Wednesday, November 16, 2011

branding

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Blazer: Dotti // shoes: Big W // shorts:gap // blouse:forecast // bag: steve madden

I wouldn't call my workplace conservative but I am unsure how red shorts would go down in the office. Today we had a training day and I decided that I would risk the shorts, sometimes it gets boring wearing the same old thing to work. It didn't seem to raise any eyebrows so I might even risk it one day in the office.

Our training was concerned with building a professional image, how to influence people's opinion of us and a little on how to "brand" yourself. I am always interested in learning these types of things and couldn't help but think how useful it is in the blogging world. 

Sometimes I forget that everytime I post I am putting myself out there to anyone who happens to stumble upon this blog. Not many of my friends and family realise I have a blog but I googled myself and its one of the first things that pops up so is easily accessible to anyone who is looking for it. I never write anything overly controversial on here but it just reminded me to be a little more aware of what I am putting out into the interwebs.

What about you? Does it ever worry you who can come across your blog or what image of yourself you are putting out there? I think its good food for thought.

20 comments:

  1. Cute outfit! I'm not to worried about people finding my blog because I never put up images that make me feel uncomfortable. People know that I blog but they don't know the address. I prefer it that way so I don't feel like I have to censor myself and can be 100% honest.

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  2. Love the top. It's so fun! As for the good food for thought that you presented, I do think about that too. That is why I don't get too personal in my posts. :]

    Lots of love, B
    http://vivalabreee.blogspot.com/
    Tweet me: Viva_La_Breee

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  3. I love the shorts! I have no idea how they would go down at my work lol, I think skirts were adventurous enough :)

    I try to monitor what I share on my blog, I don't want people I work with to find it... I don't worry about branding though - I studied it at Uni, I know how it works but I don't think I would enjoy my blog so much if I worried about things like that, does that make sense? I am my brand, haha

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  4. I love your top, i love the shorts, and I love the shoes, heck I love everything you have on. Oh gosh, blogging. One of my greatest fears is for someone from work to find my blog. Hehehehehe...

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  5. love the bright shorts - i think my office are so used to me and my stylr that they wouldn't raise an eyebrow at anything really.

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  6. Lovely outfit, love the laying and the colour of the top it's really different. x

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  7. What a great training day- most people's are about manual handling or fire safety or something boring!

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  8. First off lovely outfit-I can 100% relate to trying to balance work and good outfits-I got through the same battle 5 days a week. Also, I just recently shared my blog with my real life friends and family. I was so scared that they wouldn't understand what I was doing or why...I didn't receive any negative feedback but then again, that doesn't mean anything either! I never thought about future or current employers googling my blog-eep...note to self, be more careful about what I post! Xo Lori

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  9. Yea I think about that every time I put an outfit post up... I have never been hugely confident but I think that sometimes you just have to go for it and the results are usually surprisingly positive :)

    Love, Vanilla

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  10. oh my!
    i am loving that blouse hun!
    really cute color and the ruffle
    in top is just the perfect detail!

    thank you for stopping by my blog!



    xoxo
    Melina
    www.onlyaflightaway.blogspot.com

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  11. I adore your outfit. I seriously need me some colourful shorts so badly!

    Yeah I tend to think about the future and what would happen if my workplace or parents or even school mates stumbled upon my blog and found things that aren't supposed to be seen... I try to keep it light and simple and not too overpowering.

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  12. i'm in love with your shirt!

    http://cashmereflowers.blogspot.com/

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  13. Cute red shorts! Love them!

    I think bloggers always have to be aware that anyone could find your blog at any time, and then tailor content to that. I remember once reading another blogger say, "Don't treat your blogger like your best friend". ie...don't complain about your workplace, dish other people's gossip or say unflattering things about others...like you might if you were out with your best pal. I think that's the wisest advice EVER! Even though I've talked about everything from depression to break ups to obesity, I try to keep it free of any scandalous details or words that would be unflattering for my family, my workplace or others.

    So, in short, I can't say that there's anyone I worry about bumping into my blog! In my humble opinion, you can discuss most any topic in a way that's appropriate and thoughtful. :)

    Really, really good thought provoking topic, though! :)

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  14. Awesome shorts! I agree with the comment above mine, I feel I am quite open on my blog as I'm not very concerned with privacy but I definitely don't talk about things that I dislike about work or drama that's going on with friends. Sometimes I really want to vent, but it's not worth it - I have my friends for that kind of thing :)

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  15. absolutely gorgeous and stunning as always love! adoring your top SOOOO much! X

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  16. I love those shorts! Bright red is such a perfect colour for Spring.
    When it comes to blogging, I truly believe that your blog should be a reflection of who you are, what you love, and what you think. So I guess it is a good policy to not say, do or be anything on your blog that you wouldn't want to say, do or be in real life...and so far, all the blogs I have read seem to be written by the loveliest people and anyone who knows them should be proud to stumble across their blog!
    Thanks for your comment, lovely to find your blog xx

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  17. I feel like SO MUCH of my Marketing education made me much more aware of how I am perceived by others. It has definitely made me steer clear of mentioning anything too crazy from nights out or anything of that sort! At the same time, I don't want to act like I'm someone I'm not, so it's really just about finding a good balance between the two!

    Love the shorts, by the way. I don't think they look too risky for the office at all the way you put the outfit together- it looks great!

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  18. I try not to post anything online that I would be embarrassed for my mum to see! Haha. That's kinda my rule for doing everything :) It's funny but most people I know in real life aren't very tech-savvy so although they know I have a blog they don't get it and wouldn't read it. I don't mind though :)

    B. and I met through our blogs back in 2000 so he understands my nerdy ways.

    Oh and I love your shorts! I think they're fine for work, they're a good length! It's hard thinking of stuff to wear to work (especially for me now that I've grown out of a lot of my work clothes), I miss having a work uniform sometimes.

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  19. Oh, those shorts are from The Gap :( Sad. I love them!

    I like to keep my blog a happy place to be. The way I see it, when I go blog hopping and the first entry I see on a new blog is an entry whinging about work or something it's not very inviting and as a new reader it's weird to comment on a post like that. So, I treat my entries like it's my readers first time at my blog!

    x Jasmine

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  20. I've definitely thought about this before. When I google myself my blog doesn't come up right away (which surprised me because my name is my URL).

    I wasn't concerned with appearance before a blog and I'm still not much now. It seems most bloggers dress so perfectly (you included!) and it makes me worry about it sometimes. You're right, someone could stumble across the blog and it could make or break them staying to read.

    It'd be nice to focus a little more on that for me but I've never been good at picking out outfits, doing my hair or make up, and all in all making a banging impression. What did you learn in your sessions?

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