65 Best Blog Examples: Popular and Unique Bloggers in 2024

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Interested in becoming a successful blogger and looking for some of the best blog examples to get some inspiration?

We’ve got you covered! Welcome to the latest and greatest roundup of popular bloggers who are making waves in the blogging world.

From established bloggers who have been writing for years, to newcomers who have quickly gained an impressive following, these blog examples cover it all.

When we talk about successful and popular blogs, we aren’t talking about personal blogs that don’t make money or websites like Huffington Post, Forbes, and Buzzfeed that are backed by huge media companies.

We’re talking about blogs run by real people — average joes like you and me — that have created their own blogging space on the internet.

Many of them are highly successful bloggers and we’ve separated these out into a variety of blog niches.

Each of these blog niches has the potential to make you money if you start your blog the right way.

65 Best Blog Examples in Various Niches

Use the table of contents below to jump to any specific type of blog examples you want to see.

Finance Blog Examples

Our first category of blog examples is related to finance, money, and investing. These successful blogs can help you save money, make, money investment money, and more.

1. Making Sense of Cents

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Michelle Schroeder-Gardner launched her successful blog, Making Sense of Cents, to help her improve her own finances.

With her blog, she was able to keep track of her progress and paid nearly $40k in student loans off in just seven months.

She used to work in the financial services industry, and now she educates readers how to make money online, save the money they earn, and even how to invest for the future.

Her website has since become one of the most popular personal finance blogs on the internet.

You can also find Michelle very active on social media, sharing photos of her travel around the world on Instagram.

2. Dollar Sprout

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Co-founders Jeff Proctor and Ben Huber launched Dollar Sprout with the number one goal of helping readers to improve their financial lives.

The two were friends for a long time prior to starting their website. They both even went to the same college.

Jeff and Ben shared a passion for personal finance, so it made sense that their blog would be in that niche.

They want to make your financial journey easy and practical while being completely transparent about how their own website makes money.

3. Good Financial Cents

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Blogger Jeff Rose launched Good Financial Cents with the mission of inspiring people to take charge of their money and make “cents” of their financial future.

He is a Certified Financial Planner and was already testing ways of becoming financially independent before launching his blog. 

His blog simply gave him an avenue to share all he was learning and also gave him an excuse to test other avenues for growing his income.

The catalyst for him to change course from 9 to 5 financial planner to financial teacher and blogger was meeting a couple nearing retirement age that didn’t have enough money to live on.

He immediately thought — “I don’t want to be them.”

He knows that topics of money, especially when it comes to debt, can be overwhelming to a person, and he wants everyone to know that there is a light at the end of the proverbial tunnel.

Jeff believes it’s never too late to take control of your money, and that is what he teaches on his own blog.

4. Busy Budgeter

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Rosemarie Groner considers herself to be the virtual best friend of those that want to save money and earn more money.

What sets her aside from the other blog examples is that she had a super typical-average-joe job before she started blogging: a state trooper!

But what she really wanted was to be a stay-at-home mom and open a daycare, and she knew that blogging could help her create the life of her dreams.

On her website, Busy Budgeter, readers can learn all her secrets for how to make the most of their current income while working towards gaining financial freedom in their lives.

Though you’ll find some blog posts about getting organized, the goal of the blog is simple – “Find ways in every aspect of your daily life to pinch pennies, and take back control of your money story.”

5. SeedTime

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Bob Lotich launched Seedtime in 2007, and has since had over 50,000,000 people visit his website.

When he first launched, his website was actually his way of sharing financial lessons from the Bible with friends and family. The original title of the site was ChristianPF – Christian Personal Finance.

The turning point from hobby to full-time blogger: It was only after getting laid off from his job in financial services he felt called to write full-time. 

The mission of the blog, now known by its new name SeedTime, is to help people win at life when it comes to money.

The website now has an entire team producing content for it, and they all want you to get out of debt, make and save more money, get started with investing, start and stick to a budget, and give generously.

SeedTime educates readers on the lessons most people never learned in school about money, and they run money experiments to share the lessons they continue to learn.

6. Get Rich Slowly

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While it’s safe to say most people want to get rich quickly, people actually earning wealth know that there are no shortcuts.

Blogger J.D. Roth started Get Rich Slowly in 2006 to document his personal journey of digging himself out of debt.

One really interesting fact that sets this blog aside from other great blog examples is that J.D. actually retired from his blog in 2012 but then bought it back in October 2017.

