Monday, January 24, 2011

You Should Be Reading


Thanks to Trop 50 for sponsoring my writing about fabulous bloggers.  This year Trop50 is granting 50 fabulous wishes.  Click here to enter for a chance to win $1,000 to help grant a friend’s wish!

Many of you know I have a bit of a Google Reader addiction. Maybe a bit is an understatement but I read a lot of great blogs each and every day. When Clever Girls Collective, Inc. contacted me to name 5 Fabulous Bloggers from the many I read every day, I knew it would be hard to pick just 5.

1. The Sarcastic Lab Rat by Lisa

I discovered Lisa through The SITS Girls and a program introducing different bloggers based on what they blogged about. We were both in the Donkey Tribe. I like her honesty and her writing. She has a fun to read blog and I find it easy to find things to comment about. She also has bunnies, which to me, is another reason to like her. I have a lot of pet related issues and I like to know I am not the only one.

2. And In My Corner by Jodi

She lives on the other side of North America as I do but when I read her blog, I find we have a lot stuff in common. She blogs about her life, weight loss, photography, farm and I enjoy reading it.  I found her through the Power of 1 challenge I am doing through The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans blog. I am a life blogger and I write about ups and downs of life and I enjoy reading and getting inspiration from people who do the same.

3. A Merry Life by Mary

Mary’s blog is one of the first blogs that I started reading before I really got addicted to Google Reader and all of your blogs. She writes about the good, the bad and trials of weight loss. She moved half way across the world to New Zealand and I am totally jealous of that. She provides helpful tips to new bloggers looking to break into the world of blogging. She even wrote an e-book on the subject. Anyone looking to start a weight loss blog should stop by. Congratulations on finishing your triathlon. You are awesome!

4. My Everyday Adventures (of me in the City) by Jessica

The dating scene in Boston is less than stellar if you are over 30 and I have whined enough about my lack of success here in Boston. Chicago is one of my favorite cities and I have a little bit of jealousy over people living there but I really like to read about it. Her writing is funny and it makes happy to know my behavior at times is normal.

5. Getting Stitched on the Farm with Kristin Nichols

What can I say? She is a well known knitter and has a sheep farm in Western Massachusetts. Someday I will take one of her classes or weekend knitting workshops. I love her photos of the sheep and her antidotes of life on a farm. Even if you aren’t a knitter, it is a good blog to add to your reader.

There are so many great bloggers out there. It was hard to only pick 5. Since I love to find new blogs to read to feed my addiction, what are some bloggers you like?

Do not forget to enter the 50 Fabulous Wishes contest for a chance to win $1,000 to support a friend’s wish.   I was selected for this Tropicana Trop50 sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity, as I do.  I received compensation to use and facilitate my post.


  1. Wow Thanks Jen! I am honoured to be among your Top 5!
    I love reading blogs too...actually some days I find it hard to tear away from my laptop when I start! lol (eeep a bit of an addict! ☺

  2. Thank you so much for including me! I'm completely honored that you think so highly of my blog. :) I have a blog reading addiction too so I'm going to go check out the others you mentioned. Thanks again!



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