Here’s a fantastic list of blogs for twenty somethings that I found on gentwenty.com:
1. Antoinette from The Young Professionalist
Antoinette is a twenty-something working in the corporate world sharing her journey, tips, and advice for young professionals as she hustles her way to the top. She is also co-hosting a pop up event on January 11th in Philadelphia for young professionals who want to start 2017 off on the right foot in mind, body, and business.
2. Rachel from The Confused Millennial
TCM is a lifestyle blog where Rachel shares her favorite things from career and life advice, to wedding tips in her Wedding Wednesday series, and more. She’s also a Forbes contributor, an Instagram queen, and offers services for bloggers who want to make an income from blogging. After her experiences as a career coach, Rachel took a fun, community-oriented approach to blogging that elevates her in a sea of bloggers.
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3. Virginia from The Well-Traveled Post Card
Virginia moved to Madrid from the UK for work in 2014. Her travels and her passion for both learning and life are inspiring. She ran the Athens marathon, spent four months volunteering in Nepal, is a certified RYA Day Skipper, interned at Giorgio Armani, is a home owner, is pursuing a Master’s degree that requires her to change locations every semester (including taking an internship abroad), and will be skiing the Inferno Race in Switzerland next month before heading off to Sweden for her next semester. She also writes for The Huffington Post, has been featured on TV, and is available for talks, training, and consulting.
4. Amanda from Advice From a Twenty-Something
Amanda is definitely an OG blogger in the twenty-something category. Her blog is an advice column for the modern girl where she frequently covers outfit, style, and apartment inspiration. As any advice column should, Amanda also takes questions from readers and answers them in a Q&A style post. The beautiful photography also makes her a blog a stand-out read.
5. Liz from Young Adventuress
Liz is a travel blogger and American expat who has been living in New Zealand for three years. She has managed to do something many twenty-somethings dream about and leave her 9-5 behind while pursing travel and her business full-time. She recently shared on Instagram stories that she took no unpaid trips in 2016 — how incredible is that?! She also co-hosts a Travel Bootcamp, recurring one-day intensive where you’ll learn everything you need to know about making money in the travel industry.
6. Yetti from Yetti Says
Yetti writes one of the most honest and real personal blogs on growing up, life, love, and mental illness. She is an award-winning blogger, taking home the award for Best Personal Blog in the 2015 Black Weblog Awards. In her own words, “I write about the beauty and messiness of life. I write about the stuff no one ever wants to address or share. And sometimes, I simply write for my sanity.” Yetti is also the founder of the Certified10 — a movement dedicated to educating women on self-love and equipping them with the skills to manage their mental health and self-worth.
7. Lydia from Lydia Lois
Lydia is teaching millennials to live on less in order to live more. She moved out on her own at 19, paid for her own wedding and honeymoon, and saved thousands of dollars while making just above minimum wage based on her very simple philosophy. She recently released her first e-course: Minimal Spending, Maximum Living to teach others how to do the same and achieve financial freedom. Lydia’s approach to money is learning how to make your money work for you instead of against you. She offers great tips and tricks from her blog posts whether they are on finance or self-development.
8. Elana from Elana Lyn
Elana is an NYC-based career and personal development blogger. On top of being featured in TIME, Women’s Health, and Fast Company, she’s also featured over 100 women who are absolutely smashing it in their careers in her Career Series. Elana Lyn also features a significant amount of guest post from various career women sharing actionable career, wellness, and lifestyle tips for millennial women.
9. Megan from In a Sequoia
First of all, Megan’s blog is full of the most dreamy photography you could ever imagine. In a Sequoia is unequivocally a testament to who Megan is — it is entirely dedicated to creating a life of intention. Recently, Megan quit her job to go freelance full-time, but within a few weeks, she was uprooting her Vancouver life to move to Toronto to work in PR for a non-profit supporting young creative entrepreneurs. She is also the founder of The Mindful Pop-Up, a curated pop-up shop that debuted in downtown Vancouver last May. On top of that, she is also the founder of The Vibrant Lives Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to engaging youth to in ending the stigma around mental illness. Through this foundation she awarded a scholarship, the Vibrant Lives Award, to a 2016 graduate who’s submission was then published in Conscious Magazine. Megan truly is an inspiration to lead a vibrant life.