J.D. says his website is for anyone who craves greater financial freedom.

The reason he’s one of the most popular blogs in the personal finance world is because of his tell-it-like-it-is writing.

7. Afford Anything

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Paula Pant says you can afford anything, but not everything.

Her successful blog, Afford Anything, focuses on how to make smarter decisions about money, time, and life, and aligning daily behavior and habits with the lifestyle you want the most.

Paula has built a six-figure freelance writing career, invests in real estate, and teaches people all over the world how to have 100% freedom to make the choices they want to make in life.

8. Millennial Money Man

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Bobby Hoyt is a former high school band director turned personal finance blogger that managed to pay off $40k in student loans in 18 months.

Through his journey of paying that debt off, he became passionate about the world of personal finance.

He quit his stable teaching job after making just $3 on display ads from his website, Millenial Money Man.

Mom Blog Examples

These successful blog examples are all in the home and parenting niche.

Are you thinking of starting a mom blog or a parenting blog? Make sure to also check out our list of best mom blogs.

Related: Best Stay-at-Home Mom Jobs to Make Extra Income

9. Start a Mom Blog

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Blogger Suzi Whitford didn’t just launch Start a Mom Blog, she also teaches moms all over the world how they can quit their jobs and do the same.

After a career in industrial engineering, Suzi quit to be a stay-at-home mom. 

Like many others, she had dreams of creating an online system of income that would allow her to STAY at home with her kiddos. She turned to blogging as her creative outlet. 

If you feel like you’re struggling to blog between nap time and playtime with your own kiddos at home, she’s your source of inspiration as she built her entire business while raising 3 little ones.

Suzi’s blog covers several topics including her breastfeeding journey, motherhood, recipes, and crafts.

10. It’s A Lovely Life®

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Heather Delaney Reese is a mom of three, and the blogger behind It’s A Lovely Life®.

Like Suzi, Heather started a website after becoming a stay-at-home mom.

Heather wanted to utilize the skills of storytelling and journalism she had learned in college, so she began writing online. 

She created the website in 2014, and it soon became so successful, that she says her whole family is now a part of it.

Heather says the website makes money through brand partnerships, hosting Twitter parties, writing for brand websites, and acting as a brand ambassador for multiple clients.

11. Lucie’s List

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Meg Collins is the founder of the successful blog, Lucie’s List, the 450,000-subscriber blog that calls itself the survival guide for new moms.

When Meg became pregnant with her first daughter Lucie, she had no idea what she was doing.

The website was created as her way to tell others the “secrets” no one told her about pregnancy, preparing for having a baby, and motherhood postpartum.

In short, she created a parenting blog that she wished existed when she was a clueless mother-to-be, and then a new mom.

12. The Mommyhood Chronicles

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Melissa Pezza is the founder and blogger at The Mommyhood Chronicles.

She started her blog simply because she enjoyed writing about parenthood, and wanted to share her tales with other new and soon-to-be mothers.

In addition to writing articles about raising a family, she shares recipes, reviews of products, hosts giveaways, and even adds some travel blog posts to the mix.

This is also a great blog example of a blogger who also earns money working part-time… as a dentist!

13. Twins Mommy

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Blogger Elna Cain launched Twins Mommy after having her twins in 2014. She wanted to be a stay-at-home mom and was freelancing to make money from home.

When she launched the blog the goal was simple – connect with other work-from-home and stay-at-home moms.

Lo and behold, the blog began generating income once she started affiliate marketing, and then she created a course teaching moms how to get traffic to their mom blogs.

While Twins Mommy features how to be a stay-at-home mom making money, she has another niche blog about pregnancy and motherhood at Smart Mom Ideas.

Speaking of successful blog examples from Elna, she also has a personal blog called Elna Cain.

14. Savvy Sassy Moms

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Bloggers Jenna Greenspoon and Lisa Kobrin created Savvy Sassy Moms to help busy moms stay up-to-date on everything from…

  • Parenting advice to fashion trends,
  • Tips on throwing a baby shower to finding the coolest toys,
  • And picking a great family hotel to making sense of technology.

But this was never just some hobby blog for these two. They started their blog with the intention of turning it into a full-time business.

Jenna’s focus is on new parents and parents with young children because when she got pregnant with her first child, she says there were a million questions that needed answering.

Her blog aims to answer those questions for new moms and moms-to-be.

