Thursday, 15 September 2011

Going back to the beginning

I'm going to be a bit sporadic with posting over the next month - I have 2 essays due in in the next fortnight, and then I have my exams a couple of weeks after that. I intend to write some posts, but there will most likely be long gaps between posts!

Once that is all over, I'm taking the winter off studying before I start my dissertation next spring. Which will leave me more time to do the things I enjoy doing, like writing and playing the piano.

I've been thinking a lot about the direction that I want to take this blog in and now I feel more comfortable with blogging as a concept and have a much better idea what is out there, it is time to go back to the beginning, to the very reason I started blogging in the first place, which was to fill what I see as a very real void in style blogs.

When I started the blog nearly 3 years ago, I had just got into this arena of the internet and was slightly frustrated that there seemed to be very few style blogs written by goth/alt. types. I have found a couple, but whether it is the penchant for all black clothes, or the surprising uniformity of the culture (I've always found it odd that a bunch of people who pride themselves on individuality could be so conformist amongst themselves) but there is so little out there it is quite frankly not on. This epiphany did come to me when I was discussing style blogs with some friends, and someone said they didn't like a particular one because the style wasn't to their taste.

I read a few style blogs and none of them really reflect my personal style. But regardless of that, they do offer me the opportunity to see other styles, and pick up items that I may not have considered before, or ways of pairing garments. I feel more comfortable in my own skin, and my clothes, than I did this time last year and as I mentioned before, a fair bit of that has come from the blogs I read creating positive reinforcement in me. I hope you'll bear with me just a little bit longer while I get to the pause in my journey that will allow me to grow and expand this little corner of my universe!

After all, black doesn't have to be boring!

In the meantime, enjoy a little Larry Lurex.

1 comment:

  1. I've been thinking about this as well - I'm a goth and proud to stand up and say so but I don't have a goth blog despite occasional meanderings about All Saints and Heavy Red clothes, the Sisters of Mercy, Victorian Prostitute re-enactment, Jack the Ripper, Bad Whitby Experiences and the BEAUTY of Carl McCoy back in the early 90s.

    Actually, I suppose I do have a goth blog! I'd like to write more about style but am not personally very stylish so doubt anyone would want to read my pontifications! :)


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