Thursday, March 13, 2008

Let's Cut to the Chase

So I've been thinking about quitting blogging. Its not the end just yet, but I'm not sure if this is an accurate representation of who I am anymore. I feel like I'm trying to hard to be cool and fit in with other cool fashion blogger. How lame is that? In actual life, status isn't a huge thing to me but I've been blogging for 2 years (the same amount of time as Susie Bubble!)and feel completely underappreciated in the blogosphere. I have a lot of readers but rarely get any comments! I know I'm not half as cool as Susie Bubble, but surely you have something to say?

All of my opinions seem shallow and topical lately. I'm sure I could be a lot funnier, but how? Also, the pictures of me are really bad quality. Being unphotogenic sucks, because I'm sure if people got to see what I look like in real life there would be a lot more feedback/discussion.

Generally I hate when people tell me what to blog about ("Hey, you sound cool, I'm going to Chicago in a month, do you think you could tell me any stores to visit?" NO. I CAN'T. I've never been to Chicago and I don't care about your trip), but I really need some encouragement here. Show me some love. Raise me cyber-self esteem. I really need it right now. If you don't appreciate me, then I'm outta here.

39 comments:

Eli said...

welcome to my recent world. it's exactly how I've been feeling. but I just try to keep going on...

dianca said...

I like your blog. I'm almost inspired to create one of my own. My advice would be to keep going with it but include more things about your life. Keep up with the fashion and whatnot, but intergrate other modes of art and experience into your entries. Posting more candid shots works also. I really hope you keep up with the blogging, I would love to be your blog friend, once I get around to startting a blog of my own (which will happen soon, i swear...)

Tamara said...

hey, i read your blog but i don't often comment.. i think one thing that might pull in more comments is if you didn't make it google/blogger comments only. for a while i read a bunch of blogs that just had these, and it's such a pain in the ass to create an account only so you can comment on stuff!

Danielle said...

Not enough comments? Last I checked your getting around 5 - 10 comments per post, which is plenty - about on par with me, and I've been doing it longer, so if its a competition then I should be jealous of you ;)

But its not a competition! Hipster Musings is awesome in its own right. I want you to keep fashion blogging because I love what you do when you're just yourself! Please don't compare yourself to other bloggers and do what makes you happy.

Sometimes I get so I don't know what I'm doing either. Its not fun to blog when you're blue. So sometimes I take a little break, and then usually after a few days I have too many ideas to post about and I can't help but get back to the blog.

Alexa said...

Your blog is the first one that I visit everyday and sometimes I check it twice! I love your outfits and pictures, your hair is so cute I wish I could pull off really short hair like you do...but really it would kill me if you stopped blogging! (This is my first time commenting, by the way)
=]

the iron chic said...

Duuuuuuuuuude!

Yer bein' crazy!!!
If you say a lot of people are reading your blog then that's enough. I think most people don't comment on stuff because humans are voyeuristic by nature and just want a secret glimpse into other's lives.
I think the minute you begin to second guess yourself or try to figure out why other people have a gazillion comments, you will lose your edge and spontaneity.
Just have confidence, blind confidence in what you are posting about and who you are.
The great blogs are driven by great personality and you have that.
Fact:
people sometimes comment/suck-up on huge blogs so they can make a name for themselves too. It is not necessarily that they have something to say.
We all know this to be true.
Fuck what everyone else is doing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LCL said...

Oh no! You can't quit blogging! I like reading your blog everyday but I suck at commenting. But if leaving an opinion will keep you going than you can count on more comments. I actually have been having the same limited comment problem, but my posts aren't half as interesting as yours. So keep on truckin' and whatnot.
=)

andbemyhero said...

I only started reading your blog reccently, a few weeks or so, and it's already in the top part of my list of bookmarks (i'm that sad). I guess i'm just not the commenty type, but I'll try from now on. I madly evny anybody interesting enough to write a blog to be honest.

ariel said...

please don't quit blogging! you are one of the only blogs i check regularly, its one of the few entertaining, witty ones left out there. i have been a reader for well over a year & it would be devastating if you left the blogging world.

