01 April 2011

FBFF: Rules of Engagement

FBFF topic this week is the Rules of Engagement.

Wait, isn't that a movie title or something?

Thank you, IMDB. It's also a sitcom we occasionally watch. Apparently people have told my husband that he looks like Patrick Warburton. I slightly see it. But it's more his sarcastic personality on the Rules of Engagement show that makes them so similar.

what do you think?

I think there's a little bit resemblance. But my man is definitely hotter. :)

Before moving on to our FBFF topic, here's a fun outfit I wanted to share.

Most of these pieces came pretty cheap at the outlet near me. Score!

shoes: naturalizer outlet /jeans; banana outlet / cardigan: old navy outlet /white tank: GAP outlet / scarf: LOFT / purple tee: Target

Well I'm not sure how qualified I am to answer the FBFF questions this week, but I'll do my best.

1. Guest posts are a good way to gain new exposure. What do you think is the appropriate way to go about securing a guest spot?

Well since I haven't actually secured a guest spot on another blog or even tried, um...I'm not sure. That's the answer you wanted to hear, wasn't it? Even though I haven't done it, I think the best way would be to approach a fellow blogger that either comments frequently on your blog or is a follower. To me, that would indicate that they already like you (*fingers crossed*) and will be more open to having you on their blog. I think that would be how I would approach it. And I'm sure there are other (better) ideas out there that I can try once I've done this a few times. Ooh, just had another idea...maybe it would be good to offer to have that blogger do a guest post on your blog as well, kind of like a blog swap.

2. Leaving comments is essential to growing your blog. But how can you leave a comment without coming across as ‘Follow Me. Follow Me!’?

Whenever I leave comments, I don't do so with the intention of gaining a follower. Maybe my partial intention is that the blogger will check out my blog as well, but even that isn't a given. I just like putting nice comments out there in the blogosphere and I know that keeping mine positive is also putting good karma out there for me. If that comes back and gains me a follower, then that's awesome. But if it doesn't, I am not going to start leaving malicious or catty comments instead.

3. We’ve all gotten a mass email at one time or another asking for blog exposure, a link exchange, etc… But the mass emails don’t work. How do you make your email stand out from the crowd?

Um, yeah...about that...I've never sent out a mass e-mail requesting blog exposure. I am still kind of new to blogging and I guess I just haven't done that because I didn't wanna come across as needy or whatever. But hey, if it's not considered needy, maybe I'll start doing it, haha!

4. In interacting with other bloggers where do you draw the line between seeking support and begging for exposure?

I can't really speak to this at this time because I haven't experienced this.

5. What’s one rule of engagement error you made and how have you remedied that?

Not trying to be conceited here, but I don't think I have made one yet. I love to have new followers on my blog, but blogging is just a fun outlet for me. I don't have an inherent need to gain tons of exposure at this time. Maybe this will change in the future, but for now, that's the kind of blogger I am.

Check out answers from other FBFFers on modlychic!


  1. First, thank you for commenting on my FBFF post! Second, I just want to say that you are absolutely adorable. Third, your man is definitely the more handsome of the two. Fourth, love that outfit, especially the shoes. Fifth, I 100% agree with all of your answers!

    Wait, is that all? I swear I can come up with a sixth, seventh, eighth and even one hundredth point!

    Nah, just wanted to say keep up the awesome work!


  2. This is why I follow your blog - because you're honest and funny and straight-forward and make me laugh. And yes, I just repeated the same two things twice, but you know what I'm saying.

    Also, I really like that outfit!

  3. You are so cute, funny and adorable!

    Love the way you tied your scarf!


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  4. sorry to leave a comment as an answer (i don't see an email address anywhere!) feel free to link to a polyvore set...or you can link later with an outfit. anything you want...it's your inspiration! thanks!

  5. Love the outfit, living near outlet stores is the best thing ever!! I live 30 minutes away from some...lol What a handsome husband you have, yes he's younger and looks better.

    All your FBFF answers sound like what I would have said. LOVE IT!! I just blog for fun and to get creative ideas out my head. :)

  6. The shoes are adorable! And the scarf is such a fabulous way to accessorize. (I really need to get myself a few). You look so pretty!

    I too have only had my blog for a short time so these ?'s were a bit challenging. Loved your answers!