During my blogging sabbatical* I continued to pin interesting posts that caught my eye. One of these was In the Next 30 Days’ list of 31 blogging resources. I know at the time I liked the post but I hadn’t checked it out in awhile.
*(a really nice way of saying “When I Sucked at Blogging”)
Tonight, I opened it up and read through the list. It really is great, and I’d highly suggest at least pinning it for a later date. Most useful of all for my current situation is Kludgy Mom’s 600 Topic Idea Bank! Number 10 on that list is: who is your blogger crush, and why?
Obviously I cannot choose just one, so I’m going to have to go with a tie on this one.
I’m sure it’s obvious that Erin is one of them. I met Erin at Influence in 2012 and it was super awesome. I knew she liked wine thanks to her blog so we made plans for a post-party drink at the bar. It was super fun and I met a couple really cool bloggers who have continued to be incredibly successful.
Erin is not only a blogging inspiration, but she’s a LIFE inspiration. Girlfriend’s not afraid to eat delicious food and drink delicious wine.
Also, she runs “Love, Yellow.” It’s a monthly fashion box. And I’m incredibly bummed out that I missed April’s Coffee shirt. I link to Living in Yellow with some frequency so I’m going to move on to my other first place blogging crush!
And the other winner is Mandy Rose. She and her husband both blog and he writes a lot about finance. I don’t follow a ton of bloggers on Facebook because I follow most of them on Twitter. But Mandy runs a GREAT facebook account. She really makes you feel like you’re a friend, hanging out for the day.
But I think my favorite thing is that she’s real. She doesn’t hide the messy, the tantrums, the rough days, the mom-fails… I’m not a mom but that doesn’t mean that even as a single, childless woman I don’t feel guilt over perfect homes. I unloaded my dishwasher for the first time in a week and a half tonight. Last week I had to run the same load of laundry three times because I kept forgetting to put it in the dryer.
I feel like Mandy would totally get that and wouldn’t be silently thinking, “This girl is a hot mess.”
Who is your blogging crush??