“Style is an expression of individualism mixed with charismas. Fashion is something that comes after style.” –John Fairchild
In a fast paced and modern world, it would be inevitable for the likes of bloggers to take some form of authority online. Today, where fashion magazines and tabloids are increasingly getting more obsolete by the day and with blog posts and social media shared articles being the sources of information online, it would be wise to capitulate to this trend and get on with the times. One excellent way to do so is to exploit the massive following you can potentially get online by finding a niche of your own and banking on that. Today, magazine spreads featuring various models in different styled garbs may remain as a thing, but they are vastly outshone by individuals often referred to as “influencers” which showcase their fashion panache through social media.
Success in fashion blogging is a hit or miss thing, and it is not always necessarily guaranteed. However, you can bank on it if you incorporated a bit of character, personality, and flair to your posts. You need to think out of the box and offer your readers and followers something new. If you are thinking of joining the fashion blogging industry, here are some of the techniques to succeed.
- Ask yourself how your blog is any different from existing blogs
Remember that starting a blog of any kind is incredibly easy. All you would need is a device where you can publish your articles from and a topic. Considering this, it would be inevitable to encounter stiff competition online—especially in a nice such as fashion blogging. You need to ask yourself what you can offer to your readers that no other blogger has—in a sense, what sets your blog apart? Whether that may be how to style second-hand clothes or where to buy the best wholesale clothing, make sure you have your own unique spin or take on it.
2.) Know your audience and how they interact with you
Your audience is a pivotal factor in making and keeping your blog a success. With this in mind, it is imperative to know your audience and how they interact with you. From their comments and feedback, you would get an insight of what they would like to see from you or how they find an individual post of yours. You do not necessarily need to cater to every audience member you have, but it pays to consider what the majority would want out of your blog.
3.) Produce high-quality content
This one should be a no-brainer but to stress out its importance, it needs to be noted down. Compelling and high-quality content is what keeps your readers coming and growing by the numbers, it is also the driving force that would beckon them to come back and read more from you. Do not count your posts; instead, worry about producing riveting and excellent content and blog posts which they would like to read. Of course, remember to post consistently as well.
4.) Tap on Instagram’s potential
If you are just starting out, a good platform, to begin with, is Instagram. After all, in fashion pictures say a lot more than your words would. Take a few choice snapshots of your various outfits and accompany it with a little blurb to make things interesting. This section could also be dedicated to telling your readers about a certain style or a particular how-to. It is the fastest way to build your brand, and it is an excellent avenue for seeking out new blogs and style inspirations.