A Page Dedicated to My Readers & Your Blogs!

I’m happy to say that I finally have this new page up in dedication to all of Your Daily Dose‘s readers! (*I’ve also added those on my own blogroll who aren’t on my subscriber’s list). I’ve been meaning to create a page where I could showcase everyone’s blogs and hopefully have others discover your great work! Thank you all for the time you have spent here. I hope that you will discover some other wonderful bloggers that frequent the cafe and continue to grow your own blogging community!

- Cafe xoxo

P.S. My apologies to those readers I was unable to include in this list.

The Blogger The Blog  This Blog is About …
*/-)ndr¡X* http://andreacarbax.wordpress.com
1uptarik http://tarikbensaria.wordpress.com
2chicgurls http://2chicgurls.com
7atbest http://7atbest.wordpress.com A Seven on her quest to be her best self in order to achieve success
absolutetruth1 http://prophetic1dotorg.wordpress.com
Action Gear Supply http://actiongearsupply.wordpress.com
Adam Jarvis  
addictmystory http://addictmystory.wordpress.com
Adrian Lupsa http://adrianlupsa.wordpress.com Recipes, book reviews, holiday events, gardening, photography, stories & much more
Áine Warren http://ainewarren.wordpress.com Sirens & Muses: creative writing, photography & musings on life
Alexandra Bengtsson http://igottfikasallskap.wordpress.com
Allen Capoferri http://allencapoferri.wordpress.com Illustration, character design, photography & occasional musings
aloneinacrowdd http://aloneinacrowdd.wordpress.com
ames. http://amylchiu.wordpress.com just me. ames. finding some good in just 30 days.
anaceciliakang http://anaceciliakang.wordpress.com
andy1076 http://dragoneystory.wordpress.com Mobile phone photography & quotes
Anna http://snowglassapple.com
Antonio De Simone http://antodesimone.wordpress.com Everyday life seen from my eyes, describing the life & passions that surround us
apten0dyte http://wordsofbirds.wordpress.com/
Arindam Saha http://whenintrovertspeaks.wordpress.com Understanding & Appreciating things under the Sun
arlchoi101 http://arlchoi.wordpress.com
arnoneumann http://arnoneumann.wordpress.com
artisticmilestone http://artisticmilestone.wordpress.com Artistically Easy Peasy Projects & other stuff I care about
aRVee http://ilovemandaue.wordpress.com Anything Cebu & beyond …
ashesgrammar http://koreancatastrophedotcom.wordpress.com Korea through my own weird foreign lens
Aslan Kanshaw http://aslankanshaw.wordpress.com
ATMA SEVA http://atmaseva.wordpress.com
Attila Ovari http://www.attilaovari.com/
A Twist of Couture http://poetictwist.wordpress.com A savvy luxurious insight on weddings, social & business
Authentelli-Gent http://authentelligent.wordpress.com
azlace http://azlace.wordpress.com
badsonnet http://badsonnets.com
Bailey Mikell http://lameow.wordpress.com
bbbonniechen http://bbbonniechen.wordpress.com
BehindMyStunnas http://behindmystunnas.wordpress.com Living life & loving it! On personal experiences to polyvore sets
benlegraphiste http://benlegraphiste.wordpress.com
bernardliu http://bernardliu.wordpress.com
B. L. Crisp http://spirativity.co.uk Second nature exploration – a blog by Barry Crisp
Bo Lumpkin http://gatorhead.wordpress.com
Redneck Wisdom, Wonder & Weirdness. Humor & Comics
bluefiadiarries http://bluefiadiarries.wordpress.com A Journey of my Life from my Heart
Brandie Sellers http://brandiesellers.wordpress.com Brandie Sellers: A Girl With A Blog, girly stuff, food & random musings
bravesmartbold http://bravesmartbold.wordpress.com Artist, writer, mother & educator w/the mantra: Be brave, smart & bold
breakroomstories http://breakroomstories.com
breezyk http://breezyk.wordpress.com
bulgarskamuzikabg http://bulgarskamuzikabg.wordpress.com
bunnyandporkbelly http://bunnyandporkbelly.wordpress.com
burgersbite ~ http://burgersbite.wordpress.com
cafeseaseo http://cafeseaseo.wordpress.com Coffee from Seattle to Seoul
callmeslick http://callmeslick.wordpress.com
canon http://mozuqunoire.wordpress.com
cerridwen* http://caridwen.wordpress.com Wit, wisdom, humor, nonsense, rants & raves
ch http://thatswhathappened.wordpress.com
Charly CONCHITA Carlyle http://nymphobrainiac.wordpress.com
Chatte Nocturne http://notallaboutcats.wordpress.com My perfectly adorable cats, Mexico, books, depression & the-thesis-that-must-not-be-named
chelseavose http://chelseavose.wordpress.com
