Sunday, August 31, 2008

5 Blogs for Blog Day

Today, August 31st, is Blog Day, a day for bloggers to recommend 5 new blogs to their readers, "preferably blogs that are different from their own culture, point of view and attitude."

Some blogs that I read, and don't usually get to write about here, are food blogs, and photoblogs, which are often the same thing since food bloggers use lots of photos in their posts. Here are some of my favs:

365 Days of Gratitude Photoblog: be grateful for the simple things in life

The writer takes a photo almost every day of something she is grateful for.

Cupcakes Take the Cake: all cupcakes all the time
This is one of the first blogs I ever read and it is still a favorite. They post photos of cupcakes from cupcake bakeries all over the world, and from readers who submit photos of their own creations. When I travel, I like to visit the local cupcake bakery. I use this blog to find them.

Confessions of a Pioneer Woman
I heard about this blog at this year's BlogHer Conference. I just love her photos. Her bio says it all:
"I’m a thirty-something ranch wife, mother of four, moderately-agoraphobic middle child who grew up on a golf course in the city. I attended college in Los Angeles and wore black pumps to work every day. I ate sushi and treated myself to pedicures on a semi-regular basis. I even kissed James Garner in an elevator once. Then, on a brief trip to my hometown, I met and fell in love with a rugged cattle rancher. Now I live in the middle of nowhere on a working cattle ranch. My days are spent wrangling children, chipping dried manure from boots, washing jeans, and frying calf nuts. I have no idea how I got here…but you know what? I love it. Don’t tell anyone."
Cakespy is a "Dessert Detective Agency" that writes all about bakeries and baking. It is often illustrated with cupcake cartoons by Jessie Olseon. Her recent comic strip, Cuppie Capers: "The Talk" made me laugh.

Fatfree Vegan Kitchen: sinlessly delicious
Years ago I was a vegan. I still like making vegan recipes, and read a few vegan food blogs. I've been reading Fatfree Vegan Kitchen for a while. Although I've never made any of her recipes, I feel healthy just looking at the photos (:



  1. Thank you so much for featuring Cakespy! What an honor to be showcased along with such other amazing and inspiring sites!! (some of our favorites overlap!)

  2. Thanks so much for including my blog on your list. You've named a couple of my favorites, as well as some blogs that I'll have to check out.

  3. Anonymous8:31 AM

    I just started reading the Pioneer Woman blog yesterday, funny enough!

    Love your list.

    And, I don't intend to spam your blog but... if you have a moment will you visit my blog and click on my ChipIn philanthropy goal on the top right? I'm desperately trying to spread the word. Really, it's a worthwhile, heartwarming thing.

    Thank you.

  4. HI Alisha - I looked at your ChipIn widget, but didn't see any info. about what you were collecting money for. Who is Nie?


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