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The 100 Best Blogs You Should Keep an Eye On

Looking for the best blogs? It makes sense because you’d love to see what the best blogs do so you can make money blogging yourself, right?

Well, let’s answer the most obvious question.

Do people still read blogs? The quick answer is yes, but you just might not recognize them as blogs because you might expect a blog to be something with just a ton of cat pictures.

But blogs aren’t that. Mostly.

You’ll see that in a second.

The next question you should be asking is can you make money blogging? Again, the quick answer is yes.

Otherwise, what would be the point in writing this whole post?!

So with that out of the way we need to uncover the best blogs.

Ready?

What Makes a Best Blog Best?

This is a good question to ask because who am I to tell you what the best blogs are. The reality is that “best” is always going to be subjective.

What I can tell you are the 50 blogs that get the most mentions during a certain period of time.

The 50 Best Blogs
Here is a list of the 50 best blogs.

The 50 Best Blogs That Feel Like Blogs

These are the blogs that feel like something that you could make. That doesn’t mean they don’t have a team behind them (some do, some don’t) but they are probably closer to what you view as traditional blogs.

  1. Apartment Therapy
  2. Say Yes
  3. Bright Bazaar
  4. A Cup of Jo
  5. Megan the Vegan Mom
  6. Tech Savvy Mama
  7. At Home With Natalie
  8. My Fitness Pal
  9. Nerd Fitness
  10. Love Sweat Fitness
  11. Fit Bottomed Girls
  12. Smitten Kitchen
  13. Rainbow Plant Life
  14. Our Food Stories
  15. Cookie and Kate
  16. Sincerely Jules
  17. Color Me Courtney
  18. Camila Coelho
  19. Style and Error
  20. PS I’m On My Way
  21. Travels of Adam
  22. Helen in Wonderlust
  23. Hand Luggage Only
  24. Wolf’s Gaming Blog
  25. What’s Eric Playing
  26. Ask Dave Taylor
  27. Tech Crack
  28. Eartheasy
  29. Going Zero Waste
  30. My Plastic-Free Life
  31. Tree Hugger
  32. The Gotham Institute
  33. Created With Love
  34. Love in 90 Days
  35. Love and Life Toolbox
  36. Teach Thought
  37. Teach Junkie
  38. Corporette
  39. Penelope Trunk
  40. Remodelaholic
  41. Collective Gen
  42. Addicted 2 DIY
  43. Vintage Revivals
  44. Joe McNally’s Blog
  45. 1x
  46. Light Stalking
  47. The Phoblographer
  48. Jon Loomer
  49. Awario
  50. Mari Smith

The 50 Best Blogs Run By Large Companies

First, let’s make it easy on you and give you a table of contents.

Here are the 50 Best Blogs that are run by companies:

  1. The Verge
  2. Business Insider
  3. TMZ
  4. Fast Company
  5. Entrepreneur
  6. Billboard
  7. Elle
  8. Pitchfork
  9. Seeking Alpha
  10. MarketWatch
  11. GQ
  12. People
  13. Gizmodo
  14. NME
  15. Yahoo! Sports
  16. Harvard Business Review
  17. TechCrunch
  18. HotNewHipHop
  19. Cosmopolitan
  20. Wired
  21. Engadget
  22. Loudwire
  23. RollingStone
  24. Cointelegraph
  25. The Athletic
  26. theGrio
  27. Cnet
  28. Esquire
  29. Entertainment Tonight
  30. InStyle
  31. Louder
  32. Mashable
  33. Bleacher Report
  34. Harper’s BAZAAR
  35. Digital Spy
  36. Page Six
  37. Autoblog
  38. theScore
  39. Men’s Health
  40. PAPER
  41. ZDNet
  42. talkSport
  43. Sky Sports
  44. Ultimate Classic Rock
  45. E! News
  46. ClutchPoints
  47. toofab
  48. Vogue UK
  49. Inside Higher Ed
  50. Ars Technica

Now, you didn’t think that I was just going to leave you with a huge list did you? Of course not!

Let’s quickly dissect each of these 50 blogs so you can understand what makes them special and why people continue to mention them.

1. The Verge

The Verge could be considered a technology blog, but when you go to it you can see that it’s really a media behemoth.

And that’s what makes the term “blog” so pointless.

The Verge succeeds because it takes it’s niche, technology, and it pushes out unique content that keeps their readers engaged.

For example, check out this “post” on a 24-year old who is tracking every broken McDonald’s ice cream machine.

2. Business Insider

Business Insider is a juggernaut to say the least.

You would think by the name that they focus on Business, but maybe that was the case a decade ago.

Now?

It feels like they’re willing to write about anything that would interest their audience.

I wouldn’t call it a lifestyle blog since it’s more focused on what companies do, however it’s definitely a mix of different niches.

Is this the way to go with your blog? Yes, if you can afford 100s of writers, dozens of editors, and have a super ace social media and SEO team.

One of the interesting aspect of Business Insider is that they offer premium content. This differs from many of the other blogs that you’ll find on this list.

This is something that you could consider doing with your blog if your premium content is actually premium.

3. TMZ

Chances are that you’ve heard of TMZ so there isn’t much to say. They handle entertainment “news” and gossip.

There are large groups of people that can’t get enough of this stuff so this is one of those sites that you feel is never going to go away and it works for them.

You just have to be first at a lot of things.

4. Fast Company

Does a magazine get to be considered a blog?

Well yes because when people say “magazine” they think of something that they hold in their hands.

When they say “blog” they know it’s a website with content and that is exactly what Fast Company provides.

What makes Fast Company unique is their approach to content. Instead of ONLY doing the usual blog type of articles, you get what you’d expect to see in a magazine.

For example, this article on the fitness industry and how it will survive the pandemic.

But that doesn’t mean it’s not immune to the usual blog content that you see on social media. An example is this post on the best work-life bags.

5. Entrepreneur

Another magazine turned blog and if I’m being honest this one rarely has content that interests me and I’M AN ENTREPRENEUR.

It just goes to show that having a big media company backing you doesn’t mean you can produce something that people want.

Or maybe I’m just an anomaly.

That’s probably it.

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