Q: When and why did you first start your blog? How has it changed since then?
A: I started Style Symmetry in December of 2007 after I first found Style Bytes. I was so excited by the concept of connecting with style conscious individuals around the world. I would say my blog has changed leaps and bounds in terms of the quality of the photos and content I am posting. (I also started a street style site called The Eyeline in August of 2009, as there are too many fashionable people in my city of Vancouver not to!)
Q: How do you decide what to post?
A: Posting started out as just my daily outfits, but then I added inspiration posts, blogger interviews, Etsy features, ANTM recaps, etc. Nowadays I have a monthly posting schedule that helps me to save time, and also things to not forget to include each feature.
Q: What fashion sites and blogs do you read daily?
A: There are way too many to count, but my favorites are under the ‘Best of the Blogs’ header on my blogroll. Noted sites include: No Signposts, Fluffys Blog, Beckerman Bite Plate, The Glamourai, and Twitch Vintage.
Q: What’s your favorite time of year for fashion?
A: Oh good question – I’ll have to go with summer. Every other season in Vancouver, we get to have lots of layers and add ons, so the challenge of wearing just a few key pieces while still being stylish is always a fun one.
Q: Who reads your blog? Do you pay a lot of attention to reader feedback?
A: People who are looking to get some inspiration and like to read short and sweet posts. A lot of bloggers read my blog, and friends and family. I think also ‘office girls’ looking at the outfits I wear 5 days a week to my day job, and of course don’t forget the lurkers (love you all, whoever you are!). Yes, reader feedback is really important and always welcome. I like to pose questions to my readers a few times a week, and anonymous polls every few months.
Q: How do you see your blog changing and expanding?
A: Lately I’ve been gravitating to a more grown up style, as well as a 70’s bohemian vibe, so that will be a big change. I am doing a 100% vintage challenge next week to get 50’s silhouettes out of my system. Guest bloggers and Post Swapping! I would be excited to expand more in that regard by featuring different perspectives on Style Symmetry. There is a link on my main page on how to get involved for anyone interested. Thanks so much for the interview, tFS.