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9 Spanish Blogs to Bookmark Today

You surely already have a few blogs you follow regularly for different reasons.

Well, why not turn your blog reading into real active Spanish learning?

Keep reading those blogs, ¡pero en español! (but in Spanish!).

After all, Spanish blogs give you access to great reading material because bloggers need to produce high-quality information to attract followers.

Let’s kick off our exploration of the Spanish-speaking blogosphere by discussing why you should most definitely begin reading blogs en español.

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Spanish Blogs You Should Read

1. Vivir al Maximo

Written in: Spanish
Country:
 Spain
Topics: Travel, entrepreneurship, healthy living and eating, starting an online business

Vivir al Máximo (Living Life to the Fullest) is an excellent blog for travelers, adventurers and anyone interested in starting an online business. Its young author Ángel will give you a firsthand look at Castilian Spanish (Spanish from Spain) with its slang and common expressions woven into posts.

In addition, this blog boasts an active and very respectful discussion board where many readers, including non-native Spanish-speaking readers, engage in discussion and share their opinions.

Ángel is an avid traveler and often goes to the US, South America, Asia and many European countries to meet his readers in person and organize social events.

Sign up on the home page and start viviendo al máximo (living life fully)!

2. Autorrealizarte

Written in: Spanish
Country:
Spain
Topics: Reinventing your professional career, online business, business success and resources

Autorrealizarte (Self-Fulfillment/Realization) follows the inspiring story of a corporate worker who turned his whole professional life around at the age of 35.

This blog is full of great resources for getting an online business going, but if you’re not specifically interested in that, it also has information on time management, professionalism and habits of successful people.

3. Positive Viajes

Written in: Spanish
Country:
Argentina
Topics: Budget travel, Generation Y, practical travel tips, positivity

Positive Viajes (Positive Travels) is a blog written by a young Argentinian who embarked on his first trip around the world as a teenager and continued to travel years later.

This is a fantastic blog for exposing yourself to South American Spanish, Argentine Spanish specifically.

This is another great blog for discussions and also for meeting up with Spanish-speaking readership in person, since the author, as the title suggests, travels a lot!

4. Fashion Blog México 

Written in: Spanish
Country:
Mexico
Topics: Fashion tips, health, beauty, fashion trends

Here’s a blog in Spanish that’s close to home for US readers, right across the border and always in style. This blog comes with beautiful visuals and is full of posts about fashion, fashion and more fashion.

The writers are two young Mexican girls who’ve built an online business through their passion for…yep, fashion!

Here, you’ll get access to Central American Spanish from Mexico, and if you look under the Fashion Bloggers tab on the homepage, you can access other popular Mexican fashion bloggers.

5. Inteligencia Viajera

Written in: Spanish
Country:
Spain
Topics: Travel, architecture, blogging, philosophy

Here’s another Spanish blog that gives you exposure to Castilian Spanish. This inspiring young blogger left school and decided to travel alone. There’s as much talk about philosophy here as there is about traveling and blogging.

Similar to Vivir al Máximo, this blog has a live discussion board where many readers partake in active conversations.

It has many guest bloggers on the front page, so this is a great resource for connecting with other blog writers and their readerships as well.

6. Spanish Obsessed

Written in: English
Country:
Colombia
Topics: Learning Spanish, Colombian culture, travel, history

Spanish Obsessed is a comprehensive Spanish learning website run by English native and fluent Spanish speaker Rob and his Colombian partner Liz.

What’s really neat about their blog posts is that they are written in both languages. Rob writes in English and Liz in Spanish.

Their posts explore many aspects of the language from basic, intermediate and advanced vocabulary and phrases to insightful articles about its structure and how best to go about learning the language.

Rob’s posts cover topics such as getting to grips with the subjunctive, memory tricks to help you learn, and a guide to ser and estar (Spanish language learners will know how tricky it is to master the two forms of the verb “to be”).

Liz’s posts are on anything and everything, such as vacations and following the peace process in Colombia.

7. Notes in Spanish

Written in: English
Country:
Spain
Topics: Spanish vocabulary, food, travel, nature 

In addition to all the great videos and audios, Notes in Spanish also runs a blog for Spanish learners of all levels.

This comprehensive website is run by a Madrid-based couple: Ben who’s an Englishman and Marina Diez a native Spanish speaker.

The posts are typically based on a single topic and include the key words and phrases you are likely to hear in conjunction with the post’s theme.

Each post is well-constructed, informative and nicely presented. The blog also promotes the couple’s excellent podcast and video series.

