Five of My Favorite Fabulous Bloggers

by Ginger on May 31, 2011

in Blogging & Social Media

Thanks to Trop50 for sponsoring my writing about fabulous bloggers. This year Trop50 is granting 50 Fabulous Wishes. Click here to enter for a chance to win $1,000 to celebrate a friend with a refreshing attitude about looking and feeling fabulous!

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I read blogs for a lot of different reasons. To learn things, to be inspired, to feel less alone in my opinions, to ogle other people’s talents, to be (or become) more informed. I read different blogs expecting different outcomes, and so every blog is fabulous and a favorite in their own way. But at the heart of it, to me a fabulous blogger is one who makes me feel connected to them in some way. That’s the epitome of blogging for me, and the key to whether I keep reading day after day after day. And these bloggers are just five of many that I read that have made me feel that connection.

Lisa of Seriously.  Lisa is one of my favorite bloggers, the kind of blogger that makes me wish we lived closer to each other so we could have lunch and hang out. Writing about life, motherhood, tech, and daily life with a combination of cynicism, honesty, openness and heartfelt emotion she makes me feel like we could be fast friends if we lived in the same time zone.

Erin of The State I Am In. I started reading Erin’s blog about a month before I got pregnant with Jackson. During my pregnancy, I read alongside as she put a face to infertility in a way that broke my heart. I watched her open her heart up online, and become a voice for women (and men) who struggle with infertility. The day she found out she was pregnant, I cried tears of joy for a woman I’d never even met. Erin’s blog is personal, and relatable and filled with the things that make her the epitome of strength and grace.

Clara of The Cheeseblog. Clara’s blog is one that makes me want to pack up my laptop sometimes. Her writing is open, and engaging, and makes me feel welcome—and then I’ll get to the end of a post and realize I have to reread the thing because it was so well written that I want to soak up the words again. I love to read her blog, in part because she can make a post about going to the mall a masterful short story AND a story that makes me go “ME TOO”. Her writing is spectacular in that quiet, unassuming way (except when it’s not quiet or unassuming at all), and never makes you uncomfortable despite its fantastic-ness.

Cloud of The Wandering Scientist. This is a new find for me, brought my way thanks to a few posts on being a working mom. I am so glad she found me and commented though, because her blog is fascinating. Cloud is a scientist who has two small girls. She’s a working mom (duh), who writes with a clarity about the working mom role that I can only hope to attain. I adore her site for that alone. But as a scientist, she also writes about things that challenge my “non-mommy” mind, or at least challenge my mommy mind in new ways. I finish her posts feeling smarter, challenged, and intellectually refreshed.

Megan of Now You’re in the World. I started reading Megan when I somehow found myself in a group of really intelligent bloggers who are academics with kids. I am not an academic, so I’m still not entirely sure how I got in this group, but I am so SO thankful that I did because it brought me a LOT of my favorite bloggers, including Megan. Smart, funny, and honest, Megan blogs about motherhood, parenting, miscarriage, and daily life in a way that makes me feel like we’re talking over beer, not through a glowing screen.

These are just a handful of the amazing bloggers I read on a daily basis, a sampling of the writers in my reader who define fabulous every time they post. I feel lucky to be able to enjoy their writing, and I hope you go off and enjoy them too.

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Perpetual Breadcrumbs May 31, 2011 at 6:42 am

I think you’re in the group because we’re all either academics, former academics, or academically-inclined. Also: books. You know books. Also also: you are funny and interesting 🙂

clara May 31, 2011 at 7:49 am

Wow, Ginger. Thank you. This has put a big goofy smile on my face.

Going now to check out the rest of your list!

Lisa May 31, 2011 at 8:38 am

Aw, thanks! I don’t remember how exactly I found your blog (NaBloPoMo, maybe?) but I felt an immediate kinship with you. I wish we lived closer! Well, close period, I guess I should say.

I guess I should write a post that isn’t password protected, shouldn’t I? 😉

Lisa Sunbury June 1, 2011 at 1:47 pm

I love Clara of The Cheeseblog too, and thanks for pointing me to Cloud of the Wandering Scientist!

Megan June 1, 2011 at 10:04 pm

Thanks, Ginger! This means a lot to me and is especially motivating now that I’ve decided to kick the blogging up a notch before BlogHer.

I love your description of Clara’s blog. It sums up her appeal perfectly.

And, I will check out the other blogs you mentioned, as well!

Cloud June 7, 2011 at 10:06 pm

I can’t believe I missed this for so long! I was out of town when you posted, and never properly caught up.

Thanks for the really kind words. I love your blog, too.

Now I need to go read the other blogs you’ve highlighted!

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