Fashion Gossip Do you have it to be a GOOD fashion blogger?

Fashion Gossip Do you have it to be a GOOD fashion blogger?

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purple top with blush leather skirt
purple top with blush leather skirt

Last Saturday we talked about DO YOU HAVE IT TO BE A FASHION BLOGGER?, today we are going to continue this topic but dig a little bit deeper.

Although the entrance fee for a fashion blogger is super low, it does’t mean it is an easy job to take on. I will not talk about how strong the competition is nowadays but the word “plague” does come to mind! Instead, we’ll just focus on the qualities of being a GOOD fashion blogger:

1. Know your style:
You need to know who you are and what looks best on you. Trends come and go, but you should have a signature style that distinguishes you from the other fashion bloggers out there. I am a petite, 41 year old who loves color. I love to try all sorts of different looks but my core style is always elegance. If you ask me what the number one thing I learned from my first half year of blogging is, I would say it is you have to be yourself. There is no need to copy others. And when you build your own signature style, that will define who your target readers and followers will be. They are the people who identify with and adore your style.

purple top with blush leather skirt
purple top with blush leather skirt

2. High quality photos:
I think it’s safe to say that not everybody has a professional photographer living with them. But at least your photos should be bright and clear. The readers nowadays are fast-food oriented. That means they skim through hundreds of social media pages per-day, and they are very visual. If your photos aren’t catching their eyes, they will not even bother to read your content (I’m assuming that you DO have content). To take high quality photos, you may want to invest in a good camera. And I’m not talking about the super expensive professional model. You can get a great camera with a couple lenses for under $1,000. I love mine and never even use any edit tools to touch up. I don’t even know how to touch up. 😉 It is very easy to use (I will talk about my camera more later, so come back to check it out). Other than a good camera, outdoor lighting is a must if the weather allows it. I also found out the photos I took when I was out and about on the streets are more popular than those I took in my backyard. 😉

purple top with blush leather skirt
purple top with blush leather skirt

3. Interesting content:
I know there are many fashion blogs that are only photos and the info about where to shop the look. I feel it is pretty sad that these fashion blogger’s only purpose is selling products. My goal has always been to make my blog like a mini fashion e-magazine to serve the broader needs of my readers. That is why I post 6 themes every week. Overall, what makes others like you and keep coming back to your blog, is the personal connection that you build through your content with your followers; not just some pretty outfits.

purple top with blush leather skirt
purple top with blush leather skirt

4. Frequently posting:
Let’s say you already have your signature style, high quality photos and interesting content, but you only post once or twice a week. Most of the readers skim though their favorite websites during their lunch break and before sleep. If most times they see that your page hasn’t been updated in awhile, will they come back again and again? I know I am the crazy one that posts 6 days a week, but for most bloggers, you should post at least 3 or 4 times per-week. It is hard to build steady followers if you are not steady.

purple top with blush leather skirt
purple top with blush leather skirt

I am certainly not an expert (although I play one on the internet!) and these are only my personal opinions based on my own experience! Please leave your comments below about what you think it takes to become a good fashion blogger so we can all learn from each other, and get better. 🙂 Have a great weekend!

purple top with blush leather skirt
purple top with blush leather skirt

| Outfit Details |   

Purple top :: Nordstrom Rack [similar here]
Blush skirt:: BCBG [ Similar here]
Yellow shoes:: BCBG [Similar here ]
Handbag :: IKWETTA [Same here. Don’t forget to check out their project here]
Sunglasses :: Chloe [Loving these]
Jewelry :: Friend made for me [Loving this]

purple top with blush leather skirt
purple top with blush leather skirt

| Outfit Details |   

Purple top :: Nordstrom Rack [similar here]
Blush skirt:: BCBG [ Similar here]
Yellow shose::BCBG [Similar here ]
Handbag :: IKWETTA [Same here. Don’t forget to check out their project here]
Sunglasses :: Chloe [Loving these]
Jewelry :: Friend made for me [Loving this]

purple top with blush leather skirt
purple top with blush leather skirt

| Outfit Details |   

Purple top :: Nordstrom Rack [similar here]
Blush skirt:: BCBG [ Similar here]
Yellow shose::BCBG [Similar here ]
Handbag :: IKWETTA [Same here. Don’t forget to check out their project here]
Sunglasses :: Chloe [Loving these]
Jewelry :: Friend made for me [Loving this]

