Grab a cup of tea,
I found this story after being forced to commit to Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/iamnotfashionn). I thought for a long time that Twitter should only be a place on the web for the stars. I also do not like being so dependent on these social medias that I thought staying away from Twitter will keep me a little more independent from social media. Then, Com 210 (converged media writing) comes along. The teacher insists that we all get a twitter to keep up with the news. Twitter is like our definition to fast fashion. But, in this case it's fast news. Twitter will know the news before CNN, NYtimes, local news, etc will have the news story to write about it. Twitter has became a resource that we all need to depend on for fast news.
On the hour-and-a-half subway this tweet comes up by ghettofashionista on my twitter feed. I figure I have so much time to kill. So I might as well read the article. (I also really hope you all do too.).
The subject of the story explains it all: Are bloggers loosing their credibility. The question is: Are we? Why is my blog as important to your blog as to important to (lets say) Style Scrapbook. The blogging world is so big now! It's huge! Not only do we have blogger, but even tumblr! Ever hear about tumblr famous?! They are also consider as bloggers for just posting/reposting pictures! So why are the tumblr famous blogs more important to lets say blogger? What would you consider a real blog with real content? The reason why bloggers are losing their credibility is because there are so many mediums to consider yourself a blogger! We are becoming that one person in a universe of trillions. So what is one part of your blog that is going to stick out as a huge gold platform shoe to the other platform shoes?
The article makes you think. Makes you think of the reasonings why you started your blog, and the reason why you chosen that medium (such as you could of chosen tumblr, Wordpress, Livejournal, etc).
A lot of us start a blog to get noticed in the fashion world. I, for instance am a fashion major. I study the fashion industry and follow trends. Blogging is a trend. Blogging is also a market where we market our image and the brands to advertise. It was not around twenty years ago, and fashion news/trends did not get around as fast as it did. Instead of just going to style.com to look at runway news, I could just look at Twitter or how about I WANNA GO TO FASHION WEEK's blog. If I wanted to look up trends I could study dirtylittlestylewhoree's tumblr page. For knowing street styles around the country we can go to The Sartorialist or Facehunter. How about beauty style ideas: the beauty deparment's blog. The point is: there are so many sources out now to study every aspect of this fashion industry. So the big problem is what is your blog going to do to interest me into following it? Or interest the hundreds of people you wish for to follow it?