To blog or not to blog that is the question.

My outfit today is Victorian lady.

it's an old wedding dress i dyed in tea.

brooch from the multi talented bella agogo.

Bolivian influence

i just started blogging again this year .
i have to say i love it.
i have quickly made new friends with the 
same mad passion for clothes i have.
 i thought i would ask you all a few questions about blogging.
i'll put some of my thoughts in too.

why do you blog? 
i started because i wanted to promote my shop.
then i wanted to catalogue my outfits.
now i have found a world of like minded souls and i love the chat.

where and how long do you blog?
i do my blogging while watching the tv at night.
 it takes me 4 hours 
i blog once or twice a week.

how do you get to have so many followers?
i give out flyers in my shop so people know about my blog.
i also follow other people and they follow me back.
i have a lot of people who comment to me in the shop
about something they have read however they don't comment  or add to the blog.

How do you feel about word verification?
i hate it. i nearly never comment on a blog if it has that .
i find it hard  sometimes to understand the words.

and finally will we all meet in real life?
i hope!


 mother and daughter.


music people

art lovers

lovely Rosin

dog lovers


mother and son.
both artists.
'nature is all you need'

shop till you drop.

from Norway.



thorne garnet said...

Truth be told, I started blogging last summer because I was bored. I'd been reading blogs by some very cool ladies and thought I'd give it a try.
I was quite surprised that I have followers, guess my life is more interesting than I thought! It's also fun to connect with people all over the world, like old-fashioned pen pals.

PinkCheetahVintage said...

I was a lurker before I started blogging. Running my business made me realize I needed to be more open/available/CONNECTED to the public in general so I started to blog... I'm so happy to have discovered all these cool like-minded people. Makes the world seem smaller and friendlier.
Becky :)

CityScape Skybaby said...

I loved seeing your tea stained dress Lucy, I have a dress I plan to do the same with eventually as it's cream and I spill tea on everything, so that's my solution to cover the stains.
I used to love reading blogs but didn't really have a subject I felt I could blog about myself until I found this group, then somehow it seemed easy to find things to write about after that. Thorne makes a good point, that it's like having penpals, I always had lots of penpals when I was a kid, and loved writing letters to faraway friends. I don't blog as often as I'd like, but I plan to do it more as time goes on, I'd like to aim for once or twice a week. I don't have that many followers so I can't really answer that question! I think I got most of the followers I do have through following them and commenting on their blogs. This was an interesting post Lucy, I'm looking forward to reading everyone else's responses too. xx

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

Love your brooch and envy your World/your living/your Days - it seem so nice!

Sacramento Amate said...

I am so glad that you are blogging so i could meet you.

pastcaring said...

Love the Victorian Lady dress and the jaunty hat!
I followed and commented on blogs before I started blogging myself, and I am so glad I took the plunge, it's been a joy to "meet" so many interesting and creative women. And yes, meeting for real is also a joy! xxx

Forest City Fashionista said...

My blog grew out of my love of photography and a keen interest in what people wear. I was originally inspired by street style blogs like The Sartorialist, but now find much more inspiration in the awesome 40+ women in my blogging circle! I spend an average of 6 - 8 hours a week on my blog, between shooting, editing and writing posts. I have cards printed up for my blog that I give to everyone I photograph, and try to network with bloggers who have the same style sensibility as I do.

Vix said...

Love the jaunty red hat with the tea-dyed dress, lovely combination!
I started blogging four years ago after finding nothing but twenty-somethings showing off their "Primark Hauls" and discovered a wealth of fabulous like-minded ladies the world over.
The only thing more fun than blogging? Meeting your virtual friends for real & discovering they are even better in real life. xxx

Helga! said...

Blogging changed my life, baby!
Finding my virtual tribe has ROCKED!
I adore that transformed wedding frock!

Miss Simmonds Says said...

Blogging has been really kind to me, I've met some great people too - in person. Your dress is fantastic! I love the idea of a wedding dress dyed in tea!! wonderful. Again your shop has drawn a really interesting crowd!

Bella Q said...

Like you I started blogging to promote the vintage but got sidetracked by the incredible community of women (and some men) who have much interests in common- I am so glad this happened- it's the best "happy accident".

wardrobeexperience said...

dying with tea i learned working at the theater ... i would love to see more of this dress.

blogging is my only chance to 'meet' with poeple also loving vintage fashion. also blogging as a hobby had helped my through a quite sad and lonely time in my life ...