Friday, 7 January 2011

Friend Friday: Compare the

Had I posted this earlier, I might have started with a statement such as not believing that another Friday has arrived so quickly but as I am now closer to Saturday morning mentioning that now would be plain redundant. I am currently playing the lead role in The Witch of Beckenham. I did not audition for this role but rather, I woke up in PMT valley. My unfortunate supporting cast in the form of hubby & daughter are bearing the brunt of my heightened performance and in order to give them a well deserved break I thought I would pop in here and attend to this week's Friend Friday. Please enjoy as I promise not to shout. Or kiss my teeth. Or roll my eyes for the umpteenth time but I digress...I am wearing Asos chiffon skirt, Uniqlo jumper, People's Couture harness, Tristain Blair shoes & DKNY shoes.

On to the questions. This week week we are talking about the pressure bloggers feel to reach a certain standard. 

Have you ever looked at someone's blog and thought yours will never measure up?
Yes. However what I initially perceive as a negative I come to realise can become a source of inspiration from which to learn.

Do you (did you) feel pressure to meet some kind of undefined standard for fashion bloggers?
Pressure is only productive if it is directed towards your own standard. It is all about setting your own standard. In that way you come to have concrete and tangible goals and objectives to aim for. 

Many established fashion bloggers are also extraordinary DIYers, bakers, and crafty people. Do you think you need to combine all of these things to be successful at blogging? 
It is not about any particular skill but I can see that when we glimpse other aspects of a blogger's interests it gives the reader a window into a full personality and life which is never just about fashion. 

The most successful blogs are the ones that have their own personal voice - how are you developing your voice or how did you find yours?
Thankfully my current blog is not about me discovering myself (been there, done that, Livejournal circa 2002...) and the success of Mycapaciousbottega will be determined by how well I manage to communicate the fun I have with fashion and to inspire that same sense of  fun in my readers.

Toot your own horn... what's one thing you do that is unique to you and your blog? What gives your blog an edge? 
I am not a fashion fascist. I have a completely natural passion for style and fashion and I would be just as happy dressing up for myself on a desert island.  Or a gated estate in Lagos! What I am about is perfectly captured by my Etsy store byline 'Your Closet's Best Friend' - that is the whole MycapaciousBottega vibe and therein lies my edge!  

Thank you for reading my answers! How would/did your answers differ? I welcome questions or comments so please drop me a note. For more on this week's Friend Friday topic, do pop into Modly Chic to see lots more answers from this week's particiants. You never know, you might just discover a favourite new blog!

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  1. Great words of advice...I just saw you over at FF....I posted my first post today:) Really cute your shoes btw..happy to have "met" you:)

    Stop by and say Hello:)
    Come be a part of my new online fashion magazine!!♥

  2. Hi Collette,

    Thank you so much for stopping by. Glad to be in such fine company @ FF! Your blog presence is amazing and I am looking forward to getting to know you too :)

  3. I totally agree with everything you said here its about setting our own standards the blogosphere is vast and there's room for everyone. btw lovng the grey and pink combo those two colours go soo well together x

  4. Thank you Faye x It was actually a really fun exercise. FF is proving to be a great platform for articulation these blogging considerations that I wouldn't think to blog about.

  5. I completely agree. We can look to other blogs as a source of inspiration. It is always good to improve yourself as long as you are being you!

    The Auspicious Life

  6. Thanks Linda. I truly believe that is all we can do. Really enjoyed reading your contribution to the FF.

    Milly x


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