8. Let’s Go Spanish 

Written in: English
Country:
Guatemala
Topics:
Spanish grammar, commonly confused verbs, Guatemalan slang, everyday expressions

Let’s Go Spanish is a mixed bag of language learning goodies, a series of blog posts/lessons that get under the skin of the Spanish tongue to provide an all-embracing immersion into its construction and how it is spoken.

A lot of time and effort goes into providing thoughtful articles that highlight plenty of useful phrases and key vocabulary.

The large photographs are a nice and occasionally whimsical touch that makes reading these blogs an even more pleasurable and valuable experience.

9. Learn Spanish with Andrew

Written in: English
Country:
Spain
Topics:
Self-studying Spanish, online resources, product reviews, travel

This blog is run by Andrew Tracey who taught himself Spanish via the internet.

Now he’s acting like your personal language learning detective who scours the far reaches of the web to find good and inexpensive means of learning Spanish.

His posts talk about and point to videos, books, music, audio, TV shows and so on that are useful for all levels of Spanish language learners.

Learn Spanish with Andrew is a good starting point that will save the student hours of their own time. Within just a few minutes of reading Andrew’s posts, you’ll have a handful of links to great resources to continue your immersive journey into the language.

Why Read Blogs in Spanish?

They give you access to structured and straightforward Spanish

Blog posts are purposely written in straightforward language, adhere to an organized structure and use simpler vocabulary.

So no matter your level, you can read posts without getting as lost as you might in a newspaper article.

To ease into it, you can start with blogs about learning Spanish since these usually feature a mix of Spanish and English.

You can pick up different varieties of Spanish

With blogs, you get access to many writers from different countries—and you can, little by little, start picking out the linguistic nuances specific to certain places.

Whether it’s slang, other vocabulary or sentence structure, you can learn a lot by seeing region-specific Spanish used consistently throughout a blogger’s posts.

This point won’t be as obvious or beneficial for beginners, but for advanced learners, this is a great opportunity for you to refine your Spanish further.

You can join a community of online Spanish speakers

Blog discussion boards and comments sections are teeming with opinions, information and (hopefully) peaceful back-and-forths.

If you’re a beginner, this is an excellent opportunity to read short tidbits of Spanish writing (just be aware that there may be incorrect grammar and spelling, of course).

And if you’re a more advanced learner, why not join the conversation? This will get you into regular, accessible Spanish interaction, which helps your vocabulary and writing skills immensely.

You can meet native speakers

Joining a Spanish-speaking blog community is a great opportunity to connect with native Spanish speakers.

In addition, blog authors are often avid travelers and organize meetups and get-togethers with their readers worldwide.

Some blogs even get so popular that local groups are created so readers can get together for social activities. This could be your way into a Spanish-speaking club based around your interests!

You can get consistent reading practice

To succeed in language learning, it’s important to keep your learning consistent.

Most good blogs publish at least one article weekly, so if you subscribe to the email list, you’ll have a new post in your inbox every week.

This reminds you that you need to read, and if you pick a blog on a topic that interests you, you’ll want to read!

You can learn vocabulary that’s relevant to you

If you love fashion, get into a fashion blog and you’ll quickly notice how quickly you begin picking up words from posts and the website itself.

This is great because you can then finally begin talking about things that really matter to you in Spanish.

How to Turn Blog Reading into Active Spanish Learning

  • Take notes. Pull out your pen and paper and start building vocabulary lists. This doesn’t need to be excessive—jot down two to three new words each time you read a post. At first, two to three words don’t sound like much, but if you’re reading daily, you’ll have 60-90 new words compiled monthly.
  • Read and participate in discussions. Under blog posts, there’s often a comments section where readers engage in active discussion, sharing their opinions on and reactions to the information presented. Read previous messages and participate yourself.
  • Write summaries of posts. For every post you read, try to write a three to five sentence summary, in Spanish, of what you’ve read. Stick to the post’s topic and mention a few things you learned, liked or that stuck out for you about the post.

 

There you have it, nine excellent blogs… and many more to be discovered.

To find more, simply go onto Google, type in words in Spanish that relate to your interests alongside the word “blog,” and see all the options that pop up! 

Remember that many blogs, like the ones mentioned above, host guest bloggers’ posts from time to time, so take a look around and take advantage.

Who knows, you might get so inspired that you start your own business or begin traveling the world…all thanks to immersing yourself more in Spanish blogs and media. 

¡Hasta la próxima, amigos (until next time friends)!

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