Good Blogs

photo-1417733403748-83bbc7c05140I’m always encouraging/haranguing my Blog Writing students to start regularly reading blogs if they’re not already. A lot of them aren’t, even though they want to write their own blogs, and they don’t know where to start. There are so many blogs, and I think you should find the good ones within the niche that interests you as a blogger. But here are some ideas to get you started:

Brain Pickings: inspirational thoughts from greats throughout history

ClickHole: a humor site satirizing viral content and click bait

Dani Shapiro: posts from the inspirational author

FiveThirtyEight: statistics-based analysis of politics, sports, and culture

Goins, Writer: writer Jeff Goins writes about writing

Gothamist: New York-centric news and commentary

Jane Friedman: expert publishing advice

Jezebel: youthful feminist commentary

LAist: LA-centric news and commentary

Make a Living Writing: just what it sounds like, and great

Re/code: news and commentary from the tech world

Refinery29: for Millennial women (I write for this one sometimes, too)

The Renegade Writer: fantastic advice for freelancers

Vox: a news site big on “explainers,” which walk you through everything you need to know about a current topic

The Write Practice: writing and marketing

Write to Done: more writing advice and inspiration

If you have other favorites, let me know in the comments!

 

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4 comments

  1. preach sister preach (sorry if it mad you uncomfortable that I called you sister) Any way you see that students need to express their emotions that they keep cooped up and they should even read others blogs to keep their opinions out there so they can feel like they can say what they need to say

    *Taelynn Davis*

    On Mon, Apr 18, 2016 at 9:55 AM, Jennifer Keishin Armstrong wrote:

    > Jennifer Keishin Armstrong posted: “I’m always encouraging/haranguing my > Blog Writing students to start regularly reading blogs if they’re not > already. A lot of them aren’t, even though they want to write their own > blogs, and they don’t know where to start. There are so many blogs, and I > th” >

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