I thought it might be interesting to do a little research to find out what is happening in the wonderful world of thrifting blogs. Here’s a little information about each of these lovely blogs, in case you aren’t already familiar with them. They are each unique in their own way and truly wonderful. I went to the Alexa website to find out which blogs were the highest rated and which had the most visitors (traffic). But, then I decided that I would instead just tell you about the blogs that I think are currently in my Top 3 Thrifting Blogs. They are (drumroll, please):
1. Apron Thrift Girl (Now A Thing of the Past)
This number one rated blog is a fellow Northern California thrifting blog started by Selena Cate as a way to share her passion for thrifting with other thrifty-loving people. Her famous Thrift Share Monday community is popular with other blogs which link into her cheerful site with posts and pictures of what they’ve found over the week-end while thrifting. Brilliant!
Some techy stats about Apron Thrift Girl: Apronthriftgirl.typepad.com has a three-month global Alexa traffic rank of 475,860, and search engines refer about 4% of visits to the site. While this site is ranked #136,722 in the US, where approximately 56% of its visitors are located, it is also popular in the Philippines, where it is ranked #56,967.
My non-techie observations are that it’s such a great website and has created a community of thrifters, vintage lovers and crafters who are particularly interested in re-selling. I hope to one day go thrifting with Selena! (Hey Selena – how ’bout it?! ) Visit her beautiful site at http://apronthriftgirl.typepad.com/
2. Thrifty Decor Chick
My second favorite blog is all about thrifty ways to decorate your home. It’s not about thrifting so much as it is about clever ways to be thrifty, including hitting up the thrift store to see what great DIY projects, such as furniture pieces or household items can be inexpensively re-purposed. Here’s what she says about herself. “Sarah has been blogging about thrifty home decor and DIY projects at Thrifty Decor Chick since 2008. After ten years working in the marketing and PR field, she switched careers after her son was born and followed her dream to pursue a career in decorating. But after two years of decorating for others, she fell more and more in love with decorating her own home and sharing the process with her blog readers. It was then that Thrifty Decor Chick really blossomed, and she’s been trying to keep up ever since. Sarah lives in central Indiana with her amazingly supportive husband, four-year-old son and her 21-year-old stepdaughter. Blogging has changed her life for the better in more ways than she can count.” According to the Alexa stats, Thriftydecorchick.blogspot.com is ranked #81,625 in the world according to the three-month Alexa traffic rankings, and search engines refer about 4% of visits to this site. Sarah will be attending the Haven conference for DIYrs in Atlanta in June, if you want to hear her speak on thrifty and creative ways to decorate your home. http://www.thriftydecorchick.blogspot.com/
Thrifty Decor Chick
3. Things i found at the thrift store
And, my third most favorite blog about all things thrifty is Things I Found at the Thrift Store. Here’s a blurb from their website. “Hello, this is my blog for a very simple idea I have – THINGS I FOUND (at the thrift store). I’m a quasi-minimalist/utilitarian who doesn’t buy much in general. Let me make it clear that this blog is in no way an homage to consumerism or the purchasing of stuff we don’t necessarily need. Thrifting, I believe is a wonderful way to give an item a second life. I’m a 29 year old dude who lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I tell you this because my age and living situation makes for me to occasionally purchase needed things for living, gifting, selling (to make rent), or just plain decor. This is the visual documentation of the things I find, buy and sell – so enjoy!” I love his photos and his willingness to help others find items that they are looking for, as well as his philosophy that we certainly don’t need to fill our lives with more STUFF. Or, conversely, if we do need something, it might be better for the planet to find it at a thrift store! I couldn’t find any Alexa stats on this site. Check it out at http://www.thingsifoundatthethriftstore.com.
I hope you enjoyed this quick review of my Top 3 thrifting blogs. Stay tuned for more thrifting blog reviews in the future. There are so many wonderful blogs about thrifting that I could literally spend hours reviewing them. So, stay tuned for more reviews in the future. What thrifting blogs do you love?
Have a great week-end, everybody!