I’m simultaneously honored and humbled to let you all know that I’ve been nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award by bdhesse who writes great stuff at http://bdhesse.wordpress.com/ and has successfully confused me into choosing (only) 15 other bloggers who inspiring.
Here are the rules:
- The nominee shall display the Very Inspiring Blogger Award logo on her/his blog, and link to the blog they got nominated from.
- The nominee shall nominate fifteen (15) bloggers she/he admires, by linking to their blogs and informing them about it.
*Cracks knuckles*. I’m splitting the blogs I read frequently into categories of similar types. I’m writing a one-liner in the hope that their About pages will obviously do a much more spectacular job than me, but I couldn’t resist.
Category 1: Articulate fiction, non-fiction and mellifluous poetry.
- http://themirrorobscura.wordpress.com/ : Fabulous poetry with mesmerizing graphics.
- http://justbadtiming.wordpress.com/ : Delicate prose.
- http://4thaluv.com/: Well-written reviews, fictional content and a collection of bookmark-worthy quotes.
- http://florencecrayewooster.wordpress.com/: Exquisite phrases combined with a love of storytelling and as you can obviously tell, P.G. Wodehouse.
- http://robertokaji.com/ : Translations of oriental poetry combined with poems that often capture something fragile.
Category 2: Culturally-influenced authors who often pour their nostalgia and creativity into their work. I started my blog with the similar idea, so I’m reaching out to some other literal contemporaries out there.
- http://abitjuakali.wordpress.com/: Poetry, writing and often the cultural longing of home (which is Uganda) and the contrast of New York.
- http://juliealexandraa.wordpress.com/about/ : I love how the works on this site represent the Spanish language and its myriad cultural associations.
- http://verseherder.wordpress.com/: Hilarious, natural in the literal sense and very well-spoken/written.
Category 3: Different perspectives from people who have lived and experienced the often misunderstood side of life.
- http://takingthemaskoff.com/: Addiction, stigma, ignorance and how they form identities
- http://playingyourhandright.wordpress.com/ : Crime, life, mistakes and everything else that makes us human
- http://autismthoughts.wordpress.com/ : The struggles and achievements of living with autism
- http://suzjones.wordpress.com/about/ : Understanding depression and how writing can serve as an effective way to coping mechanism.
In my humble/inexperienced opinion, a lot of the problems that people have about sex and it’s interconnection with emotional relationships is simply because there aren’t enough sources of sexual enlightenment, let alone, general awareness out there which leads to a whole host of misunderstood, poorly communicated and emotionally-unsatisfying relationships. It’s only if you find out what you want and how to help you get to that, which will help you find what you need to make yourself happy.
Anyway. Here’s to the blogs that celebrate sensuality/sexuality/ gender and all other miscellaneous constructs that stem from the fundamental human need to love and be loved.
Category 4: Content Warning: Sexual, possibly Feminist
- http://kateharding.net/: This blog may be moving to a new domain. Enlightening discussions of women, sexuality, rape and rape culture.
- http://captainawkward.com/: Genuine love advice which I may or may not seek because I fit the title description
- http://sexpectations89.wordpress.com/ : Casual sex and the misconceptions or self-delusions that people have about it
Category 5: Miscellaneous. Fiction. Opinions. I know I’m exceeding 15 but I really really wanted to mention these great people.
- http://aopinionatedman.com/ :The only blogger I know who is singularly and consistently unafraid of voicing their opinion, no matter what.
- http://illustriouspeacock.wordpress.com/: Really interesting photographs of random people, places and things.
- http://allmostrelevant.com/: I like this blog. It’s random. Funny. Interesting.
It is way beyond my bed-time now and I’m just going to thank everyone and tell them to keep writing the awesome stuff they do. I’m also going to cut brutally short my speech about just how great WordPress is as a community and how much I love it because it makes me feel like I belong somewhere. The previous sentence is my speech. Thank you all!