It’s been nearly a month since Bloggers to Watch in 2013 was published. We had a fantastic response, including some compelling recommendations via the comments section and around the web.
This post presents all the bloggers that people have highlighted over the past few weeks.
If you want to read a genuinely very funny Dad blogger then you can’t beat Mark Richards. The blog has only been live for about three months but it is fast getting a strong following in the UK. It’s a mix of current posts (Mark’s kids are all teenagers now) and flashbacks to when they were younger and the only thing he had to worry about was whether they’d eat their carrots. Highly recommended to all parents.
Guy is a beast. Teaching so much about link building some of his stuff I don’t even want to share.
What do you guys think? Have you ever come across a blog so good that you wanted to keep it a secret?
I’d also include Tsh Oxenrider of Simple Mom. She’s been around a while, but I’m always eager to see where she goes next.
from Tara Ziegmont
One blogger I really enjoy is Katie from Wellness Mama. She’s a health and nutrition blogger, but does a great job of getting readers involved with her posts.
“An older blogger who is an accomplished and wise writer. He blogs regularly at The Happy Seeker. I highly recommend checking him out!”
via Dave Rowley
She’s a fitness fashion trend expert and women’s active lifestyle blogger. Bianca is the creator of MizzFIT.com where people can find fitness fashion and health & wellness news. She’s truly inspirational and empowers women to work out, feel sexy and how to live an active, and strong life.
Alison Elissa Horner had some great suggestions:
I really like Brooke Castillo’s blog. She doesn’t post super regularly, but her simple, direct posts remind me of this quote.
“In a room where
people unanimously maintain
a conspiracy of silence,
one word of truth
sounds like a pistol shot.” -Czeslaw Milosz
I’m also a fan of Jenny Shih’s blog. She has thoughtful posts and tips for being an entrepreneur. She’s an excellent teacher because she walks you through new ideas step by step.
Mara made the following recommendation:
Three women, including myself, were asked to speak as we’ve each had great success in less than two years. We’d love for you to check us out:
- Mara from A BLOG ABOUT LOVE
- Steph from Modern Parents, Messy Kids
- Erin from My Thirty Spot
- Kirsten from Kirsten Krason Interiors
Therese from the Unlost had a couple of interesting ideas:
She highlighted her move-lah concept has an idea to encourage people to take action: “All my products are payable– in full or in part– with “Move-lah,” the world’s newest form of currency, which is designed to help people move and take action on the concepts they’re learning.”
She also recommended Nicole Antoinette as a “smart, witty, and, well, funny” blogger.
Eden Riley, one of this year’s bloggers to watch, recommended we keep an eye on Karen. She said that the blog was:
one of the best and beautiful blogs ever, written by buddhist monk and mother Karen Maezen Miller. Run to her words—I did.
R Siemienowicz recommended that we check out…
…the visual diary of photographer, illustrator and author Garance Doré. He said she has “the best and most genuinely arresting voice among
I recommend you read her recent article where she explains the philosphy behind her blog.
There were also three useful blog posts curating interesting bloggers:
- Blogs to Bookmark via 2013 blog-to-watch In Spaces Between
- Travel Blogs Worth Reading: 2013 Edition
- Top 10 Blogs for Writers 2012 – The Winners
Over to you
No list post can ever cover all niches and communities. Bloggers vary widely in age, race, and gender. Having said that, there were two types of bloggers that people sought recommendations of:
- examples of Asian bloggers
- bloggers aged over 60.
Do you know of any interesting bloggers in the above demographics? Or do you know of a niche/community that you feel isn’t represented enough in the wider blogging community?
Let me know in the comments. It will help shape the type of bloggers that I feature here throughout this year.