Thursday, July 10, 2014

What is Wrong with our Fashion Community

I've been blogging since 2011. I don't want to say that it's been 3 years because if you follow my blog you would find a lot of gaps between my posts. The reason, you ask? Very simple; I lost interest. I lost interest in blogging because I did not find myself in a community where I wanted to belong to, and that's the fashion community in my country. I did not however stop following my favorite international bloggers (especially you Spanish ones<3). I am grateful to them because they reminded me of what fashion blogging started as; Street Style! (And no, not the street style Instagram accounts that are bullshit). It's about matching clothes you already have in your wardrobe, using an item in a way you never though of! It's a Mix-n'- Match affair as I like to call it. So what am I tryna approach my fellow Lebanese Fashion Bloggers?

What's up with you trying to sweeten yourself up?
Caramel, Chocolate, Vanilla? Why do you call yourself such names?

Stop with the "In Style" posts; "Going out in style", "Checking out X place In Style". We get it, you hang around the city in style, don't keep reminding us of so: show us! Make us comment on your post and go like "wow, what you're wearing is cool!"

Decide upon what you are. I am no business expert but a "Focus strategy" is the best strategy you could go about. So what are you? A Fashion blogger?  A lifestyle blogger? Don't write posts just for the sake of writing or doing something similar to the rest! Maybe, (and only maybe) if you get enough viewers; you get the chance to be all you want!

For god's sake, you ain't no news reporter! Not every time a shop opens or something happens, you blog about it :/ You can tweet it, you can post in on Facebook, but is the news really worth a whole BLOG POST? Unless you were invited to an event and took some awesome pictures and you have good (and by good I mean meaningful) tips for us, do not bother writing a whole post about it.

People don't want to know about all your designer bags, they want to be able to identify with you! So unless you have worked real hard to get this bag (and by working hard I don't mean begging your father to get it for you), do not talk about it. We all want nice items (not necessarily designer labeled) and I am not against buying stuff (This is not an anti-materialistic post), but show us what to do in order to get similar stuff! Again, this is what blogging is about, no?

I don't know why you signed up to blogging at first, but if you're thinking you're going to be one of those bloggers that are earning millions, travelling around the globe attending events and covering them, getting expensive gifts from I don't know what brands, I am sorry (not) to burst your bubble, but you gotta work a little bit more on your content and what have you to earn that ^^


Any thoughts about the matter?

*Hopes she won't be bombarded by uhmmm, I don't know, whomever felt concerned*


8 comments:

  1. Sometimes a blogger's "vision" isn't clear so it takes some time for a person to realize what sort of thing they want to post.
    But I get where you're coming from... for me blogging is very personal, so I tend to like blogs where I feel like I can be friends with the blogger (ya know?).


    PS. Most need to stop thinking "how can I get more views/followers/shares" and focus more on GOOD content (not just flashy booby pictures once in a while to attract the masses :P).

    PPS. Ranty posts are fun, loved it tabbz <3

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  2. Great post dear!
    Kisses
    http://www.summerwine.es/

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  3. Can you say RANT! Lol - great post, love your honesty... I do agree with Aline's first para though but I think there is a different between finding yourself and just plain faking it!

    X Diana

    www.thecolecollection.com

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  4. I will agree with a lot of what you said here… I have a hard time sticking with blogs that do nothing but announce shop openings or JUST post shopping hauls or JUST post photos from runway shows. On the flip side, I could look at street style blogs all day and never get bored. I've had a hard time refining my own blog. It started out as one thing and has taken on a few different lives of its own. I'm in the process of redefining things because I felt like just focusing on outfit posts all the time got me out of touch with readers and wasn't giving me the sense of accomplishment I wanted. I wish I could be one of those bloggers, like Kay from Kayture, who is flown all over the world with a team of photogs to wear designer clothes at fancy events, and her photos really do look amazing, but she and other bloggers on her tier don't interact with readers at all and that's something I have an issue with!

    Thanks for posting this! You've solidified a thought I had this morning about writing up a post that will help me to announce the changes my blog will be making!

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  5. Great post gorgeous ;)


    http://oneusefashion.wordpress.com/

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  6. Say it like it is girl :) Interesting read though!

    I have nominated you for the Liebster Award to find out more about you and your blog, heres the link- http://thedesigndisciple.blogspot.com.au/2014/07/liebster-award.html

    Em x
    The Design Disciple

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