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Bloggers Share Their Social Media Tips

When I started this blog I didn’t know that there were professional bloggers.

I’d never used Twitter.

I had to Google what a hashtag was.

Yes, both I and this blog, are that old.

So how did I learn? I listened to the experts, mais bien sur. Bloggers! Here are some pearls of wisdom, peeks behind the curtain, and tips for improving your social media game from some of my favorite blogger ladies in the biz!

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Love those effortlessly chic street style shots from the pros? The super sweet Josie of Fashion Mumblr gives us some suggestions with How To Up Your Instagram Fashion Game.

Cheryl from Oh To Be A Muse had me cracking up with her oh-so-real My Staged Instagram Life post. Such a good read.

Wanna blog like the best? Who What Wear tackles the subject in 7 Secrets to Becoming a Successful Fashion Blogger featuring some of the best fashion bloggers out there!

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Curious about filters and improving your Instagram feed? We Wore What has the answers – How I Filter.

Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad is the top blogger in the world, she’s so in demand in fact, that she spoke to the Business School at Harvard last year. Want to learn from the Master? 10 Things We Learned About the Business of Blogging From Chiara Ferragni’s Harvard Study.

What have YOU learned about social media from your favorite bloggers? Any tips the rest of us should know?

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Blogger Tips: Creating Content

Whether you’re a lifestyle blogger, a fashion blogger, a beauty blogger… There are things you should remember when you’re writing. Here are five quick tips for making sure that your content is being as effective as possible for your goals.

[1.] Who are you talking to?

Your content – Whether it’s on social media, in a newsletter, or on your website – Should be directed at a specific audience. If your message is too broad it will ignored. If it’s too narrow, it will miss its mark. So spend some time determining who your ideal audience is.

Marie Forleo’s B Should included an excellent exercise for students to create an Ideal Customer Avatar. You can learn more about the practice here – How To Position Your Product To Sell.

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{The ever-stylish KatwalkSF showing us how its done!}

[2.] Consistency is key!

My number one tip for creating an effective online presence is to be consistent. Set aside time each week or a couple of times a month to draft, review, and schedule your content – Blog posts, social media blasts, email newsletters etc.

If you’re not in front of a computer all day, don’t despair, there are apps – Like the ever popular Hoot Suite – That allow you to schedule social media blasts and blog platforms like WordPress allow you to plan the time and date for posts in advance.

Want more tips? Head over to Legally Vogue and see the full post – Writing Content: 5 Things to Remember

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Links You’ll Love: Blogger Edition

This edition of Links You’ll Love is a little bit different than usual. This week I’m focusing on some of the great information out there to help bloggers and freelance writers get their websites off the ground and make them truly successful.

So read on for some fun tips & articles that’ll help you with your writing and blogging!

Photography:

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How To Pose Properly from Silvanayla

5 Tips For Winning At Instagram from Vanilla Extract

Fotor: The Best App To Communicate With Pics from I Love Green Inspiration

Picture Perfect: How To Take A Photo Like New York It Girls from Harper’s Bazaar

Writing:

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10 Lessons I Learned About the Internet from Since I Started Blogging from Storybook Apothecary

Five Fashion Journalist Tips For Bloggers from IFB

Aimee Song’s Secrets To Blogging Success from WhoWhatWear

11 Simple Tips For Blog Networking Success from IFB

Business of Blogging:

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Starting Your Own Business Checklist from Cosmo

A Peek into The Business of Blogging from Apartment 34

SEO 101: How To Increase Organic Search Traffic For Blog Posts from The Lean Green Bean

The Best PR Advice You’ve Never Heard from First Round

Which of these articles do YOU like best?

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MCLV Style: Multicolored Pleats

As you very well know, I am a fan of pleats. I like how fresh and crisp they can look, and pleated skirts are my current favorite, whether they’re solid colored, short, or high-waisted. This multi-colored pleated skirt from SugarLips fit the bill perfectly and I was honored when they sent me the piece so that I could review it.

{Pleated Skirt – SugarLips, Thick Strap Tank – Zara, Cropped Blazer – Aqua from Bloomingdale’s, Necklace – Forever 21, Bracelet – BCBG, Handbag – Givenchy & Heeled Sandals – Madeline Stuart}

{If you like this look you can HYPE it on Lookbook.nu, shop similar pieces on ASOS Fashion Finder, or click the hyperlinks above to shop comparable pieces and visit related store websites}

Check out more outtakes from this shoot here – just log into your Facebook account to view.

I tried this out with my favorite BCBG blouse but I liked the sleek look of the black tank and the cropped blazer with the skirt; it made the look work for either the office or an evening out. And you know how much I adore a versatile look!

Now tell me, have you tried out the pleats trend this Summer? Are you a fan of multicolored pieces like this adorable skirt that can be styled in multiple ways?

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