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Go Big! 52 Blogging “To Dos” in 2014

I LOVE New Year’s Resolutions (or mottos, or themes, or ideas). I love, love, love them.  There’s just something nice about the clocking flipping into a new year, and saying, “I’m going to make this year about X, Y, and Z.” Or …

By: Ashley Robison December 23, 2013

When Do Blogger Product Requests Get Greedy?

Who doesn’t love free stuff? I do. My Mom certainly does. Every single one of my friends do. It’s natural to get excited about receiving goodies, but there’s also the balance between what is appropriate and what is considered to be fishing …

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By: Julia DiNardo December 3, 2013

5 Things Keeping You From Reaching Next Level Fashion Blogger Status

Once upon a time, when I was in middle school, my mom would often yell, “The world doesn’t revolve around you, Crosby,” and I would roll my eyes and retort something wise like, “I knowwwwwwwwww,” and then continue my rant about how …

By: Crosby Noricks September 18, 2013

The Independent Fashion Bloggers Guide To…Advertising, Affiliates, and Monetization

IFB has been around since 2007, and there are a lot of posts in its archives (over 2600 to be exact!). That means there’s a lot of information new fashion bloggers may never have encountered. Speaking as someone with over 1600 posts …

By: Cora Harrington August 29, 2013

Grow Your Reputation as Blogger: Stop Writing, Start Speaking

What are your top skills? As a fashion or style blogger, you might say writing, photography, graphic design, even marketing or advertising. What about public speaking? If you are interested in growing your professional reputation as both a blogger and expert in …

By: Crosby Noricks August 28, 2013

Social Media Slays: 4 Lessons for Stayin’ Alive Online

I kind of love horror movies, and by kind of, I mean that I’ve loved them longer than I’ve been dressing myself.  Recently I was rewatching the Scream series.  For those who haven’t seen the Scream series (SPOILERS!), Scream follows Final Girl …

By: Ashley Robison August 8, 2013

10 [Last Minute] Things to Do Before You Hit Publish

If you’re anything like me, but the time you’ve finished a post you just want to hit publish.  Maybe it’s taken a long time to write the post (and you’re so frustrated, you’re like Eff this!) or you’re super thrilled about the …

By: Ashley Robison July 8, 2013

How to Find the Best Time to Schedule Your Posts

I often wonder if I could be capitalizing on more traffic by getting readers to spend more time on my site and turning them into repeat visitors; if only I had the magic formula of the best time in which to make …

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By: Julia DiNardo July 2, 2013

3 Ways to Create a Blog Network Effect

Network effect is a term that’s usually used to explain rapidly expanding technologies and the increase in value that comes from more people adopting that technology. Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest are all examples where the value of an account increases relative to …

By: YM Ousley June 25, 2013

3 Digital Advertising Terms You Absolutely Must Know

Even if you never want to make your blog your full-time job, when the time comes to start seeing a financial return for your efforts, the easiest route towards getting paid is advertising. It’s not the be all end all of developing …

By: YM Ousley June 4, 2013