Well, before we start, here’s a little background. Since the advent of this blog, I’ve managed to graduate with a BSc, find my way into a PR gig at Coup Boutique, chop off seven inches of my hair, and start my very own business. Definitely not the “future” I had in mind for myself as a 17-year-old, but one I’m so grateful to have. So, if you’re a tad curious as to how I ended up here, click down there.
Fast forward through the next two and a half years (and 700 posts) to where I’m sitting right now in front of my computer with a very supportive manager/photographer/business partner boyfriend skyping me (despite how late it is) and all of you cool cats to keep me company on this little adventure of mine. I can’t possibly express how thankful I am that all of you have tagged along, so instead, *praising hands emoji* *thumbs up emoji* *praying emoji*. Thank goodness for emojis.
So, with all this being said, I still haven’t really gotten down to business. Often one of the most popular questions I get as a blogger is, “how did you get such a large following?” Had I known the answer to this question, I would have shared it with all of you. But I’m honestly just as clueless as the rest of you. I mean, it still astounds me that real people even bother to read this blog. When Kurtis and I first started Ordinary People, we did it to share our ~passion for fashion~ (lol jk). Foremost, we wanted to connect with others who shared our interests, and so that’s what we tried to do. We made a point to remain faithful to our selves, our aesthetics, and our morals, all the while experimenting with our styles (and hair, as you can see). And when Kurtis gave up blogging to become a better student, I kept the Ordinary People running, somewhat because I was desperately in need of a creative outlet during my undergraduate years at university, but mostly because blogging opened a whole new world of opportunities for me. After all, New Classics Studios simply would not exist if I never worked for Coup Boutique, which in turn would’ve never come about if I hadn’t been e-mailed to model in one of Coup’s lookbooks. Weird how it all works out, isn’t it?
I’m sure I’m forgetting to touch on 95% of the questions you folks had for me, but it’s late and the Disney youtube playlist I’m listening to is coming to an end. All I have left for you are a few little tidbits of advice that may prove useful for your own blogging adventures.
ONE / Appreciate yourself!
TWO / As a wittle blogger in a very big and crowded blogosphere, it’s paramount to connect with creators and creative minds in your community (whether in-person or online). And online communities and hubs such as Lookbook and Chictopia are great websites for bloggers to branch out and network. On that note, make an effort to attend local events. Your home will become a lot cooler when you find out how many creative minds live there.