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    girltuesday

    I know this gets brought up from time to time, but what are some online blogs that have been a great resource to you?

    For me, obviously, one is DearWendy. DearWendy (to me) is like that cool, mature older sister who has already been through everything that you’re going through and offers good advice with a side of tough love.

    Then, AskAManager. Alison’s advice and templates have landed me many interviews and some great jobs. Her advice even helped my SO out. He got a job in like a week after changing some things on his resume, cover letter, and following her interview tips.

    And, CaptainAwkward, has been a great resource to me. I have the hardest time saying no and caring about people who don’t care about me. Though I’m too scared to follow her scripts (right now), I feel a lot more normal reading others’ experiences.

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    Copa
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    The only two blogs I really frequent are this one and Ask A Manager. This site has given me a lot of perspective and even a community to whine to. (I’m not an active participant on any other forums.)

    I refer EVERYONE to AAM — I swear it made a huge difference in my most recent job hunt — and even talk about Alison like I know her. “Well, ALISON says that you should approach X like this!” Ha!

    I sometimes check up on various lifestyle blogs (e.g., PaleOMG), but none as frequently as this one and AAM.

    Curious which other blogs you guys read!

    #691928 Reply
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    girltuesday

    Alison rocks. She has a great, healthy approach to work as well. I see a lot of “blogs” that blur the lines between work and life, and she takes a very matter-of-fact, realistic approach to it.

    Like, no – it’s not normal to skip out on your child’s birthday to drive your boss somewhere on a Sunday. It’s OK to push back on things like that.

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    Kate
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    Besides Dear Wendy, hairromance.com. Christina who does the blog has curly hair that she used to hate, but then she started doing all kinds of cool things with it. I learned how to do lots of braids and other styles. Her blog is beautiful and she posts great step-by-step picture tutorials.

    I think AMA is great, and have read it for advice, but I wouldn’t say it changed my life, because I come from a family of managers who taught me all the basics and the trickier stuff over time.

    #691950 Reply
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    Ange

    I like AMA but the comment section is poison, so many special snowflakes. I would HATE to work with any of them.

    #691951 Reply
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    Ange

    Dammit, AAM

    #691958 Reply
    hfantods
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    It has crossed my mind that blogs are out; now there are the fleeting Tumblrs and social media what have you. I used to be a big food blog reader like Joy the Baker and Smitten Kitchen. Then slowly I stopped reading them. But a blog I still read is http://www.happyorhungry.com which is kind of an old school blog, like she writes about her life in Toronto with lots of pictures. She has a fun life! She also wrote about her online dating experiences I think four years ago and recently she married her SO from online dating. So it’s so nice to have followed their relationship from start to marriage. I still like How Sweet Eats. It’s a bit of a guilty pleasure but her kid friggin’ cute.

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    #692005 Reply
    becboo84
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    The only blog I read super regularly is DW, but I always check AAM if I have a job related question. There are also a couple of pretty funny mommy blogs that I check out semi-regularly (3 or 4 times per month). I used to read The Frisky really regularly (and actually followed DW over from there), but over the past few years it has definitely gone downhill, and I haven’t checked it in months.

    #692006 Reply
    Copa
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    I used to read The Frisky daily in like 2009. I also used to read Jezebel daily. I stopped reading The Frisky when I graduated from school (turns out, it was best for web surfing during class) and truthfully, I have no clue when or why I stopped reading Jezebel. A couple years ago, the job I had was super strict with Internet firewalls, so I couldn’t really browse the web at all and I’m sure I dropped a lot of sites around then.

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    Kate
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    I like Buzzfeed now as a replacement Frisky.

    #692009 Reply
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    MissDre
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    The Frisky started going downhill when they started posting quick, dumbed down content that basically just recycled from elsewhere with no insight.

    Now, sometimes I still check it occasionally out of habit, but I am quite certain that The Frisky has become purely a sex website.

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    ktfran
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    There are several blogs I check out, like Girls of a Certain Age, A Cup of Jo and Elements of Style, but DW is the only blog I actively participate in. I also look for recipes on several other blogs.

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