I enjoy reading other people’s blogs for motivation, inspiration and sometimes just plain fun. The Clever Girls Collective has given me the opportunity to share with you a few of my favorites – five to be exact. As you can see from my blogroll, my interests range from beauty to design to social media, so it was tough narrowing down just five great blogs, but here goes:
The name pretty much says it all here. If I were young, this would be me, but I’ll have to settle for two out of three. Business owner and blogger, Erica Nicole, offers information on running a business and stylish gadgets as well as ‘success profiles’ of other entrepreneurs. This is definitely a good source of entrepreneurial info, presented in a fresh way.
2)Thirsty Roots. -
Sharina Hill has put together a dynamic blog focused on teaching you “how to care for, style, and maintain your African American hair.” The site showcases the plethora of beautiful hair styles available whether your hair is kinky or relaxed, natural-hued or colored, short or long – and everything in between. Lest we think it’s all about the looks, proper hair care is also discussed. Thirsty Roots shows that when it comes to African-American hair, the options are endless.
3) Kim Myles.-
I was so glad when Kim Myles won HGTV’s ‘Design Star‘ because all too often on these “reality” competition shows, the people who should win, don’t. Well, she should have and did. She went on to host her own show, ‘Myles of Style‘, and remains one of my favorites. Myles states “I live for beautiful things” and her blog allows the reader to see what Myles finds beautiful, be it a lamp or a dress. Not only is this blog aesthetically pleasing (as I would expect) but her personality shows through which makes it all the more beautiful.
4)Get ‘Em Girls. -
I knew about the Get ‘Em Girls from their cookbook before I knew about the blog. Though I only cook out of necessity, I purchased it for the same reason that I subscribe to Food & Wine and Bon Appetit – because I like the idea of cooking fabulous meals. Not to mention, the pictures are so pretty. The Get ‘Em Girls blog; however, is about much more than food. While there are plenty of recipes, co-founder Jeniece Isley and the rest of the Get ‘Em Girls contributors discuss topics such as finances, fitness and relationships.
5) Desire to Inspire. -
The name of this blog is completely apropos because it is indeed inspirational. I love design blogs primarily because they tend to have a lot of pictures and when the pictures are gorgeous, that’s all the better. I am a fiend for a pretty, bold picture (hence my obsession with InStyle and Elle Decor magazines. Bloggers Jo and Kim have apparently never met but they do a great job of putting together a cohesive and visually stunning blog.
UPDATE: The fabulous Ms. Myles responded to my post via Twitter!