Much like a movie or TV show, what our audience sees in blogging is the polished end result – not all the blood, sweat and tears that got us there. One of the great things about being part of a community is that, along with all the friendship, networking and inspiring – is commiserating. Right? Sometimes you just need to sit around with your friends and talk about the stuff that isn't that great, too. We asked some of our favorite fashion and personal style bloggers to share some of their thoughts on the less flashy, sparkly, fun-filled parts of blogging.
What's the least glamorous part of fashion blogging?
Anna Jane Wisniewski, from See Jane:
“While blogging has so many upsides there are the occasional downsides, such as photographing yourself. I'll never feel comfortable watching people pass me by and wonder what the hell I'm doing getting my photo snapped. Also, let's face it, it can be pretty tedious plugging away in front a computer after putting in a full work-day (especially if blogging is a hobby, like it is for me); being hunched over a computer for the majority of the day is about as far away from glamorous as it gets for me!”
Alicia Lund, Cheetah is the New Black:
“Obviously blogging and answering emails in my yoga pants with messy hair (also occasionally while wearing a face mask or zit cream).”
Anthony Urbano and Dustin Tyler Moore, Closet Freaks:
Anthony: “Outdoor winter photo shoots! Trying to “smize” when you can barely feel your face is so hard. Is this what botox is like?”
Dustin: “All the laundry. After a week of dressing for photo shoots and events the clothes really do pile up.”
Grace Atwood, Stripes & Sequins:
“Sitting in my sweatpants at 2 a.m. on a Friday night editing photos or trying to get a collage just right!”
Jessie Holeva, Trend Hungry:
“Blogging may seem like a dream ( and it is, I totally LOVE it) but hard work is the number one ingredient. Most bloggers are a one-man band. Even though my site has contributors, I'm still involved in every facet – loading posts, making each post SEO friendly, writing and editing posts, creating graphics, social media promotion, guest blogger outreach, negotiating with brands, being my own accountant & IT department, pitching contributing pieces to spread the word about Trend Hungry. Blogging can turn into a business, but most of us enter it for fun. The more you view your blog as a business, the heavier your workload and the more strategy you put behind it. And like anything worth doing, there's no guarantee of the outcome.”
Tanesha Awasthi, Girl With Curves:
What do YOU think is the least glamorous part of fashion blogging?