Lisa specializes in children in the classroom and places particular focus on relational aggression and how children can strategize and get along within social groups.

15. Tech Savvy Mama

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Blogger Leticia Barr helps families navigate what it’s like to parent in the digital age with her blog, Tech Savvy Mama.

This mom blogger wants to empower parents in fostering a love of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) in their children.

To her, launching a tech blog for moms was the perfect platform to dispense advice that would help assist parents in navigating the ever-changing world of technology.

She’s a former teacher, technology specialist, and trained school administrator for a large DC Metro area school system and loves sharing technology and educational resources for today’s families.

Travel Blog Examples

You can also check out our list of popular travel blogs that will take a deeper dive into some of these and explain more about how they are monetized.

Because traveling is so easy to showcase on social media, you’ll find that most of these successful blogs also have popular Instagram accounts!

16. Club Thrifty

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Holly and Greg launched Club Thrifty to teach others how they got out of debt (and ran a mortuary business!) and began traveling more without breaking the bank.

They teach how to pay off your debt, start using a budget, set up a travel fund, and how to start traveling.

What makes their story a little unique and different from other blog examples is that Holly started earning most of her income first from freelance writing.

Holly earned over $200,000 writing for other websites while also bringing in some income from her blog.

These bloggers also have two kids and still travel the world. #family goals

17. Nomadic Matt

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Imagine traveling the world on just $50 a day.

That’s precisely what Nomadic Matt writes about on his travel blog and in his New York Times bestselling book.

He teaches his time-tested travel tips, interviews with travel experts, gives detailed cost breakdowns, and so much more.

His in-depth reporting proves that you can save money on travel and that the biggest thing holding most people back from travel is their mindset.

18. Adventurous Kate

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What we love about Adventurous Kate is that at age 26 she quit her job and decided to just start traveling pretty much non-stop.

She didn’t even wait until she had someone to go with. She boldly stepped out as a solo traveler to 82 countries and all seven continents.

Then, she started writing about her experiences, went on some press trips, kept writing, and created a career for herself.

Kate is now based in NY, but she still travels and has been called one of Forbes’ Top 10 Travel Influencers.

19. Uncornered Market

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Bloggers Daniel Noll and Audrey Scott are the husband-and-wife storytelling team behind the successful blog, Uncornered Market.

They saved up for a 12 to 18-month trip, and then they left their home and jobs in San Francisco with six suitcases, and a one-way ticket to Prague, Czech Republic.

The blog at first served as their personal online scrapbook to share where they had been, and where they were going next. It was only later they learned how to fully monetize their hobby blog, and turn it into a full-time business.

They earn money not just from affiliate sales and ad netowrks, but also through freelance work, Tourism Development and Marketing Advisory, and speaking engagements.

20. The Professional Hobo

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Blogger Nora Dunn set off on a 12-year full-time travel adventure in 2007. During that time she traveled slowly over the span of 55 countries and five continents.

Her travel blog, The Professional Hobo began as a simple online diary to share her experiences and lessons along the way with the people back home.

Her blog is part travel tales, part lifestyle travel tips, and jam-packed with information about how to travel cheaper than you might think is possible.

21. The Blonde Abroad

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Founded by Kiersten Rich, The Blonde Abroad is self-proclaimed as the go-to website for solo and female travel around the world– for all women, by women.

What we love about this blog is that Keirsten took a broad subject of travel, and honed in on the niche of solo female travel.

A large niche gives you a chance at a larger target audience, but narrowing it down is what creates a more loyal fanbase of blog readers who LOVE your content and ultimately turn into customers.

Kiersten traveled for years before she decided to start a blog after all of the stories she heard from other travelers who were making an income online.

22. Migrationology

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Mark Wiens created Migrationology to be a place where the passion for travel and food meet.

Mark believes that enjoying authentic local food around the world is the best place to meet, interact with, and get to know people.

He calls himself a full-time travel eater, and shares articles and videos about the local foods he tries everywhere he goes.

We think Mark’s blog is one of the most authentic blog examples on this list!

23. One Step 4Ward

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A decade before Johnny Ward became a blogger, he was broke and living in Ireland. He dreamed of a better life seeing the world, so he left his home to teach English in Asia.

While traveling, he constantly ran out of money, so he began looking for ways to make more to keep funding his adventures.

Inspired by Nomadic Matt, he started his own blog, One Step 4Ward, and over the course of the next several years he earned a million bucks from it and several other projects.

