One of the many lessons that I have learnt in the past 3 years of blogging is that it’s important to read work written by other bloggers. Not only does it let you view things differently, it sometimes puts a smile on your face when you are having a bad day. The following blogs are my go to sites when I need that extra dose of feel good hormones.
Felistas has not been blogging for a while but this does not stop me from occasionally browsing through her site. If you want to read something random then this is the place to go to. There is always some drama going on there and best of all something to give me a good laugh, this woman is talented I kid you not! My favourite read is the piece she wrote about How NOT To Break Up. I can relate to Hurricane Katrina, Big Brother Style and with a bang!! You have the article from here to understand what I am talking about.
Tata takes the trophy any day when it comes to getting me deep into my feelings. Each time I read one of her posts I am left questioning a lot of things. What I love the most about her blog is that she doesn’t stick to writing in English only but throws in Shona here and there. There are just some things that don’t sound the same if written in English. There is a time she wrote about heartbreak and with each single word she wrote I could relate. Sex is a real enemy of progress when you are trying to figure out which direction your relationship is going especially during a shaky phase.
Actually, I don’t know who was hurt more, my heart or my vagina.
You can read about it from here and get to read what I’m talking about. One thing is for sure, she needs to write a book and be quick about it. The honesty that comes with her blog posts especially where relationships are concerned are priceless! I used to write about sex but it was never this detailed, do something Tata, I want to go around telling people she is my friend when your book becomes a best seller!
Would you believe me if I told you that I only discovered this site last week. Best thing ever! As you already know I am working hard on building my Fitness Bae brand and I am always on the lookout for any and everything that will help me work towards making it a success. My attention was grabbed by the blog post titled 3 Start Up Lessons From Prostitutes.
You are a startup, you carry your business with you everywhere!
What I took from this article is something I already practice but for the sake of emphasis I feel everyone who is an entrepreneur needs to do themselves a favour and follow this blog because it is gold! Archie talks about how you should talk about your business to any and everyone. You have to stop feeling shy and make noise about your business if you want people to pay attention. Be your own hype man(woman).
Books, books and more books! I am one of those people who love to read. I have concluded that reading and writing go hand in hand, you can’t be a writer if you don’t read! I am very old school when it comes to reading and I love me a hard copy. I want to see, touch and feel my book and you know I got very excited when I realised that one of my favourite bloggers also likes reading. Her post left a smile on my face especially the fact that she loves to read African Literature. I don’t remember the last time I read a book that I did not want to put down. Both Half of a Yellow Sun and Americanah did this too me, the feeling was priceless! I love this blog because there is always something new and different to read on, she might not be a regular blogger but when she does make time she goes all out.
I am always there for the photographs. Have you seen her contagious smile? Whenever I am feeling down or uninspired just a few minutes on her site leave me smiling right back at her pictures. Kumbi is a DIY (Do It Yourself) blogger and I have plans of asking her to make some pretty hair bands for me once my hair is thick and on the road to being a full grown afro! She recently had a beautiful photo shoot session and you can check it out on this link.
I hope you all had a restful weekend and you are ready for a brand new week that is filled with nothing but promise of beautiful things.
Pray tell…which blogs make you happy?