this week's Friend Friday questions are all about blogging events. which ones do we decide to join and why? and how we maintain our own blog's voice in a community of hundreds, or even thousands, of other blogs? to read what others have to say or to join Friend Friday, head on over to Modly Chic!
1. With all the blogging events out there how do you determine which
ones to participate in and which ones to avoid?
megan and i really enjoy being part of this larger blogging community. it is so much fun to "meet" other bloggers, read their perspectives on things, see their amazing wardrobes, gain inspiration, etc. this is why we joined FBFF when we first started blogging. there are so many amazing bloggers and blogs and events going on within this community that it is sometimes difficult to choose the ones in which we should participate. we like to stay true to our blog and what it is and what we think our readers want to see and read about. we also don't want to feel burdened by the blog, or feel like we have to do something because, for us, this blog is all about having fun. we don't want it to feel like work. we really love the styling events because that is what we love to do. if you want me to style a particular item of clothing and post a photo on my blog and a link to your event, great! fun! i love it! no problem. that goes along with the voice of our blog and what we blog about daily. that is why we decided to the the Everybody, Everywear event. we also will join an event to support a great cause, such as going pink for breast cancer. so, basically, if an event sounds fun, is for a great cause, and/or can showcase what we love to do and we think our readers will like it and respond to it, then i say, why not?
2. Be honest, have you ever jumped on the bandwagon of some blogging
movement/event for the wrong reasons? How did that turn out?
no, i haven't. i know megan had expressed interest in possibly doing the 30 for 30 challenge this month (and ultimately decided not to do it quite yet) and she asked if i would do it as well. i know it is a great challenge and people love it and it may get us more readers and followers, but i was just not prepared to do it this month. there are some major things happening for two birds this month (sorry, shameless plug) and some things i want to work on with the blog and i don't think i would have been able to keep up or complete the challenge honestly. and when i do it i really want to do it for real!
3. How do you give your own flair to a blog event while still
maintaining the general mission and purpose?
we just keep our own voice and style and just blog like we normally would. we wouldn't participate in a challenge that would force us to lose our "flair" for that event's mission. and we wouldn't participate in an event if we didn't really love it or feel like we could be ourselves for it. that would just be silly. i think i pretty much answered this in my ramblings during question #1!
4. When determining the best content for your blog what criterion do
you keep in mind?
we blog what we love and hopefully our readers love it too! this is just super fun for us!
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?
by reading and following and commenting on other blogs. even if we are not participating it is still fun to read other blogger's ideas and see how they are participating. i love to check the 30x30 page and see how others are remixing their pieces! it is very inspiring. just support the blogs you love and you will feel the love in return!