LINK LOVE with a TWIST: February 7, 2011

Link Love Blog Roundup

LINK LOVE with a TWIST, February 7, 2011

I am beyond thrilled to bring you the inaugural edition of LINK LOVE with a TWIST!

As I mentioned earlier, the goal of this new feature is to shine the light on the work of others. It is about sharing a post written by someone else because it touched you in some way. Think about it – was there a particular post that made you laugh? Cry? Think? Was there one in particular that “spoke” to you? This is about sharing those posts – the ones that left an impact on us.

These are just a few of those posts …


Arash Mazinani – The Adonis Complex: Men and Body Image: Katy of Modly Chic wanted to share this post because it really struck a chord with her. She says “Women are always talking about the ideal image we are forced to contend with but what about the guys? They have to deal with some of the same issues, but not many people are man enough to talk about that.”

Cloud of Secrets – The Antwerp Two: “I was touched by the dreamy combination of nostalgia, beautiful architecture and the unique fashion finds. It left a different imprint on me that most posts, I felt transported briefly,” said Fabienne Jach of The House in the Clouds

The Fashion Pawn – The B.O.B. Series: About You: Cate of inkblot*photography selected this post on improving your blog’s ABOUT ME page because “it really helped me to reconstruct my about page and consider the most important things to include. It seems like such an insignificant thing, but your about page really is the thing that gives your readers the biggest picture of what your blog is about and the philosophy behind what you’re doing.”

Grit & Glamour – Trademarks, What You Need to Know: A rather timely entry, Fuyume submitted this piece because it is “an excellent post about trademarking your blog name and a must read in the aftermath of the-coveted vs.”

Keiko Lynn – On Friendships and Floundering: Stephanie of The-Loudmouth submitted this post because, simply and beautifully, “[she] found this post really touching today and wanted to share it!”

The-Loudmouth – Nudity: Naughty or Natural?: Many of you have likely already read this post by now, but I decided to submit it to LLWAT because Stephanie tackled a subject that is too often considered taboo. I applaud her for that, and for the brilliant way she wrote about it!

Mrs. Bossa Does the Do – Wanted: Dead or Alive?: Veshoevius of The Taxonomy of my Wardrobe selected this post because “as Mrs B shows in her study here, we shouldn’t just swallow the imagery we are presented in advertising campaigns just because it comes labeled with a fashionable brand name and in particular when it uses disturbing images of women that reek of misogyny.”

No Signposts in the Sea – The Princess, the Cowgirl, and 17%: “A wonderfully thoughtful and insightful post on roles available to women in the US and the lack of women in power, [written by] a Finnish person living in America,” says Franca of Oranges and Apples

A Reason to Be Fabulous – Why I Remix (1/30): Eboni Ife’ of The Fashionista Next Door submitted this post because of “a debate [that] broke out on Twitter earlier this week after one blogger sort of bashed the concept of 30 for 30 (although she says that wasn’t her intent). That is neither here nor there. What I really love about this post is how well [Tiffany] captures the power of remixing with her her marathon comparison. It is spot on! I mean it totally captures why I am participating in the 30 for 30 Challenge this time around.”’

The Style Crusader – Right Now: Jill of Street Style: Pics by Polka Dot picked this as her favorite post of the week because of the timely subject matter. The Style Crusader tackles our perception of “now” and relates it to what is happening in Cairo right now.

Voodle – say my name sunday: This new feature on Voodle was submitted by Purdey Singleton of Kittenish Behaviour because “I find it really interesting reading how bloggers came up with their names.”


Thank you to everyone who took the time to submit their favorite post of the week!

If you would like to submit a post for inclusion in the next edition of Link Love with a TWIST, please do so here.

If you would like to publish this post on your own blog, the code can be found here.

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  • Marissa February 19, 2011, 11:46 AM

    Hi, B. I think I submitted my link in the wrong place because I can’t find a link love for the coming week, but please consider my link any way. Collette Osuna posted something really fantastic!

  • Beautifully Invisible February 18, 2011, 3:41 PM

    I just want to take a moment and thank everyone for their kind comments and for either participating in or spreading the word about Link Love with a TWIST. I am really excited about this and love that it is a new way to spread the blogger love in our community!

    As you probably noticed, I wasn’t able to get online this week due to some unforeseen circumstances. Although I had to unexpectedly delay the 2nd batch of posts, I WILL be getting them up this weekend! Promise. Thanks for being so patient!

  • kristy February 17, 2011, 12:36 PM

    yay! link love with a twist!!! today i’m playing catch up and getting back to all the posts i’ve missed this week so i’ll be stopping by the ones on here i haven’t read yet. question — is it only for written posts? i had submitted an outfit post by brooke but now i see you specify written so i just want to make sure i’m doing it right!!

