I’m not super familiar with the whole blog award concept, so instead I’ve decided to use the occasion for some incoherent rambling, on the topic of:
What I like reading in other people’s blogs
I like reading. No, I love reading. I will read anything, and in any medium. Books, my Kindle, newspapers, the back of cereal packets, even comments on Youtube videos if nothing else is available.
What this means is that I read WAY too many blogs. This is what I like about my favourites:
- There’s something to read – something to get your teeth into. That’s why I can’t get on with Tumblr. I need to know what you think about your instagrammed pictures of macaroons.
- An interesting tone of voice. My favourite blogs are the ones that make me laugh.
- Subject matter I don’t know much about and/or couldn’t replicate myself.
With that in mind, here are links to five blogs I love. They’re mostly non-sewing related, as I guess (rightly or wrongly) most people reading this also read most of the awesome sewing blogs that are out there.
Adult Beginner – This is all about ballet, but don’t let that put you off if the thought of pointy feet and leotard chat puts you in a cold sweat. It’s super funny, and I think you’ll enjoy it if you know what it’s like to have an all-consuming hobby.
Chuck’s Miscellany – A lovely miscellany it is too, with book reviews, outfit posts, cooking and photography all jumbled together.
Mimi Smartypants – Old school, long-running, infrequently updated diary blog. V funny. I once spent two days reading her entire archive.
Final Fashion – I love this blog by a fashion design graduate and illustrator. Insightful, intelligent, and realistic about the way the fashion industry works.
I’d just like to say that I hate the word ‘blog’, and have now typed it so many times it has lost all meaning for me. It sounds like a plumbing term. Can anyone come up with an alternative?