Johnny says that blogging changed the game for him and finally gave him the freedom he always dreamed of.

Business and Marketing Blog Examples

This next set of blog examples is related to online business, digital marketing, content marketing, and more.

24. Screw the Nine to Five

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First up on our list of business blog examples is Screw the Nine to Five, which was founded by Jill and Josh Stanton, founders of.

We love their no-bullsh*t approach to running their online business. They swear, they’re transparent. they’re polarizing, and they are not afraid to step on people’s toes.

They tell it like it is.

They got their start earning affiliate income. from several online businesses and niche websites.

As their success grew, they began teaching others how to screw off from their 9-5 corporate jobs, make money online and build a life on their own terms. 

25. Smart Passive Income

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The brainchild of blogger Pat Flynn, Smart Passive Income teaches people how to make money in their sleep by starting their own blog or business.

He’s the first to admit though, and we wholeheartedly agree, that there is generally still a great deal of work involved to make “passive income.”

Pat’s first website was actually an online educational blog that he created to help him study for and pass an exam. 

The exam he passed was for a job that ultimately laid him off, and so he repurposed it into a study guide people could purchase.

He began yielding passive income from that study guide, and people wanted to know how he was making money. Smart Passive Income was his way to answer all the questions and teach others how they too could earn passively.

Through his lessons on systems and processes, automation with software, outsourcing, and more, Pat helps people all over the world make more money online.

His blog is one of the most successful business blog examples on this list.

26. Melyssa Griffin

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Melyssa Griffin is a blogger and entrepreneur obsessed with teaching others how to make their passions profitable.

The first version of her successful blog was called The Nectar Collective — but she later changed the name to a self-branded blog as it grew into her full-time business.

Today, her blog features blog posts on entrepreneurship, blogging, and tips for using social media.

27. Amy Porterfield

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Amy Porterfield has been called the queen of digital marketing by many and runs one of the most successful marketing blogs.

Amy actually set out to launch a money-making blog after working for self-help sensation Tony Robbins. She helped him navigate the world of digital marketing for some time and even helped him with several successful webinars. 

She had a bit of a bumpy road to success, as most of us do, but ultimately she figured out how to make money with online courses and educate readers with everything she learned along the way.

Her podcast, Online Marketing Made Easy, is just an extension of the brilliance she shares on her website, in her courses, and on social media.

Her blog also features her show notes from her podcast including worksheets and tricks and tips you can implement the same day you listen to her episodes.

Related: How to Start Your Own Podcast

28. Side Hustle Nation

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Blogger Nick Loper launched Side Hustle Nation to teach others how to make more money on the side while still working their nine-to-five jobs.

He helps would-be side hustlers learn how to earn more so that they can…

  • Pay off debt,
  • Increase their skillset,
  • Escape the rat race,
  • Gain more freedom,
  • And enjoy a bigger bank account to boot.

One of the underlying mentalities that he teaches is that the desire to have more doesn’t mean you have to uproot your entire life.

You can start now, even with your current job, to build a better life for yourself.

29. Marie Forleo

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The blogger turned business mogul, Marie Forleo, did virtually every job she could think of while building up her website.

She had a goal of being a successful life coach and believed that a website was the best way to share her knowledge to get more coaching clients.

Today, she has an award-winning YouTube show, a multimillion-dollar business, and two New York Times Bestselling books including her most recent Everything is Figureoutable.

To Mama Marie as many of her fans call her, this isn’t just a book title, it’s her mantra for life.

Even as she was building her website she tested that theory that everything is, in fact, figureoutable, and proved not only was it true, but that we all can live by that mantra to build a business and life we love.

She runs one of the most successful business blogs in her niche.

30. Neil Patel

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There’s a reason Neil Patel is listed often for the most popular blogs in digital marketing and SEO..

He has a. super successful podcast, Marketing School, and is also the co-founder of Crazy Egg, Hello Bar, and KISSmetrics

He has also helped companies like Amazon, NBC, GM, HP, and Viacom grow their revenue.

He also founded the mega-popular keyword research tool, Ubersuggest.

He’s got a serious track record with driving organic and paid traffic to his sites and now teaches how traffic, monetization, and marketing strategies on his personal blog.

31. Entrepreneur on Fire

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Though you may know Entrepreneur on Fire for their podcast, founder John Lee Dumas and his partner Kate Erickson also blog a lot on the website.

