An embarrassment of blogging riches: five of my favorite new blogs

March 14, 2010

Last week, we wrapped up our 7-week Blogging Your Way class, which was taught by Holly Becker at Decor8. The class was incredibly worthwhile (Holly will be doing another this fall, so watch for those dates on her website), but one of my favorite parts of it was meeting so many talented bloggers. I thought I’d give a little love to five of my (many) favorites.

Going Home to RoostGoing Home to Roost

Bonnie brings us a site about everything handmade and homegrown. Sounds perfect, doesn’t it? Her photography is excellent and her recipes delicious. Bonnie always inspires me to step away from the computer and create something in the real world.


Holly Would if She Could

I think Holly is going to be the next Dooce. She is a super hilarious woman and her blog has become one I visit whenever I need a good laugh. Holly is someone who makes you wish you could hang out with her. Luckily, through her blog, we all can.


Blushing and Sweet

Marie  brings us Blushing and Sweet and her blog is certainly both. I love the mix of things she writes about, the common thread is content that’s always pretty and positive.

Sweet Bliss

Sweet Bliss

The look of this blog captured me first, I love the design sensibility. But, Carrie is more than a pretty blog face, she writes heartfelt posts and shares her life and all the funny, the frustrating and the fun that goes along with it.

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Hello Self

Emily Horak brings us “Hello Self”, a companion blog to her Life Coaching business. Her posts are both thoughtful and thought provoking. Emily’s not preachy, just challenging, and I love that.

PS: Happy 15th Birthday to my sweet, clever, amazing daughter. You’re the perfect Teen Penelope and I’m so proud to me be your mom.

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Amanda @ Serenity Now March 14, 2010 at 12:48 pm

OOoo–I love posts like this with new blogs to check out. Thanks! :)

Kristi March 15, 2010 at 8:57 pm

What fabulous choices! I really loved the class and learned so much…I think I’m having withdrawls….

Meredith March 16, 2010 at 11:53 am

@Kristi and Amanda: I know! One of my favorite kinds of blog posts are the ones where the blogger shares new blog “finds”. So great to get a head’s up on new blogs to keep up with.

Lisa March 16, 2010 at 1:44 pm

New sites to explore! Thanks for the tips. Adding them to my bookmarks…

Suze March 16, 2010 at 2:23 pm

Hello Meredith!
Glad to see here a favorite of mine and other great fellow BYW “graduates” to explore indepth!
Thanks for the lovely comment you left at my DailySuze – I heard great things about you too!
Following you now… ;) (I’m a wannabe Penelope, so…)

Traveling Mama March 16, 2010 at 8:25 pm

I had so much fun with BYW too! You are on my new favorites! I’m so glad I found your blog! Best wishes!

carlee March 16, 2010 at 8:50 pm

Thanks for the heads up. I will need to check these new ones {to me} out! By the way, LOVE dooce!

Carrie March 18, 2010 at 9:36 pm

Hey Meredith, Long time no blogging – Wanted to say Thank You so much! for including me on your list – I’m excited about checking out the other blogs you love, I missed so much of the BYU class and all the lovely blogs that I could have found. Now that the crazy move is over and life is settling down again, I’m looking forward to getting back to my blog and catching up on all the posts I’ve missed. I will definitely be coming to you for some organizational ideas here shortly. Enjoy your weekend and talk to you soon!

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Sarah @ Mum In Bloom March 21, 2010 at 5:37 am

I’m a self-taught blogger & wish I had classes nearby :( My library’s asked me to teach one but I have a difficult time explaining how I figured everything out… sigh. I stumbled across your great blog today and so happy I did :) Now, to check out the great links you provided. Must’ve been a fun class :)

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