Blog Profiles: Hispanic Heritage Blogs, Part 2

Hispanic Heritage Month Blogs We Love

Hispanic Heritage Month Blogs We Love, Part 2

Welcome to Blog Profiles! Each week, PR Newswire media relations manager Christine Cube selects an industry or subject and a handful of sites that do a good job with promoting and blogging about the space. Do you have a blog that deserves recognition? Tell Christine why on PR Newswire for Bloggers.

National Hispanic Heritage Month began a week ago.

In its honor, we looked at some good examples of Hispanic blogs – all themed around Hispanic cuisine. In case you missed it, take a look at Hispanic Heritage Blogs, Part 1.

This week, we’re taking a different direction and looking at some great Hispanic bloggers. (We try to offer up the occasional zinger here on Beyond Bylines. Proudly, this is one of them.)

Smart Little Cookie belongs to Latina blogger Vanessa, who was born in the Dominican Republic and has proudly called New York home for many years.

Vanessa is a wife and mom of two young children, Amelie and JJ.

“I am a coffee addict, sweets lover and just plain obsessed with making everything in life a little more simple,” Vanessa writes.

Smart Little Cookie is a light-hearted blog that offers posts about career & finance, beauty & style, recipes, and family life.

Recently, Vanessa posted Back to School Shopping Tips for People on a Budget. Some tips included cleaning out children’s rooms and closets to get a better hold of inventory and what’s needed, keeping an eye on sales and using coupons, and tracking what you need vs. don’t by keeping a list of necessary items.

I also am looking forward to testing this recipe on Coconut Tres Leches Cupcakes.

Follow @Smart_LiLCookie on Twitter.

Beantown Cubanito is the blog of Cuban-American journalist and author Johnny Diaz.

Diaz currently is a features reporter with the Sun Sentinel and formerly served as a media reporter with The Boston Globe. He also has authored five books, releasing Looking for Providence in May.

I read with fascination Diaz’s piece on Miami’s Motown, which covers a film called “Deep City: The Birth of the Miami Sound” and talks about the “Caribbean-flavored” soul music that once defined South Florida music.

I also really liked that Diaz gave a plug to his friend and organizer of the annual Orgullo Hispanic Writers Festival in Miami Beach. The writers’ festival apparently is looking for LGBT Hispanic Writers in South Florida for an event in October.

Follow @johnnydiazbooks on Twitter.

Puerto Rico Sun has been “empowering … informing … building community since 2002.”

The blog is managed by Clarisel Gonzalez, editor and publisher of Clarisel Media, an independent media and community outreach firm.

I like this blog because Gonzalez keeps her coverage personal, namely her photo coverage of events like the National Puerto Rican Day Parade ’14 in Manhattan or the Puerto Rican Day Parade in the Bronx.

Puerto Rico Sun also shares important news about the Puerto Rican community. A recent example links directly to a Pew Research Hispanic Trends Project piece — Puerto Rican Population Declines on Island, Grows on U.S. Mainland.

Follow @prsun on Twitter.

Viva Fashion is the style blog of beauty and lifestyle expert Carmen Ordonez. Ordonez has been featured in The New York Times, NBC, CBS, Univision, Telemundo, and CNN.

According to the blog, Viva Fashion was one of the “first budget fashion blogs aimed to target acculturated Latinas and features the latest in fashion on a budget, style tips, beauty and lifestyle.”

This is a beautifully shot site with comprehensive feature stories.

I especially liked Viva Fashion Turns 6 Years Old! and VF Travels: Marco Island. And while we’re on the subject of fashion and style – I enjoy Ordonez’s Steal Her Look series. Brilliant.

Follow @VivaFashion on Twitter.

P.S. Ever wonder how we come up with ideas for our blog profiles? 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 Hispanic-related news, let us know. We’re happy to customize that feed for you on PR Newswire for Journalists.

Christine Cube is a media relations manager with PR Newswire and freelance writer. Follow her @cpcube.

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