Don’t Be Afraid To… go out and meet your peers by attending online or in-person conferences and forums.
The fashion blogging community is made up of some pretty fantastic people who are more than happy to share their knowledge with newcomers. Lucky magazine has started holding conferences for fashion blogger’s (FABB – the Fashion and Beauty Blog Conference) as does the IFB with their Independent Fashion Blogger’s Conference, and BlogHer is a great online forum full of resources (Full disclosure: TBF herself, Kathryn Finney, is BlogHer’s Editor-at-Large). Just as you now have all the technology to start a fashion blog, you also have Endless resources that are just a keystroke or two away – use them!
Fashion blogging is not for the faint of heart and those that do it best are the ones who are committed to making their sites the best they can be. Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere, Vahni creator of Grit and Glamour, and our very own Kathryn, founder of TBF are great examples of bloggers who had an idea, the courage to take that idea to the world wide web and the stick-to-itiveness to turn that idea into a successful, professional blog. Follow these tips, and you could count yourself among some very fine company.