Chris Martin http://chrismartinwrites.wordpress.com
Christine Friesenhahn http://texanaskitchen.wordpress.com
Claire Atkinson http://clairejatkinson.wordpress.com
Coco J. Ginger http://courtingmadness.wordpress.com
colourfade http://colourfade.wordpress.com Life, hope & happiness
consciousdaughters http://consciousdaughters.wordpress.com
countingducks http://countingducks.wordpress.com
coyotero2112 http://coyotero2112.wordpress.com Advocating Human Writes from the edge of the Western Word
creativeboys http://nizamhappieboyz.wordpress.com All I wanna do is share everything I have
cristinomolo http://cristinomolo.wordpress.com
cthoeming http://charlottethoeming.wordpress.com
damage https://urdamage.wordpress.com/ i wear my scars
proudly on my chest; here is the wound
struggling to heal
danbalva http://hurdlestohappiness.wordpress.com
danbohmer http://danbohmer.wordpress.com
Daniel http://danieljdavis.wordpress.com
Daniel Abram http://danielabram.wordpress.com
Daniel Postlethwaite http://danposwriting.wordpress.com
Danielle http://cottonhandy.wordpress.com
Learning to sew, one crooked seam at a time
daoud alahmad http://mmmluck.wordpress.com
David http://theblackshoe.wordpress.com
Photography & thoughts – enjoy the photos, think on the thoughts
dazzleruk http://darrenkeenan.wordpress.com
deanjbaker http://deanjbaker.wordpress.com
Diane :0)
diaryofdennis http://diaryofdennis.wordpress.com Another blog w/random topics of a person w/various interests
Did You Smile Today http://didusmiletoday.wordpress.com
drewpgl http://drewpgl.wordpress.com
DrMcAwesome http://dailymend.wordpress.com
East Asian and Pacific Affairs http://alexanderastroth.wordpress.com Current & historical issues that affect the Asia-Pacific region
eatpraybake http://eatpraybake.wordpress.com Vegetarian & baked goods recipes, as well as things I share about my life
ediliociclostile http://ediliociclostile.wordpress.com
eleonore mosimann http://oxygenyourstyle.wordpress.com
Elizabeth http://navigationofkindness.com
elkhwaga0000 http://elkhwaga0000.wordpress.com
elmirad http://elmirad.wordpress.com
Elyse http://fiftyfourandahalf.wordpress.com A sock drawer. Nothing matches. Humor, Politics & Random Silliness
Emily He http://groundingmyroots.wordpress.com
emmyrue http://emmyrue.wordpress.com
ericaleestyle http://ericaleestyle.wordpress.com
Erica Reynolds http://localslovepersonal.wordpress.com
Eric Murtaugh http://ericmurtaugh.com Inspiring you to pursue your own adventures in life
Eryn Wong http://millionmars.wordpress.com Dreams, inspirations, beauty & styles, being a wife & God’s words
evilnymphstuff http://evilnymphstuff.wordpress.com Random thoughts of a teenage aspiring writer & more!
Eugene C. http://ismelladventure.wordpress.com An adventure a day keeps the psychiatrist away!
fashiongonerouge http://fashiongonerouge.wordpress.com
fela2fela http://fela2fela.wordpress.com
figtree23 http://paupersfortune.wordpress.com Politics, work, home life, society & Australian culture
filmcamera999 http://filmcamera999.wordpress.com
fistsclenched http://fistsclenched.wordpress.com
fivereflections http://fivereflections.wordpress.com
fiztrainer http://serendipityplus.wordpress.com
F.M. http://fmadvice.wordpress.com
FreelanceTrekker http://freelancetrekker.wordpress.com
Free Tag Zone http://freetagzone.wordpress.com Inventaire de l’éphémère … Pour redonner à l’art éphémère toutes ses lettres de noblesse
Frequency Manifesto http://frequencymanifesto.com
frizztext http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com
Gargi Sharma http://gargisharma1.wordpress.com
Gen http://twitchyface.wordpress.com Active Ingredients: Blabber & snapshots
glitzgirlzglamourguide http://glitzgirlzglamourguide.wordpress.com
Goat* http://thegoatthatwrote.net
gullhasnat http://themagfiqueway.wordpress.com The latest on fashion & tips to do everything magnificently & uniquely
happsters http://www.happsters.com Happsters make other people happy through random acts of happiness
harshell19 http://harshell19.wordpress.com
harshit chauhan http://harshitchauhan.wordpress.com Just my personal blog
hayleyhobson http://www.hayleyhobsonblog.com
HeyApril http://heyapril.net
hollybernabe http://hollybernabe.wordpress.com Walking, goals, family, hope & coping with my hubby’s failed kidneys/dialysis
hopeindoha http://indoha.wordpress.com Lessons learned from Doha, Qatar
