One of my mini goals for January is to clean up my Google Reader subscriptions. There are so many blogs I enjoy or have enjoyed at one point or another and Reader helps me track all of my favorite blogs.
Well, my subscriptions list became a bit excessive. I kept falling behind in my reading because I subscribed to too many. And this caused a little stress in my life. I just can’t stand seeing 100 “unread” posts in my Reader “inbox”. So, I’m cutting my ties for a little while. I’m assessing where I’m at in life and that dictates what information I should receive daily. I’m pairing my list down and thought I’d share and introduce you to a few of my favorite bloggers that I’m NOT willing to part with anytime soon.
Bloggers That Inspire…
Jon Acuff. Though it’s highly likely that Mr. Acuff doesn’t know I exist, even though we both work for The Lampo Group (Dave Ramsey), he’s been quite an influencer in my life lately. His daily musings about life always challenge and inspire the actions and steps I take. He’s witty, smart, funny, and totally weird – which is a positive descriptor at Lampo). While his punchy comments and posts may seem silly or humorous, there’s always a message to be found just under the surface. He’s also an author with some fabulous books you must read. I love his writing style.
Brad Gouthro. When it comes to fitness, Brad’s quite a motivator. His passion for healthy living is the principle for his mission to transform lives. He always offers encouragement and challenges others to push past our self-made limitations. He also keeps it real. He’s transparent. He knows when he’s missed his mark and he’ll let you know. This, I believe, makes him extremely credible.
Sarah Kay Hoffman. She’s the leader AND cheerleader for all things-gutsy. While life has handed her a challenge, she preservers and adds her positive perspective on life. Food, fitness and life ponderings, this girl keeps it real. I’m pretty sure that if we were geographically close, we’d be great friends.
Brian AKA “PavementRunner”. I simply refer to him as PavementRunner because that’s who he is. It’s clear he has a huge passion for running. I wish I had that much of a love for it as he does. He blogs nearly every day about lessons he learns on his long or short runs. He posts beautiful photos that take my breath away. He knows how to embrace each and every moment. And while I may not be a passionate runner, I’m inspired by a passionate person.
Lauren Conrad. What can I say other than I’m a girly girl at heart. Her style, her crafts, her thoughts on life…all beautiful. Her blog feels like a lovely, cozy and welcoming space and I always leave feeling refreshed, inspired and with a big smile on my face. Just wish I could afford her fashion sense. Oh well! Somethings you just leave a beautiful dream.
So there you have it. These are a few of my favorite bloggers who inspire me to live a better, more fulfilling life. I hope you’ll take minute to check them out. I’m sure they’d appreciate the visit.
Wishing you the best in 2013. Katie
QUESTION OF THE DAY:
Who are the bloggers that inspire you? Please share!