In a world rife with selfies, it seems more and more natural to post photos of oneself on any and every digital platform, however, with more people doing this, the challenge comes down to making them catered to the individual and his/her mission as a blogger, instead of feeling cookie-cutter and same-old that everyone else is doing it and pretty much wearing the same trends and garments.
So why is it so important to share your personal style, and why do you do it? What do you get out of it?
For me, I feel quite sheepish and never 100% comfortable being in front of the camera, yet I do it week after week since my readers seem to really respond the most positively to it. It definitely takes more work than just writing up a post, and putting yourself out there can always pose a bit of a risk from a criticism standpoint. After the post is live, however, I always feel a tremendous sense of pride that I brought all of these elements together to make it happen, and in many cases, am in the rare position of being model, photographer, artistic director, editor, and writer wrapped up into one.
I do have to admit that when it's done very well, I can become mesmerized by great personal style photos, and like to forgot about all of the super hard work that can go into capturing the shots. Wearing something is the best kind of endorsement for it, and I'd rather take photos of myself wearing something and thus making the object come alive, then throw up some shots of just the objects themselves against a bleak backdrop. The answer still feels quite elusive, however, as to why I do it, especially when it's hardly my favorite aspect of being a blogger.