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5 Exceptionally Written Blogs

As an avid blogger with a creative writing background, I really appreciate other bloggers who take the extra time to write insightful, meaningful content. I do enjoy tumblr blogs, photo blogs, and funny blogs as much as the next person, but I have a special place in my heart for blogs with more words than pictures.

When I started to compile this list, I realized how few blogs have exquisite content. Most blog posts are dashed off in a hurry, and the writing can seem careless or superficial. However, I managed to weed through all the crap. Of all the blogs I regularly read, here are five with truly exceptional writing:

Tweetage Wasteland: Dave Pell is an angel investor and the founder of Addict-o-matic. His blog is “An addicted insider’s account of what’s happening to our real lives and relationships in the era of the realtime, social web”, and his posts are some of the most thoughtful, insightful, real, and personal blog posts that I’ve read anywhere on the web. You don’t need to be tech-savvy to relate to Dave’s observations on the role that television plays in the household or the ways that social media can shape our prejudices. Posts are long, but they are absolutely worthwhile.

The Girl Can’t Help It: Jen Burger is the best friend you need to have. Luckily, we can all benefit from the sincere blogs posts she shares online. When it comes to friendships and relationships, she tells it like it is, and she’s got an attitude that you can’t help but admire. Jen is not afraid to share personal anecdotes to help you understand what you deserve when it comes to love. However, what I love the most is the fact that I can expect a sassy music video at the end of every post.

The Hyperlocalist: Jennifer Deseo‘s The Hyperlocalist is the most detailed and revealing blog about hyperlocal journalism on the web, period. Don’t think hyperlocal journalism can be interesting and/or fun? Trust me: this woman has a sense of humor! As former editor-in-chief of the Silver Spring Penguin, Jennifer has been there, done that, as they say. In addition, she knows people in the entrepreneurial journalism sphere and shares her knowledge in a style that’s both accessible and easy to read.

Go Fug Yourself: Hardly a day passes when I don’t find myself laughing out loud at something the Fuggirls have written. Heather and Jessica never cease to amaze with their wit and creativity. Though the posts are short, the sentences are packed with awesome similes, cultural references, and jarring insights about a rather superficial subject: celebrity fashion. My favorite posts include fake conversations between celebrities, often awkwardly posed in the main photo.

Shmitten Kitten: Shmitten Kitten is “a blog about dating for people who would probably never read a blog about dating”, and the posts include some of the most hilarious, truthful things I’ve read on the Internet. Post categories include “Things in His House that Make Me Sad”, “Bonerkiller”, “Things I’m Terrible at”, and “Boxerdropper”. Dating can be an awkward and daunting experience, and this blog captures the best of the most real human moments.

I’m always looking for new blogs to read – feel free to add your favorites in the comments below!

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