i have this love and hate thing going on with chictopia. i don’t really want to give a big fuzz about it since it’s just a site and really, the ‘love’ outweighs the ‘hate’ stuff. but you know, just to let it out there and express my two cents in it i just want to say how i get sad when my pictures go missing in the style gallery. i know i’ve had this concern before and really, i don’t want to stress about it since i don’t mind not being there. i think that the comments i receive express more meaning than me not being able to stay in the gallery. plus, i created a blog now and at least there, no one is really going to ‘eliminate’ me from a ‘gallery’.
i used to feel bad when i don’t get to see my fave chictopians posting here. correct me if im wrong and this is merely my observation, but i notice that when style icons get their ‘label’, all of a sudden they lessen their posts or something. im not saying this happens to all the style icons, don’t get me wrong. it’s just that when i see how many style icons chictopia has, i find that most of them do not post here anymore and have developed great independent blogs already. i don’t exactly know if that’s a good or bad thing for the site. personally, i’m happy for them and it’s all great since now that i have my own blog, i can easily follow them thru it. however, there’s this part of me that actually fears (for lack of proper word for it) that one day i’ll be one of those chictopians that will suddenly ‘disappear’ in the scene and concentrate in my own blog. even more disheartening is the fact that i have noticed some weird (not so nice) things happening in here and i feel like those will make me even more persuaded to just focus on my blog.
you see, im voicing this out because i really love this site. it’s been a year since i joined the community. it has taught me to fix up myself more and given me confidence to just wear whatever i want. it has inspired me to look great and has motivated me through the people i’ve met here. if i really didn’t care for the site, i would have just totally abandoned it and focus on my blog, right? but the outfits are inspiring, the site is user-friendly and the people in here are so kind and sweet and it would be disheartening for me to ‘leave’. i think that chictopia is a wonderful site but it can still improve…
by the way… no.. i’m not leaving. i just thought of posting this because this is what i feel and i think it’s a free world. i mean, whether if you do have the same opinions or not, i completely respect you. maybe, you can even put some sense to me if this whole thing is just gibberish for you and not making any sense… :)
ANYWAY, on to my ‘love’ thing with this site is the fact that my fave chictopians get recognized!!!
Congratulations to all the style icons for this month!!!!
special shoutouts to my fave ones: flattery, thehautepursuit and keiko_lynn
oh yeah, went out to a family event today so for more of that and less dramatic posts like this (haha!).. please visit my blog