Thursday, May 9, 2013

Stop, Collaborate and Listen

On my list of fears and things that make me uncomfortable, I probably should have added "asking for help from others," but I'm trying to get over that one, so here goes nothing! 

It's been a few months since I posted about the whole idea of swapping buttons, and how I really don't think it does a whole lot for building community or even getting new followers.  Since then, I've been thinking about collaboration ideas (does anyone else think of Vanilla Ice whenever someone says Collaborate?), and just haven't gotten around to posting about it.  Looking at my calendar, I realized it's almost June, and I will be at a work conference that first week, so I should really line up some guest bloggers!  It seemed like an appropriate time to run with this idea.

Instead of just swapping buttons that no one will ever click on, I'd like to start swapping guest posts!  We could either trade blogs for the day, or pick different days to guest post on each others' blogs. Here are some topics that I think could be fun/interesting for our readers: 
  • Pick a similar item to style - I know there are quite a few of you that have the exact same piece as I do, so that could be fun.  
  • Pick a trend to post about - either share a remix, or just show one way to wear a current trend
  • Inspiration trade - each pick a favorite outfit of other blogger to interpret.  I did this for Bri back on October and thought it was fun! 
  • Inspiration Piece - pick an outfit from Pinterest or another blog and each do our own version of it. 
  • Guest swap - just post on each other's blogs one day, about whatever.  It doesn't have to be style-related, but that's my most common topic, so probably what my readers enjoy.   
Would any of you be interested in doing a guest post swap with me?  I'd love to have a few lined up for the first week of June, and then maybe every so often going forward. 

**And if you would be willing to guest post for me and don't want to do a post swap, that's fine, too.  I just want to communicate that I'm willing to reciprocate, since it is work to create an extra post for another blogger!

Comment here or send me an email if you are interested, and we can iron out the details!     

Top: Old Navy
Blazer: H&M
Skirt: J.Crew
Shoes: Seychelles


  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this outfit! Well, anything with an animal print I love, ha ha!

    I really like the idea of an inspiration trade. That would be fun to see how each other interprets the others outfit. Fun! Heather

  2. This is one of my favorite outfits that I've seen you put together! I have a soft spot for animal print and green and you nailed it.

    I love reading guest posts, but I am a terrible writer (I ramble and can't stay on topic) so I am always hesitant to volunteer, but I like the idea of reinterpreting a favorite outfit.

  3. Cute outfit! Love the green with the print skirt! I'm up for swapping blogs for the day, just let me know you'd like to and I'm in. :)

  4. I really love the bright green shirt with the animal print! I'm not a great writer, but your ideas all sound fun, and if you are looking for guest posts I'd be happy to swap if you need somebody.

  5. I love the green top with your outfit. If it weren't for the green top and you went with a white top, it would have looked very different. I am loving the printed skirt too! I only have solids and need more prints!

  6. Oh, and I would love to blog swap with you!

  7. Love this idea - I will totally collaborate with you!!! Also, your leopard skirt?? LOVE IT.