5 of My Favorite Blogs Are Run by Awesome #GirlBosses

Recently, an Out and Out reader left a kind comment asking who my favorite bloggers are. I started typing up a response then realized… my favorite bloggers are women. Which is awesome!

I decided to make a proper post about it.

Here are 5 blogs I have as “Favorites” in my Feedly. When I see they’ve posted, I make a note to read in the way I’ve grown used to – which is different for each one. They cover topics from travel to financial freedom to mental and physical health. And I’ve learned so much from all of them in the years since I discovered their fantastic blogs.

a collage of women posing for a picture

5 of my favorite bloggers!

They are true hustlers, hard workers, deeply knowledgable about their areas of interest, and all incredible women. Add them to your reading list!

5 Fave Bloggers to Read

Truly in no particular order.

1. Caroline – Not Your Average Gal

I don’t remember how I discovered Caroline’s blog. But I was immediately struck by her one-of-a-kind voice.

Since I found her blog, it’s one I always look forward to reading. I’ve followed along on several of her trips and life changes – all told from her totally refreshing perspective.

Her voice is so honest. It’s a rawness made of only the best pieces. And she lays it all out: the highs and the lows. Her views, stories, and photos are thoughtful and relatable. I cheer her travels and successes and ponder along as she writes through roughness.

I’m grateful for her perspective and that she shares so much of herself. A true gem.

2. Paula – Afford Anything

Paula certainly doesn’t need a small potato like me to recommend her expansive blog. But every time she posts, I know it’s time to slow down and grab a glass of wine. Because her posts are deep meditations into the inner workings of her financial world, all reasoned and examined with her completely inimitable wit. She is so so charming and you can feel her thinking as you read along. I can hear her speaking in my mind when I read her words.

Which is another thing. Paula has an amazing podcast, too. I’ll admit – I wasn’t expecting it to be as good as her blog. But wow – Paula speaks as eloquently as she writes. She is a master communicator. Not only that, but she takes multi-faceted concepts and lays them down so simply – a skill unto itself.

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Hearing Paula speak was a FinCon highlight

She’s always posting amazing thoughts and quotes on Instagram. This woman was born to communicate.

Not only that, but she reveals exact numbers of time, money, and results with creating a network of rental properties. I followed her move from Atlanta to Las Vegas. Throughout it all, she’s always found creative ways to explain her reasoning.

In addition to being a financially independent landlord, she’s built a successful blog and podcast series. I deeply savor her crisp, intelligent words. Paula is an infinite source of inspiration for me personally.

Reading her blog and studying her formats is a master class in effective blogging and communication. She deserves all the success that comes her way.

3. Chonce – My Debt Epiphany

When I met Chonce at FinCon last year, I had no idea how deeply I would soon fall into her words.

Not only is her personal blog a deep dive into her thoughts and strategies, but she writes for a ton of other personal finance blogs on the side. “How does she find the time?” I’ve wondered many times since discovering her detailed work.

Following her journey out of debt and toward financial independence is empowering. And that she writes clearly, so deeply about her subjects, and so often is a huge encouragement.

Oh, and on top of everything else, she’s also a mom! Amazing.

4. Summer – Mommy Points

I’ve had the luck to talk with Summer a time or two. Always nice to meet a fellow Texan!

While her blog is called “Mommy Points,” there’s actually tons of useful information for everyone. She consistently posts the most thorough and even-handed content in the points & miles community. She also focuses on great deals. I’ve discovered lots of ways to save thanks to Summer.

Beyond that, there’s a great sensitivity in her writing. I love her honesty and writing style. It’s easy to follow and always on point.

She covers topics no other blogger talks about. If I see multiple articles about the same event, I always pick Summer’s because I know it’s going to be full of great analysis in an easy-to-understand way. I like hearing her tips on making a good deal into a great one.

Her blog is a go-to resource and complement to all the other travel blogs out there. It’s not just for moms – there’s tons of great stuff here.

5. Jenny – Healthy Crush

I’ve read Jenny’s blog the longest – since we both lived in Brooklyn in 2011. Her blog has opened my eyes to so many new ideas over the past 7 years.

Not only that, but her words I swear literally radiate with warmth and positivity. She has one of those writing styles that’s so gosh-darn readable you just can’t stop. Before you know it, you’ve read 2,000+ of her words, are now an expert on a topic, and have much more to think about afterward. I can’t even tell you how many of her posts I’ve saved to read again and again.

I love following her travels, her newest food obsessions, and her ever-evolving thoughts on health and wellness. Reading her is like catching up with an old friend. She tells you what she’s listening to and what something made her think of. It’s all the little touches that make her posts so compelling.

I love her longer-form posts so much. Her intelligence combined with her down-to-earth writing style makes for excellent #longreads. 📚

Bottom line

There are 5 of my very favorite blogs which happen to be run by amazing women:

Thanks to all of them for sharing their ideas and wisdom with the world.

Are there any others you’d add to the list? I’m always down to read a cool new blog with awesome content!

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