John Lee’s idea for his blog actually began because of podcasting. He was frustrated that there weren’t any daily podcasts at the time, so he created one. 

Realizing he needed a website to direct people to so he could build an email list, and a community, he created his blog to share show notes, links, and more information about the guests featured on his podcast.

They share knowledge bombs about all aspects of starting and growing a business – both online and brick-and-mortar ones.

32. Natalie Sisson

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Natalie Sisson first got “blogger famous” as The Suitcase Entrepreneur.

She was bored with working in a cushy nine-to-five job and actually started an online business with a friend before ever starting a blog of her own. 

That website ultimately transitioned into The Suitcase Entrepreneur Blog which taught visitors how to travel and make money.

She has since rebranded her blog name to her real name, something a lot of bloggers do as they become more well-known in the blogging world.

Though she is no longer building a business while living out of her suitcase, she still teaches people all over the world how to have more freedom in their lives.

Health and Fitness Blog Examples

These Health and fitness blogs are also very popular blog examples of how you can earn an income online by teaching others how to get fit and lose weight with a healthy diet.

Some of these fitness blogs could also be considered food blogs, but we have an entire category coming up of other blog examples related to our food and recipe blogs!

33. Nerd Fitness

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There are a couple of things we love about one of the most popular health fitness blogs on the internet, Nerd Fitness.

First, Steve Kamb launched it because he couldn’t find this type of site online, so he created what he wanted to see.

Second, we love that he gives away killer blog content, while also selling courses and private coaching to help people meet their goals that much faster.

Through his flagship course, Nerd Fitness has helped more than 40,000 men and women gain strength, lose weight, and boost their confidence.

34. Avocadu

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This health and fitness blog, Avocadu, is owned by Cathy Dean and focuses on two main blog topics: weight loss and yoga.

There are also tons of popular blog posts on other topics, including healthy living, recipes, fitness, supplements, and more.

Most of these educational articles are centered around trying to sell two main products:

The blog is also monetized through ads and some affiliate marketing. Cathy is also very active on social media, including TikTok and Instgram.

Avocadu is one of the blog examples on this list that got its initial time in the spotlight from Pinterest traffic.

35. The Fitnessista

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Blogger Gina Harney is the personal trainer, fitness guru, and weight loss specialist behind the successful blog, The Fitnessista.

Her fitness blog features quick workouts and recipes for even the busiest people looking to up their health and fitness game.

Gina launched her website in 2008 to share healthy meal examples and fitness ideas with her personal training clients. She has since reached over million monthly site visitors.

36. Masala Body

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Masala Body uses spicy recipes to help you lose weight, and her blog began as a way to share the recipes she was using so that other women could have the same results she was enjoying. 

Nagina Abdullah’s mission is to help busy women lose weight without feeling deprived. Using her own methods she lost 40 pounds, and through her blog shares exactly how she did it so others can do it too.

Sharing your own personal story on your blog and the success stories of your clients is probably THE best way that you can connect with your target audience and begin building a closer relationship with them.

This is exactly what Nagina is doing on her fitness blog. She’s a real-life inspiration to her readers.

37. Born Fitness

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Adam Bornstein launched his fitness blog, Born Fitness to make sure his readers never have to stress about health, fitness, or nutrition.

His website aims to help you identify the best diets, exercises and workouts, and strategies that you can apply to your life to feel better, look the way you want, and live stronger and longer.

He recognizes that there isn’t just ONE route to success and his blog’s goal is to point you in the right direction for what will work for your life and your body.

38. Blogilates

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Blogger Cassey Ho created Blogilates as a hub for all her blog posts featuring recipes, workouts, challenges, printables, and more.

Cassey is the creator of the workouts known as POP Pilates and PIIT28 and knew that a blog would be a great way to start an email list and gain better control of her audience.

She was already becoming quite successful on YouTube, so she started a fitness blog as a means to build her email list and connect all the projects she was working on in one place.

She has been called one of the “Top 3 Health & Fitness Influencers in the World,” and her mission is to help women around the world get their idea of the perfect body on their terms.

Beauty and Fashion Blog Examples

Our next category of best blog examples features beauty and fashion blogs, some of which crossover into the lifestyle blogs category as well.

39. Accidental Icon

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Lyn Slater is a college professor, a grandmother, and a super successful fashion blogger in her 60s.

She says she created Accidental Icon because she was having trouble finding a fashion blog or magazine that spoke to her – an ordinary woman living in the city.