hotcrow http://hotcrow.wordpress.com
hotmess10 http://hotmess10.wordpress.com The ups, downs & in-betweens of getting healthy & fit
hr2hc http://hr2hc.wordpress.com
Humans Are Weird http://www.humansareweird.wordpress.com
i am charm http://charmako.wordpress.com My photoblog, about all that charms
iamzion http://iamzion.wordpress.com
ianhellbusch http://thejeepexperience.wordpress.com The best documentaries are the ones you create yourself
Independent Association of Businesses http://iabusa.wordpress.com
inenglishinstitute.com http://fincalachiripa.wordpress.com
inconsequentially http://isitinconsequential.wordpress.com Stuff that’s happening in my head
inkedvocabulary http://inkedvocabulary.wordpress.com Lover of life, widower, remarried & a follower of Jesus
insearchofwonderland http://insearchofwonderland.com
Insight http://myindividualinsights.wordpress.com Photography, prose, poetry & movie reviews
iRuniBreathe http://irunibreathe.wordpress.com I run & I breathe – usually at the same time
island traveler http://thismansjourney.net
itskevincible http://kgbarrios.wordpress.com
Jackie Paulson http://postadaychallenge2011.com Sharing knowledge & networking for others
jailong http://freethebird.com.au
jakesprinter http://jakesprinters.wordpress.com
janelistyle http://janelistyle.wordpress.com
J.A. Robinson* http://thedailygraff.com
JasmineKyleSings http://jasminekylesings.wordpress.com My journey as an independent artist, musician & being a mother & wife
jazzbeer http://jazzbeer.wordpress.com
jefboral http://jeffersonb.wordpress.com
Jenn http://the-serenity-space.com Ramblings & wanderings of a (partly) reformed perfectionist empath
Jenny Mills Photography http://JennyMillsPhotography.wordpress.com
jepiner http://allaboutjennifer.wordpress.com
jessmittens http:/mittenskittens.wordpress.com Updates from my writing world, anecdotes mixed with fiction, plus a few surprises
joanna http://jldweb.wordpress.com
Joe http://jozeperspective.wordpress.com
John Sanders Agbayani
John’s Manuals http://www.johnsmanuals.com
Joycelyn http://joycelynaralar.wordpress.com Photos, quotes, poetry, music & everything in between :)
JP http://elcampeador.wordpress.com
JPanda http://jpandaphoto.wordpress.com Capturing the moments, Photos by JPanda
julesagray http://mccrabass.wordpress.com I collect restraining orders in my spare time
jumpforjoyphotoproject http://jumpforjoyphotoproject.wordpress.com
justdan93 http://justdan93.wordpress.com
Justin Kirby www.justinkirbywriter.wordpress.com
jwarnimo http://www.writewithwarnimont.com/ Writing, marketing, living truthfully & embracing your life through creativity
K. http://izavella.wordpress.com Life, love & everything in between!
kappello http://www.kappellomedia.com
karmicangel http://aportiaadamsadventure.wordpress.com
Kat Fallon http://branchofjasmine.wordpress.com
Katherine Flores http://kathflores.com
kdawikstrom http://danielsdiverse.wordpress.com
keiththegreen http://keiththegreen.wordpress.com A westerner’s detours along the path to Buddhist enlightenment
kindredspirit23 http://kindredspirit23.wordpress.com An eclectic mixture of faith, love, poetry & humor
knightofjanuary http://knightofjanuary.wordpress.com/ A journal of philosophical inquiry, writing & love from Manny ♥
Kyle Kuns http://hikingangelesforest.com
Kyle M.
ladyromp http://ladyromp.wordpress.com
laskikas http://nuncapusepreciocaprichos.wordpress.com
Lateral Love Australia http://lateralloveaustralia.com Love; Lateral Violence; First Nations; Colonisation; Cultural Safety; Forever Business
Laura Lamere http://lauralamere.wordpress.com
Lauren Olivia & Co. http://passport.laurenoliviaco.com
laurietewksbury http://laurietewksbury.com
Leslie A http://asirensthoughts.wordpress.com A girl’s journey to date 50 men in a year!
lifewalk2ooo http://lifewalk2ooo.wordpress.com
likeablefellow http://likeablefellow.wordpress.com
Lime Is Better http://limeisbetter.com
lisslissliss http://theshipmightsink.wordpress.com
Literature and Culture http://literatureandculture.wordpress.com
littleburstsofinspiration http://littleburstsofinspiration.wordpress.com Inspiring wellness of body & mind, herbology, real life, pets, etc
Living4Everyday http://living4everyday.wordpress.com
lollyandlelena http://lollyandlelena.wordpress.com Love, life, cultures, photography, our planet, peace & more; a blog anyone could relate to
