Sunday, February 22, 2015

Blogging 101: 7 Things I Learned from Fashion Blogging


The world of fashion blogging is such a large community. When I first started out, I was a bit overwhelmed given that there are several other bloggers like me. However, it is also the exact same thing that makes fashion blogging a lot of fun (for me, at least). There is an opportunity to build relationships and become part of a larger community, albeit online. If you are curious about venturing out into fashion blogging yourself, or is just starting out, here are some of the things I've learned along the way that will help you prepare for what's ahead:

7. Fashion blogging isn't solely about fashion... it's more about showcasing the unique you. It may sound like a cliche but unless you showcase your unique style, it is easy to be drowned by other fashion bloggers. I know I am not the most influential fashion blogger out there but there are brands reaching out to me for collaboration and other types of partnership. That speaks a lot about their ability to recognize my genuine passion for fashion and other similar interest. 

6. It can be a creative outlet. I am always surprised when people are shocked to find out that I blog even though I work as a full-time writer and internet marketing manager. Blogging about the things that I enjoy can serve as my creative outlet.

5. Social media is a powerful tool. I used to think social media is just a space where people share their rants or photos. However, if you can utilize these tools well, it can help propel your blog to the next level.

4. Proper organization is key. If you have decided to become a serious fashion blogger, you must be prepared to set aside the little things that don't contribute to your overall productivity. Good time management skills can also be your life-saver!

3. Blog jealousy is normal... but don't let it distract you. It can be disheartening to work your heart out on promoting your blog and not getting the same opportunities as other bloggers do. Don't get yourself into a negative self-talk. Think about making your blog a better space instead. Just because you are not there yet, does not mean that you will never get there.

2. Other people's opinion don't matter (the negative ones at least). Some people might make fun of or ridicule fashion blogging and regard it as frivolity. Again, don't let these distract you. Focus on what makes you happy and continue to work hard. After all, you only have yourself to please. If you're happy, then other people's opinion hardly ever matter.

1. In connection with the item above... confidence. This is one of the things that I have gained once I ventured into fashion blogging. This is not to say that I lack confidence prior, but it has certainly elevated it to a point wherein I do what I want to do without seeking approval from others. I sure have come a long way from someone who was shy about having my photos taken. And now, I can proudly share my looks to the rest of the world and be confident about it.

What about you? What have you learned about blogging, especially about yourself? 


PS - I'd like to share some exciting news. I got featured on Independent Fashion Blogger's website for the third time. Check out more below: 


Style Conscious

Believe it or not, the fashion industry is the second most dangerous industry to the planet. Between the (leather) tanning, gold mining and dye industries, fashion may look great on you, but not so much on "Mother Earth." This week we have links to bloggers who are looking into what it means to be a kinder consumer of fashion. And of course, we're all still gossiping about that Oscar's red carpet too.

Links à la Mode: February 26th

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  1. I love this post! I think I have learned that I shouldn't listen to what rude things people say to me about my blog. I love blogging and it's helped me interact with so many people around the world.

  2. Very wise words, Abby! This is great advice. =)

    I hope you are having a great week so far!


  3. Love this!


  4. Hi Abby! Thanks so much for visiting my blog, I'm really glad I found yours! These are wonderful lessons.

    I would love to follow each other - I've followed you on GFC, instagram, twitter, pinterest, and facebook. Do you have a bloglovin? I'd love to follow you there as well, if so :) Just let me know how I can help, and definitely keep in touch!

    xo, Dolce //
    Leave me a comment; I'm always looking for new blogs to follow!

  5. Fantastic advice! I enjoyed reading. Thanks so much for visiting my blog.

    Keisha xo

  6. I really enjoyed reading this! I know exactly what you mean. The more I blog the more I learn, and I love making fashion blogger connections. There is more to his blogging "stuff" than people think! :)

  7. Great post, I really like your first two points, those are so true. Portraying your unique self makes for a more interesting blog and it really is a creative outlet. I work fulltime and blogging is such a great hobby.


  8. Abby, what a great job you've done with this post! These are all such important points! Loved reading it!!!

    Victoria, gone with 'The Wind of Inspiration'

  9. Thanks for sharing these great tips!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  10. YES on creative outlet. That's what mine is. It's honestly something that gives me a chance to be creative and keeps my occupied outside of my full time job.

  11. Great tips. Social media is a powerful tool. That is probably the biggest thing I have learned. I agree about it being a way to showcase your unique style. If we focus on that, maybe it will be easier not to compare.

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  12. Hello Dear <3 Great post and your blog is wonderfull ! <3
    Maybe we can follow each otcher via GFC or facebook?

  13. These are all spot on! I totally agree with all of these points! Definitely have blog envy from time to time, especially since my blog is only hovering around the 6 month mark. I also agree with it being about unique you and a creative outlet. Social media is huge and I have been trying to focus on that!


  14. Like I said over in my blog, you should consider doing a similar photo shoot with the girls you pick for bridesmaids!! It was SO much fun :) Also, noticed I wasn't following you which I thought I was? Anyways, followed your blog on facebook and blog lovin so I could keep up even better with your posts! Feel free to follow along as well with my blog!

    Couldn't agree more with all of these points about fashion blogging. I love trying to be unique and it challenges me to think more creatively about what I wear every day as well! Gives me more confidence honestly!


  15. Great post!! I agree with everything you stated and it helps. :)
    *Great blog too. Wanna stay in touch, please?*

  16. Totally agree with these.

    P.S. My blog has moved to

  17. Wow, I agree and love these! I've learned to branch out of my "style box" and try things that I normally wouldn't have tried.

  18. Thank you for sharing this! I certainly agree with your points here :)

  19. Thank you for sharing. This was a very helpful and insightful post. I agree on so many points you covered, especially your blog becoming your creative outlet outside of your full-time job and proper organization in order to maintain a consistent, well-developed blog.

    After blogging regularly for several weeks now, it has become such a therapeutic hobby and has served as great "me time". It is something I can proudly call my own, because it is a unique showcase of myself.

    Have a great week!


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  21. Blogging in general has really enhanced my life for the past few years. I view opportunities and my day so differently. I'm also more likely to try a new restaurant or outfit to possibly blog about it. :-)

  22. Well said and I love that meme!

  23. Well said and I love that meme!

  24. Preach love! Using social media effectively has been my biggest lesson, that I am still learning. That and to stop worrying so much about being perfect and just do it.

  25. I just agree with every point you've made in this post. Number 6 is a point that's close to my heart; I don't blog full-time but I love having that free online space for creativity (however little or much I have of it!).

  26. I love this post- you give such great advice & make excellent points about blogging!

  27. Thank you for sharing too! I was like "no wonder" when I read that you're in internet marketing.. it's pretty perfect of a full time job a blogger can have :) I'm in marketing myself so I can vouch for that as well!

    Jessica ||


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