When she was at New York Fashion Week, dressed up and waiting to meet a friend for lunch, photographers began taking her picture! They mistakenly thought she was a fashion designer and she and her friend joked she was an accidental icon.

40. Clumps of Mascara

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This next blog example, Clumps of Mascara is for the imperfectly perfect women and men of the world.

Brittany Minor’s fashion and lifestyle blog celebrates all things makeup and beauty but also embraces that awkward, quirky, and different are also normal and 100% okay.

If you’re tired of the photoshopped and “perfect” photos out there on the internet and want a real, fresh, transparent take on beauty — this is your space.

She’s a great example of being able to identify a need in an oversaturated market with the wrong kind of information and satisfy that need.

41. J’s Everyday Fashion

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Blogger Jeanette Johnson says she is an unlikely candidate to be a fashion blogger. She’s a tomboy, but always loved fashion magazines, and began experimenting with her own style in college.

A friend suggested she post her outfit choices and favorite fashion trends on Facebook, and women started to encourage her to share more.

She launched her successful blog, J’s Everyday Fashion, in hopes of empowering women of all shapes, sizes, budgets, and walks of life to find and own their personal style.

42. We Wore What

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Danielle Bernstein is an Instagram influencer turned blogger that started her fashion career more than a decade ago.

Before the age of 25, she was placed on Forbes 30 Under 30 list and has since invested in many new business ventures including her own line of swim and overalls.

She launched her blog, We Wore What, as a way to extend her brand and expand her influence in the fashion world.

43. Caroline Hirons

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Caroline Hirons is a skincare and beauty blogger that reviews a wide variety of products and offers tips for all skin types.

Her blog began as a way for her to secure more skin consultation and facial clients as an esthetician and evolved into so much more.

While she does work with some brands as an ambassador, she also has affiliate links on her website for the brands she loves and reviews as well.

Caroline suffers from dehydrated and sensitive allergy-prone skin, so she often tells people what her own skincare routine looks like.

Recipes and Food Blog Examples

This next category of best blog examples features some of the best food blogs and recipe blogs on the internet!

Related: Top Food Blogs and How They Make Money

44. Pinch of Yum

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Pinch of Yum is probably one of THE most well-known recipe and food blogs on the internet. We know that they drive a lot of traffic on Pinterest.

Blogger Lindsay Ostrom says the blog started as a casual hobby while teaching fourth grade, and it turned into her full-time business over time.

She didn’t even implement ads on the site until after she’d been blogging a full year and it took her three years after launching to consider quitting her job to dive in full-time.

These days her drool-worthy recipes have been featured on BuzzFeed, Brit+Co, and PopSugar.

Her photos are so incredible that she might as well start a photography blog that caters to food pictures.

45. Cookin With Mima

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Founded by blogger Mariam Ezzeddine, Cookin With Mima is a food blog that was inspired by crazy pregnancy cravings Mariam had while pregnant with her first child.

Her background was in Criminal Justice, and she even worked in the field for the federal government, but her passion has always been food.

46. Oh She Glows

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Angela Liddon of Oh She Glows believes in creating recipes that help you glow from the inside out with foods that are meat and dairy-free, and mostly free of gluten, soy, and processed foods to boot.

Angela has also written a couple of very books on Amazon, including The Oh She Glows Cookbook and The Oh She Glows EveryDay Cookbook

Can we have a scoop or two of that peanut butter cookie ice cream, please? Even just the blog post title is making our mouths water.

47. Gather and Feast

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Ashley Alexander is the face behind all that amazing-looking food on Gather and Feast.

Her cooking methods are self-taught, and her goal is to share wholesome and nutritious recipes to prepare and share with others.

48. 100 Days of Real Food

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Lisa Leake and her family took a 100 Days of Real Food pledge. This popular food blog blog was launched to document their journey after taking the pledge.

They didn’t eat a single ounce of processed food or refined ingredients for 100 days in the hopes that they would inspire people to follow suit.

Their blog shares recipes that help readers have better health by making simple changes to their food choices.

49. Lara Clevenger

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Lara Clevenger is a Ketogenic Dietitian Nutritionist and Keto Coach specializing in functional and integrative nutrition.

She launched the blog as a lead generator for her private dietitian and nutrition practice. 

Thanks to her blog, Lara can now coach clients in the low-carb lifestyle online while traveling nationwide in her van.

Her belief is that food can taste good while still being good for you, and she’s been known to take the unhealthiest of meals, and keto-fy them!

