I recently returned from Dallas where I attended my first RewardStyle Conference. Talk about inspirational, stressful, fun, and informative all rolled up into one! If you follow a number of bloggers, I’m sure you’ve seen the hashtag #rStheCon shoved in your face all weekend long. But a number of people had questions about what really goes on at these things (I know I did!), so I thought I would take you through the conference and share my takeaways and outfits.
I’d followed other bloggers through this weekend in the past, but nothing can prepare you for the whirlwind it actually is – let’s just say I haven’t worn heels or makeup since coming home or don’t intend to any time soon. It’s three days straight of classes, brand meetings, networking, and parties designed to whip your blogger butt into being the best it can be. While there were so many lessons, big and small, I learned, I wanted to share the overarching themes of the weekend.
The number one thing I get asked is how to become a successful blogger. Woah, that is a loaded question. I immediately think, am I even successful? What is considered success in blogging? Why are we even here? I know, I get existential quick! So I thought the easiest way to explain the wide, confusing world of fashion blogging would be to round up all the misconceptions folks have and break them down, giving my advice along the way.
After blogging for a number of years, I have heard it all – that we’re all wannabe models (ha!) or that blogging is easy (HAHA!) Let’s get real. There is no guide book to blogging, no class you can take in college, so most of us are throwing everything at the wall and seeing what sticks. I am easily guilty of each and every one of these misconceptions at some point in my blogging career, so I’m right there with ya, girl! Here we go…
The new year is almost upon us and we can finally kick 2016 to the curb – it was a weird year, amiright?! As so often it is, my New Year’s Resolution is to be more organized. I am 100% right brained which is helpful in producing content for the blog, but awful when it comes to organizing it. So I created this fun blog planner to get all of our blogger butts in gear for 2017!
As I learned more about the business of blogging this year, I felt the need to expand upon last year’s blog planner. So I created quite a few free planner printables for y’all depending on what your unique needs are.