Friday Favorites, vol. 29

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// Blogging can seem like a bit of a competition sometimes, especially when your numbers aren’t adding up the way you feel like they should be. And it can be easy to use that to fuel jealousy of other bloggers, but like Madison points out in this post, more than anything we need to support one another as bloggers.

// For most of us, blogging is a hobby, meaning that we also have full-time jobs and/or school and other things taking up our time. Finding the time to write quality posts can seem impossible on top of all that, especially around this time of year with the holidays. Sophie has a few tips to make that struggle a little less of…well…a struggle.

// Friends is officially on Netflix, and I’m pretty excited to finally be getting to see all those episodes that didn’t air on TBS regularly, since I was too young to watch the show when it was still on.

// We all use Bloglovin‘, but how much do we really know about it? If you’re as unsure how to answer that question as I am, you’ll want to check out this great post from Lauren with all the things bloggers need to know about Bloglovin’.

  • Amanda @ Rhyme & Ribbons

    Sophie’s tips on making time for blogging are excellent.

    • Kiersten McMonagle

      I know! I love all of her tips, honestly.

  • Alissa

    We should truly support each other. I mean, most of the readers are bloggers too right? I love Bloglovin too. It feels so convenient to follow everyone there

    • Kiersten McMonagle

      Exactly! And I know how easy it is to get caught up in jealousy, because I definitely do it – so that’s why I really loved that post!

  • Lynsey @ Eternally WanderLyn

    I think most bloggers have that pang of insecurity or jealousy when our numbers aren’t where we want them to be, but we should definitely support each other. After all, there is space in the blogging world for all of us. :)

    • Kiersten McMonagle

      I know I definitely do, worse lately than usual – that’s why I loved that post so much and really wanted to share it, because I know it’s something we all get caught up in.

  • Jessica Marie

    I can’t wait to read the Bloglovin’ one – I’m still learning how to use it!

    • Kiersten McMonagle

      I’m glad to hear it! I hope you find it helpful – I know I did!

  • Kayla Peeples

    Yes, it is definitely easy to get caught up in numbers and compare yourself to others. This post is so timely. Thanks for posting it.

    • Kiersten McMonagle

      I’m glad you enjoyed it

  • Kati Rose

    I have been binge watching Friends like no other lately! It’s so great seeing them all and in order finally too.

    • Kiersten McMonagle

      haha I’m so glad I’m not the only one doing that then! I agree – it’s really cool to watch them in order rather than just sporadic episodes all over the place.

  • Lani

    Your roundup posts are my favorites. You’re very good about finding stuff on the web to share that I might actually want to (and do) read. By the way, this guy send me a private email about guest posting and he said he really liked (your post I tweeted) on feminism in 2014. So, keep rockin’ it, girl! xxoo

    • Kiersten McMonagle

      Aww thanks, Lani! And thanks to whoever that nice person was who emailed you :) I’m glad to hear you’re enjoying the posts in these roundups! They’re one of my favorite posts to write each week :)