Stararah said...

Don't leave!
I read your blog everyday! It's awesome!
If you quit, I'll... well, do something mean? Okay, I'm not good with threats, but please don't quit blogging!
And your pictures are fine!

Anonymous said...

hi!

ive read your blog quite a bit, and it's really nice!

just because people dont comment doesnt mean that they dont love!

you have some beautiful clothes, and definetly have an inspiring sense of style!

hope you keep at it! love, a reader

Anonymous said...

Please don't quit. i check your blog everyday. I really enjoy it.

bad_kitty said...

i gotta say I read your blog on a regular basis and I totally am in love with it. just be you and say what you think and like and dont worry about what joe blow next door is doing because I'm here reading your blog, not theirs.

anywhoo I'm not a commenter...but I just had to comment because I think it would suck a lot of you decided to stop. (I find your take on things interesting and I like it)

Hope said...

Don't quit, I like your blog. You're sort of a cooler version of me with the honesty and sarcasm and whatnot.

Maybe I don't comment because I'm chicken?

Samantha said...

NOOO!!! DON'T LEAVE! You were the first fashion blog I read and you got me into all the other ones...without you i wouldnt even know who susie bubble is...ive never commented before, BUT I LOVE YOUR BLOG....DON'T GO!!

Alix d'Laire said...

wow. To be perfectly honest, you are the reason I started a blog (said blog is still in its baby stages and has a total of 1 (!) reader, but everyone starts small, right? right?) Not to sound stalkerish, but I have always admired your willingness to be you without being obnoxious about it. Your anticonsumerism is wonderful, as are your snark and wit. My blog (un-fashion related, because I'm not quite that skilled) will never be as awesome as what you have managed to create, but seriously, keep it up, and know that it's a great thing!

some beeeyotch said...

no! you're not allowed! your blog is what influenced me to start my own (which is lagging badly), and i visit it every day. and i really appreciated the fact that you were the only one commenting mine on a regular basis. i'll be there with even more if you stay in the blogworld, i swear!

Catbert said...

In all my creepy glory, I've been reading your blog for awhile now, and you inspired me to start my own blog about a year ago.

I've been meaning to to link you/ask to be linked, but I wasn't sure on the proper blogging etiquette. Plus I kind of feel like Wayne and Garth in an "I'm not worthy" to ask.

However I will comment more to keep you blogging. You're a very witty writer.

Anonymous said...

I visit five fashion blogs daily: Style Bubble, liebermarlene vintage, Fashion Verbaitim, Daddy Likey, and HIPSTER MUSINGS. I love your blog and would be very disappointed if you were to stop. I don't comment because I don't feel that anything I have to say is important. BUT now that I know you long for more comments, I will oblige! I love your aesthetic, your original thinking, your intelligence, and wit. Please don't deprive us of your wonderful insights!

Sarah said...

I usually visit your blog everyday...I just suck at commenting. Don't stop blogging! You would be greatly missed in my little corner of the world

Donna Vitan said...

Ugh! You shouldn't go, I encourage you to keep blogging. It doesn't need to be articles of major, ground-breaking news but I rather like the honest, trivial stuff. Pretty much what I would be blogging about if I were not so occupied. I say, keep it up and have fun. Cheers

Lady Language said...

If you enjoy blogging, then it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks or if anyone is commenting. If I quit half of the things I wanted in life, I would never be happy, plus, I think we are all in our own world sometimes and fashion is a fickle topic. Maybe people visit and don't comment because they think YOU are too cool for them and would never visit.

Also, it could be due to the black background. Admittedly, I pass those by because they are hard for my old eyes to read :) Just a thought. And, if you have Iron Chic on your side, well, that's really all you truly need...oh, and me now!

