Monday, 25 July 2011

monday musings 005
Blog Party.

A little bit of blogging etiquette this week - who uses IFB? I jumped on that bandwagon when I first started out. I was that inevitable naive newby we all evolve from on joining blogger. I thought that blogging 'stardom' happened overnight.

It doesn't.

What's my beef??

In a word - NOIWONTFOLLOWYOURFUCKINGBLOG.

I have been inundated with whiney follower requests this week, primarily from the aforementioned promotion platform. The standard, probably copy and pasted to a million others job, reads along the lines of - Love yours, follow mine in return? I doubt their senders have even checked this page or the others. A more likely situ reads like this; these so-called 'fans' probably clocked my friend grid on IFB and thought 'Ooh, popular' which opens them up to a honey pot of potential new readers. It reminds me of the myspace times. The whole pc4pc mantra. #Inot16nomore. Straight in the little trash can.

So, for future reference and for the sake of your unique users / traffic / followers and all those insignificant statistics. Just don't ask. It defeats the point. I am of a mature enough disposition to be able to decide for myself. Sprinkle your link in comments & tweets instead. You'll thank me for it in the long run.

Leaving the hating for the rating..

Onto the pardee - some sweet blogs I've recently discovered:
http://basicappeal.blogspot.com
Rating on the delectable Stevie-Rose and her capsule wardrobe. So much so that I dedicated my weekly Notion column to the lovely lass. Go check out her basic appeal (ba dum bum).
http://struttlamode.blogspot.com/
See Charlene strutting her kooky stuff in her off-beat take on transeasonal trends. Individualism at its finest. She has lush hair too which I would quite like.

http://lolitasaysso.blogspot.com/



Emma is a self-confessed lolita and free souled freelancer. Her beautifully captured daily wearings and relatable tone make for an entertaining read as well as a pretty stylish sight - a combo hard to come by in the world of fashion blogging.

http://sarah-wynne.blogspot.com/


Sarah is a native born Canadian with a penchant for short hems and high collars (new best friend?). Plentiful prettiness of outfits du jour and inspiration of all sorts stream her blog roll. Admittedly, a little M.I.A as of late, delve into her archives to warrant the wait for her return.

x

28 comments:

  1. Comments like that enrage me so much! I can't stand the idea of people who blog just to see how many followers they can get, grrr! *shakes fist angrily*
    x

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  2. I hate those comments so much. I constantly get emails from IFB with these sort of things, so annoying. I don't see why these people start fashion blogs if their only purpose is to see their followers count go up. Love the blog feature part of this post by the way, always enjoy following new and inspiring blogs x

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  3. hey babe, thanks for the mention! this is sure inspiration to get posting again. :) xo

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  4. Why would you just want tonnes of followers for no reason? You want people who engage with what you're writing and you want to follow blogs you enjoy.
    I am going to check out all these blogs.

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  5. I always leave my link but would never beg for a follow! Really bugs me when people write a comment with 'if you follow me I'll follow back.' Oh, so I HAVE to follow them first! :s

    Anyways great post my love! Thanks for sharing some wonderful bloggers :)

    http://lowri-armsaroundamemory.blogspot.com/

    x

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  6. I'm new-ish to blogger and even those comments annoy me. I just thing its sad and cheap. But maybe thats just me. As that way your not really gaining followers because they like your blog your getting them because your badgering people to follow. :)
    Maybe thats just me though.. x

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  7. Ah thanks for these links, I've been looking for some new interesting blogs to follow recently but seem to have no idea where to look!This was a great help so cheers!
    Sam xx

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  8. I don't blame you for getting annoyed, it's quite insulting when people comment like that! Much better to get a comment that discusses or at least mentions the content of your post so you know they've read it!

    I really love posts like this that feature peopels favourite bloggers, great way to find ones I hadn't previously come across.

    Thank you for the comment on my blog :) xx

    Visit The Other Side Of Cool
    Tweet me! @othersideofcool

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  9. I never know why people write those comments, because it immediately makes people not follow! x

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  10. Thanks for the link I was looking for some new blogs to read! I think people underestimate how much hard work goes in to a blog. I think people should follow your blog because they feel inspired and enjoy reading your posts. Not because they have a giveaway or want to say 'I have 1000 followers!' It's quality not quantity.

    http://chicgeekblogger.blogspot.com/

    Please take a minute to look at my trunkshow;

    http://iouproject.com/tsh/jessica-karen/

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  11. Agreed totally about the begging. Feels like you've won the lottery and they want every penny of what you've got! I've checked out some of the blogs you've posted and I love them! Thanks for featuring them!

    Carly x
    www.xoxocolorvibe.blogspot.com

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  12. Completely agree with you - I can't stand comments like that! Thanks for sharing these blogs, I'll be reading all of them! xx

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  13. It's not just an IFB problem, it's in comments too! 'OMG LOVE YOUR BLOG....CHECK MINE OUT' automatically makes me want to NOT check their blog out

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  14. LOVE this! I hate people who comment with that, even if I was going to follow, I won't after that type of comment! x

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  15. I'm so glad there's so many people who hate them comments. I want someone to follow me because they love my blog not because I'll follow them back xxx

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  16. thank you for your sweet comment, i love your blog, its beautiful! and also, for your helpful message...i was so encouraged :)

    http://www.niumo.blogspot.com

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  17. Thanks so much for leaving a comment on my blog:)You're the first one! yay!
    Really liking your blog.
    xoxo

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  18. Love the blog, am now following!
    Hannah xoxo.
    http://hannahsfashionblogg.blogspot.com/

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  19. We love discovering new blogs, so thank you for posting this. Going to check them all out x

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  20. Oooh new blogs to delve into - cheers ears. x

    PS. Totally with you on the cut and paste comments, arghhh! x

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  21. Just wanted to chime in to say thank you for the lovely comment on my blouse :)

    I'll definitely check out your blog recommendations!

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  22. I get sick of the whole follow for a follow thing as well! It's very myspace/boring!
    I've also just started following Charlene, her style is amazing!
    Thank you for all your lovely comments on my blog in the past, I'm so rubbish at replying but catching up with it all now.
    Looking forward to going through your archive! :)
    Rebecca x

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  23. well said! i couldn't agree more :)
    thanks for the comment btw, such a sweetheart.

    Tasha
    x

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  24. OMG! I'm on IFB and sometimes those requests get on my tits.

    ooo thanx for sharing those lush blogs!!

    Jen xx
    jjnoir.blogspotc.om

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  25. I actually received a "follow me" comment recently, but in fairness,the sender was complimentary and is now following me. I have little personal interest in following; if I like a blog, I'll add it to my blog roll

    I had wondered about IFB once before and certainly found your experience edifying, not to mention amusing - the neediness of some people, eh?

    Best,

    BON

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  26. I love it when people do posts like this about bloggers they like! Gives the rest of us hope that there are actually appreciative bloggers out there :) Not just needy ones!
    www.clashingtime.blogspot.com <3

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  27. I love this, you speak a lot of truth! x

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  28. Thanks for the comment! Those blogs are amazing :)

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