Blog Profiles: Lifestyle Blogs, Volume 1
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I look at each and every one of them, and I keep a list (and sometimes I check it twice).
The most common blog type I receive definitely goes to lifestyle.
So, it’s time to look at some great lifestyle blogs.
Lux & Concord is a daily lifestyle blog written by a team of 20-something ladies in Boston, Chicago, and New York.
This is an incredibly attractive site. It covers people, places, and things “we find to be interesting, useful and fun.” It also features stories on successful and inspiring women, namely a former Top Chef champion, a few start-up founders, an editor at Allure magazine, and Anna Wintour’s former assistant.
Each month, Lux & Concord explores a timely happening, such as weddings, fitness, and self-improvement, and dedicates more in-depth coverage.
Some of my favorite posts include 20 Ways to Wear Stripes, From Basic to Bold, The 15 Best Places to Find Cute Home Décor, and 8 Healthy Summer Recipes From Pinterest (Wait. Frozen blueberry yogurt skewers?).
I also was pleased to read this post, We Tried It: Chia Seed Pudding. My sister got me into chia pudding. I concur. It’s pretty delicious.
Follow @LuxandConcord on Twitter.
Healthy is Happy is the lifestyle blog of Jessica Corson in Cleveland. The site presents “inspiration for a balanced and beautiful life.”
“I’m on a mission to live a healthy and active lifestyle, follow my heart and pursue my passions, and find the balance and beauty in life along the way,” Jessica writes.
The site is full of fun pictures. One recent post that featured shots of Corson was Nautical night out: Lake Erie Style.
I also appreciate that Corson keeps her readers informed about what to do around Cleveland, including where to go for free yoga. And, a couple of interesting guest posts included beach bag essentials for the summer and How Melanoma Changed my Life.
Follow @HappyHealthyCLE on Twitter.
Cheap is The New Classy is a family and lifestyle blog that aims to help readers find ways to live a good life for less.
Running the ship is Dawn McAlexander, who loves home decor and DIY projects, organization, and travel. Cheap is The New Classy covers beauty/fashion, food, DIY, home and garden, family, pets, safety, and technology.
I liked several posts on this site. But my favorites were 10 Family Fun Activities (Hello, lawn Twister. Sign me up, pls), 10 Things You Need to Know When Serving Jury Duty, and Planting, Growing, Pruning: The Ultimate Guide to Fresh Herbs.
There also was this extremely tempting post on 10 Decadent Cupcake Recipes. Honestly, I could just keep going on here.
Follow @TheNewClassy on Twitter.
Mocha Man Style is an online destination for “modern, sophisticated men who like fashion, cars, travel, fine dining, and music.” The site is managed by publisher and editor-in-chief Frederick J. Goodall.
“Our mission is to deliver valuable content that resonates in the lives of our audience,” the blog says.
This site covers a lot of territory. Some fun posts include 5 Indie Artists You Should Hear, Two Fun Days in Miami Beach, FL, and Ammo&Amor Combines Luxury and Simplicity in New Line of Street Wear.
Follow @MochaManStyle on Twitter.
Lifehacker offers “tips, tricks and downloads for getting things done.”
It’s managed by editor-in-chief Whitson Gordon.
I like Lifehacker because it’s no nonsense.
The Best Ways to Make Healthy Food Taste Better? Sure, I’ll take that. I also liked Compile a Bare-Bones Budget Alongside Your Normal One, and How to Deal With a Difficult Landlord.
The latter includes tips like be a good tenant, communicate your needs clearly, document everything, and talk with other tenants. All good information.
Follow @lifehacker on Twitter.
P.S. Ever wonder how we come up with ideas for the blog profile topics? Our handy list of industries and subjects on PR Newswire for Journalists stays top of mind. If you’re a blogger or journalist looking for consumer and lifestyle news, let us know. We’re happy to customize that news feed for you on PR Newswire for Journalists.
Christine Cube is a media relations manager with PR Newswire and freelance writer. Follow her @cpcube.