This Week from Lisa Congdon: A List of Some Blogs I Like

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About two and a half years ago I hit a wall. My blog roll (mostly art, craft, design and fashion blogs) was so incredibly long and getting through it took over so much of my day that I decided to give up reading blogs as a daily practice. I stopped looking at my daily list, and only went to look at blogs periodically via links folks would send me, and then later through Facebook and Twitter. This was part of an effort to simplify my life of mental clutter and overwhelm.

Last Spring, after a couple years off, I'm back to reading more blogs here and there (though I still haven't reinstated the insanely long blog roll I used to have). While I no longer read art/craft/design/fashion blogs every day as a habit, over the past couple of years I have discovered some blogs that I really, really like and that I go back to time and time again.

{Disclaimer: these aren't the only blogs I look at or the only ones I like a lot. They are just more recent discoveries, since, say 2007. Lists are hard. There are so many amazing blogs out there. These are just a few gems that I love. I hope through this list you will discover one here today you didn't already know about.}

Share Some Candy


Escape Into Life


Fine Little Day


Art Hound


Jenn Ski


Junk Culture


The Jealous Curator


My Love For You is a Stampede of Horses


The Sunday Times Market




Jan Halvarson


Post Grad Hair Cut said...

Excellent! More great blogs to add to my ever growing daily reads (I forsee encountering a similar dilemma).

Mr Yen said...

Ah some of my favourite blogs and some new favourites too!

Junkculture said...

I was thrilled to see my blog in the list above - thanks, Lisa.

Ash said...

With so many in this blogosphere.... The list is an ongoing process.... Sometimes feels bad, to not keep up with all that they have to share.... But I make it a point to do check... I don wanna miss anything interesting.... It only helps me learn.... something... which I know not.....


Jessica said...

thanks for posting these blogs that you like! i love seeing what other people like to read/check out.

i'm going to visit them!

Lili said...

These are great links. Thanks for sharing them! Although my GoogleReader is quite loaded daily, it's always nice to be able to add to it for when I have idle moments and want to see if any new blog posts have come through. ;)

Piewacket said...

There really are so many great blogs, it can be overwhelming. Most of these are new to me, thanks!

coolhntr said...

Awesome post! I think there are some goodies in here I must check out.

Anonymous said...

Wow! We feel so honored that you read our blog! We really do have a blast with it. Your site and blog have been a long-time favorite of ours. :)

Thank you so much!

-David & Ashley
The Sunday Times Market

Kate - Art Hound said...

What a pleasant surprise. Thanks so much for the shout out! All the best.

Emma Busk said...

Thank you for the reading inspiration!! Great links!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for mentioning us, Lisa! Cheers,Yael

Cassandra said...

Thanks - a super list of blogs!

Fine Little Day said...

o wow I´m honored!

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing some really great finds!

Sometimes I feel like a bad person if I don't complete my daily blog roll, so it's nice to know that there are artists out there who don't always read blogs.

Lynn Kellan said...

I'm going to add your blog to my expanding reading list! Thanks for the ideas!

tiny twig said...

i love that this is a carefully curated list. :) fabulous!