At this point, I’ve been running this blog for about 5 months. I’ve learned a lot of cool, basic computer skills (how to write on pictures, how to put links in documents, how to set a featured image), but I feel like now that I’ve gotten comfortable in my skin, it’s time to look for ways to broaden my horizons. Since finding Bloglovin‘ I’ve been perusing a ton of fashion blogs to see how I can do it better. From Sydney, Brighton, Georgia and Paris, here are my four favorites (keep in mind I am such a fan of the dramatically adorned, custom costumed, and anything vaguely reminiscent of bygone eras).
And in looking through these blogs, I’ve realized It’s time to move beyond tweaking formatting and into content expansion. So I’d love to hear your ideas on a few things:
Am I the only person who still doesn’t have one of these? I’m mostly just tempted because then I would be able to enter more contests for free stuff, and well, free stuff. Do you find them useful?
- Share-in Style Forum
Post-exams I think I would like to start a share-in forum. It seems like it could be a good way to find new blogs and expand my community. I’m thinking of a theme like: “why is this in my closet?” where people could showcase funky, weird, or cool items that they can’t really live with or without.
It seems like at the end of the week, everyone does a mashup of their weekly instagrams. Is it because they’ve run out of blog posts or would you really be interested in my pictures of bacon and random Catholic imagery (#nd)?
But is all this for naught? I could add have all this technology and more, but looking at all these cool fashion blogs, I noticed a trend.
All these it girls have a look.
Be it red hair, cat eyes, what have you— for Manrepeller’s Leandra Medine, I really think it’s her ever-present chokers. They just have signature faces.
Now, I’ve been told that I have a distinct style, but I think my look (like this blog) changes by the day (and let’s be honest my mood, what I had for lunch, the last movie I saw…). So here’s the real question. Do you think that people with a more distinct look are met with greater success fashion blogging? Or is diversity an enviable and noble pursuit? What do you look for in a fashion blog? Should I try to corner one market and wrack up a fan base (a la Wes Anderson)? How did you start building?
FWIW, I like Twitter! It’s a good way to share out your blog posts so that people can keep track of them without subscribing over email.
Thanks for the input Steve! In that case, would you confine tweeting to just info related to upcoming posts or more of a mix including mundane trivialities?
I started out resolute to only tweet about blogposts and so forth… but it has a way of sucking you in. :p A mix is good though. ‘Engage, don’t just broadcast’, and all of that…