Posting in the New Year: Are You Watching What You Say in Your Posts?
While fashion blogging is the latest in how we communicate our most honest opinions on fashion and who represents the fashion market, let’s remember that what we say and how it is perceived can have adverse reactions on those to whom it is targeted. In other words, we have to be careful in what we say in our posts to avoid offending others who can play a major role in driving our blog down, thus taking away from the popularity and success of our blogs.
We live in a nation that is not too forgiving when negative thoughts and views are painted on the likes of companies, fashion individuals, celebrities, or another bloggers. In a lesson I’ve learned, which is a well learned lesson I’m taking into 2011, that should we find ourselves in the most unlikeliest position of having been told we hurt someone’s feelings with a post we posted on our blog, we have to be willing to be the bigger person and step up and apologize and be willing to make right our wrong by any means.
Not everyone is going to like what we write in our posts, and not every post is going to be a good one; whether it is based on facts or if it is driven by strict opinions based on what we’ve heard or seen, we have to use tactfulness to get the point across without causing verbal harm. It’s how our blogs continues to gain strength, success, and a huge following. But if we continue to write negative posts regardless of who they are about, chances are our blog is heading for a major downfall and will ultimately crash and burn.
So as Studio5 did extremely well in 2010, I admit I’ve made my mistakes as a new fashion blogger long the way, and have had my eyes open to a few instances that have helped me in my blogging experience. The do’s and don’ts of blogging. I hope the lessons I’ve learned throughout this blogging experience will shine and make Studio5 continue to grow and do even better in 2011.
It’s new year with new fashion trends. Let’s be honest about what we write about in viewing the new trends. At the same time, let’s be fair.
Updated January 20, 2011