Blogs I Follow

BlogI’m an avid reader of blogs. I have dozens in my Google Reader and I take the opportunity to read, especially on my phone or iPad, whenever I have a few moments to spare. I’ve been asked numerous times to share the blogs I read, so here is a sampling. My list might be a little different than what you’d expect!

 

Blogs About Blogging

Author Tech Tips

Copyblogger

Problogger

 

Publishing and General Business

GalleyCat

HBR (Harvard Business Review)

Writers Digest (There Are No Rules)

Nathan Bransford

Publetariat

Publishing Perspectives

Seth’s Blog

The Book Designer

The Passive Voice

The Shatzkin Files

Writer Beware

Writer Unboxed

 

Agent Blogs

Steve Laube

Books & Such (of course!)

Kristin Nelson

Janet Reid

 

Simplicity Blogs

Be More With Less

Inside Out Simplicity – Becoming Minimalist

Mindful Simplicity

The Minimalists

 

In addition, many of my clients are bloggers. The list of my client blogs is HERE.

 

So, I’ve shared some of my favorites. What are some of yours?

 

Click to Tweet: What are some of your favorite blogs? @RachelleGardner shares some of hers.

 

Click on THIS POST for 18 more blogs/websites to follow… via Twitter.

 

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  4. Kira says:

    This was so useful! Thank you! I was looking for good writing/publishing blogs to follow. =)

  5. Ariel Paz says:

    Hi, Rachelle. Thanks for the reminder about Leo Babauto’s blog. He has some good stuff. Simplicity is a never ending process if you ask me. It’s a constant evaluation of what is important and what is not. I have a t-shirt that says “Simplify” just to remind me :) Be blessed. Ariel

  6. For another blog on blogging, try Blogging with Amy. Very practical, helpful stuff. @ErinUlrich turned me on to her.

  7. Dan Erickson says:

    I also follow copyblogger and Seth Godin. I follow Art House America, Donald Miller, Michael Hyatt, PIck the Brain, The Change Blog, and several others. I’ll have to take a look at a few of the blogs on your list. One thing I do is add a few new blogs to my regular visiting schedule every month or so. Of course one can only follow so many blogs, so I’ve created a rotation system.

  8. Thanks for sharing–I’m definitely adding some of these to my reader.

    I recently found a blog called “How to talk evangelical” that is really good: howtotalkevangelical.addiezierman.com

    And I enjoy the honesty of Leanne Penny @ leannepenny.com

  9. Thanks for sharing–I’m definitely adding some of these to my reader.

    I recently found a blog called “How to talk evangelical” that is really good: howtotalkevangelical.addiezierman.com

    And I enjoy the honesty of Leanne Penny @ leannepenny.com

  10. J. F. Smith says:

    I love a lot of these blogs, too! I too am intrigued by the concept of simplicity blogs. I just recently began blogging, and I find it really rewarding!

  11. Nina Amir – How to Blog a Book (howtoblogabook.com/), Christina Katz – The Prosperous Writer (christinakatz.com/), and WordCount: Freelancing in the Digital Age (michellerafter.com/)are among the many, many bloggers I have followed at one time or another since 2010. These are three blogger/authors from whom I have learned much. They also have amazing energy.

  12. Jan Thompson says:

    I read your blog, Rachelle!

    Recently, I started subscribing to Jamie Chavez’ blog.

    And Chip MacGregor has good information for writers.

  13. Oh, goodness. It’s hard to choose a favorite. Once in awhile, I read A Holy Experience (Ann Voskamp), but I tend to have a small pool that I follow, largely due to time constraints.

    One of the great blessings of blogging has been the friends I’ve made over the years. What fun to find a kindred spirit here and there!

  14. Mary Vee says:

    Thanks for the list, Rachelle.
    I would like to second a few from the comments: The Writers Alley, Seekerville, and My Book Therapy.
    I also enjoy Chip MacGregor’s

  15. Thanks for the great list of blogs, Rachelle! I’m always looking to refresh my Google Reader, so I’ve added a number of these blogs.

  16. Laura K. Cowan says:

    Thanks for this, Rachelle!

