As a someone who writes/blogs about fashion, have you placed yourself into some sort of blogging category? No. This blog is so young I’m not sure I would even know what category to put it into! Is sarcastic a category? Humor? Lighthearted? Typos? Incorrect Usage of Grammar?
What keeps you from or encourages you to label yourself as a certain kind of blogger? I label myself as a fashion blogger, but it’s less a label than an explanation. If someone asks what I blog about, I’d say “fashion.”
When picking blogs to read and follow are you drawn to ones that indicate a certain group or way of thinking/being? No. I’m glad you asked. I read an article more recently that seemed a bit whiny to me. The article claimed that the most successful fashion blogs were those whose writers were thin and beautiful. I obviously disagree. For me, if I find your blog and I don’t relate to your style, I don’t get your sense of humor (if there was humor involved,) I don’t relate to your stories, etc., I probably won’t consistently read your blog. I read blogs whose writers are extreme feminists (and I don’t always agree with what they have to say) and I read blogs who have 25 followers and blogs whose numbers are in triple+ digits. I follow blogs whose posts have less than two sentences, and blogs whose posts are practically a novel. I read the blogs that I like, and what makes me like your blog, varies.
Do you think there are benefits in labeling yourself or others? I do – the same way I benefit from labeling my spice jars.
Agree or Disagree – We’re all just people; we don’t need all the labels. By labels, I assume you are speaking of judging others – like judging a book by its cover? Again, labels are useful – like labeling a bottle of wine. There are times when no label is needed; I don’t need to label my oven. If I can’t find my oven, I’ve clearly got bigger problems.
p.s. I found this funny post while googling “funny label pictures.”
p.p.s I almost forgot to mention this blog post was brought to you by FBFF.
p.p.p.s. (if there even is such a thing) That’s why I always forget to label my posts. Or why they have an 8 tag limit on Pinterest.