Almost exactly five years ago, I had been blogging a few months and was completely obsessed. I loved the community, the creativity, the sense of possibility and most of all it seemed to be the way to start a new career. Back then, I read blogs like ProBlogger and BlogHer (and still do), but there wasn't anything out there specifically for fashion bloggers. The arc of popularity and professionalization of our niche is completely different from the parenting blogs and tech blogs, and the appropriate solutions for parenting bloggers may not work for fashion bloggers. Five years ago relatively impartial information for fashion bloggers to earn an income did not exist.
And that's exactly why I started Independent Fashion Bloggers.
Independent Fashion Bloggers, founded in September 2007 began as way to share the different ways they could grow and monetize their blog, but mostly because I needed to get answers to my millions of questions about blogging. My goal was to become a professional blogger and help others become professionals as well. Five years later, I've personally achieved that goal, so does that mean it's time to let go of that vision? Absolutely not! If anything there are more options today than ever and digital fashion media is evolving to the point where crossing over is rampant between traditional and blogger media. Now is certainly not the time to stop.
My vision for the fashion blogging community is not that every single blogger becomes a professional, my vision is that every single blogger who wants to become a professional has the option to do so. They don't have to do it alone. They certainly don't have to make the mistakes I had to make to get here. So whether you decide getting 100 visitors a day is your dream come true or becoming the most famous blogger in the world, Independent Fashion Bloggers wants to help you get there.
IFB is going to create content and posts as if you dream about reaching the top, because we want you to. If that's not your dream, then okay, you can take what you like and leave the rest. We're going to keep dreaming big for you.