Is blogging a good job? || Monday Confession

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Ever since I spoke about blogging being my full time job in this post HERE, I received a lot of questions about that topic. A lot of you still ask on my instagram how I balance the “day job” with blogging, mostly because you weren’t aware that I quit the day job almost 4 months ago. But in that time a lot has happened and I learned more about it as a business than in the 4 years before. Since this is such a secretive and controversial topic that many of you are so curious about I decided to write a whole post.

I am pretty sure that everyone and their aunt is aware that I am a pharmacist. If not, you probably just randomly found my blog through google. I graduated in 2011 and started working in a high responsibility role without being a day unemployed. Slowly I realised that my chosen job was really exhausting and even though its rewarding when you save someones life, or help someone, its also daunting to deal with really ill people every day if you are emotional person, unable to switch off. Whenever I thought that I didn’t like the job itself, the beautiful pay check at the end of every month reassured me and made me stay in the business for months to come. In case you were wondering, pharmacy is very well paid, which is why I stuck to it even when blogging brought me some dinero. The story was simple, I started slowly working less and less hours, and from full time went to 3.5 days a week, to 2.5 days a week to 2 days a week…eventually just became a full time fashion blogger and realised that I am actually loosing money by being a pharmacist on those 2 days a week.

Everyone is a pharmacist in my family, and no my parents didn’t understand the digital world, which meant I needed to provide very good reasons to why I wanted to quit what I studied 5 years for. You see, when you are so sure of what you want to do, like in this case blogging, you can’t come back to your parents few years down the line with your tail between your legs, telling them they were right and asking for help. You have to be 100% sure that you absolutely will NOT need help from them, and that you will make them incredibly proud.
I get a lot of questions from bloggers asking “how do I quit my job?” or “how did you know it will work?” and the answer is I didn’t, you never know until you try and realise what works what doesn’t. Its a risk, but everything is risk in life, even buying those pair of shoes you got last week was a risk, because you didn’t know if you will certainly get your ROI back :)
Now that I told you that bit, I can also tell you that I felt pretty anxious not knowing what will happen, I loved receiving pay check on 26th I knew I will be able to pay the bills and I was comfortable. I just knew that I love my vision and that I could make it work, which proved to be right, and my dream became-well, my life.

So how can blogging be your job? You also ask me questions like if I get stuff for free, or if I get paid to write about certain products even if I don’t like them. And let me tell you this. If you are starting a blog just because you want to make money, stop now. It won’t happen. if you only have money on your mind (I didn’t start making any good money first 3 years of blogging), it won’t happen because you will sell your readers before you get them, and it wouldn’t live. Rule number one is integrity. Every successful blog I know has it, and many of them have rules. So does mine. My rule number one is that my Monthly Favourite videos are not sponsored, they will always be exactly what I loved that month, I always have to test a product before I write about it, and if its a beauty product, I need to try it for at least 3 weeks before I speak about it. I buy so many beauty products and I get so many sent my way that there is a huge proportion that never even gets shown on the blog, it just isn’t good enough. Most rewarding this is reading your comments about how much you loved a product I recommended, how you bought those jeans I wore, and that is why all of my posts have that dose of personal experience, what I liked and what I didn’t.

So how do bloggers make money? Well, there are ads on the blogs, there are affiliate links that can be used , there are collaborations with brands, campaigns, consultations. I was lucky enough to be one of the first bloggers to participate in a huge campaign shoot this summer, but I never even thought my face would be on a billboard otherwise. Making money is not a topic of this post. The topic is Is blogging a good job? People who aren’t in the business cannot even IMAGINE the scope of it. And trust me, you think its all about a brand sending you a product and a little check to write about it, its not even close to it.

Bloggers who accept presents from brands ALWAYS chose the product/item. When I say always, I am talking about good blogs, about quality ones that people actually read. So no, brand will never send you a random piece that you HAVE TO wear, you get credit in your account, and you spend it like when you go shopping, or you just pick few items you would otherwise buy and get them for free. Is blogging a good job? Yes it is, because I can live nicely of expressing my creativity and share what I love with the entire world all while travelling or sitting in my office. It also means that there are no rules to what I write about, which trousers I wear or what language I speak, I can do it from anywhere in the world, and as long as I have passion-the main fuel for what I do, I am good. But don’t get deceived. It is not just taking selfies all day long, its a long 7 day a week job, just like any other when you are a director of the company. You can’t stop and you don’t want to stop, as soon as you build a large number of followers it becomes this monster which constantly needs to be fed.

