I don’t often wear silver jewellery. It always seems like the more conventional choice, and that burnished, coppery gold has such a vintage appeal. I won this ring in Cherry and Joy‘s Twitter competition and I love its imperfections – it reminds me silver can be cool too. Lovely stuff.
After reading an interesting and intelligent post about fashion blogging, I got to thinking (oh, Ms. Bradshaw. Even though the second film was dire, your colloquialisms live on) about the people behind the blogs. As I said in my comment on that post, my blog is a kind of escapism. Lots of my time is spent writing about mortgages, degrees and 50% off deals (I wonder if you can guess a few of my my clients from that little snippet?). When I settle myself down to write my blog posts, I’m only looking to inspire conversation. I want to engage people, indeed. But I want to be accessible. I want to make you, dear reader, smile.
Much of fashion blogging is frivolous. Of course, fashion is an art form, a cultural phenomena, an important and relevant part of our economy and society. But it’s also a way of connecting with other people. It’s a shared interest, a divided passion, a style collective. And that’s why I blog.
Why do you blog? If you’re a fashion blogger, are you interested in clothing as an art form, or is it more about sharing your love of style with other likeminded folk? And if you’re a different kind of blogger, what inspires you to post? When you write, what do you want to achieve, if anything?