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How to Plan your Posts for Success

Running a blog may initially sound simple, but there are so many steps that go into creating a single post. As bloggers, we’re often working from home from behind a computer screen or a mobile device. As rewar...
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Links à la Mode Fashion Roundup

Links à la Mode, March 22, 20195 Ways To Wear Black Joggers by Life With MarBlack joggers are one of the most versatile pants you can have in your wardrobe! Get inspired by this trend with 5 ways t...
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5 Ways Fashion Bloggers Can Use Fiverr

Have you ever hear about Fiverr? If you haven't, we're about to share one of the best kept blogging secrets on the Internet with you...Fiverr is the world's largest online marketplace for freelance services...
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7 Ways to Maximize Your Productivity as a Blogger

Do you ever look at the time and wonder where your day went? Wish you had more hours in the day?  It happens to the best of us. know what we need to take care of, but, for whatever reason, we get sidetracked. ...
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How To Create A Business Plan for Your Blog

Fact: If you plan on monetizing your blog or want to make a full-time living out of blogging, you need a business plan for your blog.You might not be seeking investors or plan on selling your blog any t...
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Halloween Guide 2017 For Fashion Bloggers

Halloween 2017 is less than a week away! Here's IFB's Halloween Guide 2017 For Fashion Bloggers! It’s that time of the year again, boys and ghouls! Halloween is slowly creeping up on us. It’s less than a week ...
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Fashion Blogger Glossary: Fashion Journalism A to Z

As fashion bloggers, we are all, in a way, journalists. Though we may not always be breaking news or sniffing out juicy stories - we’re reporting on fashion from our perspective. We discuss trends, talk about personal style, give advice, and direct our readers to information we want them to know.
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The Perks of Being a Blog Contributor

I often hear from new bloggers (and veterans) that the one thing they didn't expect about blogging is how much work it is.Blogging can be immensely rewarding, but can easily take over your life. Maybe you ...
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How to Stay Inspired (Part 2)

This is the second article in a two-part series on being creative and awesome. In Part 1 we talked about overcoming distractions, staying focused, and taking your ideas to the next level.Now we’re going to ...
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5 Tips for Adjusting to Life as a Remote Worker

Working from home is a concept many employees dream of. Who wouldn’t want to wake up when they please and work in the comfort of their own home? As the internet and technology take over the modern workplace...
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How to Collaborate with Other Creators

Finding your voice in a sea of bloggers can seem like an almost impossible task. The online world is the entire opposite of the bar from Cheers where everyone knows your name. It is a lonely, exciting and e...
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4 Ways to Get Actionable Feedback from Your Readers

No matter how many innovative things you want to bring to your website or blog, they might not work properly. This might happen if your ideas are not achieving the high level of expectations your readers ha...
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11 Productivity Hacks for Bloggers

The blogging sphere has grown exponentially during the last several years. In 2017, everyone’s starting a blog. Business purposes, passion reasons, or maybe even an assignment perhaps? Well, the point is th...
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How a Blogger Can Overcome the Imposter Syndrome

Only in the past year, when someone asks me the inevitable cocktail party question, “What do you do, Andi?” have I become comfortable with giving an answer. Considering I’ve written my blog for three years ...
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17 Blog Niches Perfect for Stay at Home Moms

Are you a stay at home Mom? Looking to get into blogging, but have no idea where to start? Want to tap into a niche market?In the digital age, more and more stay at home moms are breaking the stereotypes....
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8 Tips for Starting Your Own Fashion Blog

So, you're considering becoming a fashion blogger? Congratulations! You are about to embark on one of the most exciting adventures that you will ever experience. You will get to use your creativity, meet ne...
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4 Perfect Master’s Degrees for Bloggers

Owning a profitable blog is a dream come true for many. While the ability to manage your own content flow, promote your company, and host for a growing audience are rewarding aspects of being a blog owner, ...
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How to Know if Fashion Vlogging is Right for You

In our modern, technological renaissance, exposure on social media almost seems necessary for the success and longevity of a blog or business. There are definitely still "brick and mortar" establishments th...
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Diary of a Failed Fashion Blogger

Hey everyone! This post is both a hello and a goodbye. Until about two weeks ago, I was editor-in-chief of IFB. It was a really fun gig. I worked from home, made my own hours, and was paid well for my efforts...
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How to Keep Up Your Blog During the Holidays. Or Not

The holiday season is upon us, at least in the US. For many that means more time with family and friends and less time blogging. So how do you keep your blog up during the holidays? Or do you?Personally, ...
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What It’s Like to Be a Guy Fashion Blogger

After all of these years blogging and sharing advice and tips at IFB, I only recently came to the realization that I've been doing it based on assumptions, and to a certain extent, even bias. What I'm referrin...
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The Truth About Fashion Bloggers

It's no secret there's a lot said about bloggers in general, and there's certainly no shortage of criticisms and/or critiques of fashion bloggers specifically. We sometimes get the worst of it, because we sho...
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Four Tips for Navigating Blogger Contracts

How exciting! A brand just confirmed you for a campaign and are elated. Yippee! Congrats! Dreams DO come true! You are getting paid! Now a W-9 and a contract arrive in your inbox, and although you shouldn't have a tremendous sense of fear when dealing with this...
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What I’ve Learned in 10 Years Posting OOTD

ifb-fashion I've been posting outfits of the day (OOTD) for ten years. Back when I started, not a lot of people were doing it, so it was a relatively new phenomenon, and there weren't a lot of "rules" or stand...
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10 Ways to Celebrate Your Blog Anniversary

We naturally find ourselves, in the last month of any given year, reflecting on our accomplishments, our trials and how often we hit the marks of personal and professional success and happiness. Whether you h...
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What Do YOU Want From Your Readers?

