1. How long have you been a fashion blogger?
I’ve only been a fashion blogger for about 4 months. I started my Instagram back in April and launched my blog in May.
2. Why did you become a fashion blogger, who or what was your inspiration?
A coworker introduced me to the world of fashion bloggers. She told me to check out A Spoonful of Style. This is a thing? I didn’t even know people did this! I was immediately in love with the fashion blogging world. These women inspired me and I starting immersing myself in the environment, without actually being a part of it. My friend told me I had great style and could definitely start one up myself, but honestly I didn’t have the confidence for it.
Then one day I purchased a pair of white pointed toe heels. I was thinking about how awesome it will be to have this closet staple. I think every woman should own a pair. I wanted to inspire others to be as excited about fashion as I was in that moment. So right then, I got on Instagram and started an account called “Style Miss Molly.” My husband came home from work and I told him, “You’ll never guess what I did today!” I finally started my fashion blog, or what was then the start of one.
3. What is your favorite thing about being a fashion blogger?
I love the community of fashion bloggers. It has definitely been my favorite thing about fashion blogging and a large part of why I started. I love to be in an environment where beautiful women with amazing style inspire and encourage one another, not bring each other down. It is such an uplifting community and I am happy to be a part of it!
4. I’m sure it is not always easy being a fashion blogger, how do you
overcome certain obstacles you may face?
You’re right, it’s definitely not easy being a fashion blogger. At one point during my early stages I wanted to give up. Many times actually. My husband told me, “Anything worth doing, is worth the effort.” I’m so thankful for his support, because this immediately changed my mindset. I had to assess the reasons why it was worth doing and remember why I started. I’ve had obstacles of feeling discouraged, struggles with time management, where to take photos, when to take photos and never ending ideas I wanted to accomplish. I wrote all these things down and tackled one thing at a time. By no means am I finished yet. I am constantly adding to and crossing off the list. I’m OK with it because it’s all part of the growth process as a fashion blogger!
5. Do you have long term fashion blogger goals?
Sure, I have the same goals as every other blogger. I want tons of people to read and follow my blog on a regular basis! I’ve found that I will always be wanting more if I keep this mindset so I’ve learned to short term focus my goals and not compare myself to others. Whether it be to add something new to your blog, connect with five new bloggers, or blog one more day a week than regularly, I am constantly revamping my goals.
6. Do you have any advice for individuals that would like to start a
fashion blog or personal blog?
My biggest advice comes from what has helped me along the way. Never compare yourself to others. It’s so easy to do and it will only leave you feeling more discouraged. Remember where you started and that your “inspiration” probably started at the same place. Find an inspiration to start and a motivation to keep you going. For me it was wanting to inspire others the way they inspired me. My motivation to keep me going is celebrating my small achievements along the way. I actually write them down and any time I feel discouraged I go back and read them. It’s a nice reminder of where I started!
Other advice I’d offer new bloggers is have the confidence to try. It wasn’t until I finally gave up my insecurities and stopped worrying about what everyone else thought that I was truly complacent. Also, never force anything. Write because you WANT to, not because you feel you have to. Writing will always be more genuine when you do this and you will be a much happier person because of it!