Hello, hello my sweet readers! It’s been a while since I did one of these and I don’t know what took me so long since you really seem to enjoy them. For those of you who aren’t familiar with my Seven Deadly Sins series, here’s the deal: I pick a theme, I choose the seven things that must never (and when I say never, it really is never) be done in that certain situation and then I write and illustrate about it (adding my own touch of sarcasm and black comedy). If you want to read my previous sinful entries, clicke HERE, HERE and HERE. With Fashion Week around the corner and thousands of Fashion Bloggers getting ready to cover and attend, my timing couldn’t be more perfect. So here it is, over the next few days I will be presenting The Seven Deadly Sins: Fashion blogger edition.
I’m constantly browsing the internet for new blogs to read, new bloggers to meet and new inspirations. I have an enormous blog roll, one that I have been building since before I started my own baby: I have my favorite bloggers, I have everyone else’s favorites, I have friends with blogs, I have hidden jewels and sadly, I have a couple of sitting ducks (sites you visit just because you’ll know you’ll get a good laugh… at the author’s expense). It may sound mean, it may sound bitchy and even cruel, but hey, there are some mistakes that can’t be made and if made, they sure can’t be forgiven.
The Fashion Blog niche has many different branches: the news and trend hunters (think Refinery29, Fashionista.com, Fashion Gone Rogue), the raters (think Red Carpet Awards), the illustrators (Lacee Swan, Garance Doré, Brooke Hagel), the comedians (Go Fug Yourself), the multi-taskers (I have put myself under this category) and of course, the loved by some and hated by others: the ego bloggers.
Each and every one of this categories is special in their own way. They have their own area or expertise, their own fans and results. Success doesn’t depend on the type of blogging you do, success depends on the road you choose to take, the effort and time you dedicate to it, your consistency, the details (taking care of the details is extremely important) and last but not least, the quality of the material you offer to your readers.
When it comes to Personal Style bloggers, people always have different opinions and feedback about them. Some find them shallow, some find them genius. Personally, I think they have lots of guts. Who said putting yourself out there for the world to judge was easy? Yes, it might not require much writing skills or artistic talent, but hey, standing on a rock on 5 inch heels while holding up a pose is a true challenge. They dress up everyday, they scout their locations, they do their own fair share of work.
This is not a series where I’m gonna judge personal style or write up the same stuck-up rules our grandmas used to live by, fashion-wise (never mix black with navy, match your shoes to your belt and purse, when wearing cleavage cover your legs, yada, yada, yada), after all, they call it personal style because you get to wear what you want because you effing can. This is not a series where I’m gonna just talk about ego bloggers and their mishaps. This is a series in which I am gonna talk about blogger etiquette for us multi-taskers, for you comedians, for you news hunters, for all of us.
A fashion news blogger that steals someone else’s texts? A beauty blogger without a pedicure? An ego blogger with dirty shoes and wardrobe malfunctions? I’ve seen this and I’m pretty sure you have too. Well those, Ladies and Gentleman, are some of the Seven Deadly Sins bloggers commit.
Read if you have a sense of humor, read if you don’t take things personally, read if you have learned the art of laughing at yourself (if you have committed one of them). This is article and the upcoming ones are my opinion, and since this is a free country and I have freedom of speech, I can write whatever I want.
In the end, one way or another, we are all sinners.
Illustration: Ana Sofia Alanis
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