The Style Geek In 2010
**This post originally appeared on my old blog, The Style Geek, hence the many references to that blog.**
Hello Friends! I apologize for being M.I.A the past few weeks. As I said below, over the past few weeks I experienced what I thought was a serious case of writer’s block. However, after further reflection (something that I did a lot of during the past few weeks), I now realize that what I was really going through was a bit of an identity crisis. Who am I? What do I believe? What do I value? What is The Style Geek? What subject matter should this website deal with? What is its purpose? And most importantly, how does who I am as a person intersect with this website?
I’d love to say that I can clearly articulate the answers to these questions, but I can’t…and that’s ok. Because what I’ve come to realize over the past few weeks is that my sense of self—and I would venture to say yours as well—is in constant evolution. What I can articulate is what The Style Geek is and where I’m hoping to take it in 2010.
There’s a reason I didn’t name this website The Fashion Geek. Fashion is always changing. Style, on the other hand is more permanent. As Ariel Foxman, managing editor of InStyle magazine so aptly put it: “Style…is a distinctive way you speak, act or dress.” She goes on to say that while some women are undoubtedly more “stylish” than others, every woman can develop her own personal sense of style. And that’s exactly what The Style Geek is all about. Helping women find a personal style—in word, deed and clothing– that fits their everyday life.
As for the geek? That’s part and parcel to the style. A truly stylish woman is knowledgeable about the world around her, and let’s be honest, the internet is a powerful vehicle for disseminating and gathering information. The geek part of this website will concentrate on the research, books and technology that are shaping our world.
On a more tactical level, in 2010, The Style Geek will have weekly features: Tech Tuesday, Fashion Friday and Style Sunday to name a few. I’ll also be continuing The Style Geek Book Club—and looking to take it to a new level. Think virtual book club meetings where women from all over the country can come together and discuss the featured title. I’ll also be ramping up Daily Inspiration tab, which I’ve been severely neglecting the past few months; and most importantly, I’ll be looking for new ways to interact with all of you. (More on this to come…)
I hope you guys are as excited about the New Year as I am. I’m not much for resolutions (mainly because I never keep them), but I’d love to hear if any of you made any? Or, if you’ve got a website of your own, let me know what you’ve got in store this year!
Happy 2010, Style Geekers! Thank you so much for reading and commenting! Here’s to a great New Year!
P.S.- Before I forget, I also want to take a minute to thank a few people who have been particularly encouraging to me and my blogging efforts over the past month (whether they’ve known it or not): Tiffany, thank you for your kind words of encouragement about my writing! You are so sweet! Valery, thanks for encouraging me to start blogging in the first place and for reading along with me! Remember to “make it work”! Allegra, thanks for brainstorming with me about new ideas and business ventures. Cannot wait to do some closet cleaning! Lisa Ashby and Nicola of The Whole Self, thanks for your kind words of encouragement–I am loving both of your blogs! The Word Wire, thanks for the Twitter shout outs. Your writing is inspirational! Beth, thanks for being such a strong Style Geek supporter from before this was The Style Geek!
*Photo Courtesy of Vanity Fair