Keeping up with the Bloggers (design and writing rambles)

I've been looking lately. There are so many fashion bloggers out there- so many amazing ones- that it's tough to keep afloat in the sea of couture lovers. How do you find an individual voice? How do you find that hook that keeps potential readers viewing your page and then deciding that they want to come back? The content? The visual aesthetics? What defines you? What makes you the innovator?

It's a question I've been struggling with probably since the age of 12, when I started making websites and was awed by the skill of other webmasters who seemed to be so innately talented not only at putting colors and images together, but also in coding those images to appear on the webpage in a specific place. They did it- and still do- so neatly, with such subtlety. When you check the source code, you can see how meticulous the process is- like the perfect seams on a tailored suit jacket or a dress. Not one letter or number out of place. The perfect combination. I wanted to be like that. I still do.

It's tough, though, finding which crowd to which I'm supposed to cater. (It took a lot of effort not to add another "to" at the end of that sentence) Lit nerds who want to dress like their favorite characters? Girls who just want to be fashionable and informed? General fashion bloggers? Or do I just write for myself? I'll figure it out at some point, I hope.

I have so many ideas for this blog, so many potential ways I could utilize this public space. One cool thing is that I am going to London in less than a month and I could not be more thrilled about it. I guess we'll see where the wind and where this blog continues to take me. Hopefully I won't abandon it for another three months again!