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This Thing Called Blogging

I fell in love with blogging many years ago, and I don’t see myself every falling out of it. I have always been a lover of reading and writing, for as long as I can remember. And that is what blogging to me is really all about. Everything else is an add-on; social media, making money, receiving product samples, going to events, and the likes. But sometimes I find myself feeling very frustrated with this thing called Blogging.

I started Fashion and Style Police because I needed a creative outlet. I was stuck in a career I hated with a passion, and I saw no way out. Plus I wasn’t a very happy person at that point in my life, so blogging kept me sane.I wrote a bit about this in my How to Cash In as a Blogger.

After setting up the blog, I thought of monetising it at some point but was not my main focus back then.

 

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I am now a full-time blogger, freelance writer and PR. I work from home, and I need to make a full-time income from these jobs, so making money off the blog without selling out is now a main focus for me. I love my blog and I can’t see myself ever not loving it, but some days, especially these last couple of days, I have struggled to stay motivated. On these days, I have zero interest in blogging, and I have no desire to do any online related work.

Obviously as an online entrepreneur, I can’t afford to continue to have days like this because nothing would get done, and there will be no money in the bank.

 

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Some of the annoying emails I get, offering me $20 for a guest post, also make my bad days even worse. And I am beginning to get more and more of these cheeky emails, many with even no budget.

The truth of the matter is many people underestimate the amount of work it takes to run a blog. Most times, you have to be in it to fully understand it, so I try not to let such requests bother me. I just politely decline and move on. After all, they are probably only the messenger, but sometimes it does annoy me. I do blogger outreach, and I won’t dream of contacting a blogger without offering a form of compensation. And $20 is not a reasonable compensation. No blogger should be accepting that, even if you have a domain authority of 1.

But then again, I have great collaborations I am currently working on so it is not that bad. The pros of blogging outweigh the cons massively so it is really not an issue.

Do you blog? How are you finding it? If you don’t blog, do you enjoy blogs? What sort of blogs do you enjoy reading the most?

 

 

 

 

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5 DIY Fashion Tips

Have you ever found yourself with a wardrobe bursting with LOADS of pieces and accessories, but still leaves you struggling to find what to wear everyday? Or do you think you have a boring wardrobe and need to step up your style game? If you answered Yes to any or both of the questions, then these DIY Fashion Tips may be exactly what you need.

Read this post before you go for your next shopping trip.

 

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Denim Magic

Denim is one of the easiest materials to customise. There is so much you could do with an old pair of tired jeans. I once gave my old jeans a new life by cutting the legs off and adding some Hello Kitty studs I got online to it. I needed shorts to wear around this house, and this old pair was just sitting unworn in my wardrobe, so I used my very limited DIY Fashion skills on it.

 

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You can also change an old pair of jeans into a denim skirt by cutting off the legs, and the inside of the legs and sewing them together.

 

Sneaker Special

Sneaker are also very easy to personalise and make your own. You could get many of the sneakers companies to personalise a pair for you or you could opt to do it yourself if you are brave enough.

 

Create by Computer

Creating a design by computer is another way to customise your clothes. There are many companies you can find online that would produce your designs for you. You could design your own shirts, hoodies, hats, joggerss and so many more.

 

Say it with an Oversized Bow

The oversized Bow is bang on trend now, so this is one added feature worth having on your pieces and accessories. You can update a tired looking shirt or skirt with a bow (you can purchase handmade oversized bows online), if you are into the trend. I am so into the trend, I have new flat shoes with the oversized bows. I got the pair some months ago, and I am so in love with it.

 

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A Second Chance

Before you get rid of your next set of clothes, have a good look at them and see if you can use any buttons, zips, or trimmings to update another piece.

 

Are you a DIY Fashion lover or expert? How do you customise your pieces? Have you tried any of these tips before?