As someone who edits a website for fashion bloggers, I tend to equate the word “blogger” with my own kind. And then I click on something like MzAlendo and am surprised to find a blog about African politics, not a style blog full of outfits from a sassy woman named Ms. Alendo.
But everyone knows there are thousands of types of blogs, and that's one reason I was so excited to see that the Bloggers Association of Kenya named Style by Silvia by Siliva Njoki the best blog in the country out of more than 1,800 submissions across all categories—not just fashion blogs.
It's easy to see why. Her style is gorgeous, she has a ridiculously adorable (and equally stylish) toddler, and her photographs are stunning. Her posts are well-written, frequent and creative, including DIY and series like “10 Pieces, 30 Ways.” And at the moment she has aqua-blue dreads.
Style by Silvia beat out politics blog MzAlendo, entertainment site ghafla, sports blog MichezoAfrika (sports) and tech site Techmoran. Last year's winner, Biko Zulu, retained its title as the best creative writing blog.
Style by Silvia is a living recipe for a successful fashion blog. Congratulations, Silvia, well done!
[Photos via Style by Silvia]