A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A FASHION BLOGGER!

Hello everyone,


So many people see only the GLAMOROUS side of being a fashion blogger, but my fellow bloggers know all the hard work that goes into being any kind of a blogger...beauty, fashion, lifestyle or photography. It's a 24/7 kind of job where you're constantly thinking of ways to improve, pitching ideas to various brands, connecting with other bloggers, and regularly creating unique content...it's an ongoing cycle!!! Just like any job out there this one too takes a lot of determination, consistency, work and creativity. Won't you agree? 

I know I've had some tough days because a lot of the times things don't go as planned even though the photos might show otherwise. It isn't always as bright and colorful as you SEE IT! For example, there have been times I've felt very frustrated when what I imagined in my head didn't translate the same way in reality or  I've had to say a hundred "NO's" to companies that didn't understand my brand. It's the "behind the scenes" that makes being a fashion blogger so much more than just a pretty picture. 


That's why today I wanted to share with you what it's like to be a fashion blogger. From my own experience, of course. It may not be the same for other bloggers.

Being a fashion blogger means you're the creative director, stylist, PR agent, brand ambassador, social media manager, model and everything else in ONE!!! It's even more difficult in the beginning if you have no knowledge, connections or any kind of help. That's how I started my blog, five years ago. I learned everything step by step, day by day! If you're thinking of starting a blog, I hope this post gives you some useful pointers. 




One of the most important things you've got to figure out first is your niche. What are you going to blog about? What is a topic that you can talk to your friends about non-stop that gets you passionate every time? What is the one thing everyone comes to you for advice? That is your niche! Mine is fashion! That's why most of my posts are style related...Occasionally I have posts that are about a different topic, like beauty or fitness because I have other interests that I like to share, and it's nice to break it up a little to keep my readers interested and engaged.. Plus, here I've got the freedom to share whatever sparks my heart.💗

From there expect to be at a desk working on your laptop for most of the day. I spend probably more hours than I want to admit on mine...answering e-mails, looking for inspiration, updating all my social media, preparing for an upcoming photo-shoot, checking-off deadlines, staying in the know of upcoming trends and always thinking of what's next.

I know it sounds like a lot, but I've gotten the hang of it. I even take a break in between. I go for a walk outside and once I get back I finish where I left off.  





Photo-shoot day is crunch time! It's your time to play and really see your vision come to live, but this only happens if you've prepared beforehand. My photo-shoot days for the longest time have been Sundays. 

In the beginning it used to take us up to 2 hours to take photos. Now, it takes us around 20 minutes depending on whether or not I'm shooting one or a couple of looks. Make it FUN and feed off your photographer! With time it will start feeling more natural and your creativity will flow and grow. Look for inspiration from magazines, Instagram, Pinterest, other blogs...you'll find it everywhere. Where do you draw most of your inspiration from?     

Once you've got lots of photos to choose from, that's when the work starts all over again. You've got to choose the best ones, edit them ( I use PicsArt), create a theme, have a topic of what you want to write about, sit down and write it, have a set date you want to post it. When it's out in the open for everyone to see, get your marketing on. Start sharing it! 


Being a blogger has everything! You've got the creative and business side. Finding a balance to juggle them both at the same time is key. Also, you need at least one person who believes in you...you can share your ups and downs with them. As well as a good photographer who is ready to drive to that planned location, to carry equipment, to pitch in ideas, and to help get the best out of you, one photo at a time. 


If you want to learn more in depth on how to make money from blogging, read this post


What's one thing you love MOST about blogging? And how many years have you been blogging for?


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                                                                                                                   Love, Radi
       

Comments

  1. Thanks for your informative article 😊 have a lovely day 😊

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  2. Well definition dear, a lot of work that anybody imagine. Nice photos.

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  3. Yes, this is true! A fashion blogger is much more than average people think :)
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  4. Love all of these pictures! Thanks for sharing!

    Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Jennifer! <3
      Have a lovely day!

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  5. you put it all beautifully about blogging
    it's true that from the outside it looks light, but it's hard work
    or tiring?
    no, like something you like, it can match you
    blogs for 4 years and the subject of the blog is growing 🙂
    greetings
    Lili

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  6. You're so right! The important thing is to find a balance to juggle all those jobs. You're doing great, by the way. :)

    Não Me Mande Flores ♥

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    1. Yep! It's a juggling circus hahaha
      Oh thank you!

