Thursday, October 2, 2008

I Heart Hijab In All Its Colours

Blogging is an interesting experience, however it can be a very demotivating one. When you don't recieve many comments, your hits drop, other bloggers get media coverage that you do you can end up not blogging because you feel negative about it. I thought that was the problem with my blogging and why I find it hard to blog sometimes. But I think, really it is that I have put too many limits on my blogging.

hy should I restrict my inspiration? Why should I have to seperate my love for Rayyan's clothes from my love of Egyptian and Turkish outfits? Surely there must be other people who like them all too. Why should I care if other bloggers do things similar? A community is full of similar people who interact with each other and I shouldn't pretend that a New Zealand Muslims blogger can be niche. I don't think there is another one so I'm niche enough already.

So apologies for dumping a whole lot of posts and the eventual rationalising of my many blogs into fewer blogs. I hope you don't get lost and that you still keep reading. Please forgive me if I do anything that annoys or upsets your blog reading experience. I will tidy it all up in time inshallah.

So Hijab Chique will still be the blog name, as I like it, however it will be a blog not exclusively deveoted to LMOTP's Rayyane. I find it hard to endlelessly blog her outfits as like me she wears a lot of the same clothes again and again. Tesettur Hijab will eventually be shut down but the posts and new posts on tesettur will live here. I will also feature abaya when I like them, Egyptian hijab and even some New Zealand / Australian based outfits with items from stores we have here. So hopefully more posts, more motivation and more diversity :)


Hum said...

Long time reader here.

I was a bit confused by all the posts appearing in my feed reader, but i just went with the flow.

Yes, Rayann's outfits are interesting and I'm sure you'll have your hands busy when the third series starts again, but its nice to do something YOU love now and again.

So keep doing it for yourself and Allah.

Candice said...

I think you should go with what you want to blog about in general and not focus only on Rayyan. It can still be a major focus, but I think most everyone enjoys anything you put forth, like these latest posts. :)

Anonymous said...

i think this is a good decision because I frequent this blog and tessettur all the time (im a creeper, jk) and it would be easier to have them all in the same place.

hani said...

a stalker of yr blog. :D Just wanna say I love your turkish style blog and i used to frequent your rayyan (this one) blog till i lost the link. So keep up the good work! ^_^

Terry said...

Don't let things get you down. I personally love your blog! Your outfits are obviously well researched and I can tell you really put alot of heart into what you do.
I can relate to alot of what you're saying. I have an Islamic clothing website ( and store and, although I work endlessly at it, I do get bummed sometimes. I feel like I have soooo much more to do to improve and no time to do it.

Whenever you feel down, just remember we love ya!

Scarf Ace said...

i know how you feel about not getting comments and that gets you down. but i enjoy your blog(s), so keep up the good work!

Pixie said...

LOL I am one of those lazy people/bloggers so lack of comments never depresses me (I also avoid leaving them sometimes but know i stalk both your blogs and love your hijab finds the most out of all hijab blogs so I am pleased to find them condensed to make my stalking easiers): D

Mariam said...

Salam chica! I just wanted to let you know that I love to visit your blog when I have time and the lil one isn't keeping me from getting on the computer :) I don't always comment on blogs because I don't have time, especially if I'm reading it on the go on my phone. But I love both your blogs, if you combine them that would be great :) Saves my lazy self some time hehe.. Keep it up and don't let lil things get you down.

spahrky said...

I'm not a muslim, but I have a similar standard of modesty and buy a lot of clothes from online stores meant for hijabis. Just wanted to tell you this to let you know how non-niche your wonderful niche is. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for all your hard work on all your blogs and giving inspiration to all of us who love to dress modestly.

Aisha La Estudiante said...

Sallam Sis,

I love blogging and hijabi style blogs. Although I find it takes up a bit too much of my precious time. I should be cleaning my house, studying and shopping but here I am cruising style blogs and posting about Muslim hip-hop on my opinionated blog. Oh well. I like your blog, you're in my links and oh mi goodness wasn't the 3rd season of Little Mosque on The Prairie good?

Sallams, Erica Aisha

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