Somewhere on everyone's blog there is a bit about how you should go about blogging - tips, don't's and just overall ways to improve both your following and content. But they never really give the raw details about how blogging really goes, so I'm here to inform you all. Happy Reading!
- Your blog will change so don't try to make it perfect the first time. I change my blog template about twice a year and I'm always improving a feature. Don't stress yourself over everything.
- Blogger cliques do exist. Feeling left out? That's the motive. Don't get me wrong, I have a London fashion squad but it's when certain groups of girls think they're better than others, we have a problem. It doesn't hurt or cost to be kind to others.
- You don't have to look like everyone else. Yeah it's nice to explore the trends that are popping up everywhere but make sure you have something unique to offer. The amount of stylists I've worked with that find that bloggers all look the same is terrible. Bring something new to the table.
- Follow to Unfollow. This is very annoying once you catch on to the fact that some bloggers will follow you on Instagram or Twitter then the next day unfollow you. Some people are just out to get the followers but since I've been working with PR agencies, I've found out that most times its not the actual blogger doing it. There are new softwares that promote organic followers (not bought) and the system will automatically do this. So maybe she's not a complete b*tch after all.
- Being inconsistent will be your downfall. A week of not posting on Instagram will take you from 900 page views to 100 easily. Give the people what they want!
- Your feed is your resume. Every brand or PR agency thinking about working with you will check your Instagram feed first so make sure you have professional shots and things worth looking at! Please
- Brands will tell you no. Please don't get too upset about this because things won't always go as planned but if you make a long list of companies and contact them all you're going to find someone that wants to work with you. AND be realist. You're not going to land a Missguided campaign on your first go babes.
- I've realized that posting at certain times really doesn't matter when you have loyal followers. If they want to see you, they know where to find you. Don't get worked up about posting at exact times.