1.21.2011

blogger authenticity.

this week katy of modlychic posed questions about blogger authenticity.  i thought these were great questions because authenticity may be the best descriptor of what i find most fascinating and awesome about my favorite blogs.  read below for my answers and check out katy's blog to read other bloggers comments.

1. Most readers and fellow fashion bloggers value authenticity in the blogs they read. How would you describe blog/blogger authenticity?
    my answer to this is pretty simple.  i read blogs because they aren't magazines.  i follow blogs because they are an honest interpretation of what life actually looks like.  it is far more fun to see a girl in an amazing outfit when i know that she styled it herself, took her own photos and wrote her own piece about the look.  blogs are a realistic chance for us to look at fashion and style.  i want to relate to the blogs i read.

2. When it comes to your blog how to you infuse it with that true/authentic feeling?
     i think my blog is all about honesty.  i say when i am in a style rut, have had a bad day or know that my ensemble isn't quite working.  if my life looks perfect from my blog then you haven't actually been reading.

3. Have you stopped following a blog in the last three months? What made you lose interest?
     i can't pinpoint i blog i have stopped reading recently, but i go in stages.  i have to say that my favorite bloggers now were my favorite bloggers two years ago.  i find a voice i love and stick with it.  i tend to lose interest in blogs when they don't have coherent messages or styles.  i like when a blog stays true to it's roots and you can see the blogger in their words, rather than someone who changes with the tides.

4. We can't communicate effectively on our blogs, something we don't live in real life... what are some ways you try to live an authentic life?
     as i said before, honestly is the most important thing.  on this blog and in my real life.  i do the things i love, spend time with the people i care about most and try to keep a curious eye in everything.

5. Give a shout-out... Which bloggers do you think are truly genuine and why?
     my favorite bloggers are the ones who are open about their struggles and who help me learn more through reading.  they tell stories, talk about family, friends and the lives they lead. they live real lives and look good while doing it.  e, julie, rachkyla, jen, coury, emily, kendi



who are your favorite bloggers?
do you value authenticity?
i would love to hear...

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6 comments:

  1. Honesty is definitely a key for me as well. "i like when a blog stays true to it's roots and you can see the blogger in their words, rather than someone who changes with the tides." - Brilliant.

    xo,
    Kirstin Marie

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  2. Love these answers, and I totally agree with your pick of Kendi as one of the most authentic bloggers. She's getting a lot of love today. - Katy
    PS It was great to see you last night at the swap. We need to do more blogger meet-ups.

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  3. I'm having a giveaway on my blog for a fox tail if you'd like to check it out. xx
    devorelebeaumonstre.com

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  4. I couldn't agree more with your perspective on reading real, authentic blogs. I love connecting with other bloggers that I can relate to.

    And thank you so much for the mention, too! :)

    xo

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  5. I think you are absolutely right about honesty being integral to a blogger seeming genuine. There's a lot of room between over-editing your life for your blog (to the point of empty, over-manicured perfection) and under-editing, and the blogs I enjoy reading most occupy that happy medium with aplomb.

    And thank you for the shout-out! I am definitely flattered to be listed in such auspicious company :)

    the other emily

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  6. just like any product, you have to believe in it to sell it. sometimes you don't even have to put on much effort to advertise because people just have this natural attraction to good, genuine finds.

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