Mittwoch, 20. Januar 2010

Premium - Blogger Panel



The big names had reserved places in the front row, the rest of us bloggers and other people had to find a free spot elsewhere. After everyone took a seat, Mary, Marcus, Christoph, Sven and Imran talked about blogs. It started with a short video in which the wonderful Suzy Menkes said that fashion blogs are the reason for us to have a "conversation instead of a monologue" about fashion. Bloggers are the new opinion leaders who brought the street style into our home and so created something like the "digital style". Everyone agreed that fashion bloggers are very authentic and give us a comment on fashion from their own limited point of view. They have street (digital) credibility and that´s what the fashion industry needed - they took fashion away from a few experts. The problem is that there are now a few experts in the real world (represented by the print media) and some new experts who operate on the internet. There they are the so called good blogs and they are good, but sometimes I get the feeling that there is no room for a few more good ones. It is so difficult to build up a network when there is already an established group. I met one of them in person and she was very nice and today I saw her again. She sat front row, I sat in the fifth. I was there alone, she was with the group and I wasn´t brave enough to talk to her...

Kommentare:

Mary hat gesagt…

Thank you for your comment!

I heard the argument often, that "pro-bloggers" are not interested enough in the younger ones. But, speaking for myself, have to deny that. It is mostly a problem of time-management, you have to meet so many people around fashion week (it's mostly your only chance) and I am terribly forgetful. Just yesterday another blogger spoke to me at an event and I had to leave very quick, because we wanted to interview someone, and I am not sure if I will remember her face next time. So if I ignore her, it will not be out of ignorance, but just plain forgetfulness! I am hoping she will approach me again...
Still I really love to discover new and great blogs, this is one of the things, why I continue to love online - there are so many talents out there and you can discover them so easily! And I recently discovered great new ones and I am always on the outlook. So it is not like we want to close the network - you might just have to knock harder than in the early years

rahelita hat gesagt…

Thank you so much telling me.
I will knock harder!!