Encouragement, Life Is Beautiful

Five Blogs That Inspire

With so many blogs in the blogosphere, it’s hard to keep up with all of them. And believe me, there are some really read-worthy blogs out there. Your interest areas may be more technical in that you read blogs that demonstrate how to better your blog or increase your social media presence or perhaps you’re more into fashion tips and makeup trends or maybe your fancy is tickled by book review sites, parenting tips or mental health support.

If you’re like me, every single one of those types of blogs pique my curiosity. I’m always on the lookout for really solid blogs with great content, appealing graphics, and that are real and offer me value. I wanted to share with you five of my favorites. And they’re my favorites for all sorts of reasons that I’ll describe for you.

My Freshly Brewed Life Barbie Swihart writes so beautifully here and offers regular encouragement. Her Weekend Whispers speaks to me especially. Besides her writing talents, she is really technically savvy and if you’re in the market for a tech person, look her up. She’s worth it!

Dave Shrein If you need tips about increasing your social media following (and who doesn’t?) or you have an entrepreneurial spirit, this is the perfect spot to gain a lot of information.


Jen Hatmaker If you aren’t familiar with Jen yet, I suggest you get familiar immediately. She is the realest of the real, funny, and has a blessed way to make us think about everything from faith to yoga pants.  Her books For the Love and Interrupted are, well, you just have to read them for yourselves to know how fantastically meaningful these books are.  She’s intuitive and she’s funny.  Bless.

Rachelle Gardner This is a super informative blog if you’re a writer. It’s easy to read and has some valuable tips and insider information like examples of one sheets and how to query, specifically how to query her.

Dog Shaming Because I love dogs and it’s a funny site. This list wouldn’t be complete without something to make you snicker. We have two delightful pups, a 7-year-old lab and beagle mix who almost tolerates her nearly 3-year-old pug sister.  We are amused by dogs on a daily basis. Check out this site if you need to smile.

This has been a presentation of five of my favorite blogs and sites. Tell me…what are your favorites?

Be encouraged!

Melanie Pickett




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  • Reply Barbie October 25, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Thank you my friend! Have a blessed week.
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  • Reply Dana October 27, 2015 at 9:41 am

    Thank you for this list – I haven’t heard of these bloggers and love to learn about new ones!!
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  • Reply Shirley Solis October 27, 2015 at 10:26 am

    Thank you for this great list and the inspiration that goes along with it!
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  • Reply Natalie @ A Fit Philosophy October 27, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Thanks for sharing these! It’s great to be introduced to new inspiring bloggers!
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  • Reply Karen Patten October 27, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    I always love finding new blogs! Thank you for sharing these!
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  • Reply Murielle Marie October 28, 2015 at 9:48 am

    I love discovering new blogs. Thank you for this beautiful list!
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