Five Inspiring Blogs That Fill Me Up

Today I wanted to talk a bit about blog reading and what I've been reading lately that's been filling my mind and heart with good stuff.

These days I'm using Bloglovin as my blog-reader and I've been really happy with it overall. I don't spend as much time as I used to reading blogs, for a variety of reasons including time and my general desire to read more books. It's an ebb and a flow as always. When I do have time I like to scroll through the Bloglovin app on my phone or at my desktop computer and then click on the topics that are of interest to me. You can also follow my blog via Bloglovin here.

Top of mind for me recently is really considering what I'm feeding myself (literally as well as metaphorically). My question to myself is this: What words and images am I'm choosing to let into my life? It's a choice every day to read stuff that fills me up vs. focusing on negativity or stuff that's really just basically garbage (total personal judgement and opinion, obviously, on what constitutes garbage). I want to read blogs that build rather than break-down. I want to read blogs that contain authentic stories of figuring it out as we go along - because it's what we are all doing. I want to read blogs that inspire me to make the changes I want to make in my own life, at my own pace. 

With those things in mind, here are five of my current favorites that you might already be reading or might be new to you: 

Design For MankindErin Lochner's posts about motherhood and how we spend our time have been really inspiring me.

INTO MIND | This is just a really lovely, clean, interesting site. Love the 30-day Minimalism Challenge and the Practical Minimalism 101.

Elise Blaha Cripe | Elise continues to inspire me - especially in the areas of time management and focusing on what's most important. Loved her post yesterday about how she finds time for reading

Be More With Less | Courtney consistently produces interesting content about simplifying life and getting to the heart of the matter. 

Hands Free Mama | A longtime favorite, Rachel has a new book coming out later this year (a follow up to Hands Free Mama) called Hands Free Life (preorder now available - publishing in September). I had the privilege of reading an advance copy of Hands Free Life and it was super, super inspiring. I can't wait to read it again and mark it all up when the actual book is out and I'll probably write more about it in the Fall. 

Here's to lifting each other up through the process of sharing our own stories. 

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  1. Inkfanatic says…
    06/10/2015

    Thanks for the blogs to check out! Elise is and has been, a favorite for awhile! And of course, I always come here every day too! Love it!!

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  2. sleepeybear says…
    06/10/2015

    I also see a visual theme to your current favorites!

    Bloglovin is so helpful to me, too, in picking out what I want to read on a given day! It makes keeping up with different blogs feel so manageable.

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  3. mtercha says…
    06/10/2015

    I was introduced to Hands Free Mama by a blog post you wrote maybe a year ago but I could be wrong about when. I was grateful for that post. You, are inspiring, to me, as well. Thanks. Michelle t

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  4. Jennp6 says…
    06/11/2015

    Ahh, more to add to my reading list...thanks for sharing :)

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  5. jchurch2 says…
    06/11/2015

    I really appreciate this blog entry, Ali. I have had no idea how to find blogs that would be "worth reading" and not just about "stuff". I am from your parents' generation and , although I know my way around a keyboard and am trying to be proficient with Photoshop! etc., blogging has eluded me. I am inspired to follow up with your suggestions, as they all interest me.

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  6. shannon80 says…
    06/14/2015

    I really enjoyed this post as I am looking for new ideas for reading - but looking for quality that fills up my time. Thank you once again

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  7. tm_erin says…
    06/14/2015

    Thanks for sharing this. It's always so interesting to see what other people are reading and watching. I would love to hear about your favorite Instagram accounts or Pinterest boards too.

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  8. lisablack says…
    11/15/2016

    I have found Elise's blog recently and I love it too! She's such an inspiring woman. Sometimes, when I feel ashamed of myself, I read her posts about self-confidence and I feel much better. Had to order research paper online on Poetry recently and got to know the new poetry blog WhiteFlowersOfPoetry.
    xoxo,
    Lisa

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  9. nishgau says…
    11/30/2017

    I am a big fan of all your blogs. i am blessed to be here and share my thoughts. Thanks a lot. http://bingobashchips.online/

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