Top 5 Tips to Building Your Fashion Blog

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Building your fashion blog can be both really fun and also, at times, pretty challenging. If you want to build your fashion blog like the pros, here are the top 5 insider tips to building your very own fashion empire:

1. Identify your audience.

Fine-tune the message and types of content that you’d like to share with readers – and stick to it! Ensuring that your message is clear throughout helps visitors better understand your blog, and remember it for the next time.

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2. Follow blogs that inspire you.

Drawing inspiration from other blogs that you admire could also help fuel your own creativity. Keeping yourself in-the-know also helps keep you looped in with industry trends and updates in the blogging community (you can subscribe to my blog below! :)

3. Interact with other bloggers.

Interacting with other bloggers not only helps you form meaningful relationships with others in the industry – commenting, liking, and sharing content also helps get your name out there. So go on now, don’t be shy – get those feet wet and start up some chit chat!

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4. Get social.

Building your social presence will be a big bonus when it comes to helping drive traffic to your site. Cross-promoting your blog on other platforms will help rapidly build your audience, and cultivate a following across the web. Read my post on How to Build your Instagram Presence and How to Get Instagram Famous to get some helpful tips to super-charge your Instagram following!

5. Do your research.

Doing your homework on the various blogging tools, platforms, and widgets out there can really help save you a lot of time and headache when it comes to building up your site the way that you want it. Furthermore, the blog-o-sphere is one with a lot of resources and helpful communities. Don’t forget to utilize them!

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How to Make it in Manhattan

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Living in Manhattan is one thing. Making it in Manhattan is another. Want to know how the survivor’s made it? Here are the top 5 tips on how to make it in Manhattan:

#1. BALANCE YOUR LIFE.

Life in Manhattan is no easy feat, and knowing how to keep all your cards in place could end up being your strongest, or your weakest, link. Surely follow the adage “work hard and play hard,” but don’t forget to charge your batteries.

#2. CONNECT WITH THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU.

Although New York is known for its hard face and cold sidewalk strut, one of the best ways to make a bang in the big city is to network. Keeping yourself in the game and open to those around you can prove advantageous when landing a job, learning about your industry or making friends. I talk about this concept also in the post: How to Get a Fashion Internship.

#3. KNOW YOUR WORTH.

Manhattan is filled to the brim with young and talented individuals trying to claim their turf in the big apple. Given the high competition and demand for jobs, companies generally have greater leverage when it comes to pay. It’s important to know your value in the market, scope out a variety of options, and communicate your expectations in order to make sure you don’t get left with the short end of the stick. After all, there are a lot of businesses in New York – it’s up to you to find the one that’s right for you.

#4. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ALL NEW YORK HAS TO OFFER.

It can be pretty easy to get sucked into a rather monotonous routine of the same old places, people, and food. Make a point of exploring new neighborhoods (they are vast!), expanding your social circles, and venturing out from your typical quarters. At the end of the day, New York is more than brunch on Sundays and shopping in SoHo. What’s more, New York is also more than Manhattan – Brooklyn and Queens are just a stone’s throw away, conveniently situated on the subway lines, and just as fun. 

#5. FIND YOUR OUTLET.

With the city comes with its pressures from work, traffic, weather, noise and sensory stimulants. What’s important in managing these pressures is finding what helps you buffer out all the white noise. Whether it’s exercising, picking up a hobby, walking through Central Park or simply meditating, finding an outlet that’s fun and off-beat will help keep you feeling fresh and ready to face the day, everyday.

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You Know You Live in Los Angeles When

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Do you live in Los Angeles?

If you’re too busy honking your horn in rush-hour traffic, hitting a raw foods hot spot, or tanning in December to be able to tell, here is a guide to making sure you’re really kicking it in the sunshine state.

RULE OF EVIDENCE #1

1. THE WORD “LIKE” IS NOT A WORD. IT IS NEARLY EVERY WORD.

This is not something you see only in the movies. The word “like” is not only highly addicting and contagious, but it’s also definitely “LA,” and a dead give-away that you’re local to the golden coast.

RULE OF EVIDENCE #2

2. YOU CANNOT USE THE SUBWAY, BECAUSE THERE IS NO SUBWAY.

While there are a few lonely lines (and apparently more being built up) that currently service several boroughs in LA, the public transit system in Los Angeles is no where near as robust as that of Boston or New York. So to get yourself around this city of angels will definitely require a car or very reliable camel (let’s imagine that this is less weird because we are technically in a desert), as buses can be hit-or-miss.

RULE OF EVIDENCE #3

3. YOU ARE EITHER RAW, VEGAN, PALEO, GLUTEN-FREE, VEGETARIAN, OR ON A CANDIDA DIET.

Although I’m proud, I think I’m not the only one who feels like I’m on a primordial quest to reach my paleolithic past life and in perpetual detox-mode. Everything and anything on shelves, in shops, and in-stores are touted to be the healthiest of the healthy, devoid of any possible salutary or planetary hazards. Los Angeles definitely wins a scorecard with being on the cutting edge of natural, eco-living – now I’m just waiting for un-polluted oxygen to land itself bottled on the shelves at Whole Foods.

RULE OF EVIDENCE #4

4. YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT MONTH IT IS BECAUSE IT’S 60° AND SUNNY ALWAYS.

While there is no shoveling of snow, there’s also no white Christmas – and anyone who’s ever experienced a wintry wonderland in December knows there’s nothing like the holidays with snow fall. When it comes to cozy celebrations as everyone gets snowed in at once, crisp autumn leaves, and colorful spring bloom, LA is definitely out of the loop.

Want to know how to make it in the concrete jungle – on the other side? Check out: The Survivor’s Guide to Living in New York City

RULE OF EVIDENCE #5

5. WHOLE FOODS AND URTH CAFFE ARE YOUR HOLY PLACES.

Are you guilty of the Whole Paycheck? Or of standing in line at 10 PM to grab a Green Tea Ice Blended with Boba? Well, these two foodie hot spots are not only places to grab delicious grub and groceries, but they’re also the places for socialites to see, and be seen. Hollywood A-Listers love to flock on Melrose at Urth, while Venice hipsters hang at the Whole Foods on Rose. Each location has its own kind of “scene,” all comprised of hip crowds and young talent.

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Now you tell me – are you living a classic LA lifestyle? What are YOUR tell-tale signs of living in southern Cali’s westside?