I recently moved my ever-increasing blogroll to its own page, due to the very lengthly list of people I want to share with my readers. I chose to support small, lesser known bloggers, with a few exceptions. I mean really, do we all need to blog-roll Fashiontoast, the Style Rookie, Late Afternoon? I am confident that you all already know of of them, so why should I advertise that I do too?
Personally I find it dull to read someone's blogroll and the only people on them are all the name brand bloggers, all the big-timers. Y-A-W-N. I want to blogroll the hidden gems you may not have heard of. YET.
There are so many sleepers, so many great up&comers, a stable of bloggy dark horses who are great reads but not so heavy on the rotation. Those big-time bloggers aren't going to have the time start up or engage in a blogger conversation the way a less trafficked blogger will. So my blog-roll is filled with people more like me, a bit off the beaten path, but so worth the view.
In addition to my blog-roll page, I will be featuring on my side bar a monthly spotlight of some of my favorite blogs from around the world. Blogs of people I can relate to and like to feel inspired by. And I think just maybe you might too.
Consider this post is a bonus blogroll. I'd like to introduce you to 3 wonderful bloggers who have a great voice/eye/style that deserve more followers than they have. Hidden gems lying in wait for you to discover. Here they are in no particular order:
|Emily of the Daily Fashionista
The Daily Fashionista. This Virginian is a sweetfaced, sweet heart who seems to wear outfits I personally love on a daily basis. The fact that she always takes time to respond to my comments is an added plus. Emily's posts about her life in an easy-going style.
|The Comtess knows how to bloom madly.
The Account of the Comtess de Ferveur. In spite of the Francophile name, this lass is pure Irish. It is apparent that she loves to shop and hits the charity shops with some frequency and posts many a pictures of items I'd love to see in my closet. She and I share a long list of common blog reads, so maybe that's why I like visiting her page so much. She is currently working on a challenge to re-introduce 5 neglected pieces in her wardrobe and give them new life, so I am looking forward in seeing how it all turns out.
|Meet the Dashing Eccentric
Closer to home is the self proclaimed "Tiny Junco" aka Steph over at the Dashing Eccentric. Living near San Francisco makes this Nor-Cal blogger virtually my neighbor. Like me, she's on the south side of uh, age thirty but has a youthful zestful spirit and a creative way with clothes to match. She introduced herself to me with an email telling me she "copycatted" an outfit I wore. And I loved her version of it, which of course looked nothing like what I wore, and exactly like her. Also a nature lover, this bright woman writes a second blog focusing on her nature photography.
So head on over, check out their blogs and introduce yourselves. They would love to hear from you.