louisepageblog http://louisepageblog.wordpress.com
luv2sex.info http://lovewithsex.wordpress.com
maddiecochere http://breezybooksblog.wordpress.com Laughing as I attempt to write & publish books
magsx2 http://magsx2.wordpress.com
makeupandmirtazapine http://makeupandmirtazapine.wordpress.com Handling mental health problems with style, inspiration & humour
Maninder GILL http://manindergill.wordpress.com
Manny http://mannygasal.wordpress.com
marina kanavaki http://marinakanavaki.wordpress.com Art Towards a Happy Day
markpwightwick http://markpwightwick.wordpress.com Our lives in Bournemouth UK, mainly recorded photographically
marriagecoach1 http://marriagecoach1.wordpress.com
mastermindofstocks http://mastermindofstocks.wordpress.com
matthewchanyy http://matthewchanyy.wordpress.com This life of mine… games, dramas, photos & other stuff
Mei http://bentobreak.com Food, fitness, fun, more food, & the occasional musing
merbear264 http://knockedoverbyafeather.wordpress.com Writing about my mental illnesses, various other topics, w/a sense of humor
Mhmd Barakat http://mybarakat.wordpress.com
Micah http://micanonymous.wordpress.com
Michelle http://miromero.com
midnightdemons7 http://midnightdemons7.wordpress.com
Mike is Happy http://mikesilvia.wordpress.com
mindo240 http://nosajnawk.wordpress.com
minoris http://betaursaeminoris.wordpress.com
misselsie19 http://bowendiaries.wordpress.com
miss L http://happheiz.wordpress.com
mmnjug http://mmnjug.wordpress.com
Moiz Billah http://moizbillah.wordpress.com
MonaD’E http://heaven4earthdotcom.wordpress.com
Mooselicker http://mooselicker.wordpress.com
motormouthblogger http://motormouthblogger.wordpress.com
M Rana http://www.mrana.org
Mridula http://mridubala.wordpress.com My Scribbles-I wish to call them flash fictions, READ!
Mrs. P http://mpozzanghera.wordpress.com/
mrswhitegetsfit http://mrswhitegetsfit.wordpress.com
MT BLU http://mitablu.wordpress.com
munchow* http://munchow.wordpress.com Creativity, and how to develop & expand. Focus on photography, but can be applied to other art forms.
myjoyfulways http://myjoyfulways.wordpress.com
nanners36r http://nanners36r.wordpress.com Random, interesting & funny day-to-day things
naturalfemina http://naturalfemina.wordpress.com
Naveeka http://navika.wordpress.com
nenskei http://nenskeifacestheworld.wordpress.com Sort Of Everything, Thoughts Flows Randomly
Nhan-Fiction http://nhanfiction.wordpress.com
A cool cat in a dog-eat-dog world >^..^<
ngenghou1962 http://lovewithsex.wordpress.com
nheijkoop http://nheijkoop.wordpress.com Stories of an average young man
niasunset http://photographyofnia.wordpress.com It was/is about photography of Nia, but now more than this!
Ninay http://somedayscreative.wordpress.com
Nine Cent Girl http://ninecentgirl.com My musings on family, food & fashion, basically all life brings
Nineteenfifteen http://nineteenfifteen.wordpress.com
Ninya Regalado http://ninyaaar.wordpress.com
NjeriChelimo http://marthachumo.wordpress.com
nomountainsinaustria http://nomountainsinaustria.wordpress.com
Noor Hadi P http://nhpinhere.wordpress.com
Not Carrie Bradshaw http://www.omgitsjaneth.com
nothinghurt* http://nothinghurt.wordpress.com Favorite things, love life, motivation & inspiration, photos, snippets of life
odiousghost http://odiousghosts.wordpress.com Slightly more fun than root canal surgery
ohyesshesabitchbutnotyours http://ohyesshesabitchbutnotyours.wordpress.com Blog of a rock singer, event host, stylist & graphic designer
oneanna65 http://cancerkillingrecipe.wordpress.com
One Big Idea http://www.mayramejia.com The freedom to be who we are just the way we are
onceuponahousewife http://onceuponahousewife.wordpress.com
onlyvic http://onlyvic.wordpress.com SuperMom | Sky Walker | Summer | Beach Bum | Human Canvas ♥
Organized Scenery http://organizedscenery.wordpress.com Photos & scribbles on whatever I find interesting
Our Life In 3D http://ourlifein3d.wordpress.com Cute kids, the beach & not taking myself too seriously :)
pamtanzey http://pamtanzey.wordpress.com
Patrick http://patricksphotography.wordpress.com
pefani http://pefanidotcom.wordpress.com
pflead73 http://pflead73.wordpress.com My thoughts on things I’m involved in: fitness, music, poetry, philosophy, etc
pharmsg2009 http://pharmsg2009.wordpress.com
