Blogging Tips for Budding Fashion Bloggers and Online Fashion Content Producers
Thinking about how to start a fashion blog, but don’t have a lot of cash?
If you are obsessed with fashion and can’t wait to purchase the latest designer frock or must-have it bag, you are the perfect person to start a fashion blog.
From writing about Chanel or Balenciaga’s latest runway looks– to helping people choose that Gap blouse or H&M fast-fashion dress–you could be a fashion insider helping women and men become more fashionable and fabulous.
Fashion Blog Step #1 -Decide on the type of free blogging software you will use.
Blogger, Moveable Type, Createspace and WordPress are free blog and content management software for online fashion editors that want to create their own fashion blog.
Fashion Blog Step #2 –Pick a fashion blogging niche.
In 2008, Technorati reported that it was following 112.8 million blogs.
Picking a unique niche for the fashion community is competitive, but doable. Some fashion blog ideas include: petite fashion blogs, plus size fashion blogs, fashion blogs for women over forty and frugal fashion blogs.
If you are starting a new fashion blog create a name that is memorable for raving fans that love fashion.
Fashion Blog Step #3 -Find a blog template suitable for your audience.
After you have determined your ideal blog reader, find a free template for your blog. Input the words, “free fashion blog templates” into your favorite search engine to find a fashion-themed blog design for your free blog.
Fashion Blog Step #4 –Write your first five posts.
Before you start marketing your blog, write a few informative posts for your fashion audience.
Write unique and entertaining blog articles that are a minimum of 400 words. Your fashion topics could include: how to dress for a date, summer and winter fashion trends, how to dress like a fashion editor or how to dress well on a budget.
Fashion Blog Step #5 –Market your fashion blog for free.
- Give your advice in fashion forums.
- Comment on prominent fashion blogs in your niche.
- Join a community of fashion bloggers like Independent Fashion Bloggers.
- Add your fashion blog to Technorati and BlogCatalog.
- Post your fashion articles to Twitter, Myspace, Facebook and Stumbleupon to gain a following for your free fashion blog.
Here are a few final tips to help you start your fashion blog for free…
Don’t forget to use the keyword in your blog name for search engine optimization purposes. For example, if my blog is for plus size women over forty, I would choose the blog domain, “[email protected]”
Visit sxc.hu or morguefile.com and to find free photos for your fashion blog posts.
Make sure the design of your free blog is simple to read and not too busy.
Pick a theme for your fashion blog that won’t clash with your fashion images and blog posts, instead of a garish design that will turn away your readers.
If you want to be the next celebrated fashion editor commenting on the latest fashion choices of a socialite (or helping celebrities dress for the waltz down the runway), there is no better way to learn, report and feed your fashion fix, than starting a fashion blog for free.
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