Fashion Blogging and Good Reputation


Tavi Gevinson of thestylerookie.com

I’ve been getting questions over my formspring account regarding fashion blogging, what-tos and what-nots… I’m not really an “expert” blogger and I can’t really give an “expert” advice. All I can give is my personal insights on how to start fashion blogging and having a good reputation.

Now fashion blogging is not just about clothes, shoes, brands and photos. Well it’s a big part in fashion blogging but there should be more than that. As a newbie fashion blogger, I realized that posting outfit posts too frequently without a story behind it just plain photos won’t get you to where you want to be. Having good photos doesn’t always mean that you’ll be on the A-List someday. Even some bloggers who doesn’t really have nice photos are on the top-list.

The secret to being on the top is always the content. As much as your audience love your photos, they are always after for your story. So probably a few branding on the look would do then you can tell them how you came up with that look or what was your feelings, etc. Your readers came for your story… and that’s why they were called “readers” not “lookers”. And for the issue on how long should your posts would be, well most forum sites advice for keeping your posts under 300 words. I agree with this thought because I really believe that once you exceed 300 words, it will bore your readers already and the tendency is they won’t get the whole point of the story. So it’s always safe to summarize everything.

For the blog design, I know you all noticed how girly and colorful my previous blog designs were. I did get a lot of compliments before but ever since I decided to go on a minimalistic blog design, I don’t really get much compliments like before but I feel ease with my current theme. In fashion blogging, you would be posting different photos with your colorful outfits and all and having a minimal theme would give emphasis more on your photos than on the design. So no matter how plain your design is, don’t worry… it’s not a big problem because all you need to do is work on your content. :uptum:

And always keep in mind… “Success doesn’t come overnight…”

I think that’s all for now cause I think this post is way more than 300 words already. LMAO! But I really really hope this post made sense and you learned something from me today. It’s not everyday that I get the chance to talk seriously here. HAHA! :bib3:

28 Comments

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    Charchar

    August 3, 2012

    "So no mat­ter how plain your design is, don’t worry… it’s not a big prob­lem because all you need to do is work on your con­tent." AGREE TOTALLY!!! but i really do admire you and your blog. ang hirap kaya magupdate regularly, yet you always got anything to bring and impress us readers. (: thanks sa birthday greetings sis. :*

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      ox~missBEBEdoll~xo

      August 3, 2012

      hihihihi.. thank you so much sissyy! hehehe šŸ˜€ super hirap nga.. pero lately, super dami kong gustong ishare sa blog na to.. hehehe šŸ˜€ dati nahihirapan akong maghanap ng topics.. but now.. super overflowing ang topics sa utak ko. wahahahaha šŸ˜€

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    Yuri Choi

    August 3, 2012

    Guess what? I didn't feel bored reading this over-300-word article. hehe I agree with you. The content is very important especially for readers like me who reads fashion blogs but not really a fashionista. Since I don't have the eye for fashion, I don't see things the way fashionistas do. So it's important for me to understand you beyond what you wear.

    kissXkiss

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      ox~missBEBEdoll~xo

      August 3, 2012

      awww..sweetness! <3 thank you so much for reading the whole article, Yuri! šŸ˜€ Exactly! hihihi.. and I think that's what makes it hard for fashion bloggers to do.. find a nice story that would relate to the things they wear. hehehehe šŸ™‚

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    Bella Morcen

    August 3, 2012

    Yeah right! Success doesn't come overnight!

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      ox~missBEBEdoll~xo

      August 3, 2012

      *high five* babe! šŸ˜€

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    nelkajonesjulian

    August 3, 2012

    i love this post, it's very you, and you get the freedom to express it through your blog, keep it up.

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      ox~missBEBEdoll~xo

      August 3, 2012

      hihihihi.. thank you Nelka! šŸ˜€ naalala ko talaga yung small talk natin nung meetup. hihihihi šŸ˜€

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    Angie Vianzon

    August 3, 2012

    Very well said, Ms. Rhea šŸ™‚ I totally agree on everything that you have just said.

