Friday, February 4, 2011


Ok, so I'm not wearing this today, but I am wearing red, I promise.  I'm just a week ahead. 

Let's GO RED for Women and raise awareness about Heart Disease!

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This week's FBFF Questions:  Blog Content & Participation

1. With all the blogging events out there how do you determine which ones to participate in and which ones to avoid?

It's hard to say exactly how I pick and choose what blogging events I want to be involved in.  I think it's usually about convenience and whether or not it's something I have a good chance of following through on.  I'm an all-or-nothing kind of girl, so if I'm not 100% sure it's something I want/can do, I won't do it at all.

2. Be honest, have you ever jumped on the bandwagon of some blogging movement/event for the wrong reasons? How did that turn out?

Not that I recall.  There are numerous reasons to participate in a blogging event:  to make connections within the community (FBFF), to personally challenge oneself (30x30),  to get in on a good idea (Weekly Gratitude), to support a cause (GO RED on Fridays), just for fun (Awkward & Awesome Thursdays) ....I could go on and on.  None of these reasons are wrong, just serve different purposes for different bloggers.

3. How do you give your own flair to a blog event while still maintaining the general mission and purpose? 

With the Fall 30 for 30, I had to figure out what worked for me while still sticking to the rules of the challenge:  30 items/30 days, no shopping.  Some feedback from a couple real-life friends led me to do more than 1 outfit per post (when possible) to prevent the the whole thing from going stale.  I had a really difficult time getting decent outfit pictures and I think condensing the posts made the struggles I was having less obvious...maybe?

Ok, so that didn't exactly answer this question.   I guess this is me adding my own 'flair' FBFF.  :)

4. When determining the best content for your blog what criterion do you keep in mind?

I do what I want to do.  I do NOT want to do things that will take up all of my time and energy.  I  DO want to do things that are fun or serve a worthy cause...preferably both.

5. 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?

Be positive and supportive!  It's hard to put yourself out there and say "Hey!  I'm doing this!  Join me!" and hope that people do.  Whoever is willing to give it a try deserves my encouragement, even if I'm not able to participate.

Outfit Details:
Dress:  H&M
Jacket:  thrifted via Valu Thrift
Tights:  Old Navy
Shoes:  Shelly's London via


two birds said...

great answers! i totally agree with avoiding events that will take up too much time and energy or that i will not be able to follow through on. and to just do what you want to do and have fun with it! isn't that what having a blog is all about???

Lauren said...

I really love your answers to Friend Friday :) Very intelligent and well-thought out :).

I also love your outfit - tres chic!!

Small Time Style

Rebecca said...

Your red jacket is absolutely adorable. I'm loving this whole look.

Ashley J said...

I love your little red jacket and Happy Go Red for Women Day! I also really liked your answers to the FBFF questions, all your responses seemed very "Jill like" to other words, very honest and sweet:)

Lauren said...

Thanks for finding me!! Yeah I thought this weeks questions were perfect to get me out of lurker mode... I'm such a lurker! ha! Love your answers, and your outfit! I'm so happy we found each other :D Gah that jacket is amazing!

Sparrow & Urchin

silvergirl said...

what a great red jacket!
enjoyed your answers this week as well

Anonymous said...

Everything you said made sense to me! I would love to join so much more, but realize I must do things that I can really dedicate time to! Being positive and supportive is one of the reason I love the blogging community!

ps. Very cute outfit, love the red jacket! ;)

Linda said...

So true. Each blog event is good for a different purpose. You nailed it in your summary.
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TaylorMade said...

I totally agree with the multiple posts for 30 for 30, I am on day 26 and I have done it multiple times. Most times it was because I was not satisfied with my outfit, so I teamed it up with one I did like.

I wore my similar coat to your today...I live in Oklahoma so we got hit pretty bad with the snow, so it was nice to wear it to honor the day, but also to stay warm.