Friend Friday: Certified Authentic

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1. Most readers and fellow fashion bloggers value authenticity in the blogs they read. How would you describe blog/blogger authenticity?
Its when I feel like I could possible be this persons friend in real life. There are a few bloggers I feel like are super cool and I would probably have a blast if we ever had the opportunity to meet.

2. When it comes to your blog how to you infuse it with that true/authentic feeling?
In the beginning I was kind apprehensive about putting myself out there, like the new kid at school. Eventually I came across other bloggers that were friendly and inviting, that made me relax alot. I try to keep it simple and easy. For me when too much is going on besides the main objective of the blog I lose interest.

3. Have you stopped following a blog in the last three months? What made you lose interest?
I have never unfollowed someone, I just leave them on my Google Reader. However, I will stop checking for their updates. I have lost interest in blogs that do not update regularly, if they have too many advertisements, if they seems to have a negative feeling about them and if I do not relate to them anymore.

4. We can’t communicate effectively on our blogs, something we don’t live in real life… what are some ways you try to live an authentic life?
I am very straight forward, I never sugar coat anything. That sometimes may come across as harsh to others. That of course is not my intentions but I like for people to know exactly what I am feeling so there aren’t any misunderstands. To me life is alot simpler that way. I think people hold back too much and in the end that’s not good for anyone.

5. Give a shout-out… Which bloggers do you think are truly genuine and why?

26 and counting – Liz is cute and funny. She always wears the best color combination and scarves =)

Closet Confection – I just found Kendra’s blog, but I love it already. I like that her style is very versatile and she has a great personality to match it.

Fashion du Jour – Leslie is another sweetheart, first of all her style is great. But secondly, she is a real inspiration and always has a positive outlook about everything.

Kandi Style – Kandi is super sweet. I have never meet her but she seems like the person you could always count on to cheer you up if you needed it =)

Gourgeous Puddin – I love her Thursday Thoughts! I love when people actually have an opinion about something and they aren’t afraid to voice it. Not matter what it is.

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