Blogs, Blogs Everywhere
Thursday, September 21, 2006
There's always a lot of debate on whether a blog can hurt or harm your career. Lots of people start blogs as a way to launch a writing career (and it can work! if you're good!), and others – like me – already have writing careers but start blogs because they're looking for another outlet to share the things they love (or, more specifically in my case, love to buy).
Lately, it seems that lots of top fashion journalists are jumping on the blog bandwagon, particularly as an outlet for more candid fashion commentary. There's Pulitzer winner Robin Givhan's blog on WashingtonPost.com, the Daily Telegraph's fashion critic Hilary Alexander (who dishes both about dresses and getting snubbed by Hugh Grant) and, for those of you Down Under, the recently controversial Patty Huntington of the Sydney Morning Herald. Even the Style.com gang has a blog to share their more candid moments. And now, rumor has it that Cathy Horyn may join the blogosphere one of these days. I hope so; I always enjoy her narrated multimedia segments in the NY Times' online fashion section (really!). Plus, it will give me another reason to justify how I can spend most of my day doing Internet "research."
Side note: I know my hand looks a little odd in that picture, but how great is that ring? It was maybe $2 in the junk jewelry pile at the Courthouse Saturday flea market in Arlington, VA, and I love it with a passion. Because remember: Always check the junk pile!