Thank you generous Bronwyn, of FashionAbility, for giving a blogger newbie such a terrific thrill!
When I started this blog recently, I could not have imagined a) the amount of creative energy and contentment it would inspire in me and b) the awesome community of like-minded bloggers I'd have a chance to connect with. For this alone, I would be incredibly grateful - but here it's just got better...
S0, here are the participation rules:
1. If you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think.
2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme.
3. Optional: Proudly display the 'Thinking Blogger Award' with a link to the post that you wrote.
(Oh, I'm so about the proud display!)
And apparently, I - and those I tag - have to answer the following:
What is the story behind the name of your blog and nickname?
My husband is one of those people who can come up with a perfect (fake) name for anything i.e. a fictitious pet store, new product etc. I must have run 100 choices by him before he said "Why not k-line? It's got the first letter of your first name and it's a straightforward fashion reference." Seemed good to me. My nickname is the same as my blog name to keep it simple...
What has been your best or worst blogging experience?
I have so many little best experiences each week with this blog. On a macro-level, I'd have to say the best thing is being motivated to write and share my love of fashion. On a micro-level, it was pretty exciting for me when I got linked to for the first time by, Lady of Lacquer, a blog I really respect. Oh, and having the chance to comment on the great ideas of others - and to receive comments on my own posts - is a recurrent best.
What do you want to happen to your blog in 2008?
If only Bronwyn hadn't taken world domination, this would be a no-brainer! :-) What I'd love is to increase my readership as a way to enjoy more meaningful communication with bloggers around the globe. I'd also love it if the blog inspired some planner at L'Oreal Fashion Week in TO to get me a couple of tickets to a show :-)
Blogs that Inspire Me to Think (Who May Well Have Been Tagged Already):
Agathe at Style Bytes makes me think about the act of dressing in a totally new (theatrical/young/foreign) way.
Riz at Mode et Utopie is, like, the thinkiest person ever.
WendyB deserves this simply for her knowledge of British history - never mind her business acumen and gorgeous design!
Suzanna Mars at Style Sauvage helps me to contextualize the collections, along with Riz.
Stopping at 5 is going to be seriously tough but I'll finish with Dreamecho, a woman who brings her personal philosophy to her style.