Monday, March 11, 2013

the Queen City Style Diaries...

I've written the first entry.  This has been on my mind for days and weeks. Hell, months.  It is ready to go, but I don't know if I can hit the publish button.  I've written multiple entries over and over in my mind.  Type, delete.  Type, delete.  Do I share and breathe the air deep into my lungs and by chance claim an enormous sense of relief, or do I not run the risk of making a complete fool of myself for all of you to see and know more closely?  The things that I want to push out of me, I hope will bring a sense of peace in doing so, but what if this only makes me look and feel so incredibly stupid?  I'm typically not one to care what others think of me, but at the same time, I have this devastatingly huge desire to please.  What and why IS that?  This is a fashion blog, yes, but it has grown into an amazing corner of my world, and that is because you read what I say, enough of you tell me you want to hear; every single new thumbs up on Facebook is a reason to keep going, and your feedback instills a deep and appreciated sense of confidence in me to tell you more. So, I am turning this over to you.  Here's the precursor for a possible first journal entry.



Not to worry, it will not be crass or lacking dignity.  I just only want to put it out there if you fashion blog lovers are remotely interested in hearing some less than fashionable things I might have to say.  I mean, it certainly won't be a post about the latest trends; but then again, it never was.
  
Oh goodness, with nothing but love ... Whitley

24 comments:

  1. Girl, DO IT. In the end, this is your blog, and there is nothing wrong with sharing more of yourself with your readers. Your readers, the people who stop here everyday, do it because they love you, and that won't change because you stretch beyond the boundaries of what your blog initially started as. I think we all have those same fears (the what-if's), but for me personally, my blog is not only a creative outlet, it's also therapy, and generally I'm going to give you silly dork 80% of the time, but there is that 20% that needs to vent now and then, or perhaps over-share, and that's okay.

    Love ya! And if you happen to be in St. Louis the first weekend in April, you had BETTER let me know. Or maybe you should just make it happen. :)

    Shan

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    1. You are the best my friend. So grateful. I would love to bust on outta here and in to St. Loueee to have an "alone" weekend with you!!!!

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    1. Awesome, girl! Thanks for your interest... We will see what I can cough out of me :).

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  3. it's your blog! Share it!

    http://www.brightandsassy.com/

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  4. My theory is that a personal style blog is not just about the fashion, but about the life of the woman that wears it. If I wanted to look at clothes, I can visit Belk.

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    1. You are so on point Kathleen. Thank you for your readership and support!

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    2. Amen Kathleen - you are exactly right!!

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  5. I would love to hear anything you have to say Whitley :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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    1. Thanks Annie. You are such a good girl!

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  6. I tend to connect more to fellow bloggers when they write what they want, rather than what they think they need to. Go for it, girl!

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    1. I feel the same way on the reading end... it's the writing end that scares me a little. Thank you April!

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  7. Whitley, I love your blog, it is very special. And it is more than "gorgeous shirt!" or "Love your shoes!"
    I'd love to read more about Whitley and her life.
    Take your time if you need it, get it out now, if you are ready!

    Big hug :-)
    Annette
    Lady of Style

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    1. Annette,
      You have been awesome since you started following along the Queen City Style. Thank you so much for your support. You are fantastic, and I am very inspired by you as well.
      My best and appreciation, Whitley

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  8. I think you should definitely go for it! You know I am always in your corner and so proud of everything you have accomplished. I look forward to reading more and I know it will be fabulous! Love you!!

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  9. Do it...do it...JUST DO IT! It's all about moving forward and not looking back! Can't wait to come back for more!

    Thank you for the blog visit love! Hope to see you back soon!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

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  10. "2am and I'm still awake writing a song, if I get it all out on paper, it's no longer inside of me, threatening the life it belongs to....." - BREATHE (2 AM) by Anna Nalick

    If something is in you wanting to get out, it is your calling to share it with the world. The world needs to hear what you have to say, and we are all ears!

    Go for it, Whit.

    Love ya!

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