In the Pink – Politics/Humor
A humorous and satirical take on local and national politics, In the Pink provides laugh-out-loud commentary and opinions on what’s happening in the news now. Eileen Smith’s blog has been named one of the best in Austin and her quick wit and funny writing style make this political blog stand out from the rest.
Adored Austin – Fashion
Indiana Adams is an actress and writer living in Austin who since 2009 has put her creative energies into her blog, Adored Austin. Aside from what-she-wore photos, Adams likes to highlight local artists and designers, talk about the latest trends, and give back to her readers through giveaways.
BookPeople’s Blog – Reading
BookPeople is one of Austin’s most well loved bookstores; it’s been voted the best bookstore the past 15 years and has been the number one independent store since 1970 in Austin. In addition to their great store, BookPeople has a fully up-to-date blog where booksellers talk about what they’re reading, what they recommend, and what’s going on in the store.
Do512 – Community/Nightlife
A local Austin blog that lets readers in the “512” know what’s going on in the area. Have a Monday off or a weekend trip to Austin planned? Check out Do512 to get the inside scoop on concerts, restaurants, shopping, and more. In addition to the blog, Do512 has a website you can check out here.
Austin Eavesdropper – Lifestyle
Tolly Moseley is a writer and blogger living in Austin who free-lances for local and national publications and also finds time to update her blog with people, places, and things she thinks are noteworthy. Full of great pictures and write-ups on local, independent business, Austin Eavesdropper is packed with information on Austin (read her “Best of 2011” list here) and the author’s great writing.
Greening Austin Daily – Sustainability
Greening Austin Daily offers up tips and information to readers on how to live a greener life. The blog features Austin’s attempts at being a more sustainable city, do-it-yourself tips, restaurant and food reviews and recipes, and local news.
Ultra 8201 – Music
This Austin music blog delivers information on the latest bands playing in town, album and concert reviews, tour dates for artists, interviews, and write-ups on the local Austin music scene.
Lisa is Cooking – Recipes
Lisa is Cooking is a cooking blog with delicious recipes and pictures that look so good you want to eat whatever it is right off the screen. Lisa is a lover of all things food and writing, so she took two of her passions and put them to good use in her blog. From seasonal recipes like an herbed tomato tart, to indulgent and rich recipes like chocolate dipped ice cream sandwiches, visit Lisa is Cooking if you’re looking for a recipe to make tonight.
Free Fun Austin – Parenting & Community
A Canadian who now calls Austin home, Heidi has four children, a husband, and a passion for traveling and seeing the world. But with four young kids, traveling isn’t as easy as it once was for Heidi. Nowadays, she spends her time finding local, fun and sometimes even free things to do in Austin that are kid-friendly.
Slackerwood – Film
Slackerwood is your source of information for everything going on in the local Austin film community. The blog promotes local events and screenings, reviews local movies and filmmakers, and keeps readers up to speed on movies being shot in the surrounding area.