Since starting the Blog Review feature back in August, I have had the pleasure of discovering and/or reviewing 15 blogs. I was expecting to have to go through one of my biggest difficulties when reviewing books or music: having to find something nice to say about something that really didn’t impress me. Thankfully this wasn’t the case, not even once. I can even say that because I enjoyed these blogs so much, I ended up spending a lot more time on each review than I had initially planned to, since I was, erm, “researching”.
Anyhow! To ring in 2016, I thought to do a little round-up of all these reviews, so that anyone who has made the resolution to read more blogs this year will have an easy time scratching that off their list. So here are the first five of fifteen blogs reviewed here on Sahar’s Blog, in no particular order (except the first one. It’s my sister’s blog. What? I’m proud.)
… Elle is for Love is, indeed, a labor of love, and I have been watching Sépideh work hard on putting together a blog that would combine her passions: fashion, beauty, health, and making the world a better place.
… How many blogs look at using fashion and beauty not as a way to enhance oneself, but rather, to ready oneself to enhance the community? What a way to start a blog review feature!
… It’s not easy putting yourself out there, especially in a hypercritical world. I am proud of my sister for having the courage to not just put herself out there, but being authentic and true to herself, even if it means straying away from mainstream fashion and beauty blogs, the ultimate reason why everyone should give Elle is for Love a try.
… In kate in the classroom, teacher-to-be Kate is all about style within the unique context of the career she is pursuing—yes, education. You might already be able to tell why I enjoyed writing this blog review!
… Kate’s endeavor is still a relatively new one—she has only been blogging since January of this year. But the space she has created since then as well as the content she has been generating make this blog well worth keeping an eye on.
It could be argued that I love this blog because it has to do with one of my biggest passions, writing. It could also be argued that I love it because it discusses another one of my passions: living a spiritual life and contributing to the development of the community. But these are only partially why I love this blog.
… The blog is only a couple of months old, but it has already racked up quite a few posts on books (both reading and writing them), lifestyle, and arts and culture. Aleah’s reading list has also been growing slowly but steadily—and these are not the lightest of books! If you are looking for something both simple yet complex, elegant, thoughtful, and just plain pretty, Lovely & Literary might just be for you—and don’t forget to take a look at Aleah’s delightful collection of pictures on Instagram. For regular updates on her blog, follow her on Facebook or Twitter.
… College is one of Savannah’s biggest categories and is filled with great posts that touch upon all kinds of aspects of life in college. The one that stood out the most to me was “10 College Questions + Advice for Freshmen (answered by a professor!)” which is filled with great advice you need to read, not just for a great couple of years in college but also for a great high school experience and, really, a great life experience.
This blog has a lot of potential to grow into something even better and potentially a lot bigger as well. And if it turns out that you really like Savannah’s style, you can also find her on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
… The “Outfits” page is replete with ideas of how to pair items that just about anyone can afford, making it a potential look book of sorts rather than a source of I-don’t-have-this-and-can’t-afford-it depression. And on the “Shop” page, you will find out where she purchased the various items mentions throughout her blog.
Another handy feature is the “Popular Posts” widget on the right hand toolbar. There are quite a few fun posts features there, such as a gift guide for both him and her as well as a post dedicated to Paulina’s pretty sticker collection. This blog is a fun, fresh breath of air and well worth a follow. You can also find Paulina on Pinterest, Bloglovin, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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