This week, I decided to sift through my entire back catalogue of reading material, both on and offline, and compile an organised list of magazines, blogs, book and sites that inspired me to begin this blog, and that inspire me to keep blogging. In the process, I rediscovered a few hidden gems, many a broken link and some old-school issues of UK Teen Vogue, which me and my best friend each had a subscription of and would read cover-to-cover. Does anyone remember Peaches Geldof’s column?!
During the process of writing on Romeo and the Lonely Girl, I have unearthed a deluge of online blogs, some of which I have read for literally years, and most of which are now the only literature I will spend time indulging in. With that, I thought I would share with you all a reading list that I consider holy grail. Enjoy!
The Offline Reads
For offline material, I have been reading Blog Inc by Joy Deangdeelert Cho pretty much ever since I pulled it out of my Christmas stocking. I’m about three quarters of the way through, and so far I think it’s a great read for anyone looking to get into blogging. There are a few interviews with bloggers in different niches which are really interesting to read, as well as sections on how to find your voice and niche and the more serious matter of how to turn your blog into a fully-fledged business.
Next up, the only magazine I will thoroughly indulge in for an hour at a time. Clash Magazine is such a pleasure to read – from the quality of the paper and the photography to the overall design, Clash satisfies both my music and fashion needs.
The Online Reads
If you’re going to take anything from this blog post, make it something called Refinery 29.
If you’d like to imagine, for a second, the way I work on my blog – I’m sat at my desk, facing my Macbook which displays the Romeo WordPress dashboard, I’m reaching for my mug of tea and I’m also scrolling through the Refinery 29 site on the iPad to my left, for blogging and life-in-general inspiration. That is the usual blogging setup for me, 95% of the time.
I may as well call this online fashion and beauty platform my Bible, I love it that much. Not only do Refinery 29 and I share a devoted affinity with Ryan Gosling, I swear that this collective of awesome New Yorkers have a radar on my day-to-day fashion and beauty woes, and get a problem-solving post written up for me, ASAP. Okay, I doubt that the Refinery writers serve sartorial goodness on a plate just for me, but there’s no harm in letting me think that they do! I will forever be indebted to Refinery 29 for keeping me up-to-speed on Gosling knowledge, beauty trends and outfit fixes.
Phew, now that love letter’s out of the way, here are some more of my favourite reads!
Man Repeller | Into The Gloss | Garance Dore | Beauty Mouth | gh0stparties | Essie Button | Vivianna Does Makeup | India Rose | Seams For A Desire | Mariannan | Miss Lucy Loves | Jessica French | Lips So Facto | Hello October | What Do I Wear? | Buy Now, Blog Later
What are some of your favourite blogs and reads? Do you have a certain site, book or magazine you’ll go to whenever you’re stuck for blogging inspiration?This entry was posted in Life. Bookmark the permalink. ← The Handbag Hitlist A New Favourite: Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray →