I’m always excited when I see an email in my inbox from a name I don’t recognize because it means my blog is serving the purpose intended. It’s opening the door for me to meet ladies who I wouldn’t have otherwise met, and build relationships. Recently, I’ve been receiving a lot of email from new bloggers asking for advice and wanting to know some ways to build a following. These kinds of emails flatter me because I certainly don’t consider myself a pro by any stretch of the imagination, but if I can offer some tips that can be a benefit to someone else, then so be it! As a reslut of my blogging experience. Here are some ideas to increase your following. I should stress that none of these come without effort and all of them will take time:
BLOG FOR OTHERS:
If your town newspaper has a blog? Write for them. You should also consider the various networking organizations who have montly or weekly newsletters where a spot on fashion would be appropriate. Having already covered local fashion you can become the go-to blogger for your town’s fashion.
TAKE STREET STYLE PHOTOS:
While we don’t all have the luxury of being able to roam around all day doing nothing but taking pictures of pretty people and pretty things, many of guys and girls who you find in your daily meanderings would absolutely oblige to taking a couple of pictures, especially when you tell them that you’re a fashion blogger impressed by their sense of style. Always make sure you have something with your name and site to put in their hand like a business card. There’s a great special on business cards going on now at Young Connection, just in time for your holiday house hopping and the new year. Not to mention it’s a great tool to give your long distance cousin who asks what you’ve been up to lately. It’s refreshing to see “real” people that are stylish and it’s a great way to meet new people.
GO TO YOUR LOCAL SMALL BOUTIQUES:
Small boutiques and designers in need of press are always happy to collaborate when there’s little cost involved and it means exposure. Take a stroll to your cutesy local boutique, give them a busines card and tell them your idea to feature their store as one of the neighborhood favorite boutique stores.
REACH OUT TO A LOCAL FASHIONISTA:
Is there someone in your city or town that is known for herstyle? Reach out to her and interview her. There are so many homegrown style icons in your very own neck of the woods that you won’t have to look far. You might even consider interviewing a girl who may not be your average style mayven but instead just has a unique way about her and is someone you find interesting? Get these girls some recognition.
So, those are just a few ways to attract an audience. Put them to work and I think you’ll be surprised by the response you get. Good luck, Girls!