OUR FAVORITE THINGS: Top 4 Favorite Blogs
[Welcome to Our Favorite Things, a series featuring—you guessed it!—our favorite things. From books to brands to tunes to film, these are all things we at That First Year want to shout from the rooftops about.]
Though I run this blog, I can’t say that I follow an extensive list of other blogs regularly. Whoops. However, there are 4 blogs that are my go-tos when I’m in the mood to do some internet readin’.
My roommate (and That First Year writer, Chelsey) recommended the memoir If You Find This Letter by Hannah Brencher last year in what was an emotionally virulent summer for me. Two pages in, I was already crying, which means that two pages in, I was already sold on the book. I finished it in a matter of days. Not only did the story of the challenges of her post-grad year resonate with me, but I also fell in love with her writing style. Her blog posts are life-giving, and I lowkey wish I could be her best friend slash write as well as she does.
I love talking about budgeting; it’s where my need to control everything can be acceptably put to use. So The Financial Diet is one of my favorite blogs because it openly talks about money, but in a way that features personal experiences rather than posts written in dry, financy-speak. I even wrote a li’l something for them recently which you can find here.
3. Meg Fee
I discovered Meg’s blog two springs ago, and I instantly became a regularly returning reader. She writes so beautifully and honestly that I can’t help but wish I could capture a moment in words as well as she can. Her writing focuses primarily on life while also sharing quotes, playlists and photos of her home of NYC as well as her travels. I may or may not frequently tear up when I read her posts, because her words are just that good, and I am an emotional mush when it comes to good words.
The Yellow Conference is an organization of women that hosts a yearly conference and more for creative entrepreneurs in Los Angeles. The blog features posts related to running your own business and developing your passions. This breakdown of the 22 steps a graphic designer took to start her own business has been my favorite post so far.
Like I said, I don’t regularly follow that many blogs, so if you have any suggestions, please leave ‘em in the comments below. Happy reading!
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