Good Examples of Popular Blogs

What makes a blog popular? I’m sure you who write and read blogs like to know.

I am looking for blogs that are good read.  I browsed some top blogs. And I wonder how come some of  the popular blogs or the ones that get traffic and followers do not have much content value.  Some blogs sound like PR machine.   Events and product endorsement clutter in their blogs. There’s  no problem with that. It’s just that some bloggers write like they’re writing a press release with an “I” rather than a simple sincere blog. Some blogs are popular because they are owned by popular people.  Some blogs  have lots of followers because they know SEO tricks and whereabouts of the internet. But when you try to examine the content, nothing is spectacular, just an ordinary diary. But there are also popular bloggers who really make interesting and useful posts.  These bloggers have their own niche and regularly updates their blogs. Here are some of them.

Fat Kid Inside

This food blog is owned by Erwan Heusaff, who is popularly known as Anne Curtis’ boyfriend.  I used to think that this guy is so lucky to have Anne Curtis as his girlfriend. But after reading his blog, I said, “Anne Curtis is a very lucky girl.” I followed his blog as soon as I decided to trim down some weight and moved to healthy living. His blog is one of the best food blogs I stumbled upon. Unlike other food bloggers who write about restaurant reviews, he encourages his readers to prepare their meals. He is really good example for healthy lifestyle. His blog has recipes of healthy food and how-to-do videos.

ANNAlysis

Anna Oposa is an environmentalist and a writer. I enjoy reading her blog because I like how she writes.  She has wit and sense of humor that even if she talks about serious environmental concerns, she does not sound boring. She generously share her life and her aspirations in her blog.  Her blog has so much life, passion, and positive vibes.

Camille  Tries to Blog

Fashion sense means sense of sight.  In terms of fashion blog, it should be pleasing  and easy on the eyes. After all, you are talking about appearance. This means that the layout, photography, text of your blog should give an overall pleasure to the reader.  And I am not surprised Camille Co’s blog is one of the most visited blogs. Her photos are really eye candy that it’s so hard to believe that she does not have a  professional photographer  with her. Her driver or her mother is most likely her photographer. I also like her style.  It’s so dainty, colorful, and glamorous.

Jenni Epperson 

I like reading this lifestyle blog because Jenni finds new and creative ways to make small family gatherings special. She writes down recipe of deserts and simple meals which are very useful for  career women. Her family is fashionable and cultured. And it’s really good to know that no matter how modernized her family can be, they have a great bond.

 

 

How about you?

Whose popular blog do you follow?

 

Cheap Ways to Travel (No Promo Fare)

I like to travel but I don’t like to spend a lot of money. Because life is unpredictable as always, I’d rather lay up for a rainy day. I have a long wish list and I seriously aim to try everything. With the goal of having to do a lot of things, traveling is my least priority. I choose learning a new software, joining a workshop over a trip outside the Philippines unless if it’s free. Sad to say, money sets boundaries. I frown at the thought of traveling. I look for cheap alternatives. As what I always believe, dreams and rewards don’t necessarily come in the exact package, the way they appear in our minds. What matters is you know how it feels to have them. Here are some cheap ways to travel:

Watch a movie

Movies transport us to places we’ve never been. Sometimes, watching a movie is even more beautiful than the real experience -okay, that sounds weird. Boring days and boring trips are inevitable. On the other hand, movies are meant to entertain or to provoke a thought. They let you escape from boredom. Movies, stories with plots have climax. A three-day trip in Bangkok cannot assure a climactic moment.

movie titanic travel
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Read a book

Emily Dickinson wrote: “There is no frigate like a book to take us lands away.” If you are a conscientious reader immersed in a well-written piece. You can almost feel you are one of the characters in the book.

why read quotation
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Meet New Faces

Have you ever talked to someone and find your conversation surreal? Sometimes, the best way to paint a vivid picture of another land is to know its people. You can travel back time by talking to comfort women. You can see London by talking to your British boss. The way a person talks reflects another place and time. It’s perceiving another world through the eyes of another human being. And the more people you meet, the more places you will go.

Photo from http://blogoratti.blogspot.com/2009/12/strangers-friends.html

 

You don’t need cash to travel,  just imagination.