Yesterday was a very big day in blogging. The Independent Fashion Blogger Conference took place in NYC, conveniently during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York. The all day event showcased some of the biggest names in the blogosphere. Top names in Fashion blogging and the editoral industry were in the house, including BryanBoy, 13 year old blogging sensation Tavi of Style Rookie, Jennine of The Coveted, and a slew of others. I was slaving away at work in Baltimore, but luckily used the #ifbcon hashtag to follow the content. The info was beyond informative. I wasn't there, but I was there! Here are some of the tweets that I RT'ed for everyone.
RT @Curvatude: Find a way to create a firewall btwn yourself n the business side of your blog NYTimes editor #ifbcon
RT @Curvatude: Why are bloggers held to a different set of rules than the other fashion vehicles? #ifbcon
RT @CindyLou_: If u blog about something ur passionate about, weither u like it or not, ur maintaining ur integrity. #IFBcon #BlogEthic
Roselyn at Tempt'd did a very thorough live blog of the four panels. Much of it was opinion, but a wealth of information none the less. I'll be collecting more information for a follow-up post tonight. Feel free to share any links that you may have!
I absolutely loved the conference notes that I viewed. The bottom line is that bloggers are real people sharing their opinions. Sure, some may be swayed by money and or product. It's sad but it's true. Some people may blog just for the "fame". That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard. I have to agree, however. Nevertheless, bloggers are here to stay. Move over magazine editors, we're doing the damn thing too. Take it or leave it.