Friday, February 4

Friend Friday

To find out about Friend Friday, click here to go to Modly Chic.

In a nutshell, it's a group of bloggers getting together to discuss various fashion, beauty and blogging issues, with the aim of building interaction and community-mindedness.

A fresh set of questions is posed each week, and each participant answers the questions on their own blog. Again, go to Modly Chic for a list of participants and links to their blogs. This week, the topic is determining blog content.

1. With all the blogging events out there, how do you determine which ones to participate in and which ones to avoid? Firstly, the event has to suit the theme/s of my blog and my personality or it's straight out the window. Secondly, if it's an event that will be time-consuming then it needs to fit into my lifestyle. For example, I considered doing the 30 for 30. I'd quite like to do it, but I'm snowed under with unglamorous work at the moment (scroll down and read my last post if you haven't already), and dressing up and wearing makeup every day just can't fit in. I'd like to give it the time it deserves so I'll wait until I can.

2. Be honest, have you ever jumped on the bandwagon of some blogging movement/event for the wrong reasons? How did that turn out? Mmmm..*thinking*...Not that I can recall. Friend Friday is the only event I have joined. So far so good. We'll see how it goes.

3. How do you give your own flair to an event while still maintaining the general mission and purpose? I did a little one last year (which I initiated) called the vintage hairstyling challenge. I included a few funny/silly photos as I think showing some personality is important. We need to remember that blogging is a limited medium, and only so much can be conveyed in photos and text. That is, our readers are not meeting us in person...the photos are everything.

4. When determining content for your blog, what criterion do you keep in mind? Vintage! I sell all sorts of vintage goodies but focus on the 20s to the 70s, so that's mostly what you'll see. I post things that I think my regular commenters will like. Here and there I'll post about a topical issue that everyone has an opinion about or something/somewhere that I just love. And of course, about my soon-to-be-open retail shop!

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? Commenting! Commenting is everything. You could read someones blog every day for ten years without commenting, and they may never even know.  If something/somone has really touched me, then I'll instinctively put significant effort and feeling into my response. That's just how I am!


Zootsuitmama said...

Oh yes, I have jumped on, and it didn't go well because at the time I had no time,and ended up feeling guilty!

Vintage Vixen said...

Great answers, Kitty! Commenting is so important to me, sometinmes I set the alarm early to catch up with my blogging pals. xxx

Linda said...

Vintage hair styling? Fun! I see some of the pics in your sidebar, it seems like a great idea!
The Auspicious Life

theoldboathouse said...

Hey laughed so hard at your last post about cleaning and fixing stuff. Not to mention all the pricing and book work and all the police books etc people always say to me " I would love to do what u do" .... I think I wll have to reblog this xx katherine

theoldboathouse said...

Hey again, I was meaning I might have to do a blog post on my blog about your blog post on cleaning stuff etc I would link it to you etc would that be ok?

Jodi said...

ohhhh if you ever need a model for vintage hairstyling call me.. and you can just send me a plane ticket and i will be there in a minute.. LOL, I love the vintage hairstyles, especially those big ol beehive and updo's... gorgeous.. especially with cat eye glasses.. heh heh .. love that era... that fitted clothing is good on my curves too!!

love your answers and your blog just makes me excited about all the great vintage stuff out there... me want to visit you... waaaaa

Misfits Vintage said...

I agree re commenting being so so important. I really struggle to find the time to comment on all the blogs I follow and if I get a day or two behind I need a whole day to catch up!

Also I have obviously not put enough (ANY!) planning into the 30 for 30 - I'm only up to day six and I'm more than a third of the way through my 30 items!

Great answers, Kitty!

Sarah xxx

sacramento said...

You are so fantastic my dear Kitty.
Thank you always for your kind comments.
have a wonderful Sunday.