Blogs That Inspire

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap  —  February 20, 2014 — 9 Comments

Long before I was a blogger I was a blog reader. I spent my lunch break, my evenings, and any other bit of free time reading blogs the way that Nick spends that time reading about sports. The list of blogs I love the most has changed over the years and even the way that I read them has evolved. I used to visit each site individually as I felt so inclined, then I subscribed to them all in Google Reader, and these days I use Feedly. I frequently remove blogs that I don’t feel excited to read anymore and add new ones that have just caught my eye. I love that feeling I get when I find a new blog that is just really great. If you’re looking for some leisure reading then check out some of my favorites. Most are home decor blogs, but not all.

Emily A. Clark

Jones Design Company

Nesting Place

The Hunted Interior

Young House Love

Science of Mom


Fit and Feminist


I’m in kind of a rut lately in that I don’t really feel like I have any peers in the blogging world. I wish there was some mechanism for finding blogs that get about the same amount of traffic as I do so we could compare notes and support one another. It’s hard to explain exactly what I mean, but I guess it’s like looking for friends at work or in parenting circles or whatever. It’s nice to have someone who “gets” it and that you can turn to for advice or support. Anyway, I’m always looking for new reads so if you have a favorite blog that you think I might like do share!

There is no such thing as blogging.

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap


9 responses to Blogs That Inspire

  1. I totally get what you’re talking about! It’s nice to know that someone else feels the same way. I just started blogging about 6 months ago and would love to find a close group of blogger friends to throw ideas around and share what works and what doesn’t. It’s definetly hard to find friends in the blogger world. I started blogging not only to share my ideas, but also to be involved in the community of blogging. There’s no doubt that you can form some amazing friendships through blogging.

    • Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap February 20, 2014 at 7:04 pm

      You’re so right, Katie. It’s funny that I felt like I had more friends in my first year of blogging than I do now! A lot of them have stopped writing since then.

  2. It took me a while to connect with other bloggers, but when you do find “your people” it is lovely. People get really protective of their blog numbers, and it’s hard to tell who’s on the same playing field as you, but I do find a lot of bloggers are happy to throw that to the wind and just talk with you. I chat all the time with Emma @ Broke Ass Home & Kenz @ Interiors By Kenz and it’s awesome to bounce stuff off one another.

    If you use Hometalk, I recommend you request to join the Blogtalk Facebook group…. lots of great women in there!!

    • Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap February 20, 2014 at 7:06 pm

      Thanks for the suggestions! I’ve always wondered whether there was a forum for bloggers somewhere! I’m off to check out the two blogs you mentioned, too!

  3. Cyle Talley ( has a blog that I enjoy very much. He writes essays and short stories about his life. He can take something as simple as walking to the post office (Vonnegut Walk) and make it truly entertaining. If you like that sort of thing, you should check him out.

  4. It’s hard to find peers! A lot of people I once considered blogging peers have stopped blogging. And it’s hard for me to keep up with blogging groups, though I am sure they are helpful. Feel free to shoot me a message if you ever want to talk shop!

    • Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap February 20, 2014 at 7:07 pm

      I’ve had the exact same experience! I probably will be hitting you up for support sometime!

  5. I have a friend that writes a blog that I especially like. She is older than you and you may not find too much in common, but she has an interesting way with words and beautiful photography. She lives in a Chicago suburb but you would think she lived in the country by the photos of her property. She loves to read, garden, and cook. She writes about those things as well as family and friends. You may want to stop by sometime. Her blog is through wordpress and called Lifeonthecutoff. She wouldn’t be a peer exactly because she is a grandma person like me, but you may enjoy some of her links.

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