Photographs by Peter Knight http://peterknightphotography.wordpress.com
poojycat http://poojycat.wordpress.com
PostCollegiate http://postcollegiate.wordpress.com
pretzellogic http://ngtolentino.wordpress.com Journal entries, prose & poetry, caffeine, music & twisted german biscuits
princeecz http://rodentcontrolsbangalore.wordpress.com
ProfMomEsq http://profmomesq.wordpress.com Life as mom, lawyer, professor. Roles interchangeable. Batteries not included.
pursuingmydream http://pursuingmydream.wordpress.com Cooking, gardening, learning a new language & my days in Germany
queenofhearts88 http://queenoflight88blog.wordpress.com
ramona pozek http://theglobaldiva.wordpress.com
Ranadive Neelenchery* http://momentsinpixels.com Moments in Pixels Photography
rantinghijau http://rantinghijau.wordpress.com Adventure Story with Soccer ‘n Music I Like
rarasaur http://rarasaur.wordpress.com
ratzone http://ratzone.wordpress.com
REAKSMEY Yean – GEORGE http://reaksmeyyean.wordpress.com
rebecaurora http://rebecaurora.wordpress.com
rebeccawriter http://thewritersportfolio.wordpress.com Freelance writer with SEO skills sharing tips & experience
Recovered Baptist http://recoveredbaptist.wordpress.com
rebuilderofjerusalem http://jlreynolds08.wordpress.com
reddiamondd http://reddiamondd.wordpress.com
reminiscenciabrasileira69 http://reminiscenciabrasileira69.wordpress.com
Rem Tanauan http://pathfinderscommune.wordpress.com
Renee http://reneesrandomblog.wordpress.com
reneetamara http://reneetamara.wordpress.com Writing about death, mental illness, spirituality, art & perfume
renxkyoko http://megaworthit.wordpress.com
rferdian45 http://rferdian45.wordpress.com
ROBERT LEE http://daddylee1969.wordpress.com
Rocky Mountain Escape http://www.ecolodge.com Mountain Adventures
rodgersnotes http://rodgersnotes.wordpress.com
rodmapada http://rodmapada.wordpress.com
rohan7things http://rohan7things.wordpress.com Affirmations, Abundance, Stoic Philosophy, Relationships, Body Psychology & much more
runninghaiku http://runninghaiku.wordpress.com
Russell Deasley http://theverybesttop10.com/ The world’s top 10 of anything and everything!!!
Russel Ray Photos http://russelrayphotos.wordpress.com Life from Southern California, mostly San Diego County
rutheh http://rutheh.wordpress.com
rynnasaryonnah http://rynnasaryonnah.wordpress.com
Sahm Ataine King http://www.sahmataineking.com The Arkside of Thought – This is not your father’s blog…
sakthi5028 http://globalinfo4all.wordpress.com Informative & inspiring!!!
sameerc19 http://www.theprimehealth.net To live life in the prime of your health
sanya014 http://sanya014.wordpress.com
Sara http://saraistheworst.wordpress.com Current events & sociological topics through a progressive, feminist lens
Sara http://sararing.wordpress.com
Sarah http://camerashake.wordpress.com Stolen shots & happy thoughts through my lens. ^^
Sarah http://josephineleblanc.wordpress.com
sarahcradit http://sarahcradit.wordpress.com Inside the mind of Sarah: author, traveler, Tolkienite
sarah knipping http://saresknipping.wordpress.com
scrapsculptures http://scrapsculptures.wordpress.com Unique scrap metal art, metal crafts & scrap sculptures like Star Wars, Transformers, Alien, etc
Seb http://beijomacio.wordpress.com
sexandmiami http://sexinmiami.wordpress.com When love becomes hate; how we got there & how we’re getting back!
shapesarunas http://shapesarunas.wordpress.com Daily inspirations, health, career, travel, fashion, beauty
sheokhanda http://sheokhanda.wordpress.com Topics which made me think, travel pics, movie & book reviews, and music discussions
Shirley http://nowordsincluded.wordpress.com
Simple Pleasures~ http://lesplaisirssimplesdelavie.wordpress.com
Simple Saurus http://simplesaurus.wordpress.com
singlewith2littleboys http://overseashottieandme.wordpress.com
siongsiau http://siongsiau.wordpress.com
SoRewarding http://sorewarding.wordpress.com
sparklypie http://piepicheese.wordpress.com
Stan Shillingburg http://javashotsblog.wordpress.com Capturing the emotions of the people, places & things I photograph; photography equipment; & travel tips
stellamarr http://www.secretlifeofamanhattancallgirl.wordpress.com
Steve http://smalldreamer73.wordpress.com Journal-like account of my move to living simpler
Steve http://manatdesk.wordpress.com
strollingsouthamerica http://strollingsouthamerica.wordpress.com
