What I’m about to say won’t come as a shock to anyone… I miss the good old days of blogging. I used to check in with at least 10 or 15 fashion and lifestyle blogs per day, in the period between 2008 and 2012. But now it’s rare to find a blogger who posts consistently – let alone daily – and I miss my morning fix!
I’ve seen a few people state that “2019 will be the year of the blog”. But, realistically, I don’t think that’s going to happen unless two things happen: 1) Digital content creators start blogging multiple times a week, once again. And 2) Content consumers start supporting bloggers by actually reading their posts – not just looking at their Instagram feeds.
So if you’re also craving a return to longform digital content, keep reading to discover the three blogs that I still visit on a daily basis. If they’re not already on your list check them out asap. And if you’re already reading them all, let me know your favourite, consistently-updated blogs in the comments section below. I’m desperate to find some new daily reads…
I followed New England based blogger Jess Ann Kirby on Instagram long before I actually checked out her site. And what a fool I was. Her Insta is gorgeous, but her namesake blog offers 10x the inspiration. Jess posts daily (or every-other-day, at the least), and shares a mix of fashion, travel and home decor content.
I love the way Jess puts outfits together (she’s great at styling basics, like denim shorts, jean jackets, cashmere knits etc), and I’ve found heaps of inspiration in her home renovation posts.
It’s no secret that I’m OBSESSED with the lifestyle blog A Cup of Jo. Founded by journalist Joanna Goddard in 2007, A Cup of Jo now has a team of writers, is updated multiple times a day (!!!) and is visited by over 1 million adoring readers each month.
I love the vast mix of content on A Cup of Jo – think style, home design, motherhood, relationships, TV and book recommendations. And whilst Joanna is still the most prominent voice at A Cup of Jo, I love following the work of their features editor, Caroline Donofrio [right].
Brooklyn-based blogger Grace Attwood produces an insane amount of content each week. She posts to her blog daily, shares on Instagram and Instagram Stories 24/7, and also co-hosts a weekly podcast.
I’m sure Grace’s stress levels are constantly high, but I’m so grateful for the work she puts in because I LOVE having a new blog post to read every morning. The Stripe provides a mix of fashion and beauty content, along with a smattering of dating and travel posts, plus lots of great book recommendations (naturally these features are my favourites).
What I look for in a blog: A clear point of view. Personality and an authentic tone of voice. Consistent content (at least 3 new posts per week). Inspirational features that are grounded in reality (I don’t want to see a different $1,800 handbag every day of the week).
Which blogs do you read on a daily basis? Share your favourites in the comments section below, as I’m always looking for more sites to visit!
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