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  7. Blogging is a lot of hard work. Wearing all these different hats is challenging. Taking a break is so important to keep those creative juice flowing. You always do any amazing job and your photos are stunning. Love the mirror shot.

    Xx
    Nikki
    www.nikkilivinglife.com/blog

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  8. All the planning, preparation and work you put into your fashion beauty and lifestyle posts really shows! It's something I should try to appreciate more when I'm taking in the beauty of the fashion and beauty photos. You looked amazing in all five of the very artistically done outfit photos from your photoshoots that you included above.

    My blog: Full Brief Panties
    My YouTube: misterpantybuns Channel
    My Twitter: @Panty_Buns

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  9. Que poste maravilhoso.
    As fotos e looks ficaram ótimos!
    Beijos.
    http://vinteedoisdemaio.blogspot.com/

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  10. Hi Radi! After read this post I feel very close to you and your words, being a fashion blogger it's hard and by times even complicated, but when you achieve your objectives it's very gratifying! :)
    Have a nice weekend!

    www.luciagallegoblog.com

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  11. Great article with fantastic pictures, Radi!
    I have posted fashion items when brands gave me gifts.
    To be honest, affiliate link is difficult for me, but I will do my best!

    akiko
    www.akikohiramatsu.com

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  12. Your photos are breathtaking ❤

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  13. Finding balance is so important! All of these photos are gorgeous!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  14. I totally relate with getting frustrated when things don't pan out as planned. I think this is why I just altogether stopped fashion blogging, and focused on documenting my travels.

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    1. I just saw your Havana travel diary...Amazing!
      Can't wait to see more!

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  15. So interesting to see how much work goes into your blog and photos :) for me my blog is a personal style one so it's really not much more effort. I just take a pic of what I wear each day and then write a little about it, haha. A lot less planning required!

    Hope you are having a lovely week :)

    Away From Blue

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    1. That also works Mica :)
      Happy week to you as well!

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  16. I am very very impressed to your work and your preferences, Radi!

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  17. Blogging is so much fun! It's very time consuming but you can be very creative and get to know people from around the globe.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

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    1. You're so right Simone. These are all the reasons I love blogging. I've made so many great friends!

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  18. Amazing post..

    https://sosihappylife.blogspot.com/

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  19. this post is totally relatable! there's so much more going on behind all of the photos and blog post we are creating
    totally love your photos as well

    Hope you have a great weekend!
    xoxo
    style frontier

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    1. For sure! I have a story behind each photoshoot. Some funny, others memorable.
      Happy weekend!

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  20. You really do a good job!
    Thanks for sharing your experience as a blogger ❤

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  21. This is such a great post! I spend a lot more time in front of my computer than I would like to admit and it's true that we have to juggle a lot of different roles! I still really struggle with photos and editing!
    Your photos are so beautiful!
    Julia x
    https://www.thevelvetrunway.com/

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  22. Being a blogger is certainly not easy. People forget that there is a lot of work behind it.
    It's great to have a blog, but it also requires a lot of dedication.
    Great pics ♥

    https://www.heyimwiththeband.com.br/

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  23. These are all so true! Blogging is a lot of hard work and hours behind the screen that no one sees. I am glad you summed it up nicely here. The best thing about blogging for me has been all the relationships I've built with other creators and with brands.

    xoxo,
    Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com/

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  24. I've been blogging for 7 years and totally agree with you but I add that most important is the love we have to do this job that in my case a hobby.

    Beijos/Kisses.

    Anete Oliveira
    Blog Coisitas e Coisinhas
    Fanpage
    Instagram

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  25. I loved getting a look at what goes on behind the scenes of your blog! It really is a lot of work creating and maintaining a blog, and you do a really good job at it.

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net

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  26. you are so creative with fashion and style....

    Have a wonderful weekend

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  27. I don't think people realize how much time it takes. I always say it's like having another full time job!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  28. Blogging is not as easy as it seems> you are your business/blog. Definitely picking a niche is important as it allows you stream line your audience and also what you want to blog about.
    Planning and discipline is incredibly important.
    Consistency I've learnt is key!
    xxxxx
    ooomaye.com

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    1. I 100% agree with you.
      Wishing you a lovely day and happy blogging!

