Roundup: People Blogs



I enjoy blogs that are about regular people. Blogs that include funny or compelling stories about everyday people doing everyday things intrigue me. Here are a few of my favorite blogs that are about everyday folks.


All you need is love.

All you need is love.

Humans of New York (HONY)

I love this blog. HONY was started when Brenden, the blog’s creator, was fired from his job. He decided to take a break and do something different. Brenden started a project cataloging the inhabitants of New York City. He wanted to take 10,000 pictures of people and plot their images on a map. His project evolved into something even more awesome. Brenden takes portraits of regular people doing regular stuff and posts captions from an impromptu interview- that is if the person (or animal) is willing to be interviewed.





“PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a postcard.” New secrets are posted every Sunday. I’ve been a longtime fan of this site.






Hyperbole and a Half

Hyperbole and a Half

Hyperbole and a Half is a blog/web comic about Allie Brosh. She writes about her childhood, tells funny stories, draws comics, talks honestly about depression, and shares her challenges as an adult all while illustrating the images on her blog.





Tom Robinson

Tom Robinson Photography

This photoblog is about Tom Robinson and his world travels. He shares images of the places and the people he visits.





What are some of your favorite blogs that feature people and their everyday experiences?


Related Post:

Roundup: Teacher Blogs

Roundup Image: The Silent People by /kallu


11 thoughts on “Roundup: People Blogs

  1. I love Hyperbole and a Half.
    I have a love/hate relationship with Post Secret. So many of the secrets are so dark that I can only take small doses.

  2. Great round up and I am definitely going to check these out. Hyperbole and a Half is great. I stumbled upon this earlier this year when I was trying to understand what it felt like to be depressed so I could help someone close to me. Her posts were incredibly helpful to me.

    • I don’t have issues with depression, but I have people I care about who do. I never really understood what was going on or how to help. When I read her posts about depression, I realized I was one of those people who “who offered a solution to a different problem”. I’m still not sure what to do or how to help, but I now know what not to do. And to keep showing them I love them. Because of her posts, I understand a little more which is better than not getting it at all.

  3. Great idea for a post! I love HONY, and I’ve got my husband hooked too. When he sees me reading HONY posts on my iPad, he always comes over to read over my shoulder. And I didn’t know Post Secret has a blog. Off to follow that for sure. I love the Post Secret books (and they were hugely popular in my classroom library too). Hyperbole and a Half is one of my favorites too. Simple Dog and Helper Dog are two of my favorite characters. Your post makes me realize I would enjoy reading more blogs outside of my main categories of teaching, children’s, and YA lit blogs.

    • Thanks. PostSecret’s blog has been around for quite a while. I used to hate that only the current week’s secrets were available on the blog because I do not always catch it each week, but most of the secrets show up in his books.

      I like reading outside my comfort zone. I’m trying to do more of it. I’m trying to read more blogs in general because I tend to stick to the same group of favorites.

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