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How to Write an Awesome Social Media Bio

160 characters or less. That's all the space you have to convince the world at large to follow you and your brilliant tweets, instagram pictures and other various steams of your digital life. If you think it's ...
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20 MORE Post Ideas for Fashion Bloggers

Jennine wrote an amazing post, 31 Post Ideas for Fashion Bloggers. I have this post pinned on my bulletin board for days when I just think, "What the hell can I write about?" Since there are alwa...
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Business of Blogging: Reward Style

 As we've discussed at our IFB conferences over the past year, the landscape of fashion blogging has come a long way from the self-publication-for-the-people days of yore. Today, personal style blo...
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How To Shoot A Runway

So, you've got your camera, you've got your gear, you've got your passes to all the shows you want to see at Fashion Week SS'12. You're standing in the pit, waiting for the lights to go down, and all of the...
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What Carrie Bradshaw Can Teach You About Blogging

Is it just me, or is Carrie Bradshaw the patron saint of fashion bloggers?  Oh, it is just me--my bad.  That's okay, because either way I'm going to share with you why we can all take a few lessons from Sai...
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How To Write A Great DIY Post

Over here at IFB, we've noticed that DIY, or Do It Yourself, projects are popping up all over the blog-o-sphere. Some blogs like P.S. - I Made This... are entirely devoted to such projects, and some use ...
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Basic HTML Tags Every Fashion Blogger Should Know

HTML?!? These days blog platforms make it easy to upload photos, so why do bloggers need to know HTML? Not every website is going to have the exact WYSIWYG( "What You See is What  You Get," basically tools ...
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Do You Need Press Credentials to Cover Fashion Week?

The first time I applied for press credentials to cover San Francisco Fashion Week in 2007, they responded that they did not grant bloggers that access. Did it stop me from going? No. One of the designers inv...
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Ethical or Not: Selling Gifted Items

In the last few weeks, the ethics of reselling gifted items has come up often. I've talked to bloggers who need to cull their wardrobe and feel conflicted or unethical about their desire to resell lightly w...
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Tips for Improving Your Street Style Photos

Like most other forms of photography, shooting Street Style takes time, practice, and a certain level of technical know-how to get really great looking photos.  Personally, I’m still something of a novice a...
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The Best Free Photo Editing Software for Bloggers

 So now that you’ve found an affordable camera how are you going to make the photos on your blog really pop?  Adobe Photoshop CS5 is an expensive program and it’s a real gorilla too; after years o...
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Compact Cameras for Fashion Bloggers

Image by Geishaboy500In my last post I covered three tech tips for blog photos and I noticed that I received a great many comments regarding the use of cameras other than DSLRs.  I’m going to let you in...
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What is a Professional Fashion Blogger?

This is the first post of two I have that are responses to Franca's really thoughtful post, Why I Will Never Be a Professional Blogger, and in it, I felt an overwhelming desire to be ask-- what makes a fash...
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Why Fashion Bloggers Should Love Instagram

The first time I saw Instagram was a few months ago, Ann from Holier Than Now was using it to take a photo of something. At the time I thought it was just another photo filter application, so I didn't think ...
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The Pros & Cons of Your Online Identity

Image by Kat B. Photography Blogging can be categorized by two sets of people: those who use their real name and those who create an online identity.  Writing under a fake name has long existed in the publis...
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Skills Bloggers Can Use to Get Hired

When you started blogging, did you think it could get you a job? When I started blogging, I did not think the blog itself would lead into a new career, but as the bloggosphere evolved, it soon became appare...
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Finance & the Fashion Blogger: Ignore-ance

Originally posted on Dramatis Personae by Ashe Mischief:I write this from a personal place, one that has been a big part of my life for nearly a decade and more thoughtfully impacts my daily life now....
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How to Contribute Articles to a Blog or Magazine

This post is by Precilla Sedney of FashionArtExpression.The reason I started blogging was to share my opinion and help other people out. I've talked to a lot of bloggers, and I found out that a lot of t...
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5 Ways to Establish Credibility

This post is by Amelia Marshal of Further AdoBloggers get a bad rap from the press sometimes. When they’re not calling us biased, they say we don’t know how to check our facts. The main problem, it seems, i...
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Best Blogging Phones

This post is by Lauren Cooke of A Typical Atypical Photo of Jordana and Geri using their Windows phones at NYFW.Blogging is no longer a matter of sitting down at a computer and hammering at the keyboa...
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So You Want a Review Sample

This post is by Sonja, the beauty editor at The Coveted I asked her to write this post because of the great way she's built relationships with beauty companies over the past months since she's started to writ...
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How to Customize Blogger Post Templates

Hi there again, Icy of IndividualChic.com here. I hope you found my last post on how to make your Blogger blog more searchable useful. Thanks very much for all the lovely comments and suggestions, they’ve i...
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Sites to promote your giveaways… free! grechen

I have a giveaway on my blog... now what? I pretty much think that's what I said when I ran my first giveaway last December, I didn't have a clue. While we have some great tips on how to give stylish giveway...
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Essential WordPress Plugins For Fashion Bloggers

This post is written by Miss Elle of Broke and BeautifulOh, the wide world of open-source software... It's brought pleasure and pain to the lives of aspiring bloggers everywhere. The leader of the pack for b...
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How to Take Gorgeous Self Portraits

When it comes to Fashion Blogs, there is no more personal way to create original content that the ol' "What are you wearing" post.Image by Dustin Fenstermacher Even if the main focus of your blog may not...