1. With all the blogging events out there how do you determine which
ones to participate in and which ones to avoid?
As I've said before, I love the community aspect of blogging. We each live our own discrete lives, but through going through the same process, whether it is limiting our clothing choices for a month or wearing similar items on the same day, we become more than just one individual and one voice. It thrills me to know that I'm wearing breton stripes while going about my regular day-- writing for the museum blog, grabbing a slice of kosher pizza, refreshing grad school results browsers incessantly-- and so are dozens of other people living in different cities, doing different jobs, eating different foods. That said, I only do challenges that work with my life and find interesting and/or fun.
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 really. Like I said, if it is fun, promotes community or interests me, I'm there. If not, sorry.
3. How do you give your own flair to a blog event while still
maintaining the general mission and purpose?
Since my blog is all about working within restrictions, both religious and budgetary, I don't think I lose myself while doing challenges. While doing the 30x30, I still crafted outfits that fit my style in terms of look and modesty.
4. When determining the best content for your blog what criterion do
you keep in mind?
I try to stay true to who I am as a person and as a blogger. If something feels off, I won't go with it, no matter how many new followers it brings. The best growth is organic, and the best readers are those who aren't pulled in temporarily by gimmicks.
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?
Commenting, tweeting, pom pom rallies in my head (slight exaggeration.)