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What I Learned From Building a Real Life Blogging Community

In Blogging Resources by Nataliya Ogle8 Comments

How many times have you gone to an event where you know no one and dreaded the prospect of being there alone? Or, you try to desperately find someone in the crowd who might also be alone so you can strike up a conversation? And how awesome is that moment of relief when you spot a face you know across the room and realize you’re not alone? Related: Check out Adrianna Naomi’s article on networking and real-life community building. The Beginning of Blogging Community I started going to fashion week events over a decade ago. My time going as a …

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Fall 2016 Clothing I Crave: Lust List

In Fashion, Shopping by Nataliya Ogle7 Comments

Every once in a while (usually right around fashion week) I get closet cabin fever and go on a shopping rampage. I’m trying to really restrain myself since I often get shopper’s remorse. I don’t know what it is about me, but even if I truly LOVE the item, I always think about how much I spent on a shopping spree. I hope I’m not the only one that gets super tight with clothes budgets. Actually, interestingly enough, I don’t really shop that often throughout the year. That gets tough when you’re a fashion blogger! I have to figure out …

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Blog Photography Tips: How To Do It Yourself

In Blogging Resources by Nataliya Ogle20 Comments

I’ve touched on quite a few blog photography tips throughout my posts. I feel as though I’ve only scratched the surface, despite giving away different settings and explaining what I do in front of and behind the lens. I want to go further in depth of how I take my self-portraits and the equipment I use. If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you know that I do self-portraits a LOT. (Pst, side note, I also have THIS account where I post NYC street style photos I take, focusing on NYFW.) I travel with my light tripod, a remote control …

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Learning Your Style: Rihanna’s Street Style Kills It!

In Fashion by Nataliya Ogle23 Comments

I haven’t done a fashion post in a while, so I thought I’d switch things up just a tiny bit for you today. While I love giving you as much savvy marketing advice as I can, I also still love my fashion stuff. My hobbies include obsessing over Rihanna’s street style, browsing sales, and reading poetry while lovingly staring into my dog’s eyes. More on that later. First, I want to go over what trends we’ve seen lately (and what we’re bound to see more of) and things you should be paying attention to this fall. You know me, I …

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Your Guide to Driving Traffic from Pinterest: Set Up Rich Pins

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Set Up Rich Pins On Pinterest I’ve been noticing a lot more bloggers use Pinterest lately, and that’s a beautiful thing! I revamped my profile recently (and set up rich pins), deleted a TON of boards and pins, hid a lot of boards, incorporated a lot of different people’s pins on my boards, and saw my traffic soar from the Pinterest referral source. If you want to get an idea of how my Pinterest profile and boards are structured, check it out here. As I’ve said before, Pinterest can be an incredibly effective way to increase your blog readership quickly. …

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50+ Free Blogging Resources for Blog Entrepreneurs

In Blogging Resources by Nataliya Ogle18 Comments

I got my computer back! And all my data is still on it. What a relief! Apple replaced everything but the bottom cover and the hard drive. I’m not joking. Every single piece of my laptop is new, down to the screen. Thank you, warranty plan. And thank you Apple for sticking with my free blogging resource topic. They still don’t know what caused it to shut down and never boot up again. Fingers crossed I don’t have to relive anything like this anytime soon. In my last post I mentioned, I’ll be focusing on taking smaller bites out of …

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The Results of My July Blogging Goals Challenge: Goal Analysis

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Series Alert! At the beginning of a new month, I’m going to go over my blogging goals. I’ll also analyze the goals for the month that passed. I think goal analysis and goal setting are SUPER useful in making progress in your business, and it’s an exercise you should perform if you’d like to grow in your own field. It helps me stay motivated, and hopefully, it motivates you in pursuing your own blogging goals and dreams. To get started on your own blog goal planning and analysis journey, sign up for the password to the resource library and check …