Link Love…with a TWIST.

As some of you may know, I had a lovely surprise on Monday: I woke up to a message saying, “Congratulations on your nomination!” Veshoevius, the imp, had put forward my post on fashion advertising (Wanted: Dead or Alive?) to Link Love, and I was suddenly welcoming a host of new followers. It was all very exciting and very unexpected.

So What is Link Love?
The benevolent Beautifully Invisible has come up with a groovy little concept called Link Love with a Twist, whereby we can nominate a post we loved, feel strongly about or admire. It’s a chance for mutual promotion, and for us to discover yet more bloggers tackling myriad issues. Those of us who have submitted posts to Links à La Mode are familiar with plugging our own posts, but the opportunity to big up the work of others is something I’m sure we can get behind. To nominate a post for next week’s selection, click here.

Mainly, though, I wanted to share the other posts with you, as it’s such a great selection. From nasty friends to nudity, from trademarking to the 30 for 30 Challenge, and from Antwerp to ‘About Me’ pages via the Adonis Complex, this roll call is testament to the talent knocking about on the net. And for me, it’s yet another chance to raise a glass to the multi-talented blogging community – Cheers!

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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. thecoveted.com.”

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.”

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