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How I became a blogger

October 9, 2018

Earrings: Madewell
Tank: H&M
Sweater: Chicwish c/o
Bag: Foley and Corinna c/o 
Jeans: Express
Booties: Vince Camuto, similar here

As I get older, it's so much easier to appreciate the little things in life like the Starbucks reusable coffee tumbler I'm holding for $2! I love when I find things like that for such a good deal. I asked you guys on my stories whether you would want to hear how I became a blogger or my current amazon order and they were almost 50/50 but this one won. I can talk about my amazon order later. 

It's actually hot in Ohio right now so not a great time for my favorite "sweater weather" but once it is I love the way this sweater looks off the shoulder. It has a little girly detail and I love the sleeves. I have tons of things on my want list from Chicwish right now, I will link them below! 

This is actually perfect timing writing this post because my "3 year blog anniversary" is in November! I went to Ohio State and majored in Fashion and Retail Merchandising. I always knew I wanted to do something in fashion! After college, I had multiple interviews at L Brands (known for Victoria's Secret, Bath + Body Works, La Senza, etc.), DSW and Abercrombie & Fitch. After not getting hired and getting let down time and time again I decided to start a separate Instagram from my personal one for fun. 

I started buying clothes weekly and having Justin take iPhone photos of me in front of our neighborhood (yes we got lots of looks, lol). After about 4 months of posting a company reached out to me and asked if they could send me a dress in exchange for a post. I was literally like WHAT?! This is crazy, of course you can! Once I realized this is what bloggers actually did I hired someone to build me a website. 

Once my website was live, I tried to post three blog posts a week. When I first started I didn't know the more you posted, the better traction you would get. So I was posting one Instagram a week, then the week after I would post 4. I was very inconsistent. I did this for about a year and a half before I realized I needed to get my shit together and make a plan. 

I think it's super important to try to post everyday on at least one social channel to grow. I loveeee my blog but I don't deem it necessary to have 3 blog posts up a week if I don't have "good" content to put out. I don't just want to write to say I have a post up, I want to write stuff that you guys will actually read. 

When I first started blogging I got made fun of in my hometown. People still are like, you are a what?! But more and more girls are starting to do it and I think that's awesome. You don't have to have tons of money or know someone to start a blog, you just have to have a passion. 

I'm not focused on whether I have x amount of followers anymore I just want to be organized and bring you guys content you want to see so you come back! I have a lot of things coming for my blog and I hope you'll stay tuned to see! Thanks so much for being supportive!! xo

Photography: Kandid with Kate

Thanks to Chicwish for sponsoring today's post! 

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