So you want to be a blogger. More specifically, a fashion blogger, but where do you start? Not only that, how do you continue to build and to grow? There are a lot of questions I know you have… I have been asked a few many times over! No worries, I am here to help!
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After running a blog full time, for five years, I can share with you it can get quite overwhelming and confusing! What should you have, what shouldn’t you do, how frequently you should post- I understand there are questions… But to help you out, what I have done is fashion up ten tips over on My Life Scoop with Intel to help you get off to a smashing start or to help amplify your current steps!
- What type of fashion blog do you have? There is more to just having a “fashion blog,” narrow it down. Are you a petite fashion blogger, a vintage, plus size blogger like me? The key here is to narrow life down, to help you establish your voice and to give you a platform.
- Give yourself a schedule. Are you going to deliver articles to your audience daily, twice a week, or more? Once you determine a schedule, you help tell your readers when and what to expect. The more you write the more they will come! Which brings me to…
- Content. Develop unique and substantive content! Give your readers something to feel. Whether a joke, an emotionally charged, informational, or visual, feed your readers fashion and make them want to come back for more!
- Get social! There are many outlets that you can engage your readers on, but even that can get a bit overwhelming. SO, start off on the channels that you use the most and keep the conversations going there. For me, I live on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. In addition to what I use, I also mind the social media channels in which my readers are most active on. Keeping the conversation going is key.
- While I am talking about social, make sure you include the social media buttons ON your blog post and make it EASY for your readers to leave comments and to share. If I have to sign into a rogue account, one that I do not use regularly, I will not leave a comment. Make sure you use a comment system that allows various ways to sign in. Disqus, Livefyre, and Commentluv are places to start!