5 Posts I Loved: October Edition

Posted in Lifestyle
on October 24, 2016

Another month has almost passed, which means it’s another opportunity to share some of the amazing blog posts I loved this month from fellow bloggers. If you’re new to Blissfully Brunette, you’ll see that I share links each month from blog posts I want to share with bloggers. I think it’s important to spread the love in the blogging community, so I try to do so any time I can. Make sure to leave a comment below sharing what YOUR favorite posts were from other bloggers from the month. Or, you can share your favorite post from your own blog!

Dear Brands, Bloggers Don’t Work For Free” from Summer

I’ll save the gushing and fangirling over Summer and quote my favorite piece from her post: “Bloggers are great at what they do. You, as a brand, clearly know that. If you didn’t, you wouldn’t keep reaching out and trying to get us to work with you. You know that we have influence. You also know deep down that our influence is huge for your brand. So, why don’t you start acknowledging our worth as bloggers (and people) and actually pay us the compensation we deserve.” If that didn’t make you want to check out her post, I don’t know what will. Summer has a way with words, and she did an amazing job of putting brands in their place. You go, girl!

How to Overcome Perfectionism and Accept Your Flaws” from Molly

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I have stumbled across Molly’s blog in the past, but her post earlier this month inspired me. Dealing with OCD and anxiety is something I work on every single day, but her post helped me realize that we all have flaws—and that’s perfectly okay. I read through her flaws and realized that her and I have almost ALL THE SAME FLAWS. She’s like my perfectionism soul sister. It’s amazing she was able to not only recognize her flaws, but post them online in a vulnerable space. Molly also provided some incredible tips on how to overcome perfectionism.

Organization Tips for Bloggers and Side Hustlers” from Erin

As someone who has a demanding, full-time job in addition to blogging—this post was so important for me to read this month. I’m sure there are many other people who are working full time and blogging can also to relate to this as well. If you’re someone who is working on a blog, a job, and balancing everything else in your life, I would definitely recommend reading this post from Erin! You won’t regret it!

Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe” from Becca

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You all know that I’m all about pumpkin-flavored anything and everything during the fall season. I’ve been on the hunt for a PSL recipe to make at home, and I LOVED this recipe from Becca because it’s so simple and doesn’t take a lot of time or ingredients to create! If you’re looking for an inexpensive, easy recipe to have on hand when you’re craving a pumpkin spice latte, make sure to save this recipe for yourself.

Autumn Fashion Find: Fall Floral Dress” from Chelsie

Not only do I love Chelsie’s style and her fashion posts in general, but I love how she’s an honest and real fashion blogger. She’s not the type of person to have an outfit that’s over $300 because that’s simply not realistic for most people. But that’s what I love about Chelsie, she finds ways to make her fashion posts inspiring and unique without breaking the bank. I think that’s something we all can respect, especially if you’re someone who is trying to save money!

What posts have you been loving from your blog or from other bloggers? Make sure to leave a comment below sharing some links!


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  • I actually made and tried Erin’s pumpkin spice latte and it was so good!!

    • I’m so glad other bloggers were able to enjoy this recipe as well!

  • Abby

    I loved Summer’s post, too! I think her words got a collective “YES” from most bloggers.

    • I couldn’t agree with you more! I loved Summer’s post on this because she is so real and honest in her writing.

  • Thank you so much, Kiara! Reading the quote actually just got me so fired up again, haha! I loved, loved Molly’s post, too! So real and honest. Love when bloggers can open up with the world. It’s so special. <3

    • I couldn’t agree with you more, Summer! When a blogger can open up and share a piece of her struggles, they don’t truly know how much it helps other bloggers who are going through those same struggles. Thanks again for always being an inspiring blogger to look up to!

  • Autumn Leopold

    Thanks for the new blog resources! Can’t wait to check them out! The title from Summer already cracks me up. 🙂

    • You’ll love her post, Autumn! I promise–it will be a fan favorite for most bloggers!

  • I just responded to a brand this morning and probably should have just sent them Summer’s post. 😉

    • I am going to keep @summertelban:disqus post on file and sent it over to brands when this happens.