WendyB said...

Why don't you write about whatever you feel like writing about, rather than fashion specifically?

Jello on Springs said...

Don't quit! Seriously, you and the likes of Iron Chic are so refreshing. You don't try to jam labels and collections down my throat. You're funny and witty and aren't afraid to have an opinion.And God knows I'm completely unphotogenic as well. I have to take about 20 pictures of me in the same position to get at least a descent one.

BanderBlog said...

The Iron chic lady is right, I don't comment because I know nothing of fashion terminology but that doesn't stop me from checking this thing on a daily basis. It's weird cause I know you in real life but your persona here has a sort of coquettish authority, not different from your real life persona but more of an exploration of that particular side of you. It's very cool reading blog you.
Ps, I intend on transforming my blog back into a regular blog again.

lalaliu said...

noooooo...you cannot leave. you're one of my daily reads like really. I have these "daily" reads, but your blog is literally a daily read.

dancer*dust said...

i hope you continue to blog, you're really good at it.

i'm sorry, but i'm one of those people who rarely comment because i'm never sure of what to say. that doesn't mean that i don't like your blog. i think this goes for a lot of your other readers as well.

and i do think you're really photogenic, so please do put up more pictures of what you're wearing.

Anonymous said...

I have never left a comment before but i had to because you cannot quit!!! too many cool bloggers out there have been dropping out like flies....and if you quit, then i might just have to slit my wrists.

i read your blog religiously and i really hope you don't go!!

please stay!?!

-Aurelia

avaruuspoika said...

i read your blog. i've been reading it since last autumn and i check it every day. i just find it hard to comment, mainly because my english isn' so great and you sound so clever :----D but that's just an excuse.

i don't think your pictures a bad. many bloggers have too small pictures which can't be clicked to enlarge, but yours are usually sharp and big enough. and i loved the picture your boyfried took.

i found it amazing when you wrote about the middle-aged teacher @ wardrobe_remix ! it was something special.

i seriously don't see anything you could do better, keep on blogging ♥

Anonymous said...

Don't quit! I go to your website almost every day! I love what you have to say about fashion, and anything in general really.

Tru said...

oh don't get all down...I've been feeling like that lately too. and I really do love your blog. its one of my top 5 faves. I check it everyday and I paticuarly love your outfit posts and seeing your thrifting finds.

Anonymous said...

stop being so fricken bitchy on here.

Hannah Cheeto said...

^Ignore above comment.

Don't stop blogging! I really enjoy reading your blog, like, everyday.

Danielle said...

I really do love your blog, just like everyone else here.
But I think you need to get over yourself a little bit.
you're cool, your readers are cool, and I don't think you should be concerned about how many comments you are getting.
obviously people love you.
you're a cool, smart, fashion-wise girl, and you should not threaten your readers into commenting all of your blogs.

hailey said...

Amazing to see how many people read without commenting. I am the same way since I have you in my google reader, so I read everything but haven't commented. I hope all these comments will keep you motivated to go on with it. I feel like I'll blog for life now, lol - I hope you do the same :-)
Hailey @SS

Anonymous said...

hey, i've been a long time reader, but a first time commenter, but i would like to say that i really like your blog and wish you would keep it.

this was one of the first blogs that got me hooked to fashion and it's one of the few that i still visit. you're very down to earth and sarcastic and i appreciate that. don't let all the other blogs hype get you down---you have fans, too!

so carry on, please!

Anonymous said...

you are wayy too into yourself..you really arent that fashionable or a talented writer to be so cocky.

Ash1314 said...

I read your blog...who cares about comments or how "shallow you think they are". Who is anyone to judge anyone elses opinion..there is no "scipt" to the perfect comment ...If I tell you I think your pretty, take it as a compliment..if you think its shallow whatever....blog because you love it....look at the response you've gotten....if your not satisfied, you've answered your own question!

Ash1314 said...

I hope you continue....(which it looks like you have)