This blog is about seven months old (just a baby really) and I have finally discovered the wonderful world of stats. The amazingly powerful software that is WordPress allows us to discover which of our posts are most popular. What do you think?
My most popular posts deal with men’s style, what to wear and what not to wear. And my all time most popular post was a funny, controversial post about What Men should Not wear to Work, read by over 800 people.
I think I knew this already. Friends still mention this particular post. I enjoyed writing rules for what men shouldn’t wear to work, and finding some funny pictures. I enjoyed having a gentle dig. A few became angry, especially a few chaps who felt that it was “sexist” to condemn men for their horrible clothes. And not all the rules were acceptable to all – quite a few people disagreed with the attack on the short-sleeved shirt (including my husband, who would never have worn one for work himself). But many regular readers (including Maria) claim their husband has now stopped wearing clumpy shoes.
I feel this post worked well because it was funny, but apart from the wry observational remark, I cannot do comedy on a daily basis.
In fact all my posts about Menswear rate highly which tells me I need to write a bit more about men; maybe a Friday feature is called for.
Overall “style advice”, such as I can offer, is the top topic. Many readers do want to discuss how to dress, so I may spend more time on trying to help people with their dressing dilemmas. How not to dress for an interview got, and gets, lots of hits, with one careers advisor telling me she tells her clients to read it!
And even people who do not need, or want style advice themselves, enjoy my critique of politicians and people in the public eye. I was glad to see Nicola Sturgeon taking my advice and getting a tartan jacket. If she changes her hair too she will have to admit reading “Fit and Flare”.
And I noticed that Lord Smith of Kelvin, who has recently reported on the powers our politicians now see fit to give to Scotland, also likes to wear a tartan tie.
I may have another look at politicians and people in the public eye. I don’t find “celebrities” very interesting but business leaders and politicians fascinate me. Any requests?
Recently I thought about dedicating certain days to certain topics, a la Wearable Wednesday on Pretty Grievances. I am thinking of organising my posts so that on specific days I cover specific projects, allowing men who like to read style advice but really don’t want to know much about sewing to just tune in on a Friday, say. Could I possibly arrange my posts like this?
Friday – Menswear
Saturday – SWAP update (until 1 May 2015)
Sunday – other sewing projects
Monday – guest post or personal profile
Tuesday – Style advice
Wednesday – more makes, including printing
Thursday – inspiration
Probably not. I have a busy, and demanding full-time job. I have a wonderful family I like spending time with. The guest posts take ages (especially getting photos from other people and getting them checked). Most other posts are written at outlandish times, generally very early in the morning. So although a plan does have some appeal I do not want this blog to become hard work. To be honest I write about what interests me – whatever takes my fancy. I write about what I am doing and sometimes I like to look at clothes people wear and to interpret them. I am also open to suggestions so please let me know what you enjoy reading.