During the past two weeks Roamlers have been telling us what their favourite blogs and websites are. We received hundreds of excellent recommendations! We selected a few interesting ones, covering a wide range of topics, to share with you. A few of these are blogs and websites created by Roamlers themselves. Interestingly we learnt that 14% of Roamlers have their own blogs or websites!
One that popped up in many submissions is the The Money Shed, one which is close to our hearts because many Roamlers found Roamler through this site!
There were also more personalised options, such as the one Roamler Jill B shared:
Jill recommends this blog, because “It sets realistic goals and is down to earth in its wording – some articles are in depth, others skim the surface but they are all very informative and on occasion personal to the blogger.”
Cooking and baking blogs
In line with the great submissions we have received from past tasks such as ‘Roamler recipes’, many Roamlers recommended blogs and websites about cooking and baking. Among these, we especially liked the following two:
Tanya P. explains that the Minimalist Baker offers simple, healthy recipes with less than 10 ingredients. She likes it for the following reasons: “It has loads of great vegan/vegetarian/gluten free recipes for inspiration for a healthier lifestyle, plus just some really different ideas.”
Caroline C. recommended the following food blog:
Caroline describes this blog as follows: “It’s a recipe website that reads like a food blog. The creator is a very interesting woman who tells excellent stories about her life alongside her wonderful recipes.” And Caroline likes it because “Ali is interesting as she tells stories about her day to day life in Kansas whilst sharing the most brilliant recipes. She takes all her own photos.”
City lifestyle blogs
Laura K. suggests:
She explains that The Londoner is a “Lifestyle blog featuring great places to eat in London (and around the world), affordable fashion pieces and cool photography images.” She likes it, because “It’s really interesting and inspires me to go visit the places in London that she writes about. All the fashion items are normally at an affordable price too! And the photography in the blog is amazing.” Combining these kinds of blogs with the execution of Roamler tasks makes for a great day out!
Louise P. drew our attention to another interesting city-specific blog, which is her own:
For this blog Louise gets creative in reviewing food and drink places all over Cheltenham, a nice opportunity also to do Roamler bar checks!
The following motherhood blog featured more than once in the submissions:
Sarah A. explains that the purpose of this blog is: “To talk about the reality of parenting without the patronising rubbish that parenting websites usually spout. She tells it like it is and makes us all feel a little bit more normal and less guilty about the everyday stresses of being a parent.” It is Sarah’s favourite because “She tells the truth. No dressing it up, no pretending, just the truth about the reality of parenting. I feel like I can identify with her and very often, after a looooong day of feeling guilty about all of my parenting choices, taking her blog makes me laugh and feel slightly less guilty.”
Other interesting blogs
Curtis W. recommends:
This website was created by a kitten fosterer and the aim is to entertain, mainly through cute kitten pictures. Curtis loves this because “It has cute kittens and it’s nice to follow them growing up without any of the mess of having kittens myself. I’ve followed it for a few years now.” This site reminded us a lot of the submissions from the task ‘Pet shaming’, such as the photo of the mischievous Roamler cat below.
‘Pet shaming’ submission from Roamler Pete W.
Another unusual, but interesting blog was suggested by Rebecca D.:
She explains the purpose of this blog as follows: “People from all over the world send secrets to one man who uploads onto the website.” Rebecca writes: “Insightful, emotional, interesting, feelings, deep, intimate secrets shared, books are released of all secrets, and all classic secrets are also shared. I check this site every Sunday morning.”
Then, of course we received recommendations for some tech websites and blogs.
One that featured more than once is:
The purpose of the blog is to share news regarding Apple products. Rob W. explains that he likes it, because: “It’s first to get the drop on all the latest apple news and it’s well written and balanced on its opinion. And they do great live streams of apple events.”
Kiran K. recommended an interesting feminist blog:
She explains that “It’s the UK’s first feminist webzine which is responsible for reviving debates around feminism in Britain.” Kiran is a fan of this blog, because “it is dedicated to providing a forum for contemporary feminist voices.”
And something for the guys:
Dean J. writes that the purpose of this website is: “Everything for men, health , exercise, gadgets and relationships.”
Lastly, we received many recommendations of blogs telling the stories of different people. Here we selected two blogs created by Roamlers themselves.
The first one is Lucy L.’s blog in which she relates and discusses her experiences of suffering from Grave’s disease and hypothyroidism:
And a second fascinating and heartrending one is Shelley F.’s blog in which she shares the story of how her life suddenly changed:
Happy reading!! And thanks for all of the great submissions!