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10 January 2014

5 Blog Posts I Love to Read


 Example of a true story that could be blogged: Once upon a time in high school I played a queen. It was basically a role designed perfectly for me. Except for the really awkward storyline about falling in love with a random guy--displaying affection really isn't my thing. But anyways...If I could figure out a reason to wear either that dress or that crown in real everyday life, I totally would.

1. Funny True Adventures. The reason I'm not a fiction writer is because I'm convinced that the funniest, craziest, most unexpected events happen in real life, not in fiction. So write your story about your encounter with an interesting stranger, or about the series of unfortunate events that occurred when you were innocently trying to get the mail out of the mailbox.

2. Blogging-related info. Maybe I'm just intrigued by the circular logic involved in blogging about blogging about blogging... But seriously, I'll click on just about any post with a blogging related title. Somehow, they interest me. Sure, way too many "Blogging Tips" posts say exactly the same thing so if you title your post "Blogging Tip You've Never Heard Before" and then you explain to me in the post that the secret to making millions of dollars as a blogger is to be extra nice to my cats and have a sleepover party with them, staying up until 1 o'clock in the morning, the hour when cats can suddenly talk and, if I ask, they'll tell me the secret password for unlocking the key to the internet.....that would be info both new and interesting.

3. Exciting Announcements. I like celebrating with people. I like finding out that others have bought a house, just got engaged, are having a baby, or finished grad school. I'm a curious person and I enjoy knowing the latest and greatest news in peoples' lives. Creatively exciting announcements are even more fun.

4. Jokes. Take an everyday activity and write about how it endangers your life (i.e. The reason I don't mop is because increased concussion rates occurring due to wet floors). Give a step-by-step guide on how to do something that other people probably shouldn't do in the first place (i.e. A Tutorial on Writing Fake Secret Admirer Letters). Spoof something that's popular (i.e. My Anti-Pinterest Entertainment Center).

5. Outfit Posts. No, not the high-and-mighty fashion blogger who has a seemingly endless wardrobe consisting of only the most boring of clothes. I like fashion posts that involve fancy dresses, crazy-patterned tights, interesting shoes, and fun stories about how the outfits came into being and what adventures occurred while the blogger was wearing said outfit. I do happen to be rather attached to my wardrobe, so I can relate to that attachment in others.

What kind of blog posts do you like to read the most? Do you have any suggestions for posts you'd like to read on this blog?

42 comments :

  1. I love #2 posts as well. It seems stupid, but since blogging is such a big part of my life, I enjoy reading about how others feel about it! Outfit posts? Now those are hit or miss for me...

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  2. 2 and 5 are my favorites also. I don't even heed the blogging advice 98% of the time, I just like to read it.

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  3. I like the funny true adventures posts and the jokes ones, things that make me laugh make me want to read it! I also really love your Bear posts! Keep those ones coming :)

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  4. I enjoy daily adventures the most. And announcements, because I'm nosy. The ones that tell me I should be healthy and eat healthy make me feel guilty, as I'm generally snacking on a cookie or sipping Diet Coke as I read it...

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  5. I agree with #2 and #3. Love blogging tips and reading about exciting things going on in people's lives. I use to love a good outfit post. While I may still get ideas on how to put outfits together (I'm totally clueless when it comes to clothes). I wouldn't say they're my favorite.

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  6. Funny. Anything that can make me laugh is my favourite.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  7. Posts that make me laugh, think, and learn. :) I don't like fashion blogs too much because they swirl my instinct to shop and I need to keep those under wraps. Oh, food blogs!!! I love finding awesome recipes to try at home so anything that I can find online and conjure at home is a win-win! Happy Friday Rachel! -Iva

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  8. I agree! I like a lot of the exact same things. Must be why I enjoy your blog so much!

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  9. #1 is probably my favorite. I just like to laugh!

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  10. #1 is probably my favorite. I just like to laugh!

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  11. i'm a super sporadic reader, but anything I can relate to at the moment. I also, of course, love a good fashion post!

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  12. ahhh great ideas! when I hit writer's block, i'll be thinking of these! :)
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

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  13. I think #2 and #4 are my favorites. I love reading funny stories and exciting announcements too, though...I guess I like all of these. I'm just bad at WRITING these. Hopefully someday I'll have an exciting announcement to write about, though. Something awesome has to happen to me one of these days, right!? ;)

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  14. No suggestions here because I like your blog as it. You make me smile each day Rachel. Love that pic of you as Queen.

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  15. Ha ha ha! #2 was so funny! I don't know, I like more personal stories with sometimes a twist of humor. This was an insightful post as I have been having all these ideas of what to write about and then I don't. I'll get it together one of these days :)

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  16. I love outfit posts and also make-up reviews :)

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  17. Haha! I love the same types of posts are you! I always get sucked into the 'blogging tips' one too, expecting to uncover some new amazing knowledge to make my blog soar. It's all stuff I already know though!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  18. Oh my gosh I am such a sucker for blog posts about blogging. And you're right, they mostly have the same information, but I'll still click on it every time. Just in case!

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  19. Blogging blog posts are great! Never stop learning.

    xo Ashley
    thetiniestfirecracker.com

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  20. Wait, is that you in high school? You have NOT aged at all! You look great!

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  21. You like blogging tips...that mus be why you read my post on bloggy etiquette! :-)

    I like when someone opens up about something and shows some vulnerability. I admire honesty, but not nastiness.

