Why I blog

Hello Loves!

A lot of people have asked me, “why do you blog?” This got me wondering… why do I blog?

I started Playing With Apparel as a way to advertise my fashion styling career; highlighting my previous works, fashion news, and must have items. I’m not going to lie, unfortunately I didn’t get the viewing that I thought I would doing this. So I had to switch it up, turning my ‘articles’ into stories, and my googled images into pictures of my latest outfits. This worked! People actually liked what I was doing!

Now, not only do I get to express the way I feel, or think and have people actually listen and sometimes understand…  I am apart of a fabulous little (big) family, of internet buddies and blogger pals. We are all there for each other, to take the time to listen to our opinions or feelings… to meet up for a coffee or several plates of food. It’s amazing! I have genuinely made some lifelong friendships.

So you ask me “why do you blog?”. Well, for the community… this quirky, opinionated, fantastically fashionable group of individuals. That’s why I blog.

@filipajackson

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SHOP MY LOOK (Click the item)

Top: American Eagle Jacket: Zara (similar) Pants: Free People Shoes: Adidas Necktie: Forever 21

xoxo Fil

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86 Comments

  1. August 8, 2016 / 12:55 am

    What a cute post! I love the content and the outfit. It’s always so fun to hear how or why people got started blogging and I think my story is quite similar to yours. You have a great sense of style and I love this look. Reminds me of a modern day Greaser. Keep doing what you’re doing babe! xoxo, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com/

  2. August 8, 2016 / 3:43 am

    This is THE question! Everyone is asking that to me too, but we all have our good reasons! You’re doing a great job with your blog and I’m following for a long time!

    http://violettedaily.com

  3. August 8, 2016 / 9:09 am

    Blogging is such and amazing thing 🙂 i just started my blog, but it’s not my first one. I had 9 or 10 years when I started blogging. Then I stopped and after few years I missed it so i decided to come back 🙂 your outfit is stunning. I love it 🙂

  4. August 8, 2016 / 10:27 am

    And you should keep doing it! Your blog is so perfect! ♥

  5. August 8, 2016 / 11:05 am

    Yes, this is one of the reasons I love blogging so much too! The community vibe and support from other like minded people is so amazing!
    PS. Totally obsessing over this perfect casual chic outfit!
    x Emily
    http://shedoes.com.au

  6. August 8, 2016 / 1:48 pm

    That question is killing me every time I hear it, haha. Great outfit, I can’t wait to get to wear my leather jacket again. x

    Have a nice week,
    Andreea
    http://couturezilla.com/

  7. August 8, 2016 / 2:21 pm

    I can totally relate. I’ve met some fantastic people so far through my blog. It’s really nice to meet like minded individuals and share ideas. Sometimes we set out to do something with a certain goal in mind and end up on a completely different path. It’s fun to see wear things take you!

    http://www.stylebymemory.com

  8. August 8, 2016 / 4:31 pm

    I love this post, girlie! It’s one that I can personally relate to b/c I truly value the relationships and connections I’ve made via blogging as well, including meeting YOU! It really is a wonderful and inspiring community to be apart of. I love your outfit, btw! You always radiate with this cool chic swagger, I love it! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have a great week ahead!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

  9. Kelsbrianne
    August 8, 2016 / 4:34 pm

    Love the post babe! You always have the best style

  10. August 8, 2016 / 4:46 pm

    Awesome post! I get that question often. I agree with you, it’s great to be a part of bloggers community. great photos too 🙂

    Xo, Maryam
    http://www.glamandposh.com

  11. August 8, 2016 / 7:16 pm

    Love the post and you look awesome darling! Love the casual chic vibes! <3 xxx
    Newest post on the blog: http://remisabbah.com/blog/
    Follow @remisabbah on Instagram for fashion updates

  12. Siffat Haider
    August 9, 2016 / 1:46 am

    I think you totally hit the nail on the head, blogging has allowed us all to find such a wonderful community! Also, could you get any cooler?
    xo
    Siffat
    http://icingandglitter.com

  13. August 9, 2016 / 5:09 am

    I guess most of us blog for the same reason, for the community! I never thought I’d enjoy the blogging community that much. Also you look fab! x

    Ela BellaWorld

  14. August 9, 2016 / 8:44 am

    Great post!
    Lovely blog!
    Have a nice day!
    *Carol* and xx Vero

  15. August 9, 2016 / 12:29 pm

    Because of blogging I got to meet you and that’s pretty amazing! Thank you for such being a kind friend to me! always going to be your biggest fan!
    Thenewgirl.me

  16. Tamara
    August 9, 2016 / 3:10 pm

    No matter the reason, I’m so glad you blog! Your post are always such an inspiration!

    XoXo,

    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

  17. August 9, 2016 / 3:35 pm

    Love the jacket! I also get the blogging question a lot – not everyone can relate to it but I’m glad that some of us do!

    LUXESSED

  18. August 9, 2016 / 7:17 pm

    You are so gorgeous and this look is perfection!
    So happy your blog’s doing better now 🙂
    Keep it up!
    XO
    Aimara

  19. August 9, 2016 / 11:54 pm

    It’s always nice, reading this sort of behind-the-scenes story, Filipa 🙂 I blog because, well, I apparently have quite a few things to say. And it keeps me sane amidst my day job which is nowhere remotely connected to neither fashion nor style 🙂

  20. August 10, 2016 / 1:45 am

    Why do I blog? For the fun of it. It feels like I’m doing something great with my life, which I need as someone who has a large ego and always wanting to be a part of something. I love learning about people’s reasons for starting a blog, why they are themselves and why they continue. Blogging is a struggle but it is wonderful <3

    xx   B A S H   |   go   say     H E Y   B A S H

  21. August 10, 2016 / 2:23 am

    I actually get a little bored with only talking about fashion and outfits, the lifestyle posts are a lot of fun to work on and I feel I can get to know everyone better. I love connecting with people through blogging.

    xx Jenelle
    http://www.inspiringwit.com/

  22. August 10, 2016 / 2:07 pm

    I totally agree with you! the blogging community is so awesome, and it’s been so enjoyable to internet meet everyone, including you babe!

    http://www.prettyinleather.net

  23. August 10, 2016 / 9:34 pm

    Girl! You are absolutely STUNNING and I adore your style!

    Amanda | ASparklingStickyStyle.com

    Insta: Manda_Lee_Smith

  24. August 15, 2016 / 5:19 am

    Such great post Filipa! I am so glad that you have taken this decision 🙂
    I could not expect such a wonderful hangout between bloggers when I first started, and I am really loving and appreciating it. I wish I did;t live in Greece though so I could join you on your meetings hehe!
    Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful week my dear!
    PS: I just looove this look!
    xx
    St4ella
    http://www.stellaasteria.com

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