50. The Fit Foodie

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Blogger Sally O’Neil is one of the best food blog examples on this list because of her photos alone. While she doesn’t technically have a photography blog, she does have popular blog posts on how to take amazing photos of food.

Though most diets suggest low-calorie foods, she believes life is better with chocolate and apple crumble.

Her mission with The Fit Foodie was to find a healthy balance so she can indulge in her passion for food while maintaining good physical fitness. 

51. Alexandra’s Kitchen

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Alexandra Stafford, aka Ali, is the face behind Alexandra Cooks. Her love of cooking is what prompted her to create her blog which now has more than 750 recipes.

Her recipes are not diet-specific, and you’ll notice that what she posts is based on the vegetables and fruits that are in season at the time.

What makes Ali’s site one of the most popular blogs is her recipes are broken down in a way that feels like anyone can re-create them.

Personal Development Blog Examples

This next category of best blog examples is for blogs with topics related to personal and self-development, including relationships, happiness, love, and more.

52. Natalie Bacon

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Natalie Bacon used to be a lawyer before she became a blogger. She accrued $206,000 in student loans to put herself through law school.

She originally started a personal finance blog to help other women manage their debts and learn more about money. She then rebranded to NatalieBacon.com and started teaching about personal development, money mindset, and online business.

After having her first child, Natalie shifted her personal development focus to “mindfulness for moms.”

Natalie is a certified life coach and an awesome human being (we’ve met her in person)!

Natalie is quite active on social media, especially Instagram.

Related: How to Make Money on Instagram

53. Gretchen Rubin

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Blogger Gretchen Rubin gained worldwide attention when she launched her book The Happiness Project.

Through it, her other books, and her blog, Gretchen relentlessly explores human nature to understand how we can make our lives better.

Her blog was launched as an extension of her brand, and as a space to promote her books that are for sale.

Her mission is to share insights, strategies, stories, and tips that help people understand themselves and create a happier life.

54. Tiny Buddha

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Founder Lori Deschene states that Tiny Buddha, though it’s run by her, belongs to both her and her readers.

Lori launched her own blog because while working as a freelance writer, she felt like she never had the opportunity to write about the things that really mattered to her.

She wanted to not only explore personal issues on a public platform but also to give others a place they too could write about them as well. 

On the site, she shares quotes about life and stories about letting negativity go so we can let happiness in.

This is one of the best blog examples showcasing very personal content and we love it for that!

55. Mark Manson

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Over the past 10 years, Mark Manson has written more than 1,500 pages of blog content all around the central ideas of personal values, emotional health, relationships, life purpose, and self-discipline.

He writes mostly for himself, but he says that he shares it on his blog to help others out in the process. 

Mark would be the first to say he recognizes a lot of his self-help writing is considered crap by many people, but others think he is a genius.

He has written a couple of wildly successful books, including The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck and Everything is F*cked.

56. Mel Robbins

Mel Robbins website

Mel Robbins is the powerhouse behind her blog of the same name.

She is also the author of The 5-Second Rule, a book that prompts you to count down from 5 and then simply act on the thing you need to get done.

As simple as her ideas may seem, her blog, books, and teachings all inspire people to stop making excuses and trick their brains into working in their favor.

57. Chalene Johnson

Charlene Johnson blog

Though blogger Chalene Johnson started in the health and fitness space, her website has evolved into a gold mine of personal development information.

She initially launched her website for brand awareness and to promote the books and videos that she was selling.

Later she launched a podcast, online courses, and products from the space, and uses her blog to bring new visitors to her website each month.

Whether your goal is to lose weight, get more confidence, start a business, or something else entirely, odds are Chalene has a blog post that will help you to lead a more happy, healthy, and balanced life.

58. Brendon Burchard

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Brendon Burchard has been called one of the top motivation trainers in the world, and one of the top 25 most influential leaders in personal growth and achievement.

After suffering a near-fatal car accident at the age of 19, Brendon became determined to make his life’s purpose helping others live, love, and matter.

Launching his blog was just one avenue he developed to spread his message of hope and inspiration.

His blog posts help you overcome your biggest obstacles to start something that matters and create a life worth living.

Lifestyle Blog Examples

Next up on our list of best blog examples is lifestyle blogs. Lifestyle blogs often cover a variety of blog topics related to fashion, beauty, travel, food, and lifestyle.

