It is still the beginning of December and it has been so eventful. I absolutely love to get out and travel, especially in South Korea. Unfortunately I am usually too busy with work to take advantage of the opportunities here. This past weekend I had the opportunity to see the Demilitarized Zone and Choenan with it’s huge Buddha at the Gakwonsa Temple.
In these pictures I am wearing a Purple Peridot Scarf and necklace. You can check out their really cute accessories by clicking on the link in the sidebar. Also save 10% with code: Purple10. I am also wearing an Old Navy Beanie in Mauve but they are all sold out so I linked a similar beanie with ilymix.com. Use code: cutebrandik20 to get 20% off anything you purchase through them. They have a lot of really cute beanies!
This post is a continuation from my blog post ‘Fashion Blogging For Beginners: The Mistakes I Made Starting My Fashion Blog.’ In this post I am going to talk about the following mistakes I made:
-I did not network with other fashion bloggers.
-From the beginning I did not use very many social media outlets.
First of All
The girls I follow inspired me and I pretty much learn from them. One thing that I wish I had done from the beginning is networking. When I first started posting back in the spring of 2015; I did not have very many followers. I started doing a style challenge to gain attention and it led me to a few lovely ladies who I still follow today (@kandidlykim and @chele_clark to name a couple). Some of these ladies were willing to network with me, which was lucky for me because it opened the door to networking through them with other Fashion Bloggers. I am a very shy in person and I allowed myself to be shy online; not helpful at all. The fashion babes in the fashion world all know that if you scratch their back they will starch yours too. Meaning, if you leave comments and or like their pictures, they will do the same for you. It is still very hard to me to force myself out of my shell and socialize but I have met some really amazing ladies by messaging them and commenting on their pictures. I have gained more inspiration and I learned more techniques from them. I recently joined a group called Style Collective. They have gatherings at various times throughout the United States and I am looking forward to getting back and meeting with other talented bloggers to share ideas and thoughts. Networking is key, you need other talented ladies who understand the struggles of blogging and someone will always have brilliant ideas to share. Collaboration is vital to succeed.
Social Media Outlets
From the beginning I did not have very many social media outlets. My jam is Instagram and my website. This is still true today however; I have learned something important about the need to have various platforms. Different social media outlet will help you get recognized but only if you are keeping up with all of them. If you are trying to get affiliated with a program like Reward Style, as I am; one of the rejection letters I got mentioned the need to have more than a few social media platforms. I don’t know how necessary this is. I have seen girls affiliated who don’t own a website at all. I do know for a fact that what affiliated programs are looking for is your engagement with other people online. The more followers you have, the more likely you are going to sell something.
By the way
Was this post helpful? Let me know what you think about this post by commenting below. If any of you more successful bloggers have any advice for me and for other new bloggers please feel free to share!
Quick Disclaimer: This blog post is simply free advice and it’s an opportunity to share my journey in becoming a Fashion Blogger. My intent is to inspire new bloggers to work towards their goals by sharing my success and my mistakes.
Have some Holiday Cheer!