With so many bloggers uploading links to their sites it can easily become a bit overwhelming with so many to choose from. I find that first impressions make a huge difference, if I immediately like the look of a blog I will continue to have a little peruse. The essentials for me are: large images/photos, a clear layout, & posts that I've not seen before (reviews of different products, beautiful images etc.) I'm also a bit of a stickler for well written/well punctuated posts. I'm not saying that my posts are perfect or that everyone needs to write in a certain way but I much prefer to read things that have obviously had some time & effort put in to them.
These are some of the little beauties that I've found recently :)
In no particular order...
Live.Love.Random. I was instantly grabbed by Eeka's bright images and beautiful layout.
Charlottes Web. I love the simple yet chic design of Charlotte's blog, plus the beautiful large images.
Peach Closet. Similarly, Rachel's really simple layout design attracted me to her blog (along with the super cute photo at the top of her post :))
Rave or Rant. I like Natalie's no nonsense approach on her blog. Her reviews show the pros & cons of every item & give an overall impression of the product. Plus she has reviewed products that I've not seen on other blogs before.
a little bit of everything. Sukie's blog has beautiful photos which immediately made me want to read on, I especially liked her July favourites as they were all the kind of products I would use.
Glitter Tips. Wow, this girl knows her nails! The galaxy nails (below) blew my mind, they just look so so good! I will definitely be an avid follower. It's nice to find a blog where someone's really showing off a talent and not just trying to be like every other blogger.
And last but not least Julie's Sweets Are My Weakness. Technically not a bloghop find but worth a look nonetheless, I ended up talking to Julie through the Sunday night #bbloggers chat on twitter and instantly liked her and her blog's style :)
What are your thoughts on bloghops? Do you think it's a good way for the blogging community to interact?
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