If you want to turn blogging into your job, remember to keep your integrity. Love what you do, be honest, and have fun. Don’t write a blog post about a lipstick that was gifted to you and you didn’t like, because you can buy the same lipstick yourself. You cannot pay that rent with any gifts, they don’t pay your bills, so don’t let them take that respect away, The rules are simple, be yourself, stay on the track, and trust me, after years of nurturing that hobby like your own child you will get most amazing awards. Might sound cheesy, but my biggest ones are amazing friendships I got out of this job.

After all, bloggers are influencers, we influence people to make decisions, to shop, to change the hairstyle, to think about career change and most of all we motivate them. If it wasn’t for my readers, I would probably never even discover this fashion world, I would never be able to do what I do which is why I want to give them so much, a huge part of this experience. Blogging is amazing career, but don’t forget to always give back to people who got you there, while motivating them to be the best possible version of themselves-that is the pure key to success in this industry, or any other. Be the best version of yourself, and motivate others to do the same, that is when life becomes something special, when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony. Recipe for Pure Happiness.
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Od kako sam pricala o tome da je blogovanje postao moj posao u OVOM postu, primila sam mnogo pitanja na tu temu. I dalje me neki od vas pitaju na drustvenim mrezama kako balansiram svakodnevni posao sa blogom, jer verovatno niste videli da je ovo moj jedini posao vec skoro 4 meseca. Od kako sam napustila posao naucila sam o blogovanju mnogo vise nego u tri godine pre toga. Posto je sama tema prilicno nejasna i kontroverzna, odlucila sam da joj posvetim ceo post.

Prilicno sam sigurna da bas svako, pa i njihova tetka znaju da sam ja po struci farmaceut. Ukoliko niste znali, onda ste slucajno nabasali na moj blog preko gugla. Diplomirala sam 2011. godine i pocela da radim na poziciji sa neopisivo mnogo odgovornosti bez da sam ijedan dan bila nezaposlena. Polako sam shvatila da ovaj posao crpi moju harizmu, jer iako se osecate neverovatno svaki put kada nekome spasite zivot ili kada nekome pomognete, nije lako susretati se sa bolesnim ljudima svakog dana, pogotovo kada ste jako emotivna osoba poput mene. Kad god sam razmisljala o tome da posao farmaceuta nije za mene divna platica bi mi stigla pred kraj meseca i totalno me razuverila. U slucaju da vas zanima, farmacija je izuzetno dobro placen posao svugde u svetu, ali pogotovo u Velikoj Britaniji, sto je jedan od glavnih razloga zasto sam se ovim bavila toliko koliko jesam, cak i kada mi je blog poceo donositi neke novce. Od 5 dana u nedelji presla sam na 3.5 pa na 2.5 pa na 2 da bih konacno postala modni bloger puno radno vreme, jer sam shvatila da sam zapravo na gubitku radeci u apoteci ta dva dana nedeljno.

Poticem iz porodice visoko obrazovanih ljudi, mama, tata i sestra su farmaceuti i ne, mojim roditeljima digitalni svet nije bio najjasniji, tako da sam morala da imam veoma dobre razloge zasto zelim da napustim nesto za sta sam ucila 5 godina. Vidite, kada ste ubedjeni u ono sto zelite da radite, a drugi nisu odusevljeni tom idejom, ne mozete se vratiti svojim roditeljima, nakon par godina, podvijenog repa moleci za pomoc. Morate biti 100% sigurni da vam pomoc nece biti potrebna te da ce biti ponosni na sve ono sto ste ucinili.
Mnogi me pitaju kako napustiti posao, ako ono sto biste radili nema toliku sigurnost, ili kako sam ja znala da ce sve biti ok i odgovor je zbunjujuci. Ja uopste nisam znala da ce ovo ispasti kako treba, verovala sam u svoje snove, u ono sto zelim da radim ali bojala sam se rizika. Ipak sve je rizik u danasnje vreme, samo zavisi na koji to nacin gledate, ali cak i one cipele koje ste kupili prosle nedelje su rizik, jer nemaju garanciju da cete dobiti svoju ROI nazad :)
Sada kada sam vam to rekla, mogu vam priznati da kao osoba jako volim sigurnost, da ne volim neizvesnoti i da sam obozavala 26.kada mi je plata stizala, jer sam znala da ce svi racuni biti placeni vec sledeceg dana. Jednostavno znala sam da i kada ne bude 26.da ce biti nesto drugo, jer ja ne odustajem od onoga sto volim bas tako lako, a to ne ocekujem ni od vas. Tada je moj san postao-moja stvarnost

