Last month, I shared a handful of my favorite bloggers. It only included half of my favorite bloggers. A good portion of what I read are my favorite ‘Burgh bloggers. So part two of the blogs I love conversation rounds out the list with some great bloggers right from my hometown.
I love that the list also includes a few dudes. Blogging isn’t just for mommies and scrapbookers, especially in this town. Just the amount of people writing about beer would fill up a few thousand words.
I know there are bloggers I’m missing (I’m really really sorry!). I want to give love to the whole city; I’ll probably end up writing another post. But for today, in no particular order:
Mel (30 Something Therapy)
Mel is hilarious online and the handful of times I’ve met her in person. Her posts are short and sweet and her personality totally shines through the writing. I especially love her race recaps. You’ll be ready to lace up your shoes and go outside. For real. The girl is a total badass.
Alex (Everybody Loves You)
Another person who is hilarious online and off. Even his emails that remind you not to reply all are pithy and just right. Just like I enjoy Campfire Kam for her Instagrams, I love Alex’s tweets and pictures. He’s brilliant, slightly self-effacing, and is great for fostering community and collaborations. Want more proof: he’s the brains behind the Pittsburgh Great Blog Exchange.
And Finn is just too much. How can you not follow along?
(PS: we’ll be doing a Twitter collab post soon and he is on the ball and on point as always. So stay tuned.)
Britt (In Pursuit of Happiness)
I should just stop saying “OMG they’re so great in person” because everyone on this list totally is and Britt is another one. And it’s no surprise that I’m including Britt because I’ve fangirl-ed out enough on here about her.
I love her inspiring posts and that she gets real and raw with her readers. Life isn’t all rainbows and butterflies, but she always has a positive message, even at the end of a crappy story. I love the way she presents these things. It really makes you feel like, “Listen, life can be shit sometimes, and that’s okay.”
Emily (Emily Levenson)
Emily, a co-pilot of Propelle, has a great blog (in case you missed it, she’s the driving force behind Project:Food Budget) focusing on food. I wouldn’t call her a “food blogger,” rather a “food inspire-er.” I mean, I buy bananas and purposely let them get old just so I can make her banana bread.
And her baby is so cute.
Kate rounds out the Propelle duo with Emily and is seriously inspiring herself. Yinzpiration is like a big “here’s why Pittsburgh is awesome” proclamation. And if you need to follow some entertaining tweeters, check out her 57 Reasons to Live in Pittsburgh page.
You’ll probably want to move here after reading it if you don’t already live in Pittsburgh. And if you do, hit me up so we can grab some beers. Which leads me to…
Jason (Breaking Brews / PCBN)
Okay, this is slightly cheating because I write for Pittsburgh Craft Beer Network (and it’s awesome regardless, so go read about the awesome craft beers in the ‘Burgh). I love the podcasts that he and Jason Collins get together and put on. They’re entertaining, especially when they’re actually drinking beers on air.
And Breaking Brews isn’t just Pittsburgh-specific, so you can totally get something out of this even if you’re not from around here.
Beth (The Fashionable Eye)
The girl’s ‘gram game is strong. And her shoe game is even more on point. Beth is another person who I love for her Instagram. She always looks so fashionable and her outfits are something I’d never thing to do – like leather shorts, booties, and flannel for summer. Genius!
I was introduced to Beth through Alex and the PghGBE this year. If you need further proof that he’s great at making connections.
Bonus: her pup is adorable.