    • Beautifully Invisible February 18, 2011, 3:22 PM

      Hi Kristy! Thanks for your comment, doll. Your submission was fine – I have just been AWOL for awhile and wasn’t able to get online. I am hoping to get back in the swing of things this weekend and plan to post the last set of submissions then, including the shots of Brooke you shared!

      Thanks for checking in though – I appreciate it! Hope all is well with you 🙂

  • A Brit Greek February 16, 2011, 4:37 AM

    Just checking in on you lovely, how are you?


    • Beautifully Invisible February 18, 2011, 3:30 PM

      Hi doll, I am good thank you! Went a bit AWOL for awhile there but plan to get back in the swing of things this weekend. Hope you are well and thanks for checking in with me 🙂

  • Purdey Singleton February 9, 2011, 6:37 PM

    I love this idea and have really enjoyed reading all the different posts, I’ve found more fabulous blogs. Thank you xx

    Kittenish Behaviour Blog

  • The Waves February 9, 2011, 1:32 PM

    Yay! Thank you, Franca, for nominating me, and Beautifully Invisible, for having me on the list! I love this whole idea of links listed this way.

  • Arash Mazinani February 9, 2011, 12:37 PM

    I had thought I had already commented on this post but I guess I was wrong. I’m on the look out for some cool posts to submit next time around. I’m really flattered that some one picked my post it’s awesome! I feel privileged.

  • Cate February 8, 2011, 1:05 AM

    so glad that i participated! this was an amazing idea 🙂

  • kristy February 8, 2011, 12:30 AM

    yay!!!!!! the first one is out!!!!! how wonderful and successful. =) and i love the banner you made for it. so great!!! i’m definitely going to participate in the next won seeing as how i completely missed an entire week of blogging. boo!! but yay cause now i’m here and i’m so excited for how cool this is going to be!!! =) going to tweet about it!

  • Eboni Ife' February 7, 2011, 10:52 PM

    This is awesome, B.! These are all great reads. I was happy to stumble across some new blogs that I will definitely be following and Mrs. Bossa’s post was awesome! I also really enjoyed Voodle’s post! I’ll be looking forward to giving a little more link love this week!

  • Casee Marie February 7, 2011, 8:35 PM

    Okay, finally getting around to commenting over here – I spent the last couple of hours immersing myself in all these amazing posts and all I can say is AHH, B, I LOVE THIS FEATURE!! Aside from G&G I wasn’t following any of these blogs so I would have missed out on so much insightful writing on truly interesting subjects. I’ve said it a million times, but there are really just too many blogs out there offering unique content. It’s features like this that play a hand in helping that content reach those of us who want to read it but may not have the time to follow every great blog we come across. Thank you for undertaking such a thoughtful and fabulous endeavor!

  • Cloud of Secrets February 7, 2011, 7:17 PM

    Oh my goodness! What a delightful notification to receive in my email today. Thank you, Fabienne, for the nomination; and thank you to Beautifully Invisible for the listing! I have this entry bookmarked so I can visit the other submissions over the week when I have relaxed moments to immerse myself in lovely style blogs.

  • Kristin February 7, 2011, 6:57 PM

    I LOVE this idea! I read Vahni’s post earlier today. That lovely lady really is a wealth of info!

  • THE-LOUDMOUTH February 7, 2011, 5:51 PM

    I thought I already commented on this, but maybe I didn’t. Or perhaps it’s lost in the world of spam? Anywho, thank you for choosing my post, B! This is such a great series. I’m excited to see future editions 🙂

  • Madison February 7, 2011, 5:09 PM

    I love this series, what a great idea! These are all wonderful posts! Will need to get back & caught up on my reading…
    Thank you for sharing! 🙂
    -xxoo Madison

  • Tiffanyt February 7, 2011, 4:39 PM

    Love the twist!


  • Marissa February 7, 2011, 3:31 PM

    Oh, I completely forgot to submit something! I’ll have to keep my eye out for my favorite post this week.

  • MJ February 7, 2011, 10:02 AM

    This came out wonderful B!! I’m soo excited about this concept. I’m going through my blog roll now so I can get in on this link love action! 🙂

  • fuyume February 7, 2011, 8:48 AM

    I agree with Mrs Bossa its a gr8 selection and i shall be submitting again this week 🙂

  • Grit & Glamour February 7, 2011, 8:36 AM

    Thank you, @fuyumeuk for submitting my post…and thank you, B, for including me in this awesome new series!


  • Mrs Bossa February 7, 2011, 8:31 AM

    You’re an absolute love for doing these, you know. This is a brilliant selection, both of writing styles and topics. Not too overfacing either; much as I love #FBFF 120 posts is too many to read!I shall certainly be submitting something for next week – in fact I have a few ideas already…