10. Kayla from Lost Gen Y Girl
This was the year for Lost Gen Y Girl. Kayla has been blogging for years about her experiences in the corporate world. Her unique voice and no-bullshit perspective landed her a book deal. Her book, The Corporate Survival Guide For Your Twenties, was published this year and Kayla was the keynote speaker at her alma mater’s event — What Now? Life After My Degree conference. After six years of hustling and learning at her corporate job (and spending two of those years in grad school earning a Master’s degree), Kayla switched career tracks to a new role as a social media manager/copywriter at a media company. Kayla’s career hustle, dedication to her blog, and passion for helping other twenty-somethings succeed is incredibly inspiring.
11. Tyece from Twenties Unscripted
Tyece is a force to be reckoned with — she writes her blog (which inspired her first book and blog tour), is a spoken word poet, and host of her own showcase, “See. Speak. Feel.”, a night of performance and art. She is known for the captivating series she writes on her blog, most recently “Love Me Well” a crowdfunded and “limited edition multimedia series that aims to celebrate and elevate black love through the stories of 10 different couples.” She is also the winner of Best Writing in a Blog in the 2015 Black Weblog Awards.
12. Kayla from Kayla in the City
Even though she writes about fitness primarily in NYC, Kayla’s career path is fascinating, not to mention she is extremely motivating! After graduating with a BFA in Drama, she pursued her passion for fitness and became a certified PT and group fitness instructor. She eventually found herself in a marketing position at a fitness start-up. Last year, after the position was downsized, enrolled in grad school for a masters in Social Media and Mobile Marketing. She also became a yoga teacher and co-founded Holistic Happening, a series of pop-up, interactive wellness events that combine a yoga class and a healthy meal.
13. Mandi from Mandi J Stewart
Mandi is one of those people who you can’t help but feel inspired and motivated by, even online. By day, you’ll find her in Admissions helping college students excel and find the right path. By night, she runs her business, Candi By Mandi. In her spare time, you’ll find her training for her next marathon — she’s run seven already. She’s also an avid Passion Planner enthusiast and snail mail lover (just see the proof here on Instagram).
14. Joana from Notes From Joana
Joana is a twenty-something blogger with a passion for personal development, goal setting, and blogging. Her minimalistic blog style is great, as is the honesty she puts into her blog posts. From sharing why she moved back home to her goal setting posts each month, Joana is always be humble, optimistic, and honest.
15. Janine from My Pennies, My Thoughts
Janine is a CPA and tax specialist who also blogs about personal finance. She was a core member of the now defunct HerSuccess.ca team where she taught women to manage their finances. Currently working in a male-dominated industry, she goes the extra mile to ensure that women have the resources available to achieve their financial goals. She works hard, and practices what she teaches — her strategic financial planning allows her to save for her goals and satisfy her wanderlust at an impressive rate. She also just released her first product — The Financial Bullet Journal — and launched her YouTube channel.
16. Erin from A Welder’s Wife
Erin primarily covers minimalism and frequently writes about how she integrates the principles of a minimalistic lifestyle into different aspects of her life. Erin inspires you to re-think the items they purchase and consider how you use the items in your home.
17. Keating from KeatingBartlett
Keating is so honest about the ups and downs in her twenties. Her husband is in the military and was deployed for a year early in their marriage. Unfortunately, Keating was unable to move abroad with him. Keating shared the entire journey on her blog in monthly updates highlighting both the positives and negatives of her experience. But Keating used the year apart in an amazing way — she finished her degree, grew her blog, had an amazing work experience, and got into a fitness routine that managed her anxiety and helped her reach her goals. Now, she and her husband are expecting their first child later this year!
18. Coley from Life Goals Mag
Coley was a contributor here at GenTwenty before she launched her own online magazine — Life Goals Mag. The site has grown into a collective hub for twenty-something women that focuses on personal development and growth. Coley’s primary goal with Life Goals Mag is to inspire other millennials to be the best versions of themselves — they’re doing a fantastic job!
19. Summer from Coffee With Summer
Summer’s blog draws you in with the intentionality of her writing. True to her blog’s name, every post feels like you’re having coffee with her. She shares blogging and social media advice, frequently using her blog to teach and inspire confidence in bloggers.
20. Bria from Tendril Wild
Bria recently rebranded to Tendril Wild — a blog specifically dedicated to self-care for introverts. If you’re an introvert, every post will speak right to your heart. Bria is definitely a blogger to watch!