Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Guest Blogger | How to Start a Fashion Blog: Tips and Advice

My lovelies, I started The Embellished Life close to 3 years ago wow! Can't believe it's been that long and to start my blog I basically just started typing.  A screen shot of my original blog compared to today's would be vastly different. I have enjoyed every step along the journey to start a fashion blog so when Jennifer Nelson from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco reached out to me to guest blog a post for tips and advice on blogging, I loved it! 

So please gain some fashionspiration and get those fingers typing!

Source: via Nikki on Pinterest

How to Start a Fashion Blog: Tips and Advice
By Jennifer Nelson

Fashion blogs are quickly becoming the next big thing in the fashion industry. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to be on the cutting edge of fashion by starting a fashion blog. By following this advice about how to make a fashion blog, you will have all the tools you need to spin up a successful fashion blog! Here are five fashion blogging tips that will keep your fans coming back for more!

Tip 1: Be in the Know
The fashion blogging revolution is shaking up the industry, and you have to know what’s out there. Read the fashion blogs of successful fashion schools, fashion merchandising schools, fashion community sites and research blogs. If you know the type of blogs you like, then honing in on your blogging style will be a synch.  

Tip 2: Gotta Love It
What makes you and your fashion style unique is what will keep your readers coming back for more!  Are you a bargain fashionista who enjoys finding the best fashionable deals? Or would you rather post pictures of how to make every day wear more chic? You could also blog about trend spotting or high fashion. Deciding whether you would like to showcase your fashion photography with a small caption or write full fashion articles is a good place to begin. Blogging takes time and dedication, so if you are not writing about what you absolutely love then you could burn yourself out in no time. You know your style; don’t be afraid to put it out there.

Source: via Eliza on Pinterest

Tip 3: Create a Haute Name
You could have the best, most relatable fashion blog, but if your blog’s name is hard to spell, or even worse, hard to remember, your readers could get lost. Your name should be catchy but hint at what your blog is about. Keep it simple. Keep it fun. Make it fashionable!

Tip 4: Create a Couture Template
Find a blog hosting service that works for you. Make sure to choose a template that is fun, easy on the eyes and simple to manage. The most imperative aspect of your fashion blog is that your content is intuitive and fun to navigate, and easy to search.

Tip 5: Don’t Be Fashionably Late
There is nothing worse than anticipating new content from your favorite fashion bloggers only to be let down by the same old posts. Some fashion bloggers update their blog many times every day, so if you have limited time, make sure you are updating your blog at least once a week to keep your readers coming back for more.


With these simple fashion blogging tips in your arsenal, you will be stylishly blogging in no time!

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