Related: Top Lifestyle Blogs and How They Make Their Money

59. XOXO Bella

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Blogger Bella Bucchiotti created XOXO Bella to chronicle her love of fashion, travel, fitness, food, and life.

Bella also has Type 1 diabetes. She shares candid posts about life with the disease in an effort to spread awareness and take away the stigma of having it.

Bella’s posts have been predominantly travel-related as of late, but she still sprinkles in posts related to all aspects of her lifestyle regularly.

60. Sarah Titus

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If you think you don’t have what it takes to start a blog, look to Sarah Titus for inspiration.

She’s a perfect example of someone who built a hugely successful online business from absolutely nothing.

She launched her blog as a diary to share with friends and family how she was making enough money to live on her own and take care of her kids so that they could do the same.

She blogs about a wide range of topics including essential oils, organization, saving and making money, and so much more.

She proves that regardless of your background, or niche, with hard work and dedication, riches will follow with enough determination and husle.

61. Studio DIY

Studio DIY blog

This lifestyle blog stands by its slogan to “make life a party.”

On the website, blogger Kelly Mindell shares posts about pretty much every niche we’ve mentioned in the other blog examples so far and more.

She launched Studio DIY to share the things she loves and lives for with the world.

62. Cupcakes and Cashmere

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Emily Schuman is the blogger behind the silky goodness that is Cupcakes and Cashmere.

Grace was inspired by other bloggers she saw making money online and wanted to see if she could create one of her own and turn it into a profitable venture.

This lifestyle blog covers it all – motherhood, travel, decor, food, beauty, and more.

63. Chasing Foxes

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Grace Moser runs the lifestyle blog Chasing Foxes. She started it as a stay-at-home wife and quickly grew it to $10,000 per month.

Her trick for making money with her blog is figuring out what her readers want, and what has the potential to go viral.

By mimicking sites like BuzzFeed and Upworthy, and with her creative use of Pinterest, she went viral enough times that her website now regularly brings in as many as two million views or more every month.

64. Gentleman Within

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Khoi Nguyen created Gentleman Within to inform and inspire men in the ways of style, fashion, confidence, and how to live their best life.

He discusses all things men’s style/lifestyle from his perspective and uses the website to document his own journey as he grows along the way.

Like other bloggers, this space is Khoi’s digital scrapbook that shows him where he’s been, and how far he’s come, as well as what was going on in fashion and style at any given time.

65. Living Well Spending Less

Living Well Spending Less website

Though Living Well Spending Less features posts on a variety of topics, it has often been referred to as a financial blog because it focuses so much on running your life on a budget.

These days blogger Ruth Soukup posts a lot about how to manage the overwhelm of day-to-day life, but she still maintains the goal of keeping the finances in check.

After all, keeping her own household budget in check, and saving money while still living well is what inspired her to launch the website in the first place.

Nonetheless, because the focus isn’t as much on money as it used to be, more and more people consider it to be a lifestyle blog.

FAQs About Blog Examples

How do I write a blog?

Writing a blog is fairly simple and straightforward. It involves creating interesting stories or thoughts about topics that you find interesting or want to share with others. To get started, decide on a topic, research it thoroughly, and plan out your blog post accordingly. Make sure to include relevant keywords in the body of the blog post to maximize your visibility. Finally, make sure to proofread and edit the blog content before publishing it online.

What are the 5 examples of blogging sites?

The 5 most popular blogging sites are WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr, Medium, and Wix. WordPress is a full content management system that can be used to create all types of websites, including blogs. Blogger is a free blogging platform created by Google, Tumblr is a microblogging platform, and Medium is an online publishing platform for readers to interact with writers and other users. Lastly, Wix is a website builder that allows users to create custom pages, including blogs.

What are two examples of popular blogs?

Two examples of popular lifestyle blogs are Cupcakes and Cashmere and Chasing Foxes. Two popular blog examples of photography blogs are Creative Boom and Reading the Pictures. Two examples of popular fitness blogs include Nerd Fitness and The Fitnessista. There are tons of popular blog examples in every niche.

What is a personal blog example?

A personal blog example is a website or online diary written and maintained by an individual, often reflecting the author’s opinions and experiences. Popular personal blog examples include Seth Godin’s Blog, Brain Pickings by Maria Popova, and The Positivity Blog by Henrik Edberg. All these blogs provide readers with valuable insights and advice from their respective authors.

We hope you enjoyed this list of blog examples! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below!

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