The Wide World Of Blogging12:24 AM
Hi! I'm Ralph from Shybiker. Sara is graciously letting me guest-blog for her. You probably won't confuse us -- she's much shorter. :)
One of the things I like about fashion-blogging is the width of our community. You can find bloggers on the East Coast, the West Coast, down South... even in the Mitten! I never knew anyone in Michigan before discovering Sara's blog. Now, reading about Sara's life, I have a sense of where she lives -- its cool places, how people dress, the climate, and which movies and music people there like.
I also read fashion-blogs by people in Canada, Europe, Australia, even Africa! That is so cool. Bloggers in the Southern Hemisphere are looking forward to Spring as we head into Fall; their seasons are the reverse of ours. It's disconcerting to hear them moan about the cold when we're wearing sundresses.
The only place I haven't find a blogger is the Artic. That's probably because they wear big ugly coats all the time and don't have a Forever 21, Topshop or H&M...
Do you know bloggers from other parts of the world? Have they taught you anything about their homelands?
Despite our different locations, we share a surprising amount. We all love pretty dresses and chic shoes. Many of us mix patterns and like colored-tights. Everyone thinks a belt helps define a waist. The guidelines for fashion and female beauty are quite uniform. I find that interesting. It's probably what makes chatting with foreign bloggers so easy.
I live in New York, where people usually make an effort to look good. They'll buy nice stuff, endure physical discomfort, and put a high value on appearance. That's the culture here. I've heard, in some other places, people dress like slobs and don't care about fashion. I wouldn't want to live there.
What's it like where you live?