Fashion Beauty Friend Friday: In the beginning

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So far, what have been the 5 hardest blogging lessons you’ve learned? What have you learned during this process that helped make you a better blogger as a result? 

I'm not sure I can narrow it down to five! I've only been blogging for four months, but I've already learned the hardest lesson - to be authentic and truthful to whom I am.

When I first began blogging I spent too much time examining those other super successful bloggers. I tried to emulate them and figure out what made them so popular. I compared myself to them, questioning what I was doing in regards to how much they'd accomplished. What was their magic formula, I wondered, that got them so many followers? What did they have that I obviously didn't? What made them so desirable? What about them drew in so many readers?

I quickly learned that comparing myself to others was a fruitless and empty mission, and that mu uniqueness was nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, it was what set me apart. I am not your typical blogger. I have a lot to say. I enjoy examining fashion and style from a somewhat intellectual and thoughtful perspective. I love writing, and I really enjoy doing research. I am intrigued by what makes the world tick, and I like examining why things are the way they are. An outfit pic accompanied by a few sentences will never be enough for me. That's just how I roll. And that's okay.

If I had to name the five hardest lessons, they'd be:
  1. Stop spending time comparing yourself to other bloggers. It's a fruitless, frustrating activity.
  2. Stay truthful and authentic to who you are. It is your uniqueness that sets you apart and makes your blog stand out from the others.
  3. Don't let blogging overrun your life. Establish a schedule when to write your posts and stick to it.
  4. As a fashion blogger, taking great pics is so important. I upgraded my camera a couple of months ago and what a difference it's made.
  5. The blogging community is smaller than you think. Making connection starts by leaving thoughtful, relevant comments on blogs you follow and inspire you. Ask questions, and tell the blog author you admire them. You'd be surprised how far that can go!


  1. very well said!! i love your unique style and i hope you never change to fit another blogger's mold. i also agree though that having good pics is a high priority when it comes to fashion blogging!

    cute & little

  2. Loved your genuine answers :) I always look forward to your unique posts!

    The Real Post Grad

  3. Great tips! I tend not to compare myself to the other "famous" bloggers, I prefer to be unique!

  4. Thanks for sharing your lessons! Number 1 is def something I had to learn as well! Glad I'm not alone in that.


  5. I didn't participate this time, not knowing what to say really. You hit the chore by addressing the uniqueness of each person (blog). I compare myself too much with other blog(gers). Will keep ypur tips in mind.


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