6 months, this has marked the official half way mark I could've never fathomed to see coming 6 months ago living in New York City...as a matter of fact I would be personally astonished if anyone is reading this by now as I've lost touch of my 'blog.' AND while on the topic of 'blogging' I'd like to make it REALLY clear that I hate the term 'blog' or 'blogging.' However, I know what you may be thinking right now...*quote*
"this girl is talking about how much she hates blogging but she has a blog of her own."
And let me personally tell you why I hate it. My reasoning goes a little like this.
My job requires me to do research on the reg, which means countless online searches day in and day out to stay up on the latest and current trends on social media and our ever-ending digital society. I've come to the conclusion that everyone and their mother has a blog. In actuality, the market has become so over saturated that when I hear or come across someone with a blogspot url I gag. It used to be that only the cool kids on the block had a blog, and now it's become the Wal-mart haven of the digital sphere's. To stay alive you must have killer content, a visually & aesthetically pleasing presence and most importantly your own unique corner on social media. Gone are the days of copy and paste. No one cares that you copied that perfectly edited Vogue picture from Vogue.com and placed it as a blogpost for your page. B-O-R-I-N-G! Can someone hit the snooze button?! I mean, HELLO, if you're an industry insider you want to see something that's going to pick up traffic and blast across Asia and back. That's where content is king. Do you really think I want to see the same picture I saw on Vogue's Facebook page on your blogspot URL?? No thanks, I'd like the last 2 minutes of my life I wasted reading your 'About' section that talked about how you came up with the title of you Blawg 'Chocolate & Charmuse' and 'Style by XYZ.' Please, spare me my eyeballs from getting dry and looking at the screen.
And I totally apologize that you are sitting through my Monday evening rant or if none of the above stated makes no-sense-what-so-ever. It's my reason for thinking this way that has mellowed out my posting since the launch of this blog... I don't want to be coined a 'blogger.' Can someone please tell Webster the dictionary to make a another word for those that take online writing & storytelling seriously. Perhaps we should ask Gwyneth Paltrow for a little advice on this one. Her 'Conciously Uncoupling' pairing made such a social wave that perhaps 'Culturally Tastemaking' would suffice, and that's a title worth having.