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  22. I totally agree with number one, some of the stuff that happens to me leaves me being all "...wait, what" afterwards, haha. And I'ma sucker for blogging posts too! I can't tell you how many hours i've spent on pinterest being sucked into one after the other after the other after the other =P

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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  23. 5 great posts! I love the funny true adventures and jokes posts too - have you read the blogess? She nails both. I got her book and read it while we were away on holiday, I sat there giggling to myself as I did so, haha!

    And as a daily outfit blogger, I have to say I enjoy outfit posts too. (Also, like you I much prefer real outfits showing waht people wore and not just "photo shoot for blog outfits" that you see so much of).

    Away From Blue

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  24. I'm laughing out loud, you're a great writer! I loved everything about this post! Hahah there's just something about those day blogging posts ;)
    xx Caitlin

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  25. I like real life stories and fashion posts.I'm trying to think of other posts I like... Hmm.. I like funny stories, when people are real and share "deep" stuff. Man, I'm drawing a blank. I know if it I see it hehe.

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  26. LOL, yes, I am guilty of the blog posts about blogging that say things like "5 exciting tips you've NEVER heard before." It's terrible I know, but I like the idea of helping others, and sometimes being super obnoxious is the only way to break through the clutter of blogging tips.

    I definitely love real life stories. Hands down, one of my favorite bloggers was formerly E-Tales-Tells, now Elizabeth Ivie. She's actually the reason I started blogging. I'm sure you could appreciate the age difference between she and her husband, it makes your gap with Angel, and my gap with Mr. A look tiny in comparison. But the love they have for each other is just amazing. I wish I had referred her to you before she wiped her blog clean and started fresh, but better late than never. Here is the most raw, amazing post you will ever read in your life. Warning, you may need kleenex. You're welcome-->> http://elizabethivie.com/writing/story-of-store-endhtml

    Tell me what you think when you read it.

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  27. I feel like this post is a "Blogging Tips" type post, because you are telling us what you like to read! I like reading similar posts - especially funny everyday stories.

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  28. If you like blogging tips, you may like a round-up post I put together yesterday on 5 Inspirational Blog Posts of the week...

    http://www.melindadiorio.com/2014/01/friday-im-in-love-inspirational-blog.html

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  29. I love announcements no matter what they are. I may just start writing Exciting Announcement before every post! haha!!

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  30. I love #3! Maybe it's because I'm still fairly new to blogging, but, I love reading anything and everything that has to do with it. My boyfriend got me a book about it for Christmas... it was really cute. :)

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  31. Like you, I love reading about blogging tips and tricks too. I'll read everything about it even though other posts would be likely the same. I guess I want to confirm every now and then if I'm doing everything right even though I've been blogging for 5 years now. Hehe. I also love hilarious posts. Outfit posts - ahhh, that's where the love and hate relationship comes in. LOL.

    REAlity Bites

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  32. Hosting this hop has opened my eyes to a lot of different styles of writing and topics. I can't say there's a particular type that I like. I think it depends on my mood. When I'm happy, I like to read happy posts, when I'm sad, I like to empathize with others. Funny posts always lighten my mood and blogging tips are just necessary, right? Thanks for sharing and linking up with Countdown in Style! Don't forget to come back on Friday to see if you were featured!

    ~~April~~
    100lbCountdown.com

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  33. I like to read about other people's mistakes. I'm actually getting ready to write one now called My Big FAT Pinterest Mistake. I just need to figure out how to do the screen shots. It's actually pretty funny because I have over 5,000 pins on Pinterest, so you'd think I would know what I'm doing, but not so much. I found out that I had incorrectly pinned over 100 of my best blog posts and I was mortified. But as the old saying says - if you can't be a good example, you'll simply have to be a horrible warning!

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  34. I agree completely on your Fashion Blogger note, there is nothing that interests me about a fashion post where the get-up costs my whole year in rent and the only words are "here...look at me." I definitely all over those that make me laugh :)

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  35. I'm recently very intrigued by the homeschooling and breastfeeding posts. Perhaps because these are very close to home for me right now. Some blogging posts I read and some I don't. I realize that some things can get extremely repetitive. The thing is, if I can write a post that shows what I've learned, even if I've heard it before, I always seem to come across a good handful of bloggers who have never heard of some or all of the tips I share which makes putting what I've learned into a post more worth while. Another type of post has to do with the person writing it. Some bloggers I find to be extremely interesting and I'm just truly captivated by their writing and their personality that comes through that I truly can't wait to read whatever they write. There are very few like this but for the ones who are like this, I rarely miss a post :)

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  36. Love this post. I agree. Outfit posts and blogging about blogging all the way. I also like the find out more about blogger's lives so I feel like I know them better.

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  37. i like all types of blogs, not just personal ones. i like learning something i didn't before, be it about the person, item, skill, topic, etc.

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  38. Hehe I love this! I might just have to write a post about writing posts about blogging for you :P

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  39. I love outfit posts too... Although, 99% of the time I feel like the people whose blogs I click on with outfit posts are super models with an endless amount of mula to buy said clothes who's only job is blogging. Totally not my style although I am usually pretty envious of them ;) And of course I'm always a sucker for blogging posts... Even if they are all the same!

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  40. i'm sure we all read a ton of blogs. i was at a blog meetup the other day, and someone mentioned she followed at least 200 blogs. a lot of people gasped, but i'm actually not surprised. i feel like i keep adding more and more blogs to my feed every day. i noticed that while i do like reading personal vignettes, the ones that really catch my attention are titles that are informative: how to live in small spaces, tips for saving for each month. stuff like that seems to appeal to me.

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