Let’s all take a moment of silence for the now-defunct Google Reader…
Right. Now, have you chosen a new reader to replace our dearly departed GR? I’m loving Feedly and Bloglovin (to be honest, I go to Feedly on a daily basis– I imported my GR feeds there and have added way too many more. Bloglovin is an every other day reader, where I put all my fashiony reads that are mostly just fluff). But I digress.
Doubtless as we all make our reader transitions, whether we choose Feedly, Bloglovin, or another amazing resource, we’re looking through our feeds and making some hard cuts. Do you really still keep up with the same blogs today as you did years ago? Are there newly added blogs that apply more to who you are now than who you were when you first started using Google Reader? Are you just looking for a few new reads to freshen up your entire feed? Looking through my subscriptions, there are definitely some that I continue to read on a daily basis, while others are more like once-a-weekers… it’s hard to choose “favorites,” because for the most part I love all the blogs I subscribe to, but in the hopes of inspiring you to find a few new reads, here are the top ten blogs I’m loving in my new readers right now…
Creature Comforts: Without fail, I always read Ez’s posts. Every single day. Between her daily finds, her daily color boards, and her DIYs, there’s never a headline that makes me think, “Ugh, I’ll just skip this one.” I have to read everything she puts out! Her content is wonderful and generally super quick to enjoy and digest. Perfect for design-lovers on the go.
The Neo-Traditionalist: Katie Armour is the editor of Matchbook Magazine, the girl whose pixie cut I’ve been emulating for the past nine months, and the curator of the most savvy, fashionable, beautiful things. Daily loveliness.
Skunkboy Creatures: I love Katie and her beautiful family– they feel like people I really know! Katie’s style is covetable, her creativity and enthusiasm is infectious, and I basically want her life.
DesignLoveFest: What’s not to love about Bri? She’s everything I want to be as a blogger– quirky, interesting, super knowledgable and passionate, TALENTED, and fun. I feel like she’s my best friend, she just hasn’t met me yet. Her posts run the gamut: fashion, design, advice, travel, lifestyle, interiors, cooking, DIY… she’s amazing. A must-follow.
Gala Darling: THE guru to end all gurus. Worship at the altar of Gala or perish. Seriously, her blog is the best thing out there– for jetsetters, for “playgirls,” for anyone seeking inspiration, guidance, love, for people who want to make it and those already there. So much goodness, I can’t even categorize it. Let’s just say: read Gala everyday and your life will be complete.
Smart Pretty and Awkward: It’s simple. Molly puts together three things– something to make you smarter, something to make you prettier/healthier, something to make you less awkward. Quotes, links, tips, interesting reads… it’s the perfect little bite-size nibble and she always curates the most fascinating stuff.
Into The Gloss: ITG combines all my favorite things from all my favorite magazines– fun features, thought-provoking articles that are mainly pop-culture references, fashion, beauty, products, reviews, people, places… you get the picture. Put Vanity Fare, Vogue, Tatler, Cosmo, and, oh, US Weekly into a room and they might come up with something as great as ITG. Check it out every day for a plethora of goodies.
A Cup of Jo: I love Joanna Goddard’s writing. She writes about anything– relationships, babies, sex, New York City, culture, cooking… she feels like the older sister I never knew I wanted. She always has interesting and unexpected posts that I can never just scroll past.
Nubby Twiglet: Shauna is one of the best designers of all time, so, of course, her blog is amazing. I’m addicted to her weekly photo round-ups, her weekly link round-ups, her frequent advice posts, and her super interesting Portland style.
Design is Mine: This is one of the first blogs I ever read and to tell you the truth… it hasn’t really changed. I fell in love with Summer’s interior inspiration posts, her thought of the days, her 10 images of inspiration, her flickr photo finds. She’s amazing and I’ve modeled much of my own blogging on her. This is one blog that doesn’t need to change– I’ll move it to any and every reader I use!
–> okay, okay– follow along with Fête on Feedly + Bloglovin! Thanks for reading! xoxo