Name: Emily Rizer
Blog: Emily and Dot
Her favourite post: n/a
Currently a college student, Emily started blogging at Emily and Dot almost two years ago to date. She tells me that the website “allows [her] to mix and share all of the things [she] love[s] including everything from [her] favorite fashion trends, reflections on motivation, tips for getting the most out of your college experience and even the random quirks of the everyday.” Southern born and bred Emily also strives to keep her blog “constantly upbeat” and to provide readers with “a fresh and uplifting post every morning, even if it’s just giving them the courage to rock the new silk scarf trend!” One can definitely get a sense of this mission statement in the look of the blog; while clean and minimalistic, it features not just black and white but a cheerful blue typical of sunny days. As for the black on white polka dot background, it gives the entire thing such a playful feel!
Emily and Dot’s offerings are categorised into four sections. In the Inspiration section, Emily really shines with positivity, even in the posts where she admits things just might not be going 100% well. The Something Good feature, still nascent, seems to be an exercise in gratitude; the way it is written seems to encourage us to do the same. Gratitude does pour out of some of her posts (in a good way!) as with this list of things she is thankful for that Emily posted last year.
The same attitude is reflected in her posts about college life, which range from practical to future oriented. Emily also touches on some of the emotional experience college students go through. She displays the same range in her posts on fashion; the practical outfit and advice posts—either at home or abroad—live comfortably beside inspirations titles and optimistic views on life. All in all, Emily and Dot is a lovely little corner of the internet where practicality and optimism collide. Emily is also active on Pinterest and Instagram.