Postoji ogromna konfuzija kada je rec o poklonima koje blogeri dobijaju i odmah cu vam resiti sve sumnje. Ukoliko zelite da zapocnete blog samo radi zarade, odustanite odmah, jer prvo sto cete se pomuciti, a drugo vecina blogera ne zaradi nista u proseku prvih tri godine. Sto se poklona tice, ne poznajem nikoga ko tek tako dobija nasumice stvari koje ne izabere. Dakle ukoliko nam je nesto poklonjeno, mi smo to sami izabrali na njihovom sajtu, na isti nacin na koji bi to uradili kada bi istu tu stvar kupili.
Pravilo broj jedan je integritet, da biste bili uspesni morate imati citatelje, a ukoliko ih prodate u startu za neki pokloncic, necete ih imati kasnije. Svaki uspesan bloger kog poznajem ima pravila sto se tice poklona i novca koji primaju za reklame. Neka od mojih pravila su da mesecni favoriti nikada nisu sponzorisani niti reklamni, vec su to iskljucivo proizvodi koje sam ja koristila celog meseca, ukoliko radim sa brendom, njihov proizvod moram koristiti bar 3 nedelje, sve o cemu pisem mora biti dobro testirano kako bih rekla nesto iz licnog iskustva. Svojim novcem kupim mnogo proizvoda, dobijem ih isto tako jako puno, ali od onoga sto imam vi vidite samo nekih 15%, jer zaista veliki broj proizvoda nije dovoljno dobar da bih ja o njima pisala na platformi koju sam godinama gradila. Najveca nagrada koju mogu da dobijem jesu vase reci kada pisete o tome koliko volite proizvod koji sam vam ja preporucila.

Dakle da li blog moze biti neciji posao? Moze, itekako. Opis posla i zaradu koju mozete napraviti ovim poslom ne mogu vam ni opisati ukoliko niste bas direktno u industriji, ali recimo da poznajem mnogo njih koji zarade sedmocifrene brojeve na godisnjem nivou. Nije uopste nemoguce, ali poenta nisu pare, nego uzivanje u slobodi da radite ono sto volite, u bilo kom cosku ove planete zemlje, noseci ono sto zelite, govoreci jezik koji zelite, a isti broj ljudi vas vidi bilo da ste u svom krevetu, kancelariji ili na putovanju. Da se razumemo, ovo nije toliko jednostavno kako izgleda, ja ne sedim ceo dan kuci slikajuci selfije, iako sam sigurna da to bas tako jednostavno i besmisleno izgleda mnogima. Ovo je posao koji se radi 7 dana u nedelji, a kada ste direktor bilo koje kompanije, pa tako i medijske, ne mozete prestati da razmisljate o poslu 24/7. Kada izgradite veliki broj citatelja, morate imati stalno novi sadrzaj, svez, nov, zanimljiv. Ovo malo cudoviste preraste u veliko i morate ga hraniti sve cesce i cesce.

Ukoliko zelite da svoj blog pretvorite u biznis, zadrzite svoj integritet. Volite ono sto radite i zabavljajte se. Nemojte pisati o karminu koji vam je poklonjen, a nije vam se ni dopao, jer se na taj nacin prodajete za cenu jednog karmina koji ste i sami mogli kupiti. Ne mozete platiti rentu bilo kojim poklonom, niti oni placaju vase racune, zato ne bacajte tesko zaradjeno poštovanje uzalud. Pravila su laka budite ono sto jeste, ostanite na svom putu i verujte mi nakon godina negovanja svog hobija sigurno cete ubrati neke plodove od istog. Mozda zvuci glupo, ali moj najveci plod iz blogovanja jesu prijateljstva koja sam izgradila u raznim drzavama ovog sveta zahvaljujuci upravo njemu.

Sve u svemu blogeri su veoma uticajni, uticemo na ljude da donesu odluke, da kupuju, promene frizuru, da razmisljaju o promeni posla i da budu motivisani. Da nije mojih citatelja, ja nikada ne bih otkrila svet mode, ne bih radila ovo sto radim i to je razlog zasto zelim i ja njima da pruzim nesto novo, nesto bolje. Blogovanje je divna karijera, ali ne zaboravite da uvek dajete ljudima koji su vas doveli tu. Kako? Na taj nacin sto cete ih motivisati da uvek budu najbolja moguca verzija samih sebe-a to vam je tajni kljuc uspeha u ovoj industriji. Motivisite ljude da budu potpuno srecni, a to je ono sto se desi kada su vam ono sto mislite, ono sto kazete i ono sto radite u apsolutnoj harmoniji.

