Saturday, 6 August 2011

When you're in the blues...of blogging


Okay, you're a fashion blogger. You start everything with a load  of enthusiasm, you have bunch of ideas for your posts, inspirational photos, maybe some outfits in mind. This is what makes you a real blogger in fact, this and the ability to interact with people all over the blogosphere.

However, I'm sure that we all have THAT  period at some point, when you feel like you just have to come up with something fun, new , interesting to satisfy your readers, and you have absolutely no idea. It is natural, but it is also so frustrating!
I have come up with some simple tips (soo simple that I'm sure even you have thought of it, it's just all gathered in one simple post now) to get your beautiful & inspiring nature back on track! On top of everything, it is ilustrated with moving names of editorials from different magazines (Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, W Magazine etc.)


All that glitters is not gold  or 

NEVER EVER write low quality posts just because you are in a rush or you have no idea of what you should do next. I would much rather prefer see less posts on a blog, but written with all the heart, than just some inspirational photos threw there and there. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE inspirational posts, but you always have to specify what is your target like "I've been obsessed with Miu Miu lately" or "This post is supposed to showcase how much my best friend means to me".


White noise OR
Even if you have no recent posts lately, that shouldn't make you loose contact with your fellow bloggers! Au contraire, this could be a good thing, you could have time to socialize more and bring new audience to your blog. One of the many valuable that I have learned from the lovely Gala Darling is that "communication is key". You can't wait for positive and honest feedback if you never comment or share your impression towards blogs and other things online. 


Made to measure  or
If you start writing a blog post thinking "Oh, how come I haven't thought of that column on X's blog" or "I'm not as good as..." just STOP IT! Take your time, maybe get away from the computer and always remember that we are all individual and unique, we all have special things to say , in our own way and we shouldn't let resentments or envy control us! In the end it's about QUALITY, not QUANTITY!

Wanted...HONESTY
It's always a hard thing to be able to make the difference between what should be posted online and what should stay in your circle of friends, because it's your own safety we are talking about. However, don't pretend to be someone else, and write about stuff that you wouldn't have the courage to normally say outloud. If you start everything on the fact that nobody would find out, you are lying yourself and your readers.

Why don't you...?
Destress a little! Don't forget why you have started blogging in the first place. Take a deep breath and remember the great achievements and the fun you had. Listen to good music, go out & everytime you have an idea, write it down somewhere!

Sending lots of lovely love, Mary M.

19 comments:

  1. Great post! I agree with most of the things you say — and I try to apply them to my blog as well. Especially the All that Glitters is not Gold. I can't stand blogs with crappy posts, with only photos and no text (or poorly written one). If you can offer nothing to your readers, who is going to read you then?

    http://beindiebetrendy.blogspot.com/

    xoxo

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  2. Agreed! Especially that bit about quality over quantity.

    xo
    unbelievablykylie.blogspot.com

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  3. love the cover
    orange is really everywhere this summer

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  4. thank you! you have addressed everything so explicitly, and I love it! you used the magazine articles amazingly! I feel like inspiration posts, often are random and I want to see some connection or an idea to link everything together. sometimes I feel the pressure to blog at every other day intervals rather than when I truly want and a forced posts isnt good for anyone, not your self of the reader. quality for quantity, i absolutely agree!

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  5. the cover on the 1st pic is awesome!!!

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  6. Great post!
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  7. I love your blog :D
    I am following you! Take a look at my blog and, if you want, follow me too :D

    Kiss
    Lara

    http://lara-ilmondoamodomio.blogspot.com

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  8. thank you for the amazing tips!

    xitsagirlthingx. blogspot.com

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  9. Orange is in!
    I love it!

    & if you like check out my blog, I am having a fabulous giveaway for a pearl necklace $168 by Pomegranate. Don't miss out!

    http://lea-oh-lea.blogspot.com

    xoxo
    -lea

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  10. I just read all the tips you wrote and loved it. It's good point and thank you for sharing!

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  11. Lovely blog.
    http://xtheperfectmess.blogspot.com

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  12. Thank you so much sweetheart! I really appreciate your lovely comment! :) I will post some outfits picture later so please have a look :)
    Of course we can follow each other, I´m adding you now :)

    Have a lovely day xxx

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  13. Nice blog! I'm def going to follow you, follow back?

    xx
    rebelrousher.blogspot.com

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  14. Wow! Thanks for those amazing tips. I shall keep those in mind.when i first started my blog i'm guilty w/ posting just photos and no texts. Thanks for following me!am following you back. first started my blog i'm guilty w/ posting just photos and no texts. Thanks for following me!am following you back.

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  15. oh i'm so glad i found your blog! this post is great!!! i agree with most of your points, especially the one regarding honesty!!!

    jos xx

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  16. I totally get what you mean! I've felt like that many times while blogging.


    XOXO
    styleworthwhile.blogspot.com

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  17. You are such a genius. I hate blogs that have so much "white noise." It makes me not want to read anything. Also, high-quality posts are a must. Don't write just to post something. Write something meaningful, or don't post anything that day.

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    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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