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      ox~missBEBEdoll~xo

      August 3, 2012

      Hihihihi… thank you sis Angie!! <3

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    @thesydneygrl

    August 3, 2012

    Nice to get to know you! You have a great blog! šŸ™‚

    Joelyne
    The Sydney Girl
    X

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      ox~missBEBEdoll~xo

      August 3, 2012

      awww.. thank you! šŸ™‚ Nice to meet you too! And btw, love your blog! šŸ˜€

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    @MrsAufziehvogel

    August 3, 2012

    I like this post! šŸ™‚ I'm not a fashion blogger but I guess that can go for most sites in the blogging community what you said. Only because you look top doesn't mean your readers like you because of that, it's really hard to figure out the how + why. I like the new minimalistic look way much better by the way šŸ™‚ Looks more professional to me. And I personally got the feeling you can write rather long posts if you construct them thoughtfully, making breaks with pictures or play a bit with a typography here and there so it doesn't just look like a plain, looooong text. If it looks interesting enough readers will read! šŸ™‚

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    Michelle

    August 3, 2012

    I love this post so much, because you give great advice and know what it is you are talking about. When you had your previous pink design all I'd ever do is ooh and aah over the prettiness and pink, now, I ooh and aah more over your photos – which is a good thing! I agree, a more simple blog theme gives more attention to your photos (if that is what you use heavily in your content).

    Great tips šŸ˜€

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      Michelle

      August 3, 2012

      Ha ha, I typed in my work e-mail so used the wrong gravatar >.< fail much :p

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    Sam Lanuza

    August 3, 2012

    I like simple theme too. It's readable, sometimes I close the window right away if I do not like the layout. But mine is quite colorful haha I am still finding a right theme that will suit my content best.

    It's okay for me to read 300+ words as long as the topic is engaging.

    Great tip girl. I hope to exchange thoughts with you more. šŸ™‚

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    Karen Dayle

    August 3, 2012

    You are really good in making blog post that's it! Your also pretty and ur blog niche is really nice šŸ™‚ overall u really know how blogging works, Thank you for sharing this kind of tips.. šŸ™‚ and most importantly u really know how to communicate with ur readers <3 <3

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    Margaret Gomez

    August 3, 2012

    I agree!! šŸ™‚ Blogging is not about gaining followers, It's about gaining readers! You should feed your readers with substance not just by sugar oated words šŸ™‚

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    Aileen

    August 3, 2012

    I actually favor minimalist too! I actually admire you fashion bloggers, keep it up Rhea šŸ™‚

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    Lourdes

    August 3, 2012

    I admire fashion bloggers because they really make an effort to please their readers and dress up to the max every time they write a post.

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    Kai Grafia

    August 3, 2012

    Nothing beats good content sis! :)) We really should hang out more. HAHA šŸ™‚

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    Janine

    August 3, 2012

    this post is very lovable to read.. and yes, as for me, i prefer the minimalist designs. hoping to get more tips from u, as I am not really good at blogging. šŸ™‚

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    MrsMartinez

    August 3, 2012

    Hey you know what, it's about time someone is able to write about this topic. Some thought that writing a long post will get more reader to like you. But you right, what matters most is the content.

    Kudos!

    xoxo
    MrsMartinez

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    Pinay R.

    August 3, 2012

    I agree with you that it is not just the clothes, but the story beyond these!!! You have a very interesting blog and I do read it!!!

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    Penfires

    August 4, 2012

    For us bloggers, we always need to produce good articles for our readers, what ever the niche is. Also it would be nice to add nice pictures. Happy blogging.

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    @beingwell20

    August 5, 2012

    Content is always king. Un lang… I hope this finally gets in, sis!

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    Sumi

    August 6, 2012

    This is really a nice post! I'm sure many aspiring bloggers, not just those in fashion, will find this helpful. Now, if only I can make shorter blog posts as well, but I usually eat a lot and review food items by the order >.<

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    Carmen

    August 7, 2012

    That was really helpful, thank you for this šŸ™‚
    xx

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