stuffitellmysister http://stuffitellmysister.wordpress.com Photos, ramblings & rants of everyday life “stuff” ~ ♥ paula ♥
Subhan Zein http://www.subhanzein.wordpress.com Fiction & poetry by a wayfarer on the road of life
sufey http://sufey.org
Sunshine https://seraphim6.me
Sydney Fong http://sydneyfong.wordpress.com
SydneyJoTo http://sydneyjoto.wordpress.com
talin401 http://talinorfali.wordpress.com
tazeinmirzasaad http://transcendingbordersblog.wordpress.com Inspiring people to live up to their Highest Potential by sharing my real life story
teeutas http://teeutas.wordpress.com
thatgirlwhit http://thatgirlwhit.wordpress.com A lover of the rad and fab!
theappletizer http://theappletizer.wordpress.com
The Average Gemini http://theaverageGEMINI.wordpress.com
the audacious amateur blogger http://iamanafterschoolspecial.wordpress.com
thebettermanprojects http://thebettermanprojects.wordpress.com
TheCoevas Official http://romanzocoeva.wordpress.com
The Conservative Hill Billy http://theconservativehillbilly.wordpress.com
thecoolerversionofme http://thecoolerversionofme.wordpress.com
The Eventista http://theeventista.wordpress.com
theeyeoffaith http://theeyeoffaith.wordpress.com
The Global Diva* http://theglobaldiva.com Global glam, travel, grub, art & decor
theimaginationmuscle http://theimaginationmuscle.com
The leisure time http://laura2012520.wordpress.com
themeepingkoala http://themeepingkoala.wordpress.com
Bunnies, yarn, random mustaches &oddness abound!
the nomadic angel http://thenomadicangel.wordpress.com
The Oasis Projekt http://thf2.wordpress.com
The Mind of RD Revilo http://rdrevilo.wordpress.com
The Skinny Jeans and Starbucks Chronicles http://karenslatte.wordpress.com A 20-something getting through social ineptness & a mother who wants grandchildren w/her lipstick & attitude intact
♡ The Tale Of My Heart ♡ http://justsimplyinlove.wordpress.com It is all about The Tale Of My Heart :)
The toymaker http://toymakers0tales.wordpress.com The hows & whats that go toward making a great soft toy; showcasing my own designs
throughenglisheyesmark http://reflectionsofchina.wordpress.com Images I’ve taken in China, scenes I find interesting, humorous & sometimes downright mad.
ThumbWind http://thumbwind.wordpress.com
timmer http://getsecondlunch.com Writing, illustrations & shorts
Tincup http://tincup68.wordpress.com Musings on the human momentum relative to the Universe
tkimani http://tkimani.wordpress.com What I see, what I feel, I write about
tmunsterhjelm http://greensharkcity.wordpress.com
tokyomike55 http://asiatravelbug.net Hooked on Asia: Travel & life in Asia & Japan
Tomas Sanchez Sanchez http://tomassanchezsanchez.wordpress.com Photography in a very unique way, making pictures come alive
Tom Lucas http://readtomlucas.com
tonevig http://tonevig.wordpress.com
topiclessbar http://topiclessbar.wordpress.com
truthaboveallreligions http://truthaboveallreligions.wordpress.com
tutankhamon61 http://tutankhamon61.wordpress.com
twindaddy http://stuphblog.wordpress.com
Up in La La Land http://luggnaggsland.wordpress.com
Valentine Logar http://valentinelogar.wordpress.com Jumbled bit of brain dump, politics, life, marriage & family
Venusa http://libraworld.wordpress.com
vickiwashuk http://worldwarlllondonblitzdiary.wordpress.com
vickyloves* http://vickyloves.com Food, fashion & fellas
Vinny http://vinnylanni.wordpress.com My amazing opinions on life, sports & video games :D
viveka http://mygulitypleasures.wordpress.com Chef with pots & camera: jokes, travel & social conscious from Sweden
Wendell A. Brown http://foreverpoetic.wordpress.com
wetinkpresspublisher http://wetinkpresspublishing.wordpress.com
whatwouldyoulovetodo http://whatwouldyoulovetodo.wordpress.com
whitt88 http://whitt88.wordpress.com Pics & stories touching the South Pacific
Winston http://liveunplugged.wordpress.com
wondermiming http://wondermiming.wordpress.com
wordsfallfrommyeyes* http://wordsfallfrommyeyes.wordpress.com
wordswithpurpose http://wordswithpurpose.wordpress.com
worldofbeautytips http://worldofbeautytips.wordpress.com
Worrywart* http://worrywarts-guide-to-weight-sex-and-marriage.com Guide to weight, sex, marriage & motherhood
Wyrd Smythe http://logosconcarne.wordpress.com Just another voice in the interweb wilderness
xhariszdulin http://yukamei.wordpress.com
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Why Do You Blog?

