A “street style” blog containing photos of stylish people taken in the street. It claims to be Birmingham’s first but Spaghetti Junction Style has been around for a while. Still, the concept is interesting from our perspective. While it’s a superficial, borderline elitist thing (“The aim is to find the beautiful people of Brum” makes me want to hurl) it is, ultimately, about people. A lot of blogs about a place tend to miss out the people, or at least not put them at the forefront. Here there might not be much commentary about the place (other than “people from here look like this”) but there’s plenty of humanity.
Of course there’s also a fantastic systemic bias here. This is not representative of the city at all, being photos of people who hang out in places the blogger(s) hang out. And that’s not necessarily a problem since trying to represent the entirety of a city the size of Birmingham would be impossible for one blog.
Is it a “local blog” by my definition? Possibly not. Does it have lessons a local blog could learn from and implement (alongside other style of blogging)? Certainly.