Bloglovin’ and Taking That Step Forward

By Friday, February 24, 2012 3 Permalink

You can now follow me on Bloglovin’!

I’ve talked to a lot of people lately about starting blogs and I wanted to bring it up because this is the first week that I have posted something every work day. It’s a small, but important, success that reminded of how hard it was to start Style and Cheek. Like many people I had a lot of apprehension about blogging –  it seemed like a good idea in theory but I felt as if I didn’t have anything to offer, even though people were always asking me when I was going to start one.

For years when I would express my interest in fashion writing I would automatically be asked, “Do you have a blog?” Over and over this happened. Last fall Dan and I went to California and had breakfast with my uncle Matthew and his dear friend who works at FIDM. Naturally she asked “What’s your blog?” as if to be allowed into the industry you must have first joined the blogging world. Even jobs would ask for a link to my blog. I didn’t have one!

So I forced myself to start a blog. I was still apprehensive but I knew that I could count on the strong support of friends and family to keep me positive. Even if it didn’t work out at least I was throwing my ideas out there and forcing myself to write. And that’s what it’s about. Every person has a unique life experience that sets them apart. The goal is to find any little thing you’ve encountered that other people could learn something from. You don’t have to become the next up and coming blogger overnight. Quitting your job because you can do this full-time is not the only measure of success. If that’s your goal then go for it one step at a time, but remember not trying at all gains you nothing! It is scary throwing yourself out there but any step forward is a step in the right direction.


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  • Rose
    February 24, 2012

    Great post, Julia. The world of blogging is a mystery to me, however your post clarified a few of the hazy spots for me. Similarily, I do not know the neccessary steps to a successful career in fashion writing…however, if it gets you closer to that end-goal or the dream jobs- keep on writing!!

  • jeni
    February 27, 2012

    kudos to you for taking the plunge into blogging. some of the issues you’ve listed here concisely describe my hesitation and difficulties with my public blogging aspirations and endeavor(s). keep it up, girl!

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