Showing posts from December, 2013

Fashion and Beauty Blogging: Look at 7 hard realities before you jump

Updated in February 2019 It goes without saying that if you want to succeed as a blogger - whether in beauty or fashion or other niches - you will need to act professionally and take blogging as business rather than hobby . It is also expected that you are choosing the fashion niche for blogging because you are passionate about being fashionable and knowing the fashion trends, and you love looking beautiful. It is much better if you have the necessary skills in these areas. Though blogging into beauty and fashion looks easy - especially to beautiful ladies - bloggers face many challenges born out of very high competition form brands, retailers, fashion magazines and websites, beauticians and beauty parlors, and established bloggers.  It is not that you cannot succeed if you are starting a fashion blog now. You can indeed succeed very well. However, for that you should take the right steps and also be aware of the challenges so that you can tackle them effectively. Thi

Should I submit my blog to blog directories?

We got an email this week, reading like this: I have a blog where I am putting everything that I like, mostly music, children and travel, to different places within my state. Can you advise if I should submit my blog to directories. My friend suggested four good ones and I checked them and they are fine. Are Indian directories OK? We replied to the lady by email, and then thought we need to expand the subject and write a post on ITB. WHY SHOULD I SUBMIT MY BLOG TO DIRECTORIES? Of course you want to be discovered by others. This is more significant (i) if your blog is on a particular subject and (ii) if you want to make money out of it. For example, a blog on a research topic, photography, cooking... You want traffic. All bloggers want traffic unless someone wants to keep the blog hidden for a purpose. PLACES ON THE WEB, WHICH TAKE SUBMISSIONS