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Tx SCC Part 4: Blogging Longevity

15 Apr

This is my 4th post in a series of the ins and outs of blogging which I learned about at the Texas Style Council Conference during SXSW Music and Film Festival in March. Check out the others in my archives on the right side bar!

The third panel I attended was about blogging longevity and how to keep up the momentum and the enthusiasm, and was moderated by Grechen from Grechen’s Closet. The panelists consisted of Kyla from Blue Collar Catwalk, Katy from Kansas Couture, and Jennine Jacob from The Coveted and Independent Fashion Bloggers. These women have been blogging successfully for a long time, and had some great advice to share on avoiding blogger burnout and how to continue writing fresh and new posts over long periods of time. Here’s what they had to share!

1. Create a blogging schedule to capitalize on those moments when you feel particularly inspired. Instead of struggling to come up with a new post every single day, write when you feel especially inspired and save those posts to publish later. Or, don’t feel pressure to post every day. My blog uses a very manageable M-W-F posting schedule, and many professional bloggers limit their posts to M-F and take weekends off. It also helps to schedule regular features such as Music Monday, Outfit Tuesday, Recipe Wednesday… etc. Sticking to a plan like this will help you stay organized and diversify your content in a manageable way. I have certain days when I come up with 10 different ideas, and instead of posting them all immediately I save them up and post them over time, already written and ready to go! This saves the day when I have too much school work to come up with something original on the spot. Continue reading

Tx SCC Part 2: Monetizing Your Blog

28 Mar

Morning Update: My roommates tell me I’m apparently obligated to tell you all that it’s my birthday. So… I’m turning 20 today. YIKES! I’ve been a teenager for exactly half my life and this change is freakin’ me out… I’M SO OLD! I celebrated with a very nice dinner with close friends last night and I’m celebrating today by going to class from 9:00am-6:30pm and going to rehearsal from 6:30pm-9:00pm. Exciting, no? Hope you all have a marvelous day!

This is my second in a series of several posts about the amazing eye-opening things I learned about blogging at the Texas Style Council Conference in Austin over spring break. The first panel following Jennine Jacob’s keynote address was titled Going Pro, and discussed in detail the ins and outs of monetizing your blog and seeking sponsorships, affiliates, and advertisers. The panel featured Alessandra from Lulu*s, Elisa from BlogHer, Grechen from Grechen’s Closet, Patty from Charming Charlie, and was moderated by Jen from Jen Loves Kev.


I want to preface the lessons I learned by pointing out that clearly I’m not an expert on this subject. I don’t have any sponsors, affiliates, or advertisers, (yet), and have never tried to seek them out. However, that will probably change in the future and after hearing this panel I feel very prepared to make this transition and ready to navigate the wide world of monetization when I feel my blog is ready. So, without further adieu, here are the important lessons I learned about “going pro.” Continue reading

What I learned from Jennine Jacob: Just Keep Blogging

21 Mar


My best friend (and fashion merchandising major) Cassie and me at the Conference between sessions.

WOW. That’s about all I have to say about the fantastic panels and amazing speakers I heard this past weekend at the first annual Texas Style Council Conference. In fact, I learned so darn much during each session that I’ll be devoting each its own post and spreading them out over several weeks, so as not to overwhelm you with blog-obsessive goodness.

The keynote address was delivered by Jennine Jacob, blogger behind The Coveted and Founder of Independent Fashion Bloggers. She had great beads of wisdom to share and has helped me re-evaluate my philosophy as a blogger.

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