I’m a blogger…or rather, I have a blog. A lot of people assume that I read tons of other Christian blogs and am up to date on all that is newsworthy. Truth be told, I’m not the best about reading other blogs. In fact, before I started Modern Reject, I really didn’t frequent many Christian blogs at all.
That has now changed, however. What was once me casually perusing the Internet, hopping from site to site, has now turned into a systematic Google reader filled with dozens of different blogs.
Although, I don’t just read Christian blogs. Go figure. I like a lot of other things. People often ask me what, or who I read, on a regular basis. So, I thought I’d share a sneak peak inside my Google reader. The following is a list of the blogs I read and their categories:
Political. I am a political junkie, which is strange since I rarely, if ever, write about politics (that might change soon though). My fave political blogs include:
Hot Air–A good mix of humor, politics, and rants.
Politico–Great coverage of Capitol Hill, elections, and lobbying.
National Review, specifically The Corner–Conservative rants at their finest.
Mark Steyn–A funny Canadian with a taste for American politics. He’s the real deal.
Huffington Post--So much great content. What’s not to love?
Michelle Malkin–A lot of liberals hate her and that’s sorta what I love about her.
Home Design and Decor. I love design blogs. It’s a hobby. Okay, an obsession actually. If I didn’t write Modern Reject I’d have a blog called Modern Casa or Modern Crib ( or some other synonym for “home”) wherein I would discuss paint colors, diy-projects, and throw pillows. Seriously. I mean it.
Young House Love--Two adorable diy-ers making their house a home.
House Tweaking–Another diy, home, fixer-er-upper blog.
Making it Lovely--The lovely blog of designer Nicole Balch. She has great taste.
Oh Joy!–The impeccable and deliciously stylish blog of Joy Cho.
Vintage Revivals–The blog of stay home mom and decorator extraordinaire, Mandi. She’s about as cute as it gets.
Made by Girl--The blog of Jennifer Ramos, who loves design and God. She is also the designer of the “I love you blogs and coffee” poster on this post’s image.
Guilty Pleasures-Okay, all of us have a few (or maybe more than a few) blogs we visit in the privacy of our own home. By that I mean, hidden in a closet, in the dark, under a blanket, because we are ashamed. Well, I’m not ashamed. I admit I read some pretty trashy stuff from time to time. Don’t judge me. Join me.
Go Fug Yourself--I have lost hours of my life on this site. Hours, I tell you. Celebrity clothing mishaps? It doesn’t get funnier or more shameful than this.
Pinterest--While not a blog, this site is a serious guilty pleasure and time suck.
My Cat is a Dick–Yes, that is really what it’s called and yes it is pointless, with no redeeming qualities…but oh, so hilarious.
Sh*t My Kids Ruined--Any parent, and even many non-parents, will find this site laugh-out-loud-funny.
Christian – Lots to read here. It’s a long list. Take heed (also note that I couldn’t list every Christian blog in my reader. There are far too many, but here are just a few).
Big is the New Small by Scott Williams–Coolest guy on the Internet. Not kidding.
Sammy Adebiyi--One of my favorite blogs. Period.
Good Women Project–Many contributors and an ongoing discussion about what it means to be a good woman.
Jr. Forasteros–Pop culture through the lens of faith. Always good.
The Lazy Christian–Rachel Snyder and her witty, Truth-filled, writings.
Rachel Held Evans–While I often disagree with her, I respect her mind and writing very much.
Michael Hyatt–Hyatt’s blog makes me want to write a book, run a marathon, lose 10 pounds, start another blog, and quit biting my nails. It’s that motivational.
Jamie the Very Worst Missionary–I want to be like Jamie when I grow up.
The Church of No People–Matt Appling’s blog, which always inspires me and is always a great read.
Grit and Glory–Alece’s blog, which without a doubt, expresses some of the most poignant and powerful thoughts on God’s goodness, grace, and redemption.
Other. Just some of the other goodies I like to read. Mostly mom blogs, because hey, I’m a mom.
Dooce–Who doesn’t read Dooce?
Finslippy--This blog is wonderfully written. It inspires me to be a better writer. Plus, Alice Bradley is about as funny as it gets.
Only Sometimes Clever–My friend Karen’s blog that is about God, motherhood, homeschooling, and so much more. She is a wise mother and devoted follower of Jesus. I admire this woman.
To Think is to Create–Arianne is the sister of one of my dear friends. She is an amazing writer who has such power and depth in all she writes. She is a mother, follower of Jesus, and inspiration.
Okay, so there is a small sampling of some of the blogs I read. If you didn’t make the list, please don’t be sad. I read more than this, but couldn’t possibly list them all here.