Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Hump Day Spotlight: Our City Lights

I've decided to start a new series to be posted every Wednesday (Hump day, duh!) because one of the things I love about blogging is getting to know other people's tastes, vision, and personality through their blogs. If you think all blogs are the same, they're not. Everyone has a unique voice and my goal is to hi light one blog a week that I read regularly in hopes of sharing with you blogs that I feel have a true sense of individuality and creativity. I'd like to kick off this series with Diana from our city lights.
In order for you to get a taste of what this wonderful blogger is like, I've asked Diana to answer three (random) questions. (I kind of fell in love with this blog when Dianna posted about a book on Vintage tattoos.)
Describe yourself in three words.
reserved, straightforward, idealist


I
f you could only have one technologically advanced piece (i.e. cell phone, computer, tv) and only one, what would it be? it would be my computer. the internet is a capital invention and that is how i meet the coolest people (aka you, Christina).

How do you see success in the blogging world or what do you think makes a blog "successful"?
Blogging is a great hobby and even though it's great to make money out of it and an empire out it (via Gala Darling, and Fifi Lapin, The Coveted for example), it's really important to not lose yourself in your blog. I have followed blogs from the very beginning and slowly dwindling down each post, i can see they are blogging not just for themselves, but for the readership. I stopped subscribing to some blogs because they lost what made them different and trying to tally up to other sites loses the character of the blogger. i think a successful blog needs character, individualism, and a personal rapport with the readers and being involved in the blogging community.

Check out this photography
How cute are her and her husband?{all photos via our city lights}
Diana is obviously one smart lady who has good taste in anything vintage, but most importantly, she's not afraid to be herself, which I love. So what are you waiting for, go check it out!

19 comments:

vicki archer said...

Great interview and off I go to visit, xv.

g. said...

This is a cool idea.

Bromeliad said...

Nice intro to interesting blogs.

Lolla Moon said...

I could not agree more when she says "i think a successful blog needs character, individualism". i'm going to have a look on her site.

also, thanks for the lovely comment you left me. :)

Blair said...

Brilliant idea! I haven't seen her blog before but now feel quite inclined to check it out! Love the pic of her and her hubby!

Ginger said...

How cute is that? I love the aesthetic of her blog, and the photography is pretty fab;)

ms. less is always more said...

I love her ideas on keeping your blog "real" and "you" - I have had the same experience with reading other's blogs that no longer seem original and I'm always trying to check in with myself and my blog that I too am being original. Great thoughts... any who, on to check out her blog!

Miss Aimee said...

checked her out and LOVED her blog. thanks for sharing...and what a fun great idea for a series. keep them coming.xo

Julia said...

Happy hump day to you too! this is honestly one of the best ways to get through such a dismal day--by meeting a new and brilliant artist!

drollgirl said...

i loooooooooooooooooooooove diana's blog! she is very unique and cool, and her blog is different than any other that i visit. she is a keeper, for sure.

Hanako66 said...

I love this idea!

Great interview...can't wait to check out her blog!

♥Aubrey said...

I just stumbled upon your blog...I think it's adorable! Meeting new people is always fun. {Can't wait to read more}

Diana said...

you have the sweetest readers :)

Jennie Bee said...

What a neat idea!

K @ Blog Goggles said...

I love her blog so much. This is a great series idea - I love learning more about my bloggy friends!

The Socialite said...

Great post! Diana is awesome and I completely agree with her statement that it's "really important to not lose yourself in your blog".

great point!

Jennifer said...

Oh, Diana always creates a lovely story! I do particularly like her quote on "i think a successful blog needs character, individualism, and a personal rapport with the readers and being involved in the blogging community."

- Most important value to a blogger is their character & individuality. Well said!

Gabbi said...

Very much agree on what she had to say about blogs needing individualism, character and personal rapport... great read. Thank you!

Diane said...

My gosh, I love Diana's blog!! She's a cool gal, too.

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