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Sunday, May 17, 2020

Discovering New Blogs

MonsterCrafts has been missing some of the now-defunct doll blogs that she liked to read, so she came up with a creative way to find new blogs, and to help everyone else find new ones too. She posted the URLs of some of her favorite blogs, and anyone else who wants to join in can do the same. That way, hopefully we can find new places to read and learn about dolls, and check out everyone else's collections!

Amanda: Miniature craft tutorials, doll reviews, doll living spaces, and lots of other doll adventures, often with the help (and snark) of Tinkerbell the fairy. In addition to Disney fairies, Frozen dolls and Marvel dolls and figures feature often on her blog. She also has a lot of links on how to improve your blog, and ideas to help represent yourself and your blog on Instagram. She's the only doll blogger I can think of at the moment who is currently on WordPress, so she may be interested in answering questions about it.
https://www.pixiedustdolls.com/

Chris: Mainly the latest clothes she has sewn for her 11 1/2" dolls, thus the name of her blog. She has also started a series of posts chronicling every doll in her collection, which, along with Rachael's posts, inspired me to do the same. Her dolls range from vintage Barbie, to 80s and 90s, to modern.
http://mybarbiescloset127.blogspot.com/

Coffee and Dolls: A Polish blogger who maintains two separate doll blogs written in English or Polish. I'm linking to the English version, but if you speak Polish, you can find the link to that one there. Both blogs cover the same dolls, mostly 80s era Barbies and Skippers. She's still active in adding those dolls to her collection. She also researches the differences between the same dolls who were produced in different countries, when she purchases a new one, which is not something you come across often.
https://coffeeanddollsen.blogspot.com/

Rachael: An Australian blogger whose varied collection includes Kish, Maru and Friends, Tonner Patience, Journey Girls, Shirley Temple, and many others. She likes to sew, and is interested in historical fashions, some of which she has planned to make for her dolls. She has already made several beautiful items of doll clothes, and has also created some paper dolls and outfits. We also get to see pics of her favorite distractions: the Giant Baby and Tiny, her children.
http://poppyandthegiant.blogspot.com/

RagingMoon1987: Much of her collection is vintage, and includes baby dolls, soda-themed dolls, and Japanese, or Japanese-dressed dolls. Her American Girl dolls often get pretty new outfits, and we get to see some of her collection displayed at the library where she works. She does a lot of research for her posts, so you can definitely learn from them. A Missouri girl, she lives close to Tornado Alley in the US, and is interested in tornadoes and all sorts of weather phenomena.
http://ragingmoon1987.blogspot.com/

Tam: A fellow Ohioan, who has a very extensive collection, and is knowledgeable about all kinds of dolls. Some years she will do a Doll-a-Day post, where all types of dolls are featured. This year, she's doing a Doll-Book-of-the-Month in between posts on dolls, play sets, and some photo shoots with her doll alter ego, a former Fern from Charlotte's Web doll that has been rechristened Tammy World. She also shares pics of her garden during the seasons.
http://planetofthedolls.blogspot.com/

I couldn't post all of the blogs that I enjoy reading, so I hope no one takes it personally if you don't see yours here. Also, MonsterCrafts listed several blogs that I already enjoy, so I didn't list those again. If you want to join in, I'm sure we'd love to know which doll blogs you enjoy visiting!

MonsterCrafts created an icon for your post on discovering new doll blogs. I couldn't get it to show up where I wanted it (new Blogspot software can apparently be a pain.) But here it is for you to grab if you decide to create your own post.

17 comments:

  1. Hi Barb! Thanks for joining me in this idea. I didn't know many of the blogs you listed, and I've just added them. I started following Chris a couple of weeks ago, but I haven't had time to really get to know this blog.

    The only blogs I follow on wordpress are Bonequea (which I didn't include because it's in spanish) and Confessions of a doll collector daughter, but I don't interact much with her because I've been having trouble posting in her blog. I do interact with her on her Facebook page though.

    Hope you have a great new week.

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    1. Oh, I love Bonequea's work! There are a number of blogs in languages that I don't know, but I enjoy just looking at the pictures, and a translator program always helps me if I really need to know something.

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  2. Thanks for listing my blog, I'm glad you like it! That's actually a very good idea to share the blogs you enjoy, because apart from Chris and Tam, I had no idea of the other ones you mentioned. Thanks again :)

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    1. You're welcome, and I hope you enjoy the new blogs!

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  3. Dear Barb, what a great idea! I follow a bunch of doll bloggers. Of the ones you listed I only know Planet of the Dolls and Pixie Dust Dolls. I will add the others to my list.

    I will post names of other bloggers that I follow on Monster Crafts.

    By the way, I found that one can only make comments on certain blogs if one has a Google Account. There isn't an option to log in just as oneself. Some people I would like to follow I don't because I can't leave a comment.

    Again, what a great idea. One cannot have too many doll resources!

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    1. It was MonsterCrafts who came up with the idea; it's great that she was proactive about finding something that she wanted. I know I've encountered the problem before where you need a Google Account to post a comment on Blogspot. I think that's something that the blog administrator has to choose. If you see someone who runs one of the blogs that you're interested in, in the comments somewhere, let them know that you'd like to be able to comment!

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    2. Dear Barb, that's a good idea. I thought it was a platform thing over which the blogger had no control. I will definitely reach out to a blogger if I am unable to post in the future. Thanks.

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  4. I published a list too. :) I love this idea! A lot of the blogs on MC's list and yours I follow too, I hope you can discover new blogs on my list. :)

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    1. There were some new-to-me blogs on your list, which is great. :)

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  5. Yay--new doll blogs! My Reader is pretty bare right now because most of the doll blogs I follow are inactive. I know of MonsterCrafts and RagingMoon, but the others are new to me. I'm going to follow suit publish a list also. Thanks for including my blog as a favorite :)

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    1. You're welcome, Amanda. I'm looking forward to seeing your list.

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  6. This is a great idea, I'm definitely going to have to find time to check these all out
    Thanks for the mention

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    1. You're welcome, Rachael. I hope you get some time soon!

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  7. Thanks for the links, I have added them to my reading list. I love discovering new blogs :)
    x

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