Thank you Maaike for thinking of me! I’m always surprised when someone expresses interest in my blog. Obviously if I didn’t want people to be interested I wouldn’t put it out there, but it’s a nice feeling to hear someone is enjoying what I’m doing. Especially when expressed by one of my favorite bloggers!
I started this blog during a time I was becoming increasingly dissatisfied with my job. I wanted to get back to my fashion roots, but I didn’t really want to take a leap back to retail. I had also realized my work wardrobe felt like a costume rather than my personal style. What I wore on the weekends or out with friends wasn’t reflected professionally. I’ve used baubles&knots as a platform for discovering, curating, & expressing personal style.
I’ve only been at this for a short time & came to the blogging game late, but what I’ve learned is to be real & consistent. What I mean by being real is being real with yourself as well as your audience. Nobody starts a blog if they aren’t just a smidge narcissistic. You think you’ve got something to say & there’s others that want to hear it. Now that doesn’t mean that I’m not endlessly embarrassed when someone tells me face to face that they enjoy my blog. It’s such a weird feeling to have your friend’s mom ask you about capsule wardrobes because she’s been reading your blog. It’s also insanely flattering. So be real with yourself; you may just be looking for a creative outlook, but you’re also probably looking to make connections. The best tip my friend Elisha gave me about making those connections was to be consistent. Consistent in what sort of content you offer & consistent in when you offer it. Not everything I post is about my personal style, but mostly there is a personal connection to my content. You’ll find new content every Sunday & Thursday. 😉
I’d like to nominate some blogs for this award & hope you check them out! They’re not all fashion bloggers either-diversify yourself!