I was aimlessly scrolling through my Tumblr favorites, and realized that the best blogs I follow are all run by women. Is this because women are superior to men? Well, I mean, yes. They’ve been putting up with men’s shit for a good long time, after all. (In case you can’t tell, I’ve been seething over the idiocy/general terribleness of GamerGate.)
Anywhozle, this is like #FF on Twitter, but not. You should definitely follow…
in other words: My friend Kaiya has got a fierce Tumblr game. Moreover, her kitten Scout might have the most expressive face I’ve seen on a cat. If nothing else, follow for Scout. But you should definitely follow it for Kaiya, because she’s great.
there we have been: To paraphrase a memorable recent tweet, “Melancholy is the kind of sadness that says yes to life.” No better illustration of this quotation exists on Tumblr than my friend Bekah’s blog, which features lots of beautiful writing (both of others and her own), gloomy winter shots, and lots of sea images (hence her URL, seastral.) I love everything about this Tumblr’s aesthetic.
Sass? I got your Sass: With a title like that, how could you not? My friend Gabee is a true charmer. Plus, she does all these cool things with phhhoto that I don’t even understand how to do.
Strong Female Character: If you’re into the many Tumblr fandoms, following my friend Valerie is basically a requirement. While I’m not such a person, I do admire her sass, smarts, and her posts about feminism.
Welcome to My Life: In case my music tastes on this blog haven’t already made it evident, I’m a sucker for lovelorn stuff, which my friend Hillary displays a lot of on her fine Tumblr. Also, this recent post of hers is as good a pictorial representation could be of why I love this time of year.
C’est La Vie: My friend Veronica is an incredible artist (and a burgeoning YouTube personality, as I’m sure some of you will recognize). Go look at the pretty things she makes—and buy them, too.
Health ATTACK!: My friend Morgan’s blog has a lot of great things on it (including some great gifs of dogs), but in case the all-caps of the blog title didn’t make it clear already, there are also lots of very tantalizing pictures of really healthy foods, all of which serve to remind me of how slovenly I can be. But, we need motivation to eat better, do we not? And when it looks as good as it does on this blog, then, it sure feels a lot easier to do.
I follow lots of other great female Tumblr-ers (sp?) (looking at you, sweetdreamsalways and standinthewind), but the ones above just happen to have had the most posts I’ve like. All of these folks are great, and you should follow them pronto. My PSA for the evening