  17. Jeanne T says:

    What a great list of blogs! I’ve read a few of your clients’ blogs as well. I didn’t realize there were blogs on simplicity. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. :) I’m going to have to check those out. I think I’m going to have to stop by some of the blogging sites, because I still have so much to learn about blogging. :)

    I follow a number of writing blogs, and some friends’ blogs. Finding the time to read all the blogs I want to is next to impossible. 😉

    I would add to the ones already mentioned: The Writer’s Alley and I like Seekerville as well.

  18. lisa says:

    Thanks for sharing your picks. You have a great client list too!

    I also follow http://www.chadrallen.com/. His content is always helpful to me. Book and Such has helped me connect with so many writing friends. I also follow a lot of non-profit blogs.

  19. Susan Toy says:

    I post a weekly roundup (am working on one right now) of interesting articles, videos, book news, and relevant blog posts to my own blog. I gather up anything that strikes me as being note-worthy for authors as well as readers and anyone else in the book biz. Many blogs you list here, including your own!, make regular appearances. Thanks for these additional listings to check out.

  20. Some of those sound really interesting! I’m a long time fan of Seekerville and then I enjoy agent blogs and friend blogs.

  21. Impressive client list!!!! Writer’s Digest lists the top 101 blogs for writers, I subscribe to any of those that seem helpful. One that I love comes out infrequently but makes me chuckle – Slushpile Hell – I don’t know if it is fact or fiction, but the letters she receives and her snarky comments crack me up. http://slushpilehell.tumblr.com/

    • Obviously this one, though I tend to lurk it. The Steve Laube Agency, and second quite a few already mentioned:
      Slushpilehell is great for laughs and highlighting what agents must endure.
      Seekerville, Query Shark, The Writer’s Alley, and one not writing related but I love for inspiration, Old Photo of the Day.

  22. Roxanne Sherwood Gray says:

    I blog with several other writers at
    http://mbtponderers.blogspot.com/

    Otherwise, I follow a few of the industry blogs you mentioned as well as those of my friends. When I’m writing before going to all the blogs I’m attempting to follow, it’s hard to find time to read them all!

  23. I follow much the same blogs though not your clients – not out of some intent not to, but simply because I don’t know about them…Writers blogs, alas, are so numerous that you wouldn’t know where to start unless the writer in question is your favorite!

    I thought Writers Unboxed had folded?

    I was intrigued by your simplicity blogs…ah, the simple life! Don’t we all yearn for it? But as I mentioned in the comment I left there, I’m convinced that procrastination is part of our nature. So is multiplication and complication and with modern technology (the Internet, IT and all the rest) the temptations are numerous!

    Personally, I live a love and hate relationship with the Net and everything that gives me access to it!

  24. I follow my writer friends’ blogs, but that’s about it. Mainly, it’s slothfulness, and the frustration that comes from a broadband connection that emulates dialup for speed without matching dialup’s reliability.

    I’m interested in the emphasis on minimalism in the list you posted, and I’m sure that many of us would love to see a day or three devoted to your take on it.

    Does anyone second that?

    • “I follow my writer friends’ blogs” I agree with that. I do it to support other writers AND to build friendships and relationships with people who understand me and I them.

      I think I am a minimalist by default. Yes, what is it saying about the industry, the economy, the publishing life, the importance of what we write and how we live; that several simplicity blogs appear on this list? I’m off to read and discover.

    • “I follow my writer friends’ blogs” I agree with that. I do it to support other writers AND to build friendships and relationships with people who understand me and I them.

      I think I am a minimalist by default. Yes, what is it saying about the industry, the economy, the publishing life, the importance of what we write and how we live; that several simplicity blogs appear on this list? I’m off to read and discover.

  25. I read so many of your clients’ blogs! Katie Ganshert, Keli Gwyn, Beth Vogt, just to name a few! I’m also a huge fan of the Books & Such Blog. I find so many helpful blog posts there every week.

    The My Book Therapy Blog is a great one for story crafting tips, teaching and information. I also follow the ACFW blog. There are so many great blogs out there! Thanks for sharing your top reads, Rachelle.

  26. Great list. I read a little of everything – cooking blogs, yoga blogs, writing blogs, humor blogs – anything that is halfway cohesive and entertaining, really. And my own blog, of course, but that doesn’t really count, does it? Ha.

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