When I first started out as a new blogger on WordPress a couple or so months ago, I was trying to get used to the new landscape, the new community. How could I search for other like-minded bloggers? How did you work these Widgets? And what did “Freshly Pressed” mean?

As I became more and more familiar with the WordPress neighbourhood, I kept thinking back to a post that I previously wrote – Why Do We Blog? Although I still stood by everything I said in that post, I started realizing that it didn’t truly capture the myriad of reasons, motivations, and inspirations that drive Bloggers to, at times obsessively, update their readers with the newest thing that’s gotten their wheels turning. I started realizing that blogging was truly a passion for many — a way to fulfill something that they might not be able to fulfill elsewhere.

Walking down a block in the WordPress community. (Sorry to those I couldn’t fit into the drawing, I just included bloggers as they accepted my invitation to participate! Karen — there definitely needs to be a Starbucks in WordPressville!)

I’ve taken quite a few strolls through the WordPress ‘hood and come across many different types of blogs and Bloggers, but I know that I’ve only caught a small glimpse of what’s out there. There is just no shortage of what people can and do write about. We blog about our best recipes, music we love, beauty tips, fashion ideas, places we’ve traveled to, marathons we’ve run, our eating disorders, our depression, addictions, stories we’re writing, our goals and dreams, things we find hilarious, things that inspire and challenge us, things that piss us off, and so on. We write about our opinions on things that matter to us, or maybe things that don’t really matter but that we’re gonna give our two cents on regardless. Some of us want the world to know exactly who we are and what we look like, and others find freedom in anonymity.

