Have you guys seen the Preview September cover? It features fashion bloggers Tricia Gosingtian, Laureen Uy, and Camille Co. When I saw it, I was like, whoa! Whoa.
I think these girls deserve to be on the cover - they are intensely influential and it's only fitting that a magazine steeped in the hottest trends would recognize that. I mean, not just by featuring them inside the pages but by putting them right up there in front!
This cover makes blogging mainstream here in the Philippines. For real this time. It's no longer a basement project by emotionally tortured geeky teenagers / forever young adults, it's a medium where all the cool kids hang out. Is that a bad thing? I don't think so, but I do believe that blogging - at least for new blogs cropping up - simply cannot be treated as a wholly personal endeavor anymore; it's now ultimately a way to market yourself or what you're trying to sell. Could be a product. Could be an idea.
More than anything, however, bloggers making it on a Preview cover should serve as an inspiration to us all. I'm sure these girls didn't think they'd be so big so quickly when they started out. They had the resources sure, but they were also naturally talented and always pushed against their own limits. One does not simply blog. You work at it and pour your whole self on it before it would be worth anyone's time.
Kudos to Tricia, Laureen, and Camille!