Bumbles' Best Bloggers: September
My wonderful, opinionated, little blog has been going for about 2 months now. In that time I've found myself reading and engaging with loads more blogs and bloggers. And I have to say guys - well done, you've well and truly inspired me.
So my response is to throw up the internet party balloons and set off some digital fireworks for you guys. Here are my bloggers of the month:
A blog I only came across recently, but one I find fascinating. Holly's blog caught me with two of her very open and intelligent posts about sexuality. I'm not one to talk about my sex life on the internet because in the scheme of things am very private, but I do believe talking about and expressing sexuality is positive and healthy. Holly does this with ease and I envy her for it, but I know writing about these topics doesn't suit me unless I'm talking feminism or politics.
She's also a photographer so the images on her blog are absolutely beautiful (see above, duh). The perfect way to describe them would be sumptuous (what a good word). But the allure of her blog doesn't end there and challenge you not to love her beauty, lifestyle and thought posts.
Post I love: An informed and clever post on bisexuality.
I came across Victoria and her blog only a few days ago and read a lot of her lifestyle section.
I ended up on her blog just after watching a YouTube video which tried to say that cultural appropriation is a myth ( I'm not linking because I don't want to make it more popular but you can find it easily enough) and was recovering from eye strain due to too much eye rolling and trying to remove the taste of someone else's denial and ignorance from my mouth.
Anyway, I came across a post she'd written about her hair, insulting black culture and her experiences of it. Suffice to say, I learnt some stuff and I loved her post for her honesty, her calling out and her gallery of elegant selfies.
I also loved her post about work and how there's no set path into a career. I can relate to that and I loved her other bits of advice. It's actually got me thinking I should write about my own wibbly, wobbly path of employment.
Post I love: The post on culture and hair that got me reading.
What a good name, eh? I actually came across Kim's blog at work where a did a sneaky read of a couple of posts. I got into reading her stuff because she's hella interesting; writing books, being a career and running her own Etsy shop. And she's a massive geek, which I say with admiration and a salute.
Kim's a fitness guru too! I may not currently be moving my butt much, but I can certainly be inspired by those who do. So come with me to the Epiphany for books, crafts, gaming and fitness.
What an amazing trio of of bloggers. They all made me fall in love with writing a little more and I hope they inspire your creativity too.