Thursday, December 8, 2016

All About Blogging | Blogging Tips

Blog is the best thing that ever happened to me! It had inflence on me in the best possible way. Blog is my baby, my safe place where I get to share with you everything that I love. Place where I can express my creativity. It's some kind of a life project to me as it is the only thing that I stayed loyal to through all of these years. I was one of those kids who couldn't just stay on one sport, I needed to try everything from basketball to tennis.
Blogging is changing enourmously, just like all social media and you need to keep up with it. For me that's the whole beauty of it. You are constantly on the move, it's never boring!
Let's get down to bussines! Today I wanted to share with you few tips when it comes to blogging, from writing to collaborating with brands.
Okay, so I will start with the most important one:

Think longterm!
So, you got an email from a brand saying that they want to work with you. They will pay you xx euros and all you have to do is to promote it on the blog or Instagram. My advice would be to think before replying. Wait for one or two days, think through if that is something you are aiming for, does that represent you or your work? What would your readers say? Does it fit into your concept? Don't let money blind you. Always stay true to yourself! To sum it up, always think longterm and about the whole concept that you are offering. That is always more valuable and appreciated than money, you will spend it on something after all. On the other hand, your credibility will be ruined forever. The next one is just a sequel of this rule.

Don't say yes to everything!
Just don't. Be strategic, and ask yourself twice do you really need that. It would be silly to have a sponsored post about drip pan on a fashion blog, right? The truth is you are there because of your followers and they would be quiet in shock if you would come up with that. Again, don't let money blind you, because it can never be good to go against yourself and it can't last too long.
Stand up for yourself, if you don't like something that they are offering, just say it politely. It's very important to have an attiude from the very beggining so they will respect you. Don't forget that it’s always up to you! They need you, not opposite. I don't mean this in a selfish or narcisstic way. Just in the terms that you need to show attitude or they will treat you like they want to.

  If you accept it do it right.
It doesn’t matter whether you are a begginer or not, do it nicely. In one of the previous posts I talked about fashion blogger programs. If they accept you they will send you clothes in exchange for a review on the blog. Depending on your blog they may ask you for a wish list first  to check your traffic. I noticed that a lot of girls do literally what they ask for. You don't have to, don't be like everyone else. You can name your post like you want to and you don't need to talk about it through the whole post. You just need photos and unique links at the end, and that's all. Same goes with wish list, your post doesn't have to be named like that. You can post your regular outfit post and in the end you can give some suggestions on how to wear that skirt/dress and put all links in there. Make it pretty and let it fit in your theme.

For the sponsored post, the hardest part is to arrange everything so that the both sides are fine with it. But once you got it, everything else is piece of cake. So, don't forget to show attitude and make rules. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose and that all right. That's life and that's how you get experience.

 Stay true to yourself! Be unique.
People don't want to read copy/pastes. They want to read you because you are weird & funny and you have an amazing style. So embrace yourself and don't be afraid to show it! That's why people are going to come back, for you. Be weird, be you, never settle for something less than your true self. Write about what you love, just go with the flow! And be consistent, that's very important (I guess in today's post everything is important, haha). You need them to get used to stop by every week and you can't disappear. Once when you do it it's hard to get back on the track.

 Don't forget to have fun!
In the end, point of the whole journey is to have fun. Enjoy every minute of it! Learn, fail, learn again, create, succeed, have fun. On and on!

I hope you found some of these tips useful!


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20 comments

  1. Loved these tips Ana! You are so right! Especially about not saying yes to everything. It's easy to do that at first but you have to stay true to yourself. Happy weekend!

    Liz
    Www.lizzieinlace.com

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  2. These are great tips and all very true! I love that you remind us to think in the long term. Sometimes it's easy to think short term and just get caught up in what everyone else is doing. But using these tips are will be a great reminder. Thanks for sharing. Xoxo, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com/

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  3. These are great tips honey and I would even add the point of knowing your worth and not letting big companies push you around! But most of all having fun with it is just so important!

    Helen xx
    https://ch1k.com/discover-bangkok-in-2-days

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  4. AMAZING tips Ana! And I agree on the point to stay true to ourselves because it is important for us to have our own voice in order to make our blog unique. I've been struggling on the consistency issues because sometimes we get that mental block or we get too overwhelmed with work that we can't blog regularly.. Stuff like this happens and it's pretty dampening.. Thanks for sharing your tips though ;)

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  5. Loved all the tips. All of them are essential ideas one shouldn't forget in the journey of blogging
    xo
    Anju
    http://codedressed.com/

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  6. I totally agree - I love having my blog as a creative outlet. And it's like free therapy LOL. Great tips - thanks for sharing!
    XO
    http://www.lehoarder.com

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  7. These are such great tips! I'm learning a lot lately and the wisdom of other bloggers who are steps ahead of me is helping me on my journey. Thank you so much babe. You look incredible in that plaid ruffle top by the way.

    Love, Liz
    stylewich.com

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  8. Totally agree with all of this. I'm just starting off at least in this playing field and I've been trying to tell myself to not just do anything and be selective. Thanks for sharing your tips!

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  10. Well said! I definitely agree with you 100%. It's important to work with brands that represent you well. It's never a good idea to work with a really large company that doesn't support what you believe in anyway.

    On a side note. I love your off the shoulder top! Super cute!

    xoxo,
    Maggie S.
    ❤Clothestomidnight.com

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  11. Great tips babe! Totally in the same page with you for not saying yes to everything and be unique! After all each one of us has certain brand images to build ;) and enjoying ourselves is definitely one of the most important thing about blogging.

    Xx, Jessie
    http://4evajessie.com/calzedonia-ss2017-fashion-show-verona/

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  12. This is an amazing and helpful post! Would have been ideal if someone had told me before opening my blog. Sometimes it is not difficult to start a blog but keep it.

    Kisses

    www.vanedresscode.com

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  13. hello cutie!!
    Thanks for your tips, really many brands want look just their interest, as always.
    Sometimes we learn. sometimes get experience :)
    love the ruffle top and the selection under the post!!!
    xx
    Eva
    www.themermaidfashion.com

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  14. Hey Sweetie, Totally Agree with your post, I Had many situation when i needed to say no to Brands. I think Blogging is not just about Money and we should always accept what really fit our Style:) And loved your Red Top:)
    Love Open Kloset By Karina
    New:http://openklosetfashion.blogspot.pt/2016/12/prestige-hotel-budapest-elegantclassic.html?m=1

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  15. Agreed: you have to be very picky about your collaborations as a blogger! It's crucial!

    By the way, love your outfit so much!

    http://stylesprinter.com/

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  16. Love this post. It is so true that you shouldn't say yes to everything, and sty true to your brand. I have definitely had my fair share of items and offers which I had said no to because I either didn't want it, it didn't suit my audience and wasn't something I would recommend, or it was just from a company that had a bad rep which I didn't want to be a part of.

    http://aloveaffairblog.com

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  17. These are great points! Not saying yes to everything is so important! Thank you for sharing!

    xo, Maryam

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  18. Such a great post! I love each and every one of your tips! I couldn't agree more! I love that you also mentioned to have fun and stay true to who you are!

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  19. Thank you for your tips! I love that you say stay true to yourself, because I believe that is so important!! Happy Holidays! xo, Jessica

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  20. These are amazing tips Ana I'm so glad you shared these with us! It is so important! Enjoy the holidays dear!

    www.ministryforstyle.com

    x Mandy

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