Welcome to this week's edition of Friend Fridays, sponsored by ModlyChic.
1. With all the blogging events out there how do you determine which ones to participate in and which ones to avoid?
Basically, I participate in whichever ones appeal to me and that I have time for in my life. I like challenges as a way to look at my wardrobe differently and get more use out of it, but some challenges seem more like work than fun to me -- and I don't need any more work in my life! For example, the idea of Kendi's 30x30 sounds truly interesting, but I can just sense about myself that I'm just not ready for something like that. Instead, I'm thinking of participating in something similar, but more short-term like Jane's Capsule Wardrobe Challenge. The concept is similar (limited number of pieces for maximum number of outfits) but the time-frame is much shorter (a 5-day workweek). I have done this one before, and it is just more my speed.
2. Be honest, have you ever jumped on the bandwagon of some blogging movement/event for the wrong reasons? How did that turn out?
I don't think so, not yet, at least. So far, the only blogging events that I have participated in are the aforementioned Capsule Wardrobe Challenge, the Annual Go Red For Women campaign, and Kimberly's monthly Outfit Inspiration Calendars. The first I did to challenge myself a little bit. The second I did because, well, it's just a good cause. And the last I did, I guess to toot my own horn a bit, but also because Kimberly's calendar has been a great go-to tool for me on several occasions, and sometimes it's just nice to give back a little bit!
3. How do you give your own flair to a blog event while still maintaining the general mission and purpose?
Y'know, I've never really written out a mission/purpose for my blog. Really, I guess it's just to document what I wear -- hits and misses. not everyday, necessarily, but whenever I manage to snap a photo. I share info I find useful too. Really basic. So, if I decide to participate in some blogger challenge or wardrobe event, it's still keeping in the theme with showing my readers what I wear. Obviously not every challenge is for everyone, and that's ok; but if it sparks my interest, I'm gonna go for it.
4. When determining the best content for your blog what criterion do you keep in mind?
I'm not an instructor, and I'm not here to push the envelope of anyone but myself. Really, I'm here more as a student than anything else. If I find something interesting or useful, I figure others may as well, and I will pass along that information. Do with it what you will...
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?
As I said before, not every challenge is for everyone, and that's ok. For example, just because I'm not participating in Kendi's 30x30 myself doesn't mean I'm not still interested in seeing the outfits others put together. Will I be looking at the blogs of all 800+ people participating? Oh hells, no! But if I already follow your blog, it's because I like your style -- and I don't see that diminishing just because you're using a limited section of your wardrobe for a month. The same way that I'm interested in expanding the usability of my clothes, so are other gals, and if I can pick up a tip, trick, or hint from someone else's experience, I'm totally game for that too.