Personal Blog Examples

I’m always on the hunt for a great blog. If you’re like me, and looking for some Personal Blog Examples – whether to get some ideas on starting your own blog or just for purely entertainment purposes – look no further.

Here are a few great blogs. (Sounds like the name of a movie – but an incredibly boring one).

This list has a little something for everyone ~ from personal ramblings and musings, to cooking, home decor, and exercise.

Some of these blogs are really profitable – and some are just hobby blogs run as a way for their creators to connect with others.

If you want a list of incredibly successful and popular blogs, jump to this post on Popular Personal Blogs.

In The Beginning, There Were Blogs

Actually, there were these things called BBSs – Bulletin Board Systems – basically a way to post information that others could see or have a chat with someone on the other side of the world through this crazy invention called the internet.

Yes, I remember those days.

And then, came websites, and search engines like Lycos and AltaVista.

And these engines, would take you to sites that looked like this: Β Captain Marvel retro throwback website (which I think is ingenious for a movie set in the 90’s).

Not only does this remind me of the website we had for our own store in the 90’s, it looked like every other site out there before the turn of the millennium, including my MySpace page – which if I’m recalling correctly, had a pepto-bismol colored background with dancing icons. Oh the horror.

At the time, it was SO cool (to me, at least). It was a simpler time, when fancy websites meant pixelated rainbow gradients, and GIFs that flashed with a horrendous, busy background.

The more things you could throw on a website’s page (and not bring it to a complete crawl,) the better.

And then there were blogs. Blogs used to be a way to communicate personal stuff – a journal of rants and raves, likes and dislikes, opinions… that suddenly, the entire world had access to.

Nowadays, they are not always that, for better, or for worse.

Current day blogs are more often than not one of the following: ways to make money, ways to teach a hobby, ways to sell courses, and ways to make people feel not good enough about their lives if yours doesn’t include picture-perfect island sunset shots of you half dressed hanging off of a boat.

I don’t know about you, but I feel like my life’s photos will never include me stepping out on the streets of Milan in a flowing red dress and stiletto heels. Maybe that’s unfortunate, but I just prefer jeans and a comfy soft top and I don’t feel like my life suffers because of it.

I’ve never been one to impress anyone, and I wouldn’t know how to if I tried. Sorry, not sorry.

So, getting back to blogs, let’s just talk strictly good ol’ fashioned journaling (web plus log = weblog = blog).

I’ve put together a list of Personal Blog Examples that resonate with me in some way – why, because they are real people with real stories having real successes and failures.

While I admit I do still guilty pleasure me some “if I won the lotto my life might include me transforming into THIS,” fantasy-life blog perusing… but this post is targeted towards real-life, personal journey bloggers.

Enjoy!

The Everywhereist

An award-winning cry for help.

Source: TheEverywhereist.com

Elle’s Note: I relate to Geraldine’s wry, sarcastic, witty writing in a way that I can’t even explain. I am obsessed with her to the point of almost requiring intervention.


A Cup of Jo

A Cup of Jo

A daily women’s lifestyle site founded by Joanna Goddard that covers style, design, culture, food, travel, relationships, and parenting.

Source: cupofjo.com/

Elle’s Note: Interesting observations on everything from travel, to recipes, to makeup, to home decor.


Dooce

Dooce

Our Lady of Perpetual Depression.

Source: dooce.com/

Elle’s Note: A very intimate entry into the inner layers of someone’s life – her personal musings involve writing about her children, depression, divorce, and everything in between.


Young House Love

Young House Love

DIY Home Decorating Projects, Tutorials, & Shenanigans.

Source: younghouselove.com/

Elle’s Note: In a weird way, I feel like I know these people really well – Sherry’s was the first blog I ever read when I needed painting tips for our old house that had wood paneling. I’ve followed her ever since, which was probably 10 years ago or so. It’s been such a cool thing to watch them go from hobbyists to renowned remodelers – even having their own products sold in Target. When I saw that I squealed! Sherry & her hubby still run their amazing blog but have a lot more articles to read these days, a podcast, as well as books for sale.


The Turquoise Home

The Turquoise Home

A DIY and home decor blog inspiring you to create a home you love.

Source: theturquoisehome.com/

Elle’s Note: Organizational advice, home decor ideas, & DIY on a budget.


OMG Lifestyle

OMG Lifestyle

OMG Worthy β€’ Fashion β€’ Food β€’ Decor β€’ Travel

Source: omglifestyle.com/

Elle’s Note: From her pose sitting on her faux leopard skin stair case, you just know that Elaine sparkles a little brighter than others, and readily shares this with her readers.


Journey Era

Journey Era

The world travel adventures of Jackson Groves, a full-time solo backpacker and digital nomad who is 26-years-old from Adelaide, Australia.

Source: www.journeyera.com/

Elle’s Note: Live vicariously through this digital nomad’s frugal travel blog – Jackson has never spent more than $12 dollars/night on accommodations.


A Couple For the Road

A Couple For the Road

Travel tips to save money while traveling international, from the top American Couples Travel Blog, based in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Caribbean, Europe and more.

Source: acouplefortheroad.com/


Nomadic Matt

Nomadic Matt

Get the budget travel tips you need to travel cheaper, better, and smarter today from the world’s #1 budget travel writer!

Source: www.nomadicmatt.com/


The Planet D

The Planet D

Adventure travel blog that features travel advice, travel tips, inspirational stories and travel photography that will help you plan your next vacation.

Source: theplanetd.com/


Ok Dork

OkDork.com | Noah Kagan’s Blog About Marketing and More

A blog about marketing, starting businesses, self-exploration, and tacos.

Source: okdork.com/


Michael Hyatt

Michael Hyatt

Get the clarity, confidence, and tools you need to win at work and succeed at life.

Source: michaelhyatt.com/blog/


Smitten Kitten

Smitten Kitten

Fearless cooking from a tiny NYC kitchen.

Source: smittenkitchen.com/


Cookie and Kate

Cookie and Kate

A healthy food blog that celebrates whole foods with fresh vegetarian recipes.

Source: www.cookieandkate.com/


HomeSick Texan

Homesick Texan

A home cooking blog by seventh-generation Texan Lisa Fain dedicated to celebrating Texan home cooking through stories and recipes.

Source: www.homesicktexan.com//


Fit Bottomed Girls

Fit Bottomed Girls

You can’t hate yourself healthy.

Source: fitbottomedgirls.com/


Carrots ‘n’ Cake

Carrots n Cake

Macro Meal Plans & Coaching.

Source: carrotsncake.com/

 

Avocadu

Avocadu

Helping women lose weight quickly, safely, and consistently through healthy eating and dieting, healthy living tips, recipes, yoga, and more.

Source: avocadu.com/


A Beautiful Mess

A Beautiful Mess

A lifestyle company focused on creating happiness through a homemade lifestyle, founded by sisters Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman.

Source: abeautifulmess.com/


Seasoned Homemaker

Seasoned Homemaker

Celebrating Creativity.

Source: seasonedhomemaker.com/


Paper and Stitch

Paper and Stitch

Inspiration for your DIY life.

Source: paperandstitch/


Sugar and Cloth

Sugar and Cloth

DIY Inspired Living.

Source: www.sugarandcloth.com/


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