Katy over at Modly Chic has come up with another great batch of questions for Friend Friday dealing with blogger events and blog content - check out her blog to find other bloggers oppinions on today's questions. And away we go...
1. With all the blogging events out there how do you determine which ones to participate in and which ones to avoid?
I started following fashion blogs shortly before Kendi started her Fall 30 for 30 so I was thrilled when I saw she was hosting the Winter 30 for 30 challenge and I jumped right on board. I’ve loved Friend Friday as well. Reading the participants responses makes me feel like I’m getting to know each of them much better. And participating in Everybody, Everywear was a no brainer… I opened up a few of my favorite blogger pages on Gingham day when I happened to be wearing my gingham… and I was sold! Because I’m still trying to get comfortable with my format for this blog, these may be the only ones I participate in for a while until I feel like I’ve gotten into my groove.
2. Be honest, have you ever jumped on the bandwagon of some blogging movement/event for the wrong reasons? How did that turn out?
Not yet, but I’ve only just begun (think early 70’s Carpenters). Going back to the Friend Friday questions from a few weeks ago dealing with authenticity, I don’t see myself going that route and it is pretty apparent when others aren’t doing things for the right reasons. So far I’ve been participating to get to know other bloggers and jump in to the fashion blogger community.
3. How do you give your own flair to a blog event while still maintaining the general mission and purpose?
I think I’m a lot more conservative by nature so I think that will continue to be reflected as I keep participating in events. Plus my blog revolves mostly about what I’m wearing to work so any event I participate in will reflect a work appropriate style. While I LOVE seeing others wearing tu-tus, leather skirts and flashy headbands, I’m just not quite there yet. Maybe I have to ease in to it and find a more conservative way to incorporate some riskier (not risqué) pieces in to blog events.
4. When determining the best content for your blog what criterion do you keep in mind?
I try to keep in mind that a few of my coworkers follow my blog (and were actually very encouraging about this outlet) so often things that we talk about will end up on here, ie. I Like Your Pants! I try to make sure that other commuters or state workers might be able to relate to my trials and tribulations in regard to what they are wearing. I also try to keep in mind that if I’m having an issue with a piece of clothing (nylons rolling down) or loving the comfort of an item (kikaPaprika) then others may want to know about these things so they can avoid or head toward those items themselves. I love sharing what works for me in the hopes that someone else may be able to apply something they like to their own wardrobe choices.
5. While everything will not suit your blog, how do you try and support your fellow bloggers who are participating in something worthwhile but not your style?
I think the best ways to show support is to provide feedback in the form of comments or emails. Sending them thoughtful comments shows that I am acknowledging their creativity in their wardrobe, even if I'm not participating!