Blogger's Holiday Soiree - How To Succeed At Blogging
Last night was an incredible experience. Dana Prigge of www.dailyfashionista.com and Lillie Morales-Torres of www.jerseyfashionista.com hosted a Blogger's Holiday Soiree event in Hoboken. The event brought together NJ and NY bloggers as well as beauty and fashion vendors. Quintum Studios and was packed with bloggers, treats and raffles throughout the night -- there was never a dull moment. I was among the six bloggers who was asked to speak at the event and while I was extremely nervous to speak in public I'm really glad I went through with it. Telling everyone my story about how and why I started my blog was an eye-opening experience for me. It reminded me of why I love what I do and why almost four years later I continue working on my blog.
What I wore:
Top: Flowy blouse from Gentle Fawn
Bottoms: Leather Patch Leggings & red heels (not pictured above)
Necklace: Glint & Gleam shop via ShopLately
Lips: Pleasure Bomb from the Rihanna Holiday MAC Collection
My advice for other bloggers and future ones (I spoke about at the event):
- Do this because you love it and be consistent with your work. It takes dedication to achieve success.
- Write well. Don't put together a blog post just to have something up on the blog. Review your work, make sure there aren't mistakes and have a genuine voice. Your readers will trust you for this and brands will want to work with someone who produces great work.
- Make opportunities happen for yourself. It's easy to look at another blogger and think "Wow, she has so much going on and different companies wanting to work with her." You can also have the same. Don't wait around for someone to contact you. Instead, go for the things you want yourself. Contact your favorite brands and boutiques. The worst thing you'll ever hear is, "No". I guarantee you'll hear "Yes" more than you do "No".