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Blogging tip – Why you should run giveaways

I have been running giveaways on Fashion and Style Police for years and I love doing them. It is a blogging tip I picked up in the early days and I am glad I did. Running giveaways is my way of giving back to my readers. It feels great to give back to people who read my blog on a daily basis. It also allows me obey the law of giving. The prizes I offer vary from cheap to average prices, and sometimes luxury items. It all depends on whether I am working with a brand or funding the giveaway by myself.

 

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I know some bloggers are against running giveaways. They believe it doesn’t do your blog any favours and all that. I disagree. Here are a few reasons why you should run blog giveaways if you are not doing so already –

 

It introduces you to new readers/subscribers

Giveaways introduce your blog to new readers who may end up subscribing for real and reading every blog post. I have met and come to know many readers online thanks to running a giveaway. If you feel like your blog needs to be read by more people and you want some new subscribers, try hosting a giveaway. The results may surprise you.

 

Running giveaways allows me obey The Law of Giving

If you know me well enough, you would know I am a very spiritual person. I believe in certain Laws of Success, and The Law of Giving is one of them. For those who are not familiar with this law, here’s a brief description of what it is all about –

The act of giving has to be joyful. The frame of mind has to be one in which you feel joy in the very act of giving. Each time I meet someone I will silently wish them laughter, joy and happiness. I will give something to everyone I come in contact with. Be it a card, flower, gift, compliment or silent prayer. 

 

The Law of Giving for me encourages me to run more and more giveaways, regardless of the price tag. As long as I am giving away joyfully, I fulfil that law in a way and it works wonders for me.

 

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More traffic on the blog

Running giveaways brings a good number of traffic to my blog, which is amazing of course. If done properly, giveaways can take your blog views to dizzying heights. Just another reason to host them if you are not doing so already.

 

I could go on and on about the amazing benefits of running giveaways. The benefits are too numerous to mention. I am glad I started this in the early days and I plan to carry on hosting giveaways on this blog. The benefits are just so amazing not to, and if you run the giveaways properly, using the right prizes for your blog, you could take your little corner on the big wide web to a whole new level.

Speaking of giveaways, do make sure you enter my current giveaway to win an Apple Watch Band by JORD.

Also, I have been nominated in the 2019 Brilliance in Blogging Awards by Britmums. I am in the Lifestyle Category and I would love to win. You can vote for me here. Thanking you!

 

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The Fashion Designer Dream

I once had a dream to be a fashion designer many years ago. Fashion and Style has always been my thing, so naturally I had a fashion designer dream. Along the way, I discovered I didn’t have what I needed to succeeded as a fashion designer. Loving fashion and creating fashion designs are 2 different things. I need to know how to sketch, sew, make clothing adjustments and more. Being a fashion designer is a dream for many young girls, but to succeed as a fashion designer, you need certain skills.

 

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Life as  a fashion designer didn’t happen

Once I realised fashion designing was not for me, I moved over to fashion styling. I didn’t need the sketching or sewing requirement for a successful fashion designer. All I needed here was an eye and love for fashion. I found the London College of Style Styling Course very exciting. It was a distance learning course I took for a few months in 2012, and I graduated with a good mark. However, midway into the styling course, I realised it wasn’t quite what I want. The reality of my life as a fashion stylist wasn’t appealing so I decided to pursue the personal shopping route which I did for awhile.

 

The fashion styling journey led to a different destination

My dream of becoming a fashion designer then a fashion stylist led to the birth of Fashion and Style Police. Having a fashion blog was a requirement for the styling course at London College of Style. This blog started off as fashion blog required to finish off my course but it led to a whole new career. What this has taught me is that life is complicated and sometimes what we want is not what we need. It has also taught me that the destination we are aiming for is usually not where we end up. We end up where we are meant to be.

 

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My love for fashion and style continues

I am happy where I am. Fashion and Style is still very important to me. I enjoy writing about fashion but the whole fashion designing/styling career no longer appeals to me. Life as a fashion designer won’t have worked for me long term if I am being completely honest. I have also stopped the personal shopping. I did that for some time and it worked great when it did but it is not a career I want for myself anymore.

 

I have gone through many career changes but every change takes me to a better place. I am about to embark on yet another change and this is a big one. Very different from anything I have ever done but it is so me. I will be shedding some more light on this career in the next couple of weeks, so keep reading.

Have you had any major career changes? How did you find it? I would love to hear your thoughts. Please drop your comment in the comments section below. Thanks for stopping by.

 

 

Fashion – Summer dresses I am loving this season

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The heatwave is on in the UK and it is now super warm. I am excited about the weather because it means I get wear more of my summer clothes. Summer dresses are my favourite pieces to wear this season. I love wearing dresses because I feel super comfortable in them and I get to show off my legs. If you live in the UK you would know how much of a luxury this is as we hardly really have a proper summer.

Here are some fashionable summer dresses I am loving this season –

 

Miss Floral® Womens Asymmetric Hem Polkadot Long Dress

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I really like this beautiful polka dot dress. The stunning vintage asymmetric hem design takes the dress to a whole new level. It is one summer dress I can see myself wearing this season. This would be a great dress to wear on a night out, party or any event where you have to play dress up. It is also a fab dress to take away while going on holiday. I love this piece a lot. It ticks all the fashion and style boxes for me. You can grab one in blue, black or brown on the Amazon website via the link below. 

 

 

 

 

Vruan Summer Dress for Women

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This Vruan Summer Dress for Women is so pretty. I love the design a lot; it is so me. It is a floral print dress I can see myself wearing over and over again this summer. I love showing off my legs any chance and this summery dress would allow me do just that. It is wise to have a few casual dresses like this in your wardrobe for days when you feel like throwing on a simple but stunning piece. This Vruan Summer Dress is available in many other colours on Amazon. You can shop the dress via the link below and more summer clothes on the Amazon website. 

 

 

Blooming Jelly Women’s Halter Neck Deep V Asymmetrical Floral Dress

 

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This Blooming Jelly Women’s Halter Neck Deep V Asymmetrical Floral Dress is another summer fashion dress I am loving this season. I love the design of the dress. It is quite unique; not like the regular designs you see on the high stress. I would love to take this dress on holiday somewhere nice and really sunny. It is great for casual day outs and the beach as well. You can get this lovely dress for yourself via the link below. It also comes in other colours.

 

 

DOKOTOO Womens Casual V Neck Half Sleeve Summer Short Mini Dress Sundresses

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This trendy floral dress is a great choice this summer. I really like the kimono and tie waist design. It is such a beauty and it looks lightweight as well, which is a plus especially now that the heatwave is on. I love it and think it will be a great wardrobe addition this season. I can already picture the different ways I could style this summer dress.

 

 

What do you think of these summer dresses for women? Did any of the dresses catch your eye? How is your summer wardrobe looking?

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