Professional Blogger Spotlight: my style pill

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Tell us a little bit about My Style Pill?

I started My Style Pill almost three years ago and it started out as just a creative outlet for me to express myself when it came to fashion and style. Now, I still continue to do that, but have transformed the blog into a personal style diary where I wear and style outfits, showing and hopefully inspiring readers to look within their own closets and come up with a fun and fresh approach when it comes to their clothing. I love to remix, and I try and keep that a constant on the blog as well. I don't feel that just because I have a blog that what I am wearing is the most trendy, stylish or what
everyone else should be wearing. I just have a love of fashion and style and want to share my opinion and viewpoint on it with whoever wants to check it out! 🙂

 

How did you monetize My Style Pill? (ie. consulting, ads, product sales, etc.)

I work with sponsors who I believe in and who are a good fit for the blog. I also work as a brand ambassador for different companies/brands, and with clients through personal styling consulting.

 

How has blogging affected your career?

I was working in magazines at the time when I started the blog and was starting to feel unhappy with my current position and what I was writing about. I decided I wanted to make a change and needed my own creative outlet and before I knew it, the blog was born. Eventually with the crash of the magazine industry a few years ago, I was forced to change my whole perspective on work and what it was I wanted to do. It was after major lay-offs that I decided it was time to work for myself and make the blog and my consulting work real and profitable. Losing my magazine job was the best thing that could have happened to me because I had to take matters into my own hands and make something happen. I still work in editorial from time to time as a freelance writer, which I love.

 

What are you working on now?

Right now I have a couple different projects in the works with large brands that will be coming out later this summer, early fall as well as some fun editorial pieces for some publications in Asia and the US. I am also always adding on new clients to my styling business, which is really exciting.

 

What is the most important piece of advice you would give to aspiring bloggers?

Invest in a good camera if you want to take outfit photos to share on the blog. Otherwise, just start it! That is the first step. Then, keep at it daily…write and post photos consistently, even if at first you don't make it public. Getting into the routine of blogging will help you form a structure, which is important. I also suggest trying to form a community with other bloggers you like and respect. Lastly,always, always remain gracious and humble…no need to burn bridges and it will help you in the short and long run!

 

 

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7 Responses

  1. Maycie

    These interviews are great. I learn something new each and every time.

    I love her advice on taking the first step and just GOING FOR IT.

    Man! I really need to invest in a good camera.

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  2. Diane

    Hi,
    I enjoyed reading your blog. I agree with your thinking. Some women get caught up in HAVING to wear what is trendy or in style right now!
    I only donate clothes that have seen better days. Meaning they are perfectly acceptable to wear,but,I’ve just outgrown the love affair with that piece. Let someone else enjoy it! The other pieces I mix and match for new looks. Some pieces are 5-10 years old and no one knows! Taking care of your clothes is key for long lasting wear.
    I write a blog about fashion,must haves and anything in between. Would love for you to check out! Thank you! Hope to read more of your work. http://lovesgrbaseball-fabulousfashionista.blogspot.com
    Always,
    Diane

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  3. Medge

    I love her blog! I read it daily! Definitely love the way she keeps it real, and I say that in sense that her style stands out but is still wearable.

    Great interview!

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  4. Kate

    I’m so glad I got to see your site! Thanks for the advice, it’s great that you are able to do what you love.

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  5. Heather Fonseca

    I don’t usually read these posts but this one was really interesting. Like the author of “they style pill” I’m freelancing and using my blog and website as a way to foster my business. It’s good to know it can happen!

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