Since it's been a while since I last posted a list of blogs I follow, and it's really outdated at this point, I figured I'd give y'all an update! I follow even more than before now, so hold on to your horses.
Blogs I'm a Part Of
Chapter One Young Writers Conference
Teens Can Write, Too!
Also duh. Super glad that I'm on this team!
Blogs by Friends
Julia the Writer Girl
My best writing friend and critique partner.
Ariel Kalati, Writer
Another glorious and wonderful writing friend of mine from Write It! and Ch1Con.
To Journey Toward
Hannah doesn't really write that much anymore, but she's another friend I met through Write It! and is seriously sassy and wonderful and into classic literature.
The Spastic Writer
A writing friend I met online through Julia.
To the Barricade
A new writing friend I met just recently at a Ch1Con chat! Her blog looks really cool.
Life is So Simply Beautiful
My best friend IRL, LaPriel, has herself a personal blog. Right now, because she's on her LDS mission, I'm the one running it and all the posts are focused around her adventures as a missionary.
Blogs for Readers
These guys are on top of book news and full of personality. I super recommend their podcast.
Another book news blog, this one focused specifically on YA lit.
A teen book site sponsored by HarperCollins.
A teen book site sponsored by Simon & Schuster.
A teen book site sponsored by Macmillan.
This is the first book blog I ever followed, and it's still very nostalgic for me.
Another top-notch book blog, very on top of things.
Cuddlebuggery Book Blog
Full of sass, reviews, giveaways, and book news.
Another good book blog. This one also runs giveaways of critiques sometimes for writers.
Run by an adult fan of Cassandra Clare's Shadowhunters series, this blog looks at all kinds of YA lit.
Two Chicks on Books
Another great book blog with lots of giveaways.
Blogs for Writers
All writers should subscribe to this site. It's really the professional base for book news. For YA or children's writers, definitely get the Children's Bookshelf subscription in your email.
This has become overcommercialized recently, but it's still worth subscribing to.
Between the Lines
The blog run by the agents at Books & Such Literary Management has been a vital resource for me.
The Steve Laube Agency
Steve Laube is a super legit agent and the agency blog has tons of great info.
Perspectives on writing from all kinds of people in the field at all levels.
This blog is somewhat like the one above, but it walks the line between being for readers and being for writers.
Adventures in YA Publishing
Full of tips and thoughts for YA writers and lots and lots of giveaways!
Go Teen Writers
This blog is kind of like Teens Can Write, Too!, except less cool because my friends and I don't write it. ;) ;)
Run by Ch1Con 2015 speaker Ava Jae, this blog is wonderfully written to help writers along.
I. Adore. Kaye. This is her blog, where she discusses writing and diversity and diverse writing.
The Passive Voice
Run by a lawyer who knows the writing world, this rounds up industry news very well.
This gives a broader perspective on publishing throughout the world, not just in the U.S.
Miss Snark's First Victim
Great place to find critique contests and related resources.
Blogs on Disability/Mental Illness
Written by a woman with autism, this blog introduced me to the idea of "ableism" and just about blew my worldview right open. Okay, not exactly, but it's been very empowering and educational to me to follow her as she discusses disability rights and ableism in the world today.
I follow this blog for the roundups of information on OCD resources it gives.
The Reluctant Perfectionist
A personal blog by a writer with OCD, which I like to read because it gives me some perspective on how others experience the mental illness.
Blogs for Fun/Pop Culture News
Ubiquitous, far too often low quality, but it also has a lot of gems. Same goes for their YouTube channels.
I have learned so gosh darn much from this website. Lots of strong language and an incredible amount of sass, but seriously educational about just about everything you can think of.
Information is Beautiful
Another very educational blog that specializes in infographics.
A strongly feminine/feminist and higher quality version of Buzzfeed, essentially.
Lots of roundups of funny pictures. I get some of the content for my humor posts from this site.
Hyperbole and a Half
First personal blog I ever followed, LaPriel's favorite, full of sass and personality and beautiful, beautiful pictures. Mild language warning on this one too.
There you have it! Come back next time for an update on specifically the Tumblrs I enjoy. And if you've got recommendations for me, I'd love to hear them. Thank you!
Images via arielkalati.blogspot.com, cuddlebuggery.com, adventuresinyapublishing,com, and cracked.com.
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