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100 blogs I love to read (and you might love too!)

December 4, 2021

While so many abandoned blogging for the simplicity of social media, a heap of people are still committed to this self-defined, flexible and algorithm-free form of journalling. In fact, it looks to me like there’s a resurgence of blogging as people seek out alternatives to being at the mercy of the social media bully boys. And why wouldn’t they? Social media is super convenient and lots of fun, but it’s also governed by a gang of democracy-crushing, money-hoarding, self-obsessed narcissists. It makes sense to seek out an alternative.

Thankfully there are a LOT of alternatives, because so many people are blogging and sharing brilliant stories, recipes, insights and photography. I find the best way to enjoy this good stuff is to create an account in FEEDLY and then add all these blogs to your reading list. Then all you do is log in to Feedly whenever you fancy some inspiration and the blogs that have updated will show themselves. Next you grab a coffee and a cookie/biscuit and settle in for a cosy read!

(How to use Feedly <— I like this guide better than the official Feedly guide, because that one is very business-y. If you want to use Feedly but get stuck, email me and I’ll give you a hand. No I don’t work for Feedly, but I do advocate for bloggers and I want them to get read!)

Before I go any further I should also thank reader TinyWombat for asking me which ‘cosy blogs’ I read. She got me started on thinking about this.


(Some of) the blogs I love to read (which you might love too!)

NB: I read a lot of blogs. Not all my faves are on this list!

  1. 101 Cookbooks
  2. 600 Acres
  3. A Brown Table
  4. A Cozy Kitchen
  5. A Cup Of Jo
  6. Alexandra’s Kitchen
  7. A Little Bird
  8. All Sorts Of
  9. An Italian In My Kitchen
  10. Anna Jones
  11. Bev Cooks
  12. Bijouxs
  13. Blogging Woolf
  14. Book Around The Corner
  15. Briciole
  16. Broma Bakery
  17. Brooklyn Supper
  18. Carolyn Friedlander
  19. Coffee & Crumbs
  20. Cook Republic
  21. David Lebovitz
  22. Design Mom
  23. Dinner: A Love Story
  24. Dinner With Julie
  25. Dishing Up The Dirt
  26. Dispatch From LA
  27. Domino
  28. Down To Earth
  29. Eat Little Bird
  30. éclairicessements
  31. Elsa
  32. Emiko Davies
  33. Field & Nest
  34. Floret Flowers
  35. Foxs Lane
  36. Frenchy Fancy
  37. Friends of Friends
  38. Frond & Feather
  39. Gardenista
  40. Hello
  41. Hither & Thither
  42. How To Hygge The British Way
  43. It Will Stop Raining
  44. Joli Place
  45. Joy The Baker
  46. Just Good Shit
  47. Katie Considers
  48. LillaBjörn
  49. Little Green Shed
  50. Kate H
  51. Kavey Eats
  52. Kottke
  53. Lavender & Lovage
  54. Let’s Talk Picture Books
  55. Lizzie Mackay
  56. Lucy & Lentils
  57. Mad About The House
  58. Mieke
  59. New To Farm Life
  60. Noodlehead
  61. Not A Primary Color
  62. Novel Readings
  63. Olive & Mango
  64. Olive Trees & The Moon
  65. Oyster & Pearl
  66. Posie Gets Cozy
  67. Pickle Me This
  68. Pinch of Yum
  69. Practising Simplicity
  70. Purl Soho
  71. Quintessence
  72. Reading My Tea Leaves
  73. Sally Wise
  74. SF Girl By Bay
  75. Shutterbean
  76. Smitten Kitchen
  77. Sophie Robinson
  78. Strange Flowers
  79. Swiss Miss
  80. Tales From A Happy House
  81. The Back Fence
  82. The Clever Carrot
  83. The Modern Novel
  84. The Planthunter
  85. Theresa Kishkan
  86. The Selby
  87. The Simple Things
  88. The Socialite Family
  89. The Sweet Tidings
  90. The View From Great Island
  91. The Weird Show
  92. The Wednesday Chef
  93. The Woks Of Life
  94. The Travelling Bookbinder
  95. Tiny Canal Cottage
  96. Tiny Happy
  97. Untold Lives
  98. Transactions With Beauty
  99. Where They Create
  100. Wit & Delight

Phew! I hope you enjoy clicking around all those clever blogs.

Love to you, dear reader.

Back soon!

x Pip

PS: My blog turned FIFTEEN YEARS OLD yesterday! Long live blogs!