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  1. Anonimus
    Oct 27, 2014 / 6:46 pm

    Sjajan post. Uzela sam solju caja, upalila mirisne svece i uzivala citajuci. Jedva cekam naredni ponedeljak, divna si.

  2. Oct 27, 2014 / 7:02 pm

    predivno napisan tekst! blago tebi s divnim čitateljima koje imaš. zaslužila si jer si tako prekrasna! :**

  3. Oct 27, 2014 / 7:03 pm

    Wow this is one of the most interesting blog posts I ever read! I didn’t know you still had a permanent job until recently. You were very smart to keep it as long as you did! I really love your style and feel like your blog is true and I really love that. Although my blog is so much smaller I really rufuse cooperations when brands just want to use my blog as a free space to be published and I will never write about something I don’t believe in. Keep up the good work!

    x Karen
    http://dressinginlabels.blogspot.com

  4. Adna
    Oct 27, 2014 / 7:08 pm

    Divan divan divan post! Istinaki sam uzivala u ovoj ispobijesti :)
    :)))))) ♡

  5. Oct 27, 2014 / 7:10 pm

    I love reading this post and 100% agree with you. The only way being a full-time blogger can work is to keep your integrity and work really hard. I hope I will be able to live off of my blog in the future, because it has definitely become my biggest passion.

    http://shopaholicoverhere.blogspot.nl/

  6. Jovana
    Oct 27, 2014 / 7:14 pm

    Super je ovo mada mislim da je malo teze da se blog digne na nivo kakav je tvoj ako nemas u startu dovoljno da ulozis u skupe brendove koje ces da pokazes, dobru kameru i fotografa. I da na svakom postu imas nesto poptpuno drugacije (jer ako vrtis iste kombinacije ljude ce da smori). Naravno kreativnost je najbitnija ali svaka poznata blogerka nosi brendove poput Chanela ili nesto nize mozda ali u svakom slucaju ne New Yorker, H&M ili Forever 21 i sl. Meni je zelja oduvek da pokrenem blog i stalno dobijam komplimente za stil i preporuke da je takav hobi za mene, ali smatram da nikada necu moci da postignem popularnost kao ti a tek da mi to postane profesija (iako je san takodje). Ispravi me ako gresim. :) Inace sam zbog ovog bloga pocela da se bavim modom vise i omiljena si mi blogerka. Pozdrav iz Bostona.

    • Oct 28, 2014 / 12:15 pm

      mislim da nije fazon u skupim brendovima već u stilu i načinu na koji nosiš odjeću. to je poanta svake odjevne kombinacije koja ti na nekom zapne za oko na primjer na ulici. imaš primjer nekih blogerica koje se uporno trude predstaviti se kao osobe koje vole i kupuju skupe stvari, ali nemaju stila. tamara svakom kombinacijom pokazuje da se svaka od nas može obući u prosječne stvari i izgledati fenomenalno jer ona nikada ne naglašava koji high end brand je obukla, obula i slično. naravno, ona sebi može priuštiti skupe stvari ali nikad nisam primjetila da to pretjerano naglašava kao neke njene kolegice. Tamara fenomenalno radi ovaj posao baš zbog toga jer joj je inspiracija drugih ljudi na prvom mjestu i zato ju toliko volimo, zar ne?
      Tamara, hvala ti puno za to. Za tu tvoju ljudskost, pristupačnost, bliskost sa svima nama kojima uljepšavaš dane i potičeš nas da se izrazimo na mali milijun načina, da nas naučiš da nije bitan brand koji nosimo nego ideja i kreativnost koju imamo. najjednostavnije je kupiti npr jimmy choo cipele i stalno isticati kako su to baš te cipele, kako su jako skupe, a pri tom ih nositi sa najglupljim mogućim komadima i tvrditi za sebe da je to “spoj nespojivog” hahaha
      Tamara, čestitam ti na tvom blog jubileju ili rođendanu i želim ti još jsko puno sretnih, plodnih, kreativnih godina!!

