This is a weekly post I do to highlight blogs or bloggers who have inspired me in some way during this week.
This has been a fun week for me! As a burgeoning Rennie preparing for several weeks of being a Scottish storyteller, the blog Historically Speaking is highly relevant to me. In particular, he includes a post about what he wishes reenactors would start or stop doing, and another about best practices. (From that, I took: Research and Wash your clothes the way it would have been done in the period.)
For both doing research for my Ren Fair role and also for my book, which takes place around the turn of the 20th century in the U.S., I was happy to happen upon Scandalous Women, a blog about women throughout history who were not well-behaved, as the good ones never are. The posts are interesting, and there are lots of other blogs to connect to!
Finally, a coworker told me about the blog Social Jerk, written by a snarky social worker. Because some of the crap we see is funny, y’all. Maybe some of it is gallows humor, maybe even a lot of it, but it’s funny. I should be more snarky when I talk about my job.
What do you think of these selections? Did you like them too? What did you find this week?
One thought on “Inspiration Engine 10 – History and Social Work”
One of my all time favorite quotes is “Well behaved women rarely make history” although some quotes show the word seldom instead of rarely but never the less it is my favorite. Girl I even got that put on my license plate holder yes I did 🙂
I love love love woman power, girl power, the Rosie Riveter women on the world and I would love to make change like that some day! I am also an avid social justice lover and I have enjoyed reading some of your posts about the subject. I had to LOL when I read the Social Jerk blog description because I have always said my entire adult life that I want to help people but I want to put my snarky spin on it. I am not much for sappy but oh can I do some tough love 🙂 Snarky social work sounds amazing!