So I wanted to share my ideas and ways that I have been able to bring life to my blog within the last quarter. Also this is a few tips for bloggers who are struggling or don’t have the enthusiastic to work on their blog.
1) Do what you love, and Love what you do.
I love Fashion, I enjoy a certain lifestyle, and I like writing. In general people are looking for information and they are nosey by nature. That’s why certain blogs exist! Most people comfortable writing their feelings and sharing it with the world, instead of paying for a shrink. It could be your travel journal, fashion sense, you’re cooking skills etc. It’s your blog, and your should love what your write about
2) What’s your Why?
My WHY in regards to blogging was simple… I needed money. I got fired from my job in corporate America, which was the best day of life to honest. But I needed to be busy and work. The more I got back into Fashion and was invited to events the more I wrote about. That was the Summer of 2013. Fall of 2014 I begin to get serious about blogging, researching and joining a group of other bloggers local here that gives resources chances to work with brands. . So my WHY had change to something that was once a need to a desire.
I am a very loud personally and I never been the person to hold back from talking or reaching out to someone who might have those resources that can help me. Including the internet, I cannot tell you how many hours I research “Income for Fashion Bloggers” or “Blogging and Branding” , “How to work with Brands.” , “What is a sponrship?”. I did all that shit and then some. And because I have, I and working local and internationally with Brands, and interacted with bloggers from all over the world. If you live in a hick town, I suggest you travel and become a part of a few online communities.
4) Make friends.
We all can learn from each other! Who cares if were in the same industry. Connect, share, like, RT tweets, and most of all support each other’s work. And be nice…don’t be fake at all. Join blogging groups that can make you grow and learn as a person.
5) Plan ahead.
Hootsuite is my best friend and to postdate a Blog post is my lover. Like AMAZING on so many levels I can’t contain myself. Have control of your blog and still have a life. Also having an editorial calendar on hand is great too.
6) Work for free.
Okay so having a blog is business, but at the same time, you want to establish trust in any and everything you do. Make some contribution to work for free with a local brand or simply write a review on a new restaurant or hair product that just launch. Trust me feedback is a must. And then, you will have brands contacting you and sending you payment or products to review. No one is going to pay you if you have never gotten your hands dirty…#sorrynotsorry.
7) Paying for information.
Now in the future, some things you are going to have to pay for. Especially if you have goals for your blog, and want to work with top brands and etc. Pay what you can afford and learn the rest along the way. If you feel like the subject or the information is something that you need, for sure invest in it. The highest seminar I’ve seen was $700….so what are we learning about again that I might can find online or in a library for free?
If you’re the smartest person at the table, remove yourself. You need people around you that know more than you. And don’t be afraid to ask for help.
9) Be picky.
Go with brands because they speak to you and the your audience that you have built or building. Don’t talk about tires unless that establishment had a great service, that can be on a tweet. Stay in your lane when it comes to working with brands and make sure both the readers and brand can get something out of it.
Saving the best for last because simply….it works. Not sure who you talk to when you go into your secret place, that’s none of business. But I know many of things that have came across my email and people that I’ve interacted with was not on my own actions.
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