Hello friends. I hope you all had a great weekend. There was something magical in the air here. I'm not sure what it was, but I had one of the best weekends of my LIFE. D and I woke up early on Saturday and went to breakfast at this tiny little spot
we've been spending a lot of our Saturday mornings at lately. It's not our typical type of place, which is probably what I'm loving about it (they serve Foldgers!) Anyways after breakfast we decorated our Christmas tree and decked out the house. There was lots of rain and a rainbow, and no cell phones or ipads, and chicken nachos for dinner. I spent Sunday alone blogging, walking on the beach and enjoying a perfectly quiet house. It was just what I needed, all of it. If only the weekend could last forever, but alas, it's Monday, I'm off to work and it's time for a post.
So I spent a good three hours browsing blogs on my Bloglovin' reading list this weekend. I clicked on every last one, which up until yesterday was 308! Nobody with a day job and a life can manage to read 308 blogs on the regular, so I spent another three hours paring down. The conscientious, I like "little blogs". Blogs that are just starting out or that don't have huge numbers of readers (yet). I've heard it said that in the early stages of blogging you disclose too much, but that's what I find endearing about the "little blogs". I think a lot of other people do too, so today I thought I'd share a few of my favorites. Hopefully none of you are offended by being referred to as "little".
I hope you'll all take a look, and then I'd love for you to share your favorite "little blogs" in the comments below. If you do, consider yourself entered to win this
Happy Hour clutch, purchased by me especially for one of you. I'll be using random.org
to select a winner on Wednesday morning. Good luck all and happy Monday!
I Will Come Home
Designing A Life
Much To My Delight
Tossing The Script
Dan In Real Life
Food, Booze And Baggage
I love when bloggers share their favorites. I pared down my Bloglovin recently too and not surprisingly, my list ended up being a lot of "smaller" blogs too. It actually was a good feeling to get my feed to a more manageable number- I'm sure it could be pared down even more though!ReplyDelete
Kate, I LOVE your blog and believe me it's one of the first I go to for updates! You're right about it feeling good to be at a more manageable number. If you have a minute, please do share a few of your favorite "little blogs". I'd love to take a look and enter you in the giveaway as well.Delete
I too love the "little blogs" I've had a blog for 2 years and it's still little and that's why I love it:)ReplyDelete
Hey Laurie! I hope you're having a great day. If you've got a few minutes, please be sure to share one or two of your favorite "little blogs". I'd love to hear your recommendations and enter you into the giveaway.Delete
You know what, I'm going to go check out all of your favorites right now! I like little blogs too--and it's my hope that my blog will always stay "little" in that I write real-life, authentic posts and get personal with my readers, even if my follower "number" is a little higher than some. My favorite "little" blogs are http://www.kitty-ears.com/ReplyDelete
and http://delirious-rhapsody.blogspot.com/ and probably a bunch of others. I really like blogs that show personality and good humor--and when the blogger cares enough to interact with their readers, that's a bonus!
Rachael, thank you so much, for the recommendations and for the comment. It's hared to find the "little blogs", the internet is such a big place. And you're right, personal interaction with readers is huge. If I take the time to leave you a comment, you should take the time to say hello (even if it's two weeks later). It's the community I really crave, so it means a lot.Delete
Have a great night!
Shannon!! Thank you for including me! I really don't know what to say other than thank you! You certainly brightened my day! Ok enough explanation marks..people are going to start questioning your choice :)ReplyDelete
oh goodness..exclamation mark. Can I blame it on cold meds and auto-correct? Note to self: do not write comments from the phone.Delete
Ha! The !!! explanation marks is a part of the reason I love you. Please, this blog is chalk full of typos and auto-correct errors, we're human. Now go on and recommend a favorite "little blog" or two so I can include you in my giveaway.Delete
My favorite 'little blog' has to be http://zunera-serena.com. Fashion + Family, gets an A+ in my book!ReplyDelete
Angelic, They're stunning and the photography, beyond gorgeous. Thank you for the recommendations.Delete
What a great idea for a post! My favorites are http://cantbuymelovvve.blogspot.com/ and http://www.monstermisa.blogspot.com/ :)ReplyDelete
Lynn, You've got great taste. Angi is Penn State alumni, so is D, and I already read Darcy's blog :) Monstermisa must be a good read too. Good luck!Delete
Thanks so much for featuring my blog! I think my blog is even smaller than 'little' - maybe tiny - but I enjoy doing it. :) Thanks again!ReplyDelete
It's not the size that matters right A :)Delete
I love www.notsoidlehands.com. My friend Emily has cute ideas for crafts and home idea as I love to try.ReplyDelete
Emily has one of the best "About Me" pages I've ever seen. Thank you so much for the recommendation Robin. Good luck!Delete
Aw, thank you for including me here! I love little blogs- they tend to be more full of heart and soul, and that is what I connect with.ReplyDelete
So happy to have included you Rachael. You've got a great thing going! Now be sure to let me know your favorite "little blogs" so I can go check them out and add you to the giveaway pool :)Delete
I love me some Dan in Real Life! I'll have to check out the others, too! :)ReplyDelete
She's definitely one cool chick!Delete
Thanks so much for including me in this cute lil' list, Shannon! I take no offense to being described as a "little blog". I like being in this category, because it allows you the freedom to not take it all too seriously! Can't wait to check out your other picks, and you've inspired me to make a list of my own. Nice blog you've got here...thanks for writing me a comment so I could find and follow you back:). JennReplyDelete
So happy to have included you Jenn. I adore your blog and read it regularly. Thank you for all you do.Delete