When I find a new favorite blog, I suddenly see that person popping up everywhere! I first noticed this when I started reading Janet’s Love is Blonde and then, magically, I saw comments from her on practically every other blog I read and links to her all over the place. I’m sure they didn’t just coincidentally appear the week I saw her blog, I just now was tuned in to it and therefore noticed it.
Now I’ve watched that same thing happen again and again, last summer with She Likes Purple (by Jennie) and most recently with Jess’ blog. One day of reading and I’m wondering how I was so clueless as to not know about them until now. (And isn’t it coincidental that all of their names start with J? Do I gravitate toward other people with “J” names? Does your name start with J?)
Ahem. Anyway. Which blogs am I totally missing the boat on? Which ones can you not imagine life without (I’m assuming, of course, that you need blogs to live)? I don’t care if it’s a total stranger to you or your best friend for the last fifty years. All I care about is that it’s a good blog. After all, I only have three and a half more weeks of school and then I will have one glorious month off in which I think could be well spent reading new blogs. Right?
And, because I’m a giver, let me tell you about one that you maybe are already reading, but maybe you aren’t and even if only one of you isn’t, it’ll be worth it to share.
Nothing But Bonfires by Holly Burns is just so awesome. She’s British, living in San Francisco (in the world’s most gorgeous apartment) working as a writer and making all of life seem so lovely and cheery. She’s a really amazing writer and takes gorgeous pictures. About two years ago, she and her boyfriend quit their jobs in Charleston, SC and took a six month trip around Asia. You should definitely check those archives out.
My mom says she tries not to read it because any time she goes to it, she ends up reading post after post, browsing the archives for hours. If that’s not a testimonial worth listening to, well, I don’t know what more I could say to convince you.
The only thing is, um, about two weeks ago, she turned her feed to a partial one (argggh! Much gnashing of teeth!), so there’s that big old downer if you use a reader. I almost picked a different blog just because that partial feed bugs me that. much.
But really, it should tell you a lot if, even with a partial feed, I still recommend her blog.
So turnabout is fair play and all that jazz – tell me what you’re reading online.