Friday, April 11, 2014

Friday Fancies

Writing this post feels like the return of a long lost friend. These Friday posts used to be some of my favorites to put together. At a certain point, though, I started to feel uninspired by much of what I was seeing online. Of course, I still kept up with a core group of favorite bloggers whose posts I always look forward to reading and commenting on. At the same time, however, there was a whole other group of blogs in my feed that I felt committed to keeping up with, but was just barely skimming through. It started to feel like a chore to mine through everything out there in the hope of finding some links to share on a Friday.

Am I back to a regular schedule of Friday posts now? I'm not sure. But I may be moving toward that direction. I've pared down on some of the blogs I subscribe to, eliminating those that I don't enjoy or find inspiring. I've also been feeling re-energized about blog reading recently because of several new-to-me blogs that I discovered, the kind that are so good they make me want to go back and read through all of the archived posts. 

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Here are some of my new favorite online reads:

Deliciously Ella is an food blog focused on healthy meals based on whole foods and vegetables. It's kick-started me to give my daily diet a spring cleaning.

Speaking of whole foods, Sophie Dahl's blog has plenty of recipes that feature them, plus lovely photography and posts on travel, art, beauty, and the like.

Shiny New Books is a, well, shiny new quarterly online magazine that looks like it will be a real treat for bibliophiles (especially for those of us who can't seem to grow our To Read lists fast enough).

And EmilyBooks is another literary blog featuring thoughtful posts on an interesting array of books.

Have you started reading any new blogs lately? Do tell...I want to keep up this momentum and discover more.


  1. I know exactly how you feel! I've really pared down the number of blogs I read yet I am still struggling with keeping up. I absolutely love Emilybooks so I'm very glad to see her blog included here. Have you ever read Manger? It is a food and cooking blog and I am inspired every time I read it and see the beautiful photos.

    1. Wow, I just took a look at Manger and the photos are stunning!

  2. I totally get the feeling of having a lot of blogs on my feed that I sort of just skim through: I ended up following a lot of book blogs that don't post reviews of the types of books I read. I feel bad about unfollowing people though, so I have yet to clean out my unfollow list.
    By the way, I nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award. I don't know if you're awards free or have already been tagged, so no pressure to do it, but here's the link:



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