I first joined Chictopia back in June, and after uploading a couple of outfits that I thought were pretty stellar, I got a few comments back but not too much interaction. I kind of let it go, and moved on mostly focusing on my blog. Then, I started seeing more of Lookbook and hearing all the hype (pun intended) surrounding it, so I thought I would give it a try. Wow, I think I can pretty much hear the crickets still chirping since my last upload. I couldn't figure out how to get more friends or "hypes", so I ended up thinking I just "didn't get it" and moved on once again to focus on my blog. Not to mention, I noticed most the people on Lookbook were no older than 21. The first time I saw someone featured in the daily feed that was 29, I was surprised and decided I was WAY TOO OLD to be on this site! So I went back to Chictopia (where I had felt a little more love), and uploaded a couple more outfits. I got a lot of votes on my wedding dress military style outfit, but not many on the other outfits I uploaded after that. So, I am back to questioning myself on why I am waisting my time with these websites when I have a blog to spend all of my time on?
In the afore mentioned blog articles, almost all three of them go on to ask the same question, "Why does it seem like you have to be super young, super thin, and super light-skinned to get any so-called hype?" Well, I have asked myself the same questions. While I don't consider myself super thin (I am a regular sized girl, a 4 on good days, and a 6 on my so-called fat days) and I am also not a "young" blogger either (I just turned 30), and I am a caucasian female, yet I still didn't feel like I connected with very many people.
In fact, for these 2 outfit posts (click HERE to view), I got 0 hypes. I was confused, I really liked these outfits and pictures. Thoughts??
These are the pictures I uploaded with 0 hypes
Now I did get 3 (WOW) hypes on this picture.
So... I just wanted to ask you guys. What gives??
1. Is a size 6 really too big or age 30 really too old to get hyped or chic voted??
2. Are these sites worth your time considering it does take some time to upload, tag, etc?
3. Do Chictopia or Lookbook drive traffic to your blog?
I want to hear your thoughts! I rarely write on anything that could be classified as controversial, but I really wanted to see what all the other fashion bloggers out there were thinking about this particular subject.
Have a fabulous Monday and rest of the week!