So, for a little over three years now, I haven’t really been doing the whole reading blogs thing.
I fell behind my senior year of college; previously I read blogs almost every day, and kept up easily. But senior year was a nonstop slew of classes, homework, work, and ALL THE THINGS. I read blogs only on weekends and only when I could spare the time from my homework.
When I graduated from college and moved home, I didn’t know how to keep up anymore. I had gone so long without blogging being a part of my regular routine that I had forgotten how to manage it. Besides yearly installments of 31 Days in October, that’s been the state of things ever since. This is the first time I’ve blogged regularly since then.
That said, I don’t have regular reads anymore, but there are some people whose blogs I read voraciously when I can.
Annie @ Turning Pages
Annie is the older sister I’ve never had but didn’t realize I wanted until I met her. She lives in Georgia with her husband and they own an independent bookstore. Annie is a deep thinker, beautiful writer, and critically engaged reader who is currently blogging her way through one essay a week.
Kate @ The Accidental Traveler
Those of you who know of Bethany Dillon will be able to put Kate in some context when I tell you she’s Bethany’s older sister. Kate lives in Ohio with her husband and five kids. She doesn’t write often, but when she does, she writes stunning explorations of faith. I never leave Kate’s blog unchanged.
Bailey @ Brave Love
Where do I even begin? Many of you are familiar with Bailey, so I almost don’t need to tell you about her blog. And also, how do you talk about a person’s blog when you’ve spent real life hours with her like I was blessed to with Bailey last week? She’s a theatre major at Oklahoma State and she paints in her Bible. Not only that, she got me to paint in mine. You should definitely check out her gorgeous page spreads if you haven’t already; she’s been blogging a lot recently about how and what she illustrates in her Bible.
Amber @ Mr. Thomas and Me
What I really love about Amber is her determination to dig deep into the dirt and say something pretty about the exercise. She wouldn’t tell you this – she’d tell you what she’s written, which is that she has a frail faith – but really, she has a tenacious hope in Jesus. Amber shares the kind of wisdom and encouragement only Jesus can give, and she does so every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Rachel is an tenacious and engaging writer, so I love reading anything she writes, which is usually on the topic of faith. We’ve currently been talking a lot about friendship and are both reading Rachel Bertsche’s MWF Seeking BFF (which, if you have not read it, is a must-read). Rachel hosts a series on her blog called Story Seeker, which is all about digging past the persona of people and into the depth of their human experience in order to connect with others.