One of the reasons for starting this blog is because I'm a self-confessed blog junkie, spending hours on the web, checking out blogs, artists and shops I love. In the Blogger Spotlight section of this blog, I will interview those bloggers that have been and continue to be a huge inspiration to me. Who are they?
I am so happy and honored to introduce you to Kendi of Kendi Everyday today. She's one of the awesome-est style bloggers out there. She has a great sense of humor and her impeccable, relaxed-chic style is a huge source of inspiration to me. When I'm not feeling too inspired by the contents of my wardrobe in the morning, I will actually open up Kendi's blog in the morning while having my cup of coffee to see what she's wearing and usually I'll find a style I can copy. So THANK YOU Kendi for being so awesome and for answering my questions!
Could you tell us a little bit about yourself and your blog?
Hi, I'm Kendi and I write the blog Kendi Everyday
. My blog is a style blog of sorts -- I moved to a small town a few years ago and got extremely bored with the town, myself and my wardrobe. After convincing my husband to take my photos, I started my little place on the internet that I like to call home. I post outfit photos about 4-5x a week and once per season I host a challenge called "30 for 30 Remix
" where it challenges readers to make 30 outfits out of 30 items.
What made you start blogging and what expectations did you have when you started?
After reading so many fashion and style blogs, I knew that I wanted to contribute as a blogger and not just as a reader. I had absolutely NO expectations when i started. I simply wanted to find my style and have something to do in this little town of mine. I'm not sure if I would have had the guts to start had I known what I know now, so I think the no expectations was the best approach!
You followed your husband from a bigger city to a small town. Has it been hard to adjust?
It was pretty hard at first to adjust -- I left a city with my family and friends to town 6 hours away. Aside from leaving my family, I think culturally it was a hard adjustment. We went from the culture and night life of a metropolitan area to every restaurant closing at 8 pm. Quite the adjustment!
How do you see your blog evolving over time? A book?
I think that slowly my blog evolves, just as my life does. I see how my style has evolved since first starting out, I see my writing evolving, even my marriage evolving through my blog. I think that is the best part of blogging -- my life for the past year and a half has been documented with words and photos. So honestly, I feel like my blog will continue to evolve as I change and as my life changes. And do I see a book in the future? Only if someone has an agent ready to sign me!
Of course we see your pretty face and your outfits on your blog every day, but how much of 'you' do show online and is this an issue for you? Are there things you refuse to write about?
A lot of what I write about is pure silliness of my day or what I'm wearing. Don't get me wrong -- fashion has a very important place in culture, but I prefer taking it on a lighter note. As far as my voice goes online, I would be willing to say that it's the exact voice I have in real life. I share with my readers the fun, edited parts of my life. So yes, there are things that I don't write about (e.g. a family member's illness, personal problems, fights with my husband, etc). Not as a steadfast rule, but just because I choose to keep my blog a happy and fun place.
What post that you wrote are you particularly proud of?
This past January, I wrote a post called Fearless
that I love. I had no idea when I wrote that post that I would actually be facing a lot of my fears this year, sometimes I have to go back to it and remind myself that I can be fearless, no matter what the situation
What blogs do you yourself read daily?
Too many to count! I swear my Google Reader is going to rebel against me one day because of all of the blogs I add to it daily. It seems that everyday I discover a new great read. I am continually amazed and inspired by so many style blogs and the women behind them.
Link: Kendi Everyday
Thank you, Kendi!