Usually I find them via Instagram, or because another blog I read mentions them, but when I do, I add their website to my Feedly, a feed-reader that allows me to read all of my blogs in one place. Everyday when I get to work, I open up my Feedly and read through my blogs as if I were reading a magazine or a newspaper. It’s the perfect way to start my day.
Over the years, I have added and deleted websites to my Feedly as my interests have waxed and waned, but here’s the list of blogs I follow at this particular moment (in order of the order I read them in). The ones marked with an asterisk* are my favorites, and the ones I read religiously every single week without fail.
Here are all of the blogs I follow (by category):
Verily Magazine* | One of the only lifestyle magazines that I read religiously. I read almost every single article.
The Colby Chronicles | Mommy blog of one of my high school friends.
Sarah Jenks* | Lifestyle blog about living more.
Nisha Moodley | Femininity, spirituality, and entrepreneurship.
Garance Doré* | French blogger from Corsica. Her blog is about everything I go through in everyday life (like what to do with my hair when I cut it and finding the perfect perfume). Looooove it.
Kaitlyn Bristowe | The bachelorette. She’s just awesome.
Heather Lewis | My cousin-in-law, but also an amazing Christian writer with a post-pastor perspective.
Alexandra Franzen* | Writer with a unique, blunt perspective on life.
French Women Don’t Get Fat* | Mireille Guilliano was the president and CEO of Veuve Clicquot (my favorite champagne house) for 25 years before she retired to write lovely books about French living. I devour everything she writes. Especially her books.
India Hicks | Beautiful style from a woman who lives on an island with her five beautiful child and adopted son.
Thrive Global | Ariana Huffington’s blog about living well.
annetess | Pretty things.
Semi-Rad | The only blog both my husband and I read. If you have a super outdoorsy husband (like I do), you’ll totally relate to these adventures.
New Beauty | Everything you ever wanted to know about esthetic dermatology.
Un-Fancy | One of the first “capsule-wardrobers.”
Kensington Way | Mormon mommy blog about fashion & beauty.
Paris in Four Months | The typical fashion blog, but set in Paris.
9to5Chic | Fashion blogger on what she wears to her day job (which I especially admire).
Simple Shui* | Feng Shui for the modern decorator.
My Domain* | Just the best home decor site out there.
CityHomeCollective | Interior design & real estate in Salt Lake City.
The Art Of Non-Conformity | Travel hacking + adventuring.
Kris Carr | Vegan with cancer.
The Balanced Blonde | Formally “the blonde vegan.”
Erin Stutland | Movement paired with mantras.
Honestly | The honest company blog.
Isabel Foxen Duke | Her goal is to get women to stop obsessing about food.
Nicole Jardim | Hormonal health.
Nat Kringoudis | Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) doctor + acupuncturist, & fertility specialist.
Vidya Living | Ayurveda.
Kayla Itsines* | Founder of the Bikini Body Guide.
My Sweat Life | One of my favorite BBG-ers.
Aviva Romm | Midwife.
Oh She Glows* | Vegan.
Gather & Feast | Pretty tablescapes.
Minimalist Baker | Gluten-free, dairy-free, plant-based.
Laura Miller | Raw, vegan, not gross.
Earthsprout | Vegan.
The Accidental Theologist | A blog by of one of my favorite writers, Lesley Hazleton, an agnostic author who writes extremely well researched books about religion. I especially love her book Mary: A Flesh & Blood Biography Of The Virgin Mother (my favorite book about Mary ever written and the reason I am getting my graduate degree in Mariology).
Rob Bell* | There’s nothing to say about Rob Bell except that I am obsessed with (and agree with) every book he has ever written. I also met him during his “Everything is Spiritual” tour and cried (because I am that much of a #fangirl).
Theology of the Body Institute | Pope John Paul II’s teachings on the female body (from a Catholic perspective).
Jackie & Bobby | He was discerning the Catholic priesthood, she was a Catholic speaker. He decided not to become a priest, and so they got married instead. Now they write this lovely counter-culture blog about marriage.
Heather Waxman | Beautiful meditative music.
The Cathedral Of The Madeleine | My local cathedral.
Ryan Reed | We used to be Young Life leaders together, now he’s one of my favorite theologians.
RELEVANT Magazine | A magazine for the modern Christian.
The Very Worst Missionary* | Had a baby when she was 18, curses a lot, and has no qualms about calling out “Christian culture.” But she’s married to a paster (the guy she had a baby with at 18) and she’s a Christian missionary (just one of the most bad-ass ones you’ve ever met).
Saeculorum | One of my fellow classmates in grad school, but also an extremely brilliant linguist and theologian.
Bullet Journal | Design-your-own planner. With examples.
The Girl Who Knows | Lifestyle magazine meets career magazine.
Emerging Women | The blog and podcast associated with this rockstar conference.
Alex Beadon* | Great for anyone with a blog.
Harvard Business Review* | The only business magazine worth reading. There is no fluff here. If you read an article, you will learn something.
The Skimm | What I read during the weekends instead of the newspaper. But written as if it were by a Yale student interning at the White House.
Sara’s Notebook | The personal blog of Sara Blakely (the founder of SPANX).
Tim Ferriss* | The only podcast both my husband and I listen to. And his blogs are equally in-depth.