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I must confess, the past couple weeks I had become a little frustrated with 'fashion blogging' thus explaining my nearly 5 day hiatus from posting. I never wanted to abandon the blog, however this blog allowed me to rediscover a part of myself that I think I lost somewhere, that is the me that loves sooo many different things. The me that gets bored when focusing on one subject. I found it hard to read some of the blogs that I had normally been engaged in.
The first blog I ever got into was Fashion Toast and I used to pour over those photos, desiring ever piece she owned, wishing my boyfriend was a professional photographer, wishing I lived in Cali. Looking at that blog and others like it where the girls have endless amounts of shopping time, and money to spend on A. Wang pieces, modeling contracts and gifts from designers, invitations to parties where the rubbed shoulders with designers and celebrities, and end up on Cobrasnake the next morning, is well, frustrating. Consuming all of that, forced me into a blackhole. Its exhausting is what it is, because how can I compete with that? I get a meager, I don't know, 20 visitors on average a day, of which maybe 1 or 2 comment. The numbers coupled with the repetitiveness were debilitating to my aptness to find fun in fashion.
Anyway, I read an article on IFB written by the lovely and talented Jennine called Fashion Blogging: The Road Ahead, and after spending a couple hours reading not only the article but also each and every comment following it, and subsequently meandering through the commenter's blogs, I realized that I wasn't alone in feeling this way. So many bloggers in the IFB community are trying to revolt against the drivel that fashion blogging has produced. This had me changing my mind a little about fashion blogging. Gone are the days of posting "filler" posts of outfits or trends I just happen to like, photos that can be seen again and again in a day on a girls Bloglovin' dashboard. This blog reminded me that I love writing, and being a writer means being inspired by the moment. As a space for my creative voice I can't always contain it to one subject. So if I veer away from fashion a little, it doesn't mean that I don't care about the art of dressing and analyzing the cultural implications of one's dress. I will always be fascinated by fashion, but I'm fascinated by a lot of things.
I could probably continue this rantish post, but I'll break for now. I would like to let those that read the Deathproof piece know, that I greatly appreciate their comments. It felt great to read positive responses to my offbeat comparison. I was a little nervous about submitting that one too Links a La Mode for fear that the editor would think it was content to far from fashion. But that'll show me to quit being a baby and stop fearing rejection. Much love readers, thanks for the support :)