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The Fashion Beauty Friend Friday topic for today is all about blog labels. Has your blog been labeled yet? Maybe by a friend, family member or even a prospective sponsor? Some of us aren't too keen on being put into a category, while others don't mind it.
When it comes to checking my blog tag, I'm fine with a label as long as it's correct.
1. As someone who writes/blogs about fashion, have you placed yourself into some sort of blogging category?
Yes, I think I've placed myself into the 'fashion blogs' category, which I think is pretty general. I like it because I do blog about fashion (the majority of the time), but the label is big enough for me to blog about anything that I can put a little fashion spin on. For instance, I write movie reviews on the Muse as well. Some of those reviews are picked because I like the overall fashion and style portrayed by the characters.
2. What keeps you from or encourages you to label yourself as a certain kind of blogger?
The fact that Oh to Be a Muse is my personal blog--created and run by me--is what encourages me to label myself as a fashion blogger. What I mean by this is that I have the last say on the Muse all the time. So if I decided to un-label or re-label then that would be up to me. Yes, I am a fashion blogger (no shame in saying that) and no, that doesn't mean I am trapped in a label. I come from the adage of "it's my blog and I can write what I want to."
3. When picking blogs to read and follow are you drawn to ones that indicate a certain group or way of thinking/being?
I am no doubt drawn to blogs that are in either a fashion or home decor category, whether self-categorized or not. I like to read and see blog posts that feature someone else's interpretation of a style, look, trend, DIY or whatever. Positive, truthful blogs keep me interested.
4. Do you think there are benefits in labeling yourself or others?
The point I'd like to stress here is that I choose to label my blog as a fashion blog, but keep in mind that Oh to Be a Muse is my blog. I can decide tomorrow to change the entire angle (relax, I don't think I will) and then change the whole label of it all. The benefit of calling it a fashion blog is that the category/label is helpful in finding other blogs of similar interest. I don't label anyone else's blog because it's not my right to do so.
5. Agree or disagree - we're all just people; we don't need all the labels.
Agree - we don't need any labels. Our blogs are our own so we should be able to do with it what we want. Oh to Be a Muse is here to inspire and, if nothing else, I hope it does just that.
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...Off to see Harry Potter tonight ~ a review to come over the weekend!