Monday, 28 January 2013

And now in Spanish!

Ooh! Look what just came through my letterbox:

Now in Spanish, how exciting!

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Guest blogging opportunities are worth grabbing

A belated Happy New Year! I hope you're feeling motivated for 2013...

The year started off well for me, with an invitation to take part in a panel discussion at the next London Fashion Bloggers Meetup on January 22nd, organised by Diana at (see screenshot below). I'm really looking forward to meeting the bloggers, the event has already sold out with up to a hundred people expected.

Of course, the most daunting thing will be appearing before all those fashionistas - eek! What the hell am I going to wear? Oh well - I guess I'm supposed to know about blogging, not fashion!

It is striking how fashion blogging has really taken off. Last month the Guardian put out a call for new fashion bloggers to join their roster. Although the deadline has passed, this article is worth a read to find out more about the range and types of bloggers they look for - fashion is a huge subject, after all, and there's plenty of scope for a blog to be unique.

Sometimes a one-off guest post can turn into a regular thing. I've done guest blogging stints in the past for Friday Ad, the Marketing Society and even a costuming site. Getting a regular blogging gig at a national paper, magazine or organisation is a great way to reach a wider audience, gain experience and credibility and grow your reputation as a blogger.

These kinds of opportunities do come up, but it's also worth being proactive and simply asking!

screenshot of, a London street style journal