When you start your blog, you think about what you want from your blog. You think about what kind of content you want to create. You think about what kind of design you want, what kind of logo you want... all...
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24 Fashion Blogging Lessons From Animated GIFs

What can you learn from animated GIFs? Plenty!  1. Get right to the point.   (source)2. Have fun with other bloggers. (source)3. Don't waste your time judging other bloggers. (source)...
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Does Fashion Blogging Make You a Shopping Addict?

I would like to say that if I wasn't a blogger or worked in fashion, I would shop a lot less, and save a ton of money, but it's hard to determine if that's the case. I have always been absolutely great at shopp...
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3 Tough Challenges New Bloggers Face Today

IFB is great for many things, and I believe the best thing that our contributors have to offer is years and years of experience in the industry.  That being said, our experience doesn't always help when it co...
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6 Dream Jobs Custom Made for Fashion Bloggers

I grew up in California, miles away from Condé Nast. I knew I wanted to work in the fashion industry, but the specifics were a bit hazy. Aside from being a designer or a buyer or a magazine editor, I didn't...
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12 Reasons You Won’t “Make It” as a Blogger

I've contributed for IFB for the past four years and have written a LOT of posts.  I've also received thousands of comments over the years, so I feel like I have an idea of "what the IFB community wants."  Su...
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7 Common Traits of High Quality Fashion Blogs

"Be so good they can't ignore you." ~Steve Martin I keep going back to this, because it's at once sage advice, and completely subjective advice. For bloggers wishing to become professional, getting noticed i...
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The 6 Fashion Bloggers Personality Types

Fashion bloggers are an interesting mix aren't we? Who else takes photos of ourselves (often with a tripod) and posts them on the internet? Sounds strange when you say it out loud doesn't it? But somehow it's...
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7 Signs You Might be a Professional Blogger

"I want to be a professional blogger."We've all said it, but what does it mean? I imagine that for each of us the definition of professional blogger varies.  For some of us, being a professional blogger m...
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Six Tax Tips for Bloggers

Have you filed your taxes yet? In the business of blogging, taxes are the biggest drag. For most of us at least. In fact, you many be reading this post in procrastination of actually doing your taxes. But no ...
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How to Protect your Blog from Plagiarism

Guest Post by Sandra MillerAfter investing that much time and effort in creating fresh, interesting and completely unique content for your blog, it would be best to also make sure your posts are protected...
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Viral Content in Fashion: What Makes It Go Big?

 In digital media, we're all looking to capture that special something that could make our content go viral. It can feel like luck of the draw and often prove difficult to pin down just what exactl...
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4 Timeless Blogging Lessons From Carrie Bradshaw

By Emily VanderBeek, Isn't That CharmingIt’s safe to say that if Sex and the City had started 10 years later, Carrie Bradshaw would have been a blogger. New York City’s “It” girl would have tweeted to M...
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Jealousy & Envy in the Blogging Community

Perhaps it's not the most festive topic this time of year, but I've been thinking a lot about jealousy and envy in the blogging community. I'm sure I'm not the only one who's felt more than a tinge of one o...
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You Are Creative: Here’s How To Ignite Your Spark

By Emily Vanderbeek of Isn't That CharmingPablo Picasso is turning in his grave. Ernest Hemingway is shouting from the heavens. Andy Warhol is glaring at me with warning in his eyes. Why? I’m about to g...
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Write Your Next Post – in 30 Minutes OR LESS

Bloggers and gentlemen - prepare to be amazed!I'm about to dazzle you with instructions on how to complete a feat of Internet magic: You can write your next fashion blog post in 30 minutes - or less. ...
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Are Personal Style Bloggers Impacting Retail Trends?

Do you take your Prada with a side of Old Navy? How about that Jimmy Choo shoe with a Hanes white t-shirt? Last week Women's Wear Daily reported that there's a new shopping trend emerging in the retail world...
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5 Things Every Blog Should Have

We talk about blogs a lot in the office. Would you believe we actually talk about blogs almost all the time? Shocking, I know! We talk about what we love, what bothers us, what we wish we saw more of, less of, ...
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10 Tips For Maintaining Your Blog Mojo

Many people start new blogs every week but a much smaller number continue to post regularly. The initial excitement of writing your own fashion blog can wear off after a few months or a few years. As with l...
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6 Tips For Finding Your Blog Niche

I'll be the first to admit that when I started my blog, I had no idea what I was doing. All I knew was that I needed an outlet for my compulsive fashion obsession and my love of writing. And so it began: a ...
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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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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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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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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...