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FBFF Q&A: Blogger events and causes

04 Feb
Red, regal in all its splendor

While I made the mistake of diving into day one of my 30 for 30 with the only red pick for the month, I coaxed a proxy to represent me today. Dear Aug was celebrating Chinese New Year innocently when I recruited him for the task. He makes a pretty awesome representative, if I may say so.

The significance of wearing red this month is in to promote Going Red for Women which raises awareness about heart disease in women. Fellow blogger Andrea recruited us to show support for this cause.

Such causes and events are ever present in the blogosphere. How do we choose where to put our efforts, what we back with our face and name? It’s Friend Friday and this is the topic being discussed.

FBFF: With all the blogging events out there how do you determine which ones to participate in and which ones to avoid?
FJ: I have several criteria. Do I have heart for this cause? Can I support it without compromising something, (my schedule, my beliefs, etc..)? Will I feel good for having done this?
FBFF: Be honest, have you ever jumped on the bandwagon of some blogging movement/event for the wrong reasons? How did that turn out?
FJ: I would not say I have. I have chosen carefully what causes and events to participate in to get to know others in the community and gain exposure while also exposing my blog. These don’t feel disingenuous given the context of community and my desire to be an active member within it. I’m a social creature with a limited schedule. While it’s tempting sometimes to jump on every bandwagon, I’m mindful to stay true to my heart.
FBFF: How do you give your own flair to a blog event while still maintaining the general mission and purpose?
FJ: It will always have my voice and my take on it. I don’t just copy and paste statements when trying to convey my perspective. Perhaps if details needed to be provided, sure. If I couldn’t relate to it in a way that I could speak about it then I probably shouldn’t be trying to participate in or promote it.

FBFF: When determining the best content for your blog what criterion do you keep in mind? 
FJ: Do I have a personal connection to it? Is this a conversation I can have with my audience? My content is often diverse in the way that I capture vignettes of my day while taking the time to post occasional in-depth thoughts on a topic that might be dear to me. It really just comes down to me. I’m telling a story. If I can’t tell you this story, it doesn’t make it on the blog.

FBFF: While everything will not suit your blog, how do you try and support your fellow bloggers who are participating in something worthwhile but not your style?
FB: Support can be expressed in numerous ways. A word of support, a personal note, a comment on their blog, a short sentence on mine, a link, all of these work. I’m realistic enough that I won’t always be able to express my support fully but I also trust that the community as a whole is large and diverse enough that where I might not be present for one cause or event, there will be many others who will be. Sharing the burden alleviates the need to be stretched thin at every turn. That’s the very essence of a community in its truest form. I trust this process.

Thank you Katy of Modly Chic for putting together these questions. Friend Friday is an opportunity for fashion and beauty bloggers to share their thoughts on a specific topic and read what others have to say on that same topic. For more information, check out Modly Chic and welcome to the wonderful world of blogging!

 
 

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  1. Jodi

    February 4, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    pic of you on my blog today girlie… love your new blog design too by the way.. great blue color and design!!! xoxo J

     
  2. Gracey

    February 4, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Very thoughtful and thought-provoking answers to the FBFF questions. I enjoyed reading them.

     
  3. Linda

    February 4, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    The connection to either the project or the person doing the challenge is so important. Some bloggers miss that…

    The Auspicious Life

     
  4. Arash Mazinani

    February 5, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Thank you for coming through and commenting on my blog I really appreciate it.

    I loved reading your answers to this week's friend friday and it was a nice little touch with the picture with it being chinese new year and all.

    http://www.arashmazinani.com
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  5. Yvonne

    February 7, 2011 at 7:11 am

    You say, Sharing the burden alleviates the need to be stretched thin at every turn. > AMEN!! Knowing that there are others out here with us, to support one another makes it fun and not troublesome. i think it is comforting also to know that there is support for US should we ever feel the need to lean on the blogosphere.
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