I’ve been receiving questions on how I got started with my fashion blog and how someone can start his/her own fashion blog. Rather than just having these conversations on the side, I wanted to share my thoughts and tips with you. I’ve also interviewed some of my favorite fashion bloggers to provide inspiration for you. These bloggers are the ones who have personally inspired me to start and continue my blog. I hope you enjoy this fashion blogger feature series. Thank you.
Today’s fashion blogger feature is Carolyn from Hey Pretty Thing. I found her blog a year or two ago. I love the style of her photos, her personal style, and all her travel endeavors she shares on her blog.
Could you describe your blog & tell us how long you’ve been blogging.
My blog Hey Pretty Thing is mostly about personal style, beauty, and travel. I grew up on the internet and was an OG blogger (I’m talking back in the days of LiveJournal, Xanga, Angelfire, Geocities, etc.!) so I feel like I’ve been blogging forever! As for HPT, I’ve had that for about 5 years.
Why did you start fashion blogging and how did you get started.
My blog celebrates the “pretty things” in life. The idea came years ago when I was talking with friends about the value of beauty. I thought things that existed only to be beautiful seemed frivolous, and sometimes I got too serious and utilitarian about life. So I created a blog that reminded me to slow down, enjoy life, and pursue beauty – whether that comes in the form of wearing a fun top, being engrossed in a good conversation, or traveling to a new city.
What has been a challenge for you in maintaining your blog.
Finding time for everything — I’m a high school English teacher and I blog at night and weekends. I do work all the time, but I love everything I do!
What keeps you motivated, and how do you find inspiration for your posts.
Traveling and new experiences re-energize me in creating new content. I also follow a lot of blogs so that constantly inspires me.
What would you say to someone who wants to start a fashion blog (Or, do you have any advice for anyone who wants to start a fashion blog)
Be consistent! Most people don’t realize the amount of work that goes into writing a blog, but growth will happen if you create quality content, post regularly, and plan your editorial calendar ahead of time.
Thank you for reading! I hope you found this inspirational and helpful. I know I certainly did. I want to thank Carolyn for saying yes to this short interview. If you haven’t already, check out her blog and follow her on social!
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As always, I wish you the best =)