Several readers emailed me asking for tips on dipping into the style-blogging community, where to start and how to attract readers. I must say, I’m not in the deep end myself, but I can give one simple advice: Start from a community stylesite like Fabsugar, Lookbook, Chictopia or Modepass.
The best way to gather supporters and regular readers is from someplace where they know your style well and love you for it, then you can wade into a bit deeper area and contemplate in participating in the war between Blogger and WordPress. You may not even choose to move if you settle in and become comfortable with the audiences and method of blogging.
I personally moved out from a community because I didn’t enjoy being ‘graded’ for what I wear, and I wanted a proper blogger-to-reader relationship, but I’d still gained a lot of friends and readers from using the site for a few months. For those like myself, I recommend Modepass, where I sense it’s less about the giving points to an outfit, and more about making an image for yourself.
Make your own personal header, determine the background colours and highlight colours, and then start posting outfit/inspiration photos. It’s that simple.
Thing is, I have something for those still deciding if they should give it a go. Modepass contacted me with an opportunity for new members to win a 100€ voucher, through Park&Cube.
All you need to do is Join at Modepass, go to My Account, then edit your Profile, and in the field ‘Addicted to‘, write parkandcube. Yuh, my blogname happens to be your portal to winning moolah, am I not a Genie in a bottle?
I’ll see you at the finish line on the 21st of May, that’s when they will announce winners to me. Come back here for some pancake & cucumber celebration!