13 September 2013
Green Gingham and Trepidations
You'd think there wouldn't be much to worry over with this blogging thing. But a neurotic New Yorker can always be counted on to find something, and while there's nothing that necessarily keeps me up at night, here's just a sampling of "blogging fears" that flit across my mind -
Fear #3 - To get recognized in my day-to-day life. As in, "hey, I think I've seen you online. Aren't you that girl with the funny little outfit web site? Wow, you look [younger/taller/skinnier/prettier] in your pics." Sometimes to be followed by maniacal laughter, sometimes to be followed by dead silence. I hadn't quite decided which is worse yet.
Fear #12 - Mean comments. I pretty much feel like when people take the time to read or comment on someone’s blog – good, bad or other – their feedback should be recognized. I mean, as bloggers, we’re all intentionally putting stuff out there to be considered, reviewed, criticized. And not everyone’s going to like an outfit pairing or agree with an opinion and that’s OK. How else can a blogger engage with her readers if she doesn’t allow them to speak freely? But shit, mean comments still hurt.
Fear #7 - Seeing that I've lost a reader. Blogging is not a competition and I honestly don't know enough about my blog stats to do anything meaningful with them - and I know people choose to stop following a blog for any multitude of reasons - but my deep down stuffed unicorn-hugging self can't help but to gulp a little when I see that. Someone has stopped liking me. Meep.
Fear #10 - To log into my Blogger one morning and find that my blog is gone. All posts. All pics. All ramblings. Granted I've never heard of that happening to anyone ever, but my stuff is not at all backed up. Do any of you ladies do anything to save your blog work? (And how do you do it?)
Are there things that worry you about blogging?
Top: Target (sim, sim)
Skirt: Tommy Hilfiger (old - sim striped, pricey, darker, black)
Belt: Asos metal keeper (same in gold/pink/blue, sim, sim)
Rings: F21 (sim, steal)
Bracelets: J.Crew abacus (sim), studded (sim, steal), factory leopard (sim, sim)
Shoes: Zara cap-toe court (worn here - sim, t-strap, pricey)
Bag: Dooney & Bourke (old, worn here - sim, pricey, luxe)
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