Links à la Mode: IFB Weekly Roundup, May 12

Savage Blogging

Edited by Vahni of Grit & Glamour

Savage Beauty. Don’t tell me you haven’t heard the paradoxically exquisite title of the Alexander McQueen exhibit currently mesmerizing the fashion world and the blogosphere. I mention it for two reasons. First, a couple bloggers in this week’s roundup show you the exhibit in New York—as well as a satellite version in London—through their own lenses. So if you didn’t know about it, check out their posts and resurrect your fashion cred.

Savage Blogging. Now that’s my title, and while it was inspired by the McQueen exhibit, it also characterizes the approach many bloggers take, as well as entries this week that speak to the issue. Want to be haute stuff in the blog world, like The Sartorialist? Think it’s all a numbers game? Well, I certainly hope not. That is savage blogging: when your objective ceases to be the art of it, the connection, and you are devoured by an obsession with your numbers. When you get so big that you forget you used to be a nobody until fellow bloggers read your blog and lifted you up. When you stop conversing, and simply become a talking head. With a camera. No thanks.

As blogging and social media mature, many are finally realizing what my mama told me years ago: You get more flies with honey. Don’t be savage bloggers, loves. When you give and interact genuinely, your star will shine, I promise you. Your numbers will grow, and people won’t write you any “open letters” to remind you that you’ve gotten a little too big for your britches. Honey, honeybuns. Got it?

Links à la Mode: May 12th

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24 comments

  1. Yes I’ve heard of the exhibit!!!

    And you are absolutely 100% right on point with the above about bloggers!!! Ugh, I couldn’t have agreed more. It’s so true When you give and interact genuinely, your star will shine! I love that!!!

    Happy Weekend!

    xoxo,
    Mel

  2. Funnily enough, I was reading a post yesterday from someone who used to be one of my favourite bloggers, who has grown and grown and unfortunately, got a bit too carried away with herself; bemoaning about how she is now getting ‘nasty’ emails in her inbox about her attitude etc etc. Think that says it all… Going to look at your posts about transferring to WordPress, so you may never hear from me again LOL!!! XX

    1. Interesting. You’re right…that DOES say it all! You really do get back what you put out.

      And I hope I hear from you again! Going over to WP is a breeze. Really not as scary as everyone thinks. I hope you make the transition…will be watching to see what happens!

  3. Thank you all for your comments! We’re all feeling the same thing…the sense of connectedness in blogging is the most compelling thing for most avid bloggers and blog readers. You can always tell who is in it for the ego stroke, and who is into blogging because they love it and love interacting with others.

  4. Hello!
    I had emailed Jennine about the LALM “register link” –that it hasn’t been working couple of times, but no word from her so far. Could you see to this problem. Thanks.

    Shannon

  5. I can’t even began to tell you how many times I’ve come across “Savage bloggers”. It’s not a good look, smaller bloggers look up to bigger bloggers as well as support them. And It makes me look at them in a different light, not a good light 🙁

    However, we have bloggers like you who’s actually genuine and acknowledge your readers. Thank you 🙂

  6. Savage Blogging, such a perfect term. I recently unfollowed a few big blogs for the exact fact that there was no interaction or attention to the readers. I think if a blogger always keeps their readers in mind, then no matter how “big” one gets you’ll avoid becoming a Savage Blogger.

    Very intriguing concept V!

  7. V you are so right lately I have been visiting a couple of bloggers that make me stop and think Wow why am I here, I feel as if I am just a number…I am too thinking about switching to WordPress but for me it is going to be a little more difficult (not that I have been posting forever or have a lot to move) I really have to look into it a lot more and ask many questions before making the change just saying at my age change is a little more daunting 🙂
    ♥ Noemi
    Fashion: Classy N Glamorous
    Travel: Across The Sea

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