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  29. Yes, blogging is an ongoing cycle. Thank you for reminding us.
    Kisses
    Nancy from https://Orangecosmetics.blogspot.com

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  30. I do agree that blogging takes a lot of work, effort and planning. It is not easy as it looks, especially when one is doing it as a career- which I'm not but I still find it hard.
    Beautiful inspiration and photography.

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  31. Cool post! I love your photos and posts here.

    https://www.biigthais.com/

    Kisses ;*

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  32. This is all so true! Great post and great photos!

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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  33. I can really relate to your thoughs, plus I'd say that we also are seo experts, photo editors etc etc etc
    Don't Call Me Fashion Blogger
    Facebook
    Bloglovin'

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  34. Wonderful post. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. Hello Radi
    I think you said everything about being a blogger. I also do all the work, learned everything, or almost, about a blog, I have no help from anyone. I think the most important thing is to be honest in our work. Great post!

    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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  36. Shooting content and blogging is definitely a lot of hard work! People don't see the behind the scenes that go into planning out content, editing, etc. They only see the finished product and think it's easy! Great post Radi!

    Jill
    https://jilliancecilia.com/

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  37. You are spot on, friend! As a lifestyle blogger, I totally agree with you and I don't even have the extra hardships you do as a fashion blogger. People don't realize how much hard work and effort it takes to make a blog run smoothly, they just see the pretty results. It's important to point out all of the hard work that goes in behind the scenes and while it's difficult, it's so worth it! :)

    Make Life Marvelous

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  38. I love strawberries too, they're my favourite fruit next to raspberries =) Absolutely, I love smoothies with berries =)

    A really interesting post =) A day in life of a fashion blogger sounds pretty interesting and funny.

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  39. You write about very important things. Blog is some kind of work. You need time to make or find the pictures, write the text etc A lot of people see only the other side of blogging xx

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  40. I feel you girl, being a blogger, any kind of blogger is very tough and complex activity, justv as you said a 24/7 job. When it comes to taking photos, when it comes to beauty post and reviews I take them every time I have the occasion. When it comes to fashion post, since I can't take the photos by myself and I need my trusty photographer and beautiful occasions and lanscapes, we usually wait until visiting some place.
    Your photos are great, capture perfectly the message you want to communicate and share.

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  41. Thanks for sharing this because I think a lot of people don't know all that goes behind the scenes of blogging!

    https://www.mariannyc.com/june-2020-goals/

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  42. Well said, Radi: being a fashion blogger meas to do lots of works in one! And above all, it's a 24/7 job!
    You're being more and more skilled on editing photos: I really love your pics!!!!
    XO
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

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    1. For sure!
      Ohhh so sweet. I'm glad you've noticed. I've been trying to learn more and be more creative with my photos.

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  43. Yes! It's a lot harder than people think, constantly having to have new ideas, doing all the prep and shooting, editing etc yourself. Some of my posts take hours and hours to create depending on what I'm making. I've had mine nearly three years now x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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  44. There really is a lot more that goes into a blog than people think! I spend so much time writing and editing photos that sometimes it's a full day of just that!

    https://sundaydahlias.com

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  46. That's so true babe! People think blogging is a simple task and many even don't know what blogging is? It is actually such a tiresome task and it takes a lot of time. I have been blogging since 6 years and love it. I have several blogs and now trying to focus on social media as well because these days getting active at social media is truly a necessity.
    Btw I love all your pics and you have written this article so wonderfully! Lots of love! Have a great day!
    Rampdiary

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  47. Couldn't be more agree with your opinion. Blogging is not easy if we really focus on it, takes 24/7, and we have to keep updated on anything. In the other hand, it's so much fun and I really enjoy doing it ( I enjoy reading yours too! ). You keep improving each day and it's awesome!

    xoxo,
    |CHELSHEAFLO|

    www.chelsheaflo.com

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  48. You're absolutely right! Blogging is really hard work and finding balance is essential.

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  49. Nice photos!!
    Greetings.

    NEW POST IN MY FASHION BLOG: http://www.adrianosle.com/2020/06/simplemente-minimalismo.html

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  50. Nice photos!

    Carina | https://carinazz.blogspot.com/

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  51. It is very interesting to learn how a fashion blogger spends a day. Really like your outfits, stylish and comfortable.

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  52. So very interesting post

    Kisses
    www.pimentadeacucar.com

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  53. I loved knowing your process. I think that over time, we have always been able to optimize processes and do everything right the first time.
    I loved the photos
    xo
    http://www.dearlytay.com.br/

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