My Experience With CommentLuv (Spoiler Alert: I Removed It)

April 10, 2014
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I did a blog redesign a few months ago and took the opportunity to try the native WordPress commenting system, because I had been using Disqus on my blog since way back when it was on Blogger (several years ago now). One reason why I was excited about using the native WordPress comments system was […]

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Do You Need to Rent a Mailbox For Your Fashion Blog?

December 8, 2013
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If you are, or plan on, receiving products from brands and PR firms for review or product placements on your blog, then you may want to consider renting a mailbox for your fashion blog. What is a Rented Mailbox? You can rent a mailbox from companies that provide mailbox services, which is essentially a personal […]

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When Should a Blogger Own Their Own Domain Name?

May 4, 2013
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I recently received an email asking how a blogger decides to own their own domain name. What does is mean to own your own domain name? Free blogging platforms like Blogger, Tumblr and WordPress append their own domain onto your blog URL. For example, if your blog is called My Blog, your Blogger URL would […]

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Why Bloggers Should Not Aggressively Grow Google Friend Connect Followers

March 25, 2013
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What is Google Friend Connect (GFC)? GFC is a widget usually placed in the sidebar of a blog that allows readers to “follow”. Readers that “follow” a blog via GFC see that blog’s posts in their Blogger Dashboard and Google Reader (after July 2013, Google Reader will be shut down), as well as have their avatar show […]

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3 Surprising Ways Brands Are Finding Bloggers

December 10, 2012
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Here are a few interesting ways I’ve heard in which brands have discovered bloggers: Bloglovin’ One major fashion brand picked four lucky bloggers for a project that included styling, video, and a celebrity host. How did this brand decide which bloggers to choose for the project? On Bloglovin’! The brand literally went on Bloglovin’ and picked […]

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Are Bloggers Building Relationships With Brands…or PR Firms?

December 5, 2012
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One year during fashion week, a blogger acquaintance of mine built a relationship with a major brand through their public relations team, and scored an invite to the brand’s fashion show. In the hopes of furthering the relationship with the brand, she kept in contact with their PR, but by the time the next fashion […]

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Blog Photography in Public and Getting Harassed by Security

June 18, 2012
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Up until recently, I took photos for my blog on my own private property or inside my home. Aside from a few nosey neighbors who peeked at me from windows or while walking their dogs, I never had to deal with any of the setbacks of doing photography or videography in public. Which is why […]

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PR Hall of Shame: My Dog is Attending Fashion Conferences?

April 20, 2012
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This was a great PR email that crossed my inbox recently. Apparently my dog has been traveling to fashion conferences and making PR connections without me.

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Why Cash-Back Sites May Affect Your Blog Earnings

April 17, 2012
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If you use commission earning affiliate links on your blog (the ones that pay you a commission of a sale made through an affiliate link), you may not want to promote Ebates, Mr. Rebates, Fat Wallet, or similar cash-back sites. Why? These sites can cancel out your affiliate links. The same applies to coupon code […]

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Affiliate Link Etiquette

April 13, 2012
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Let’s talk about what’s cool to do and what’s not with your affiliate links. The bottom line is, you’re making money off those things, and money can be a touchy subject with a lot of people. When it comes to links that make you money, think about how you want to yield that power, and […]

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