Recently, there has been a lot of whispers of blogs coming back. I know that sounds weird considering that there are many of us that still regularly blog. However, IG and TikTok kind of put a damper on the number of blogs that regularly update their content. Recently, Grace of The Stripe shared a list of blogs that she still regularly reads. On her post, someone commented that her list wasn’t really diverse and she agreed. Her reasons was valid and one was very true for me, too; it’s getting hard to run across diverse and inclusive bloggers. A few weeks ago, I went looking for more black lifestyle bloggers that post fashion, beauty, and everything in between.
Of course, there are plenty on Instagram, Youtube, and TikTok. However, finding ones that regularly blog and share on their own site it hard.
Still, there are a few out in the blogsphere still blogging regularly. Keep reading to see a fabulous list of black bloggers that still post regularly and post quality content.
Although it might be hard to tell my the weather on some days; spring is here. If you’re like me, you’ve already started or finished your spring cleaning. However, when you hear “spring cleaning”, most people think of just their home, but that’s just the beginning. This is also the perfect time to spring clean digital life.
In the past, I’ve talked about digital detoxes and how to declutter your digital spaces. This time, I’m going to delve into updating and maintenance for your digital life. Keep reading to see have your digital devices and spaces just as clean as your living spaces.
I recently realized that I make monthly payments for a handful of digital subscriptions.
Digital subscriptions definitely play one of the biggest parts in how we live our lives and the structure of the “new norm”, including how we work, eat, and even consume entertainment. So, I decided to share a few of my favorite subscriptions that are purely digital, meaning I only access it from a downloaded app or software.
- Netflix – Who doesn’t have (or access to *wink, wink) to a Netflix account? I’ve been with Netflix for years now and I really don’t see myself ever not giving them that $8 a month. Aside from having of some of my favorite movies and complete seasons of my all-time fav TV shows, they also have some of the best original TV shows, including Orange is the New Black and House of Cards, which are amazing. Plus, Fuller House (Full House spin-off) is debuting later this month and Kimmy Schmidt is coming back next month. Can’t wait!
- Adobe Photoshop – When I was in college, I used my student ID to get my first copy of Adobe Photoshop. Even with the discount, it was still very pricey. So, pricey, that I only upgrade ($299 I think) once in 10 year. Expensive software…ugh. Thankfully, Adobe now offers cloud subscriptions that you can pay for monthly or yearly, which also allows you to access your account and projects from various devices, including your phone. I love technology.
- Tidal – There are so many music streaming services out there and most of them have at least a free (ad filled)subscription. However, for me, Tidal is just a better fit. Other than being able to stream music from my favorite artists, they also have exclusive content such as videos, Behind the Scenes footage, and first access to new music. Recently, Beyonce, Rihanna, and Kanye West provided music and videos that was only exclusive to Tidal subscribers.
- Sworkit – I recently was introduced to this fitness app on an episode of Shark Tank. Sworkit was my answer for “I don’t have enough time to workout”. Depending on your needs, Sworkit will create a workout routine based on the time you have to complete and even what areas of the body you want to work on. This app gives you access to real personal trainers with actual video demonstrations of countless different workout routines. The best part for me is that most of these workouts don’t involve the need for any equipment. It’s like having your own personal trainer, on-call, and in your back pocket…literally.
If you have any other digital subscriptions that you pay for, monthly or yearly, please share below.
Some of my favorite links from the past month. So, please enjoy this month’s edition of Linkage Love.
Here is the Linkage Love List for the May 2015