What’s not to love right? You get to babble on about whatever topic happens to be on your mind, or you get to profess to being an expert at something, anything and people read it. On a good day, people even comment on what you’ve written. Sadly, those days seem to be too far and few for my tastes, but hopefully moving to this new URL will help give me a jump. I promise, I don’t bite and I won’t invalidate your thoughts – I’m good like that. Honest.
Thanks to Andy Wibbles and his book, Blog Wild, I’m learning so much more about the blogosphere. More importantly, I’m learning how to use a blog to enhance your business (more on that another day). But better still, I’m learning that you can use a blog as your business site instead of designing a full on website. This has me very intrigued, let me tell you. This is definitely something I’ll be exploring in more detail over the next couple of weeks.
Not only do I enjoy writing blogs, but I also enjoy reading blogs. I love poking around from blog to blog and having that voyeuristic peek into someone else’s life. I haven’t gotten around to updating my blog links yet (though it’s on my list of things to do and will hopefully be done before this goes live), so until then, I thought you might like to check out a couple of my favorite blogs to frequent.
CityView – a friend of mine writes this blog. She’s super busy starting up her own photography business and might not update as much as some folks prefer, but who cares. She’s a talented photographer and she has a lot of whimsy in her photos. She also shares some fun sites from around the web.
How About Orange – speaking of sites that CityView likes to share…she led me to this crafty gal. Check out the post around her condo, she’s got some style. She tends to kill her plants, but that doesn’t stop her from trying again with a new batch. For that inner CraftyGrrl you’re hoping to embrace, she’s got quite a few fun tutorials on her site as well (just in time for the holiday season *hinthint*)
Mighty Gal – I’ve been a fan of her Mighty Goods site with all the fun gadgets and what not. But I have to say, I like reading about the day to day stuff. And for those of you that seem to hit the occasional brain-fart when trying to come up with a blog topic or something fun to write about, check out her No One Cares What You Had for Lunch: 100 Ideas for your Blog. It’s just got enough to spark those writing cells up again.
ljcblog – yet another crafty gal. Though this one loves food – especially fun foods – and travels a lot. She’s always got a fun story, a new product or some great photos to share.
Mom-101 – I found this blog just a month or so ago when researching the recent Blogher conference. While mommy blogs typical aren’t my thing (child-free here), she’s got a wealth of knowledge on a variety of topics. She’s really knows a lot about the blogging world. And you know what? She makes being a mom sound fun (sometimes exhausting, but rewarding and fun).
Snarkspot – What’s not to love, it’s Jennifer Weiner?!? She sounds like everyone’s best friend and her day to day stories just crack me up. Even if I didn’t love her books, I’d have to love her blog.
Crazy Aunt Purl – I’ve been linking my site’s blog to her for quite some time now, but only recently have I started to read it myself. I don’t know what I like more, that she can make sitting in traffic on the 101 funny or that she’s crafty? I’m bound and determined to learn how to knit, so you never know, I just might see her at the next Stitch & Bitch (she’s a local, Valley girl). Speaking of being local, she’s got a new book out and will be at the Grove Thursday, Oct 11th. I’m hoping to stop buy and get a couple books signed (hoping to do a giveaway on our site).
This is by no means my definitive list – I keep changing things up – but it’s a good list to get you started. Hope you enjoy these blogs as much as I do.