Katy writes, "As I was reading through everyone's new years resolutions and where they want their blogs to be I got to thinking how easy it is to become discouraged by some of the very successful blogs out there, or the ones we perceive as successful. We compare ourselves and suddenly find that we are lacking. So this week we are going to be talking about that."
So here goes...
1. Have you ever looked at someone's blog and thought yours will never measure up?
Um...yeah. All the time. There are so many great blogs out there and it seems like a good amount of them have just blown up in popularity since I've started mine. Which just makes me wonder how on earth they can do it in the same amount of time that I've had; what am I doing wrong or what could I be doing better.
2. Do you (did you) feel pressure to meet some kind of undefined standard for fashion bloggers?
Absolutely. I feel there's a standard of being consistent in posting, being entertaining, being reciprocal in commenting (which has been extremely difficult for me lately) and being inspiring/original/creative.
It has truly been so hard for me to read and comment on blogs lately that I've considered not posting to my own blog anymore, simply because I feel like it's not fair for me to post and hope people comment on mine when I'm not able to return that courtesy. I'd love to grow my blog and be popular and have sponsors and do all that fun stuff, but I just don't feel like I have it in me right now with everything else that's been happening in my life. I'm a little overwhelmed. A lot overwhelmed, actually.
3. Many established fashion bloggers are also extraordinary DIYers, bakers, and crafty people. Do you think you need to combine all of these things to be successful at blogging?
I don't think it's necessary to combine any of those things, honestly. Sure, they help to attract readers who are able to bake or sew or be crafty, but it's the same with any blog niche. You'll attract the people that relate to your topics. Sometimes I'm a little turned off by blogs that post an abundance of DIY projects simply because I'm NOT good at that and it doesn't interest me.
4. The most successful blogs are the ones that have their own personal voice - how are you developing your voice or how did you find yours?
That's a good question. I'm not entirely sure that I've found my own voice, per se, but I try to be sure that I'm writing the way that I would normally, to a friend or group of friends in real life. I guess my "voice" is just to be me. One of the reasons that I started blogging is to be a part of the community, which comes through forming relationships, so I try to get to know my readers and fellow bloggers. That way it's easier for me to write for and to you all!
5. Toot your own horn... what's one thing you do that is unique to you and your blog? What gives your blog an edge?
You know what? I'm really not good at tooting my own horn. I think what's unique to A Working Mom's Closet is the fact that I write it! No one else writes it for me! Other than that, I could probably say that the Blogging for Breast Cancer Awareness Challenge in October is unique to my blog.
So as my readers (and friends!), let me pose some questions to you:
1. What do you enjoy about A Working Mom's Closet?
2. Are there things that you don't like?
3. What would you like to see more or less of, and are there things you'd like to see implemented or stopped?
Make sure that you stop by Katy's blog to check the links for all of the fabulous Friend Friday bloggers posts today, and have a great day!!!