If you take the time to read my blog regularly, or even–ever–I’m very grateful. I try to make my posts interesting and relevant, while also being fun to write and occasionally insightful about my life.
These are the qualities I also prize in the blogs I read, too! I want to read content I relate to. I don’t want to be talked down to, or lectured, or made to feel like my life isn’t enough. I want to be inspired, lifted up, and encouraged that I’m enough.
These blogs I’m recommending below do all of that, and more! They provide daily life inspiration on how to navigate the sometime “WTF” moments that come with, well, being human. They are true to life in a way that’s real, and honest. Some of them focus on niche areas that may speak to you–like Disney! But even if that’s not you’re thing, I think you’ll enjoy their real voices and honest way of writing.
4 blogs to check out today
1. Yes and Yes: You need to start reading this blog right now! I’ve been following this blog for probably close to 10 years, and the content continues to be as relevant to be now as it did when I was 20. The author, Sarah, has the perfect writing style voice that is like talking to your best friend. Sometimes she gives you hard truths, when necessary, and sometimes she lets you know you’re not alone about this maybe weird or scary thing you think you feel, like how to figure out what makes you happy. And all the time she gives you helpful tips, like how to make friends as an adult.
I found her most post on how Everything is Socially Contagious, and What you can do about it extremely relatable.
I highly recommend just diving right in to Yes and Yes’s most recent posts, but also dive deep–she has so many good articles and posts in her archive, too.
2. The Bucketlist Narratives: This blog is the joint effort of Laura and David, a couple who write about their travel adventures, which heavily lean towards Disney–but not always! You can find a post on 6 tips to Vancouver B.C., their guide to Savannah and Hilton Head, or even advice on how to travel affordably. Posts by Laura also include home and style tips, like how to Host a Friendsgiving, and they also write about blogging and general life advice as well.
Their style is photo heavy, as they are both photographer, and the pictures are gorgeous and worth skimming blogs just for the visual eye candy! Their writing style is punny and full of pop-culture references, so you can get a chuckle in as well.
3. Fairytale Foodie: This blog is written by a self-described “Disney Kid and Gluten-Free Foodie” named Katie. Katie’s blog posts are VERY photo heavy because, once again, her and her husband are both photographers. This is an added bonus, not a downside, because their photos of all things Disney lets me live vicariously through them and their weekly adventures as Disney World locals and Annual Pass holders. Their latest post on Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in Disney World has me feeling very festive indeed!
Katie writes a lot about her Gluten-Free experiences with all of the Disney restaurants, like this Gluten-free review of Napa Rose in Disneyland, so if you have similar gluten-free needs, this could be a great resource for you. I still enjoy reading her reviews even though I don’t need to be concerned about gluten-free. She is a good writer and as I mentioned, the photos are beautiful!
Katie and her husband also recently announced they are expecting a baby, so she has recently expanded her blog topics to include more content on how to experience Disney while pregnant, so those posts may be of interest to you as well.
Katie’s style is very much friendly, but written as a resource and a guide to Disney, so they are great to get more information and as a planning tool. If you are a Disney fan, I definitely recommend checking her out both for the tips and the photos.
4. Wish Upon a Starry Night: This blog is written by Kaitlin, a fellow Chicago suburbanite and Disney-lover. Kaitlin’s blog is a fun mix of lifestyle content with a hearty dash of Disney, and I like it a lot because she writes about local things and places that I recognize, being from same area! For some fun seasonal content, check out her Holiday Gift Guide or her tips on how to style Disney into your everyday outfits.