Do you read blogs that don’t “fit” into your main blog profile? I noticed that most food bloggers link to other food bloggers, moms to moms, 20-something money bloggers to other similar blogs. That makes sense because readers are probably looking for similar info and blogrolls are a great way to discover blogs with similar focus/interest.
However, just like in real life I guess, I’ve always been attracted to the “exotic” or differences. I love traveling for that reason. While my husband and I do have similar politics and values, we come from different cultures and continents. And for blogs, I like to read about people that are very different from me.
I’m far from my 20s but I have several 2o-something personal finance bloggers on my blog roll. I never read social/political books but I like to read about these topics at Consciously Frugal. I’m not in the 1% but I also like to read the Wall Street Journal (don’t ask why…). I’m not religious at all but lately I started reading a faith-based blog called Faith Permeating Life. I am nowhere as put together or visual or happy as any of these design-friendly bloggers: A Cup of Jo, Oh Happy Day, and Sweet Fine Day.
In truth, I have more in common with the “mom” blogs that so many people make fun of. I’ve found several that write on many topics besides parenthood while allowing that parenting/children is an all-encompassing topic. I like starting my day with Grumpy Rumblings, Wandering Scientist or A Tragic Sandwich.
There are so many good blogs out there and I’m too lazy to link-love them all.
How about you? Do you follow bloggers whose lives are vastly different from yours?