” attitude and I just felt happy being in her presence. After a few years at Murray’s, Taylor told me she was leaving to start her own business – GoodFoodJobs.com with her friend Dorothy, their goal being to connect passionate foodies around the country with valuable work opportunities in the food world. I thought it was brilliant! And to this day (over a year later), it is a great success!
As part of Goodfoodjobs.com, Dorothy and Taylor started the gastrognomes blog, where they profile a different food professional each week. I love reading about these food professionals and how they came to their current positions. Many of them quit their unsatisfying corporate jobs just like myself. Many of them have been in the food world since day one, but have navigated through less than stellar jobs until they found their happy place. In any case… I always find it fascinating to learn about their journeys and I always leave inspired! Enjoy.
My friend Amie just started this blog – like two weeks ago! She is pregnant as well (five weeks behind me… which is so cool), so she is also navigating the world of baby stuff – bedding, furniture, nursery decor, strollers, blah blah blah. Amie has a definite style and a total point of view when it comes to design. In her search for baby stuff, she found the options at the big baby stores to be somewhat lackluster. So, she began digging and digging to find unique, high-quality products and designs for her baby-to-be that more reflected her style. Thus, Bohemian Babies was born. She’s using this blog to highlight the coolest baby stuff she finds to make it easier for other mothers-to-be who don’t want to just buy everything from Babies R Us. Check it out!
That’s all for now! Happy Tuesday everyone – and please, if you have a favorite blog that you follow… share it with me! Then I don’t have to do all that searching myself. 🙂
oh man, i’d never seen that “unlost” blog before — right up my alley! 🙂 thanks for the tip! for food blogs, i really like orangette and 101 cookbooks — great, simple and usually pretty healthy recipes (plus lovely photos and nice writing).
Thanks for the LOVE, Nell. Xo.
thanks for the recommendations Kate! I’ve never seen Orangette before… going to check it out for sure. Unlost is totally fun. Enjoy – hope it inspires you too!
Hey, thanks for the shoutout, Nell! And congrats on being a new mom! ABSOLUTELY enough purpose for the time being! 🙂
No prob Therese! I love your blog – happy to spread the inspiration to my readers! Congrats on your big move in the months ahead!! I’ll be looking forward to seeing how it all turns out. 🙂
I second the “unlost” comment. I’ve spent the last 18 months unlosing myself. It has been pretty fabulous. Thanks for sharing!
I also just gave you one of the spread-the-blogging-love awards. It is today’s post on my blog (“49″) if you want to check it out. Cheers!
Thanks for visiting Christine and thanks so much for giving me props on thebookofalice.com! It’s funny – I do write about myself so I’ll be hard-pressed to think of a bunch of things people don’t know about me (I feel like I’m an open book) – but I’m going to try to do that exercise for the ‘spread the blogging love’ awards as well. Meanwhile, I love your blog! So glad you reached out to me b/c now I know about it! And – I’d love to know about how you have becoming unlost over the last 18 months… but you don’t write about yourself in your blog. Maybe we can chat offline about it. 🙂 Looking forward to reading more from you.