But what’s really interesting to me is that, in the end, despite the differences we may have, we all share one thing in common: we choose to speak out in this public space, to share our stories with potentially hundreds or thousands of other people whom we will likely never know or meet. We know that out of the thousands of readers who walk through our community (and we are a community) every day, at least one, at some point, will hear us. Some people might think blogging is silly — just a bunch of people ranting about nothing — but I’m always amazed to see how much people can affect others simply with their words and images. Many of us seek to touch or inspire others with our experiences, ideas and creations — and from having read your blogs, I know that there are so many who end up doing just that.

Two inspiring bloggers, Nadia and Den, who have never met each other but created a blog together that spreads optimism far and wide! (Photos from: Writing a blog & Dear Optimists)

It’s taken me a very long time to write this post, because I have found it difficult to convey to you, my dear readers, why blogging is such a staple in so many people’s lives. I didn’t think that it could be complete without a few words from just a handful of great Bloggers who have one way or another inspired me, gotten me to think, or simply made me laugh so hard that it hurt. So I asked them the question: “Why do you blog?” and here’s what they had to say …

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“There many forms of expression, whether by music or art. In writing we take inspiration from within ourselves and place it in words, sharing with everyone our most sincere thoughts.”

– Andy from My story to you.. (Life)

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“I blog as a way to connect. I blog to entertain, to provoke, to question, to confront. Blogging is my unapologetic way of sharing myself with the world. And it can be said that life’s greatest insights come at such moments of vulnerability.”

– Fraser McGuire at Unsolicited Advice (General Interest)

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“Why did I start blogging? Because I felt like I had something to say and needed someone to say it to. There sometimes feels like there are things in my head that are trying to escape. It’s like my brain has a cage around it and there are thoughts and ideas trying to get out. Blogging allows me to reach an audience. It cleans out my brain and keeps me creating. It’s an easy schedule to maintain, since I make the schedule. I also want people to like me and tell me I’m handsome. That’s why I do everything I do.”

– Tim at Mooselicker (Humor)

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“I created a blog to show my ability in Graphic arts and media communication.”

– Jake at Time After Time (Graphic Arts & Photography)

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“Writing makes me happy. I`ve always wanted to write but I think I was always afraid of how it would be recieved or what people think. It`s hard when people critique something that you love doing. This blog was my way of breaking away from that and creating a happy place that I can always come to. Also, someone needs to document ridiculous things that happen in everyday life ;)”

- Karen at The Skinny Jeans and Starbucks Chronicles (Humor)

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“I blog mainly because I love writing and telling stories and disseminating knowledge — it’s an extension of my everyday life as a teacher. I also blog because there’s nothing like making someone laugh, or smile, or think about things a little differently, and blogging gives you the most immediately available means to reach others and touch them in some way with your words and experiences. I blog to share what I know, to question what I don’t know, and to examine what I think I know or what I could know. I blog to share my newest works in progress and my experiences writing and revising with my readers, and to hold myself accountable for completing those projects — there’s nothing like those emails demanding the monthly sneak peek! For me, in the end, it’s all about individual and collective understanding and communication. I blog because it is one immediately tangible way to be in relationship with the rest of the world.”

– Melissa Ridley Elmes at Cerridwen’s Cauldron (Lifestyle & Eclectic)

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“I blog for a lot of reasons, but mostly, I like the process of figuring out how to say something in the most direct and resonant way. How can I make this funnier? How can I make this more emotional? How can I make it more true? And because blogging is so hurried, I have to make those decisions in a compressed timeframe. It’s an academic exercise, but in the best way.”

- Yoona at Yoonanimous (Fashion, Food & Other Ephemera)

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“One of the greatest inspirations for this blog is my desire to help people find the beauty in life, and therefore find their own Wonderland.”

– CT at insearchofwonderland (Self Improvement & Enlightenment)

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“We blog because we want to make people smile, we want them to read our post of the day and realize that sometimes, the little things in life are all we have, and to cherish the short moments of bliss, the smiles, the laughs and the hugs that people have on a daily basis but are so small that sometimes they forget about them when the bigger, tougher parts of life overwhelm. We blog because we like to make others feel good, which in turn makes us feel good and want to continue making others feel good, and thus keep a circular motion of positivity that continues on and on and on and on…do you think we are the ones making people smile? Well the reality is that those very same people that we make smile are just as equally making us smile as well.

That, my friend, is why we blog.”

- Den and Nadia at Dear Optimists (Humor & Optimism :)

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And as for me? “I always had a hard time expressing my opinions and feelings through talking about things when I was growing up. Sometimes I still do. Writing allows me to get all of it out in a way that makes sense. But this blog isn’t just about me. There is so much that I want to say and share with others, but I also love hearing about others’ perspectives and own experiences and getting a good discussion going. This blog is my creative space that let’s me explore, discover, and share.”

- Cafe at Your Daily Dose (A Mixed Bag ‘O Goodies ;)

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Thanks so much to the Bloggers who took the time to participate in this post and send me your answers. I would love to hear from more bloggers about your own motivations and inspirations for blogging! So answer me this, my dear readers:

For the Bloggers: Why do YOU blog?  (Don’t forget to leave a link to your blog!)

For the Non-Bloggers (or the Not-Yet-Bloggers): Why don’t you blog? (Just never thought about it before? Don’t think you can write? Don’t have the time?). And if you were to create your own blog, what do you think you’d blog about?

- Cafe <3