Hello + welcome to this tiny space on the internet! I created this blog (+ changed the name twice since) 14 years ago as a creative outlet from my career in the emergency room as a PA. After spending the past 7 (or so) years on social media outlets, I have decided to delete all of the ones associated with this blog and get back to the heart of blogging.
I read in Digital Minimalism that a great way to keep up with accounts you did enjoy or benefit from was to write them down and figure out if they have other ways to follow along (that allow you to consume content in a slower, more meaningful manner). This includes podcasts, newsletters, blogs, patreon community groups, etc. This gives you full control over when and where you consume the content and you don’t get side tracked by more stories and more posts from people you weren’t even intending on following along with. You are in control of who you are inspired by and who you get information from. This is a much better way of controlling that.
I have been asked by many of you how I plan to consume content going forward and what accounts I look forward to keeping up with occasionally. I plan to consume content 1-2 times per week for about 20 minutes. No more. A cup of coffee and then going through feedly to see newest blog posts from the very few I follow there and then going through newsletters from that week. The key here is not to subscribe to a ton of these, you want to keep it short + sweet. I am going to include my list below for you!
Not all of these are daily or weekly, some are more rare. Just make sure you are really cognizant of who you are subscribing to. Keep it short + sweet! 🙂
This list does NOT include the good friends I have made along the way in this space because I plan to keep up with them via text, Voxer and planning trips with them <3 I think it is so important to be in contact with your friends in a more intentional way than just watching their stories or seeing their posts. They don’t know that you are keeping up with them and it means much more when you reach out!
Ewelina at The Closet Journal | I signed up for her RSS feed (remember when I mentioned the app, Feedly? It’s an awesome way to sign up for blogs that you like and when you sign in you will see new posts – just like an online newspaper!)
Pretty in the Pines – Blog – Shelby has great style and lives in NYC – fun to follow along with
Hitha Palepu – 5 smart reads newsletter + blog
Helene Heath – Blog – beautiful style – just left NYC and moved into a farm house in upstate NY
Jess Ann Kirby – blog + newsletter | I finally met Jess this past summer and she is one of those influencers that is the exact same in person and she is someone that I think will truly help change the world with her passion.
Emily Herbert – Australia mother who is a writer – was recently introduced to her and her writing is beautiful
Dani from Thyme is Honey | I love Dani. She feels like a good friend that I have never actually met in person but her voice is one that I truly think will lead to change.
News or COVID/Health info
The Skimm | Daily email that keeps you up to date with news
Sharon Says So – Podcast
Your Local Epidemiologist – Katelyn does a great round up of current health news and over the past two years has been an amazing resource for fact based science with regards to COVID
Z Dogg MD – Podcast – great alt middle thinker
Jessica Yellin – News not Noise
Heather Cox Richardson – Boston College Professor – She has a daily newsletter that contains accurate, fact checked information involving politics and history.
Morning Brew – a daily news newsletter that I have enjoyed
Mosheh Oinounou | I love the way he breaks down news – all verified sources | I signed up for his newsletter
The Eco Well | Jen is a cosmetic scientist, science communicator and podcaster – I am interviewing her for my podcast soon! She has great content. I am not following on her podcast!
Half Baked Harvest – Tieghan can do no wrong when it comes to cooking!
No Crumbs Left – Newsletter
Heidi Callier – She doesn’t have a newsletter but I will absolutely be following along with her designs because she inspires me!
Vestige Home – she has such a beautiful eye for interiors
deVOL kitchens | their design aesthetic is my favorite. They don’t have a newsletter but their brochures make AMAZING coffee books and I browse through mine all the time!
Protect Young Eyes | I have talked about this website before but I love what it is doing to help make the internet a safer place for our children
Offline with Jon Favreau | podcast that talks about how the internet is changing our lives (for better or worse)
Tanks Good News – newsletter
80/80 Marriage | A newsletter on tips and tricks to engage with your partner
The Unpunishable with Jessica Defino | Reporter who discusses all the ways that the beauty industry is harming us
Cheap Nordic Houses | This was an account I always loved looking at just for fun! I would love to own a Nordic home someday! I will browse this website just for fun once in awhile!