I’m back with another blog tag today, which I was again tagged for by the talented Grace Johnson (you can find her post here). This one is all about the blogs and bloggers we’ve found that we’d recommend to others.
I admit, this one does overwhelm me. There are so many amazing blogs I’ve been blessed to come across since starting my website, and it’s impossible to remember or list them all. But I’ve decided that I’m at least going to try and mention the main ones I visit right now, so that you can enjoy them too. Read on for some great sites!
First of all, the rules:
- Thank and link back to the person who tagged you. (Thank you again, Grace!)
- Mention the creator of the tag: Nehal @ Quirky Pages.
- List the rules.
- Share one or more bloggers you think fits into each criteria.
- The people you mention will be considered tagged.
- Apart from the ones you shared, you can tag other bloggers and notify them.
- Just have fun!!
And now for the recommendations!
(Starting note: just because I list a blog under one of these categories, doesn’t mean it couldn’t fit under other categories too. To avoid listing the same ones over and over again, I’m determined to just name each blog once, under one of the main things I remember it for. And yes, I think I’ll end up regretting that decision but we’ll try, haha.)
A fascinating blog theme:
Not sure if this means theme as in content or blog design, but for the latter, I would definitely say Kristianne Hassman’s blog Whimsical Wanderings falls into this category. Her entire site is so clean and polished and just…aesthetic in every way. Actually this applies to all of her content – not just her blog itself. What can I say, I really like her design style? (Plus, her writing itself is also incredible. Basically, just go check it out.)
A lovely home page:
I’m going to say Maribeth Barber and Jordyn Hadden at Indie Edits by J. They both have really crisp and polished home pages and clearly ‘advertise’ what their website is about. Again, I’m a sucker for well-done web design (seeing as I struggle in that regard), so a home page doesn’t have to be flowery or artistic for me to consider it lovely.
Great book reviews:
Right away, I think of Kristina Hall, Vanessa Hall, Stepping Stones, and Grace Johnson (the same one as above). They’re all so prolific! I always appreciate their in-depth, balanced, and thoughtful reviews, and am so glad none of them shy away from tackling tough subject matter with honesty if it comes up. I’ve been able to add a lot of books to my TBR list thanks to them!
Funnily enough (pun intended), I’m going to list two Julias for this one: Julia Witmer and Julia’s Creative Corner. Julia Witmer doesn’t post as often currently, but both of these talented bloggers regularly bring a smile to my face. They write on plenty of serious topics, but bring so much joy and wit to their blogs that I always enjoy reading them.
Mind-blowing poems and stories:
I would say S. K. Jacklyn and Miles Lawson fit this category very well. While Miles Lawson recently retired from blogging, his writing talent is incredible and I’ve enjoyed reading his stories. I’ve also been blessed to read several of S. K. Jacklyn’s works, and always look forward to more. Her stories are very engaging and full of fun characters and deep themes.
Okay, this is impossible. Every single one of the bloggers I’ve mentioned so far (and the rest that I’m going to mention below) are very friendly and kind people. So don’t be scared of any of them, haha. Several of the first ones that come to mind however are Teen Writers Nook and Saraina Whitney. They are some of the friendliest bloggers I’ve met!
The most consistent:
I’m going to say Sara Flower Kjeldson Writes. I don’t know how she does it, but she posts practically every day with a mix of writing advice, indie publishing tips, personal favorites and reflections (I especially enjoy her roundups of what she’s thankful for every month), and other helpful and encouraging topics.
The best at sharing tips:
So many of the blogs I’ve mentioned above share amazing tips, but three more that I visit frequently for their writing advice are Scribes & Archers, Pro Story Builders, and Aliventures. In addition to solid tips on just about any general writing topic, they all have lots of advice on some of the most specific, nuanced, and unique topics I’ve seen when it comes to writing.
The talented artist:
Apparently I don’t know many art bloggers (any recommendations for me?), but two do come to mind. First, I want to shout out Raina Nightingale at Enthralled By Love. She does her own cover art for her books, and it’s beautiful! And second, I’ll say Mia at Windows. She’s also shared some of her art, and she’s very talented!
Cool site name:
Swordmaiden of the King is the very first one that comes to mind, along with Once Upon an Ordinary. There are definitely others, but I love the poetic feel to both of those blog names. And like you’d expect, both their authors write beautifully. I enjoy reading their thoughts and creations, and encourage you to check them out!
Hmm, I don’t know how to judge this one. None of the sites I’ve listed are mega-popular, but are they underrated? I don’t know. So I’m just going to use this as a space to mention the rest of the blogs I want to shout out but haven’t yet put under a category. On the list, you’ll find book reviews, poetry, writing advice, thoughts on life, and more!
~ Thoughts From a Stumbling Saint
~ Quote, Unquote
~ Discipleship With Joy
~ Hailey Huntington
~ Tiffany Price
~ Write For the King
~ A Writer’s Path
~ By Madelynn Orion
~ Books By S. R.
~ A Walk Down Chamomile Lane
Wow, that was even harder than I expected, which is saying something! I really wish I could list every blog I read from because they’re all so good. So if we’ve interacted and I didn’t mention your website, my scatter-brained…brain apologizes, haha. And I definitely recommend checking out every blog I’ve mentioned here (all of which are now tagged!).
What are some of YOUR favorite blogs? Have you heard of any of these? Were any new to you? I’d love to hear from you, so let me know your thoughts in the comments!