If you’re interested in a career in the fashion industry or just a place to document your love of fashion one of the best things you can do for yourself is to start your own blog. As a blogger, you’ll make sure you’re up-to-date on the latest trends, become a part of the fashion community and establish a group of followers. However, it can be tough to know where to start so here are some tips on entering the blogosphere.
1) Figure out which website is best for you.
Some good sites for beginners are sites like Tumblr and WordPress. Use Tumblr if you’re more interested in the social aspects of blogging or still need practice with your writing/photography skills. Tumblr allows users to “reblog” other member’s pictures and text posts so you can scroll through and see what you’re interested in before venturing on your own. WordPress and BlogSpot are more geared towards the individual. Like Tumblr, you can select a theme and URL for free, but there’s much less social interaction between bloggers. Because of this, WordPress is generally geared towards the more professional side of blogging.
2) Decide What You Want To Write About
Having your own blog is so great because you have complete creative freedom. You can write about your own personal adventures, your opinions on the latest trends, or share your favorite DIYs with your followers. The possibilities are practically endless so make your first few posts trial rounds of what really interests you, and go from there.
3) Ask a Friend (or two) For Help
Even if you tend to work solo, having a friend give you their input can be useful. For instance, if you want more OOTD (Outfit of the Day) posts, but your photography skills aren’t very sharp asking a friend with the best Instagram pictures for help just might perfect your posts. Plus, it might be fun to collaborate with friends every now and then.
4) Don’t Get TOO Personal
It’s perfectly okay to write a post about how your day went, but keep angry personal rants off the internet. If you’re unsure if something is okay or not think, “Would I want a future employer to read this?” It also helps to remember to focus on positive aspects of your life and write about things your readers may find relatable or interesting.
5) Have Fun!
Writing for your blog shouldn’t be a chore so much as a favorite hobby. If you find yourself stuck on finding the right ideas or posting less try going out and looking for inspiration via your friends, magazines or your favorite bloggers (like The Chic Daily).
Article by Savanah Yaghsezian