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Wow, this is my 700th post! I wanted to do something special for this milestone, so I decided to share with you some of my favourite blogs and ask you to share some of your favourite bloggers.
This is part of the something old, something new tag which I was tagged in by Rachael at Broomfie. I don’t do tags very often now, but this seemed like the perfect way to celebrate 700 posts.
So, I have to share with you five of my favourite blogs I’ve been following for a long time, and five of my favourite new blogs. I tag anyone who fancies it to join in.
5 blogs I’ve followed for a long time
Cat gives me major blog envy – her posts always inspire me to write better and more interesting blog posts.
She talks about a huge range of things from trips she’s taken, her adorable pets, shares things she’s enjoying, and dishes out sound advice.
One of my favourite things about Cat and Oddly Lovely is that it comes across as so authentic and honest. You read her posts and feel like you could be sat down talking to her in person, and I especially like that she’s not afraid of talking about controversial or touchy subjects such as birth control or gun laws.
My favourite blogs are ones where you get a good mix of topics and you feel like you actually get to know that person properly through the posts, and that’s what you get with Llinos at The Lilac Linnet.
Llinos posts about a wide range of topics, including books, places she’s been, improving your blog, her experiences and more. She also loves a good castle; anyone who likes castles is awesome in my book.
If I had to choose one word to describe Toni’s blog it would ‘adorable’. Her photography is brilliant, and her Instagram feed is nothing short of a cute overload.
Like everyone else on this list, Jessica posts about a good range of topics. But she also adds a good dose of ‘geeky’ into the mix. I’m insanely jealous because she lives in Florida near Disney World (and I now know the difference between Disney Land and World thanks to her).
When she took a blogging break earlier in the year I really missed her posts, and I think that’s a good sign of a blog you enjoy reading.
If you like YA books, Paper Fury is where it’s at. Cait has a brilliant sense of humour and posts a mix of book reviews and other book and writing related posts, such as the perils of being a bookworm.
Her posts never fail to make to laugh and I’ve added so many books to my TBR list because of her. I solely blame her for my inability to stop buying books.
I’m going to count new bloggers as blogs I’ve been following since the start of 2015.
I discovered Rachael’s blog a few months ago, and it’s quickly become one of my favourites. I really enjoyed reading about her travels across the US.
As well as talking about travel she writes about fashion, beauty, and lifestyle and has some pretty solid advice that is actually useful.
Another Rachael! Dear Ms Leigh is a lifestyle blog covering travel (she’s sharing some brilliant photos of her travels at the moment), her life, gardening, and sewing. She’s a seriously talented cross-sticher (is that the word?) and every time I see one of her posts about a piece she’s working on, it always makes me want to have a go myself.
This is Jessica from the Pyreflies second blog; it’s a new blog and it contains one of my favourite series ever: Girls Who Cosplay.
As you might expect from the name, it’s mostly about geeky jewellery, or character inspired outfit suggestions. I get excited every time I see one of her posts pop up in my Bloglovin’ feed.
This is a really recent discovery of mine. I first came across Kate’s blog when Benefit made the mistake of joining in with a fat shaming hashtag and Kate posted a brilliant blog post about it.
Kate mostly posts about travel and places she’s been, and as a British expat who’s recently returned to Britain (are you still an expat then?) she’s currently sharing posts about what it’s like coming back.
Hello Rigby is a nice mix of beauty and fashion, but it also has a good chunk of furry adorableness in the form of Rigby, the Shiba Inu. Rigby pops up on the blog quite often to review things, or appears in Jenn’s posts about having a Shiba Inu.
Other blogs worthy of you checking out are:
Recommend away! I want to hear about your favourite blogs.