purple top with blush leather skirt
purple top with blush leather skirt

| Outfit Details |   

Purple top :: Nordstrom Rack [similar here]
Blush skirt:: BCBG [ Similar here]
Yellow shose::BCBG [Similar here ]
Handbag :: IKWETTA [Same here. Don’t forget to check out their project here]
Sunglasses :: Chloe [Loving these]
Jewelry :: Friend made for me [Loving this]

purple top with blush leather skirt
purple top with blush leather skirt

| Outfit Details |   

Purple top :: Nordstrom Rack [similar here]
Blush skirt:: BCBG [ Similar here]
Yellow shose::BCBG [Similar here ]
Handbag :: IKWETTA [Same here. Don’t forget to check out their project here]
Sunglasses :: Chloe [Loving these]
Jewelry :: Friend made for me [Loving this]

purple top with blush leather skirt
purple top with blush leather skirt

| Outfit Details |   

Purple top :: Nordstrom Rack [similar here]
Blush skirt:: BCBG [ Similar here]
Yellow shose::BCBG [Similar here ]
Handbag :: IKWETTA [Same here. Don’t forget to check out their project here]
Sunglasses :: Chloe [Loving these]
Jewelry :: Friend made for me [Loving this]

purple top with blush leather skirt
purple top with blush leather skirt

| Outfit Details |   

Purple top :: Nordstrom Rack [similar here]
Blush skirt:: BCBG [ Similar here]
Yellow shose::BCBG [Similar here ]
Handbag :: IKWETTA [Same here. Don’t forget to check out their project here]
Sunglasses :: Chloe [Loving these]
Jewelry :: Friend made for me [Loving this]

purple top with blush leather skirt
purple top with blush leather skirt

| Outfit Details |   

Purple top :: Nordstrom Rack [similar here]
Blush skirt:: BCBG [ Similar here]
Yellow shose::BCBG [Similar here ]
Handbag :: IKWETTA [Same here. Don’t forget to check out their project here]
Sunglasses :: Chloe [Loving these]
Jewelry :: Friend made for me [Loving this]

purple top with blush leather skirt
purple top with blush leather skirt

| Outfit Details |   

Purple top :: Nordstrom Rack [similar here]
Blush skirt:: BCBG [ Similar here]
Yellow shose::BCBG [Similar here ]
Handbag :: IKWETTA [Same here. Don’t forget to check out their project here]
Sunglasses :: Chloe [Loving these]
Jewelry :: Friend made for me [Loving this]

purple top with blush leather skirt
purple top with blush leather skirt

| Outfit Details |   

Purple top :: Nordstrom Rack [similar here]
Blush skirt:: BCBG [ Similar here]
Yellow shose::BCBG [Similar here ]
Handbag :: IKWETTA [Same here. Don’t forget to check out their project here]
Sunglasses :: Chloe [Loving these]
Jewelry :: Friend made for me [Loving this]

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25 thoughts on “Fashion Gossip Do you have it to be a GOOD fashion blogger?”

  1. I agree with ALL of this! Your post made me examine my style and I couldn’t tell you what it is most of the time but my husband defined it for me and so I will include that info in a post next week. I may have to link up this post in my post if I may? Love your outfit today Grace! Those shoes are adorable!
    Rachel xo

    Garay Treasures

  2. You offered some very useful and insightful tips for anyone who is aspiring to be a personal style blogger. I also loved your outfit. Very chic and elegant.
    toyastales.blogspot.com

  3. amazing post,amazing outfit and i have to say you are amazing! You are one of my favs by a mile as you always consistantly post lovely outfits with superb pics! You look fantastic and i always look forward to seeing any new posts! x

  4. I agree with ALL of these! And, one- I can’t believe you are 41! I am 37 and I thought you were a lot younger then me. 🙂 And two, your photos are AMAZING! I love, LOVE that you don’t edit them at all! Unfortunately, due to lighting sometimes… I do have to edit mine. Your content is always above and beyond, you really put a lot of thought into your posts. This outfit is great, purple and yellow are not easy colors to mix (in my opinion) and the touch of yellow on your shoes goes great!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    1. Carrie, you are always a such sweet friend to me in this blog land! Thank you so much for all your great feedbacks and help! I really appreciate it! 🙂

  5. Totally agree on you with all of these! Especially the photos part. I hate hate hate it when I don’t have photos that I love. Thanks to Photoshop though. 😉 Can’t wait to hear about what camera you’re using. I’m a little photography nerd and am always curious to find out what people use. About post frequency, I actually have taken a little break from posting 3-4 times a week and I am now down to 2 posts for now because I have been so into golfing. LOL

    -Jan
    janmloves.blogspot.com

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