    • Thanks so much for the love, girl! You’re more than welcome to haha brands need to have their minds opened!

  • Great roundup of posts this month! I actually read all of these and loved them! I especially loved Summer’s post on not working for free!

    • I think it’s so important other bloggers read Summer’s post because it’s so helpful and insightful for brands and bloggers.

  • Boxwood Avenue

    All awesome blog posts – love the Pumpkin Spice latte!

    • Who doesn’t love a good Pumpkin Spice latte recipe for the fall time?!

  • Brianna Fleming

    I love these posts, also love this idea for a blog post. What a great idea to post other bloggers post!

    • It’s a great way to share some love in the blogging community!

  • Oh I read all of these except for Becca’s and I have to say I 100% agree! Those were some great posts!

    Rachel | http://www.theconfusedmillennial.com

    • You’ll love her post as well! So happy to know you’ve enjoyed these blogger’s content, too!

  • Courtney Patterson

    I read Summer’s post when it went live and homegirl hit the nail on the head with that post. I’ll have to check out the others!

    • @summertelban:disqus should be a spokesperson for bloggers everywhere. I vote we all send her post to brands who ask us to work for free next time!

  • Hey, thank you for sharing this post. Some of these posts will come in handy. 🙂

    Lucie http://www.inbluebox.com

    • You’re welcome, Lucie! Would love to know which posts you’re loving this month, too!

  • Casey Oakley Bennevault

    All of these posts are fabulous!!! And I so love the idea of a post roundup and how it reflects a #communityovercompetition mentality! 🙂

    • YES! I also love that hashtag you mentioned. I’ll use that more when I share these types of posts!

  • Cassie

    I love this! It’s so great to share other bloggers work!

    • I couldn’t agree with you more, Cassie! I think it’s so important to share the love in the blogging community!

  • Bloggers don’t work for free is such a great read! I also love Molly’s posts on perfectionism! Great choices!

    • Thank you so much, Angela! Molly’s post was very inspiring to me personally because I struggle with many of the things she listed in her post!

  • Bloggers don’t work for free was very good. And I have also been loving Erica’s posts on Coming Up Roses 🙂

    • I love reading @eligenza:disqus’s work! She is another inspiring blogger whose work I’ve shared in the past as well.

  • Love these posts – thanks for sharing them! I have been loving any slow cooker posts because cooking in a slow cooker screams fall to me (and it’s easy)!

    • If you have any links to recipes you’ve been loving, feel free to leave them in the comments! I’ve been using my crock pot nonstop since September.

  • Summer + Molly’s were two of my faves, too! Plus they’re two of my best blogging friends so natural I lovelovelove ’em haha. AWESOME picks here, Kiara!

    Coming Up Roses

    • Thank you so much, Erica! Summer’s post was a great reminder that bloggers should never work for free. And Molly’s post inspired me to realize that I can overcome my struggle with perfectionism.

  • I absolutely loved Summer’s post too. And that pumpkin spice latte looks amazing!

    • I would definitely recommend making it for yourself to try because it is delicious!

  • Emily Bendler

    This is an awesome round up! I loved Erin and Summer’s posts as well!!

    • Thanks so much, Emily! I’m happy to know you’ve enjoyed reading their posts as well!

  • Jessica Hughes

    What a wonderful roundup! I will have to go read each of these!

    • Happy reading, Jessica! You’ll love these posts from these fabulous bloggers!

  • Great roundup! I’ll have to check some of these out!

    • I would definitely recommend it if you haven’t already.

  • Aw, darling! You are the sweetest for sharing my post here! I’m so glad that you enjoyed it, and even more glad that my attempts to share attainable fashion/style advice comes through my blog okay!

    • I think it’s so incredible you’re sharing fashion posts that aren’t all designer or expensive brands that most people can’t afford. So, it’s nice to know there are bloggers who love to be real with their fashion posts online! Very refreshing! Love your work as always, Chelsie!

  • Adriana

    I cannot wait to sit down tonight and read ALL of these! They look amazing!!

    • Happy reading, Adriana! You’re going to love these posts from these amazing bloggers!

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