17 Comments

  • Reply Sarah January 23, 2022 at 9:38 PM

    Thank you for mentioning me! Someone told me they found my blog via your recommendation, and I’m looking forward to reading through the rest of the list.
    Best wishes from Yorkshire!
    Sarah (Frond & Feather) x

  • Reply Happy Harris January 8, 2022 at 1:02 AM

    I used to love how we all shared each others blog reads down the side of our blog pages, blogging has changed so much lately, I would like to get back to basics, but what with changing over to wordpress! I find it so complicated and what with life getting in the way! oh what a terrible few years of it my family have had and of course not left much time to blog let alone comment on peeps blogs…Never mind! I love how you keep on…keeping on! ill have a look through these blogs and see who id like to share on my little blog page…that will be a start anyway…thanks for sharing and a Happy New Year to you and yours xxx

  • Reply Hayley December 23, 2021 at 2:11 PM

    Thanks Pip! I am coming back to blogs for the detail, so tired of scrolling though endless pictures with little substance behind them. A question for you – how do you read your blogs? Do you visit each individual page or use a blog reader? Thanks! Hayley

  • Reply Mel Schuit December 22, 2021 at 2:31 AM

    Love this list and feel so grateful to have been included with Let’s Talk Picture Books!

  • Reply Angelique December 14, 2021 at 8:29 AM

    Thanks for the list Pip!
    Of late I have found it difficult to find good fun blogs to read so will find some time to peruse your list.
    Thank you Angelique

  • Reply amanda December 13, 2021 at 9:40 AM

    what a great list with many new (to me) blogs. I am using the Christmas break to overhaul my link list and to read all these delicious recommendations. Long live old school blogging

  • Reply Shawna Lemay December 10, 2021 at 1:21 AM

    15 Years!!! Congrats! And thanks for including me. Love this post. Very generous.

  • Reply Diane December 9, 2021 at 1:35 PM

    Yes!!
    Even though I tried so-called social media, I ditched them in short order and continue to blog. Been blogging since November 1999!
    I share a few of those on your list ?

    • Reply Diane December 9, 2021 at 1:56 PM

      oh phooey, fat fingers must have hit the ? key instead of the period. oops.

  • Reply Kerry December 9, 2021 at 6:45 AM

    PIP!!! Thank you. Long live blogs!! xoxoxo

  • Reply Gillian December 7, 2021 at 11:45 AM

    How kind of you to share a list of your favourite blogs. I had a bit of a hiatus, but came back to blogging. It seems so much like chatting to friends. Long live blogs! congratulations on 15 years.

  • Reply Kimberly Wadsworth December 6, 2021 at 12:13 AM

    Long live blogs! (Mine has been going for only 3 years now, but still…)

  • Reply Karena December 5, 2021 at 12:25 PM

    Happy Blogday! Mine turns fifteen next year (I remember when it was a cute little toddler, but it’s so moody these days). I don’t blog very often, but I’m glad I’ve kept it going, which was most definitely a reaction against the tyranny of Facebook! So many of my favourite blogs have disappeared…I’m so glad you’re still flying the flag of independence. I’ll check out your list when I have time. Always looking for some good reads to add to Feedly. Thank you! ?

    • Reply Karena December 5, 2021 at 12:26 PM

      Ha! That question mark was unintended!

  • Reply Emily December 5, 2021 at 9:41 AM

    My favourite post of yours by far Pip; thank you! It’s like a little Christmas gift for me ? I have always loved blogs and already use Feedly… but over time my favourite morning ritual of reading interesting blogs from fascinating and creative people has been cut back to almost nothing. Years ago I had wondered what was going on and finally realised that everyone was moving to short, snappy social media posts… and I felt like I had to move across if I wanted to keep up. It just hasn’t been the same. I love reading about life from other people’s perspectives through blogs and now I have a whole new list to investigate and add to my feedly list. So many wonderful hours ahead of me! Thank you!

  • Reply Reannon December 4, 2021 at 5:25 PM

    Pip, happy 15th blogging birthday! What an absolute feat of creative goodness this place is! You should be so pleased that you’ve made, & sustained, one of the best places on the internet. As I’ve said many times before, you are the reason I crochet, read blogs & write a blog. You are my inspiration! Thank you for all you put out & share.

    And thank you for this list too! This week, as I was going through my Feedly feed, I was thinking that I need new blogs to follow because so many I used to read don’t write anymore. Because I’m not on Insta much I didn’t know where to ask for recommendations. I wondered too , do many people read blogs these days? Socials seems to be the place share. But I’m still a blog loving gal so this post is perfectly timed.

    Thank you for including me in your list. I’m well chuffed to see The Back Fence appear xx

  • Reply kate December 4, 2021 at 4:09 PM

    omg Pip, that’s me lost in blogland for next long while, I recognised some of them from years ago.
    I’m going to have a look at feedly so may pop back here if I need any help. Thankyou
    cheers Kate

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