      • Jovana
        Oct 28, 2014 / 7:11 pm

        Slazem se Sanja, samo hocu da kazem da sve uspesne blogerke mogu sebi to da priuste, a ako ne mozes, da li je moguce postici ovakvu popularnost i broj pratioca a da nosis H&M. To je moje pitanje i mislim da moras da imas da ulozis od samog starta. Slazem se da je stil najbitniji i vidjam i ja svakodnevno uzasne primere kombinacije skupih brendova ali za blogovanje ako zelis da postane nesto ozbiljnije ne znam da li moze s prosecnim budzetom da se radi (i dobrim ukusom podrazumeva se). Gledala sam neke pocetne postove koje je Tamara izbacivala, i jako se njen stil razlikuje od ovog sto je danas (o cemu je i pisala pre neki dan) ali su to i dalje Balenciaga bag i sl… Zato kazem i bas me zanima i njeno misljenje. Takodje se slazem za to sto si o njoj napisala, jer kao sto sam rekla zbog ovog bloga sam pocela da pratim modu vise. :) Pozdrav.

  7. Oct 27, 2014 / 7:14 pm

    Svaka čast, odličan post <3 Ti si mi motivacija da uspem u svetu blogovanja <3

  8. Sasha
    Oct 27, 2014 / 7:17 pm

    Thank for writting this post! I love it
    xx

  9. Skvrl
    Oct 27, 2014 / 7:32 pm

    moram da pitam, i kao redovan citalac ovog bloga, ali prvenstveno kao koleginica… rad u apoteci, slazem se, ultra naporan, i sama sam odustala od njega… kako to da se nisi okrenula npr.komercijali, marketingu, klin.ispitivanjima…? i da, da li bi mogla da me uputis, kakve su perspektive u britaniji po tom pitanju? ne sumnjam, vece no u srbiji, ali apsolutno nisam upucena… veliki pozdrav! :)

  10. Oct 27, 2014 / 7:57 pm

    Amazing post Tamara! I’m at the point you were at your 3 year mark and a lot
    Of what you wrote resonates with me and where I am with my blog. It’s not as easy as a lot of people think it is and managing it with a full
    Time and demanding job can also be difficult but the creativity will
    Always motivate you!

    Great fan of your blog x

  11. EP
    Oct 27, 2014 / 8:24 pm

    Sad su mi jos drazi videi jer znam da nisu sponzorisani! samo tako nastavi!

    • Oct 29, 2014 / 10:03 am

      Pozdrav EP! Slažem se sa tobom! I meni je Tamara porasla u očima zbog toga.Do pre nekoliko meseci pratila sam jednu srpsku blogerku kojoj neću da pominjem ime koja je u svojoj priči o blogovanju ladno rekla da su joj Haul i Favorites video postovi u velikoj meri sponzorisani. Ona u tome ne vidi ništa loše. Meni je to bila kap koja preliva čašu i od tada više ne pratim ništa vezano uz tu osobu, iako moram da priznam da je imala mnogo, mnogo grešaka i stravičnih propusta i pre toga. Tamara, hvala za iskrenost i mnogo ti hvala što se ne menjaš karakterom bez obzira na velik i lep uspeh koji postižeš iz dana u dan. Živiš život iz nečijih snova, a i dalje si tu za svakog i svaku od nas. Neko ovde reče da ima osećaj kao da si nam najbolja drugarica. Lepo rečeno, sa mnogo simbolike. Tvoj blog nas uvek dočeka pun lepote, gostoprimstva i uvek sa nekim novim i lepim pogledom na život.
      Srećno Tamara!

  12. Ana
    Oct 27, 2014 / 8:32 pm

    Divno.. :)
    Svaka cast, zeliim ti jos puo uspehaaaaa.. :) Stay the best.. ☻

  13. Montenegrina
    Oct 27, 2014 / 9:13 pm

    Draga Tami, predivno napisan text! I mene je zanimalo kako sve postizes, i bas mi je drago sto si se okrenula modi i blogu i sto ti to donosi profit. Puno pozdrava iz Crne Gore, volim te ♥♥♥

  14. Oct 27, 2014 / 9:26 pm

    Super post, i mislim da si bas lijepo sve to razlozila za sve one djevojke koje imaju slicne ambicije. Ja sam kozmeticka blogerka, kod nas to sve nece doci na neki nivo zaradjivanja jos jako dugo, a da ne govorim o tome da neko bude u stanju samo od toga da zivi. Ima nekih nacina, ali jos uvijek nisam bas sigurna koliko bi to kod nas funkcionisalo.
    Tebi puno uspjeha i srece u daljem blogovanju. Volim da citam nekoga ko je obrazovan, lijepo se izrazava i pri tome jako fino i njegovano izgleda, uz stil oblacanja koji preferiram.
    Pozdrav! :-)

  15. Oct 27, 2014 / 9:39 pm

    Loved reading this post – a lot of the views you posted about are ones that I share. After 5 years of blogging – the reason I continue is the reason I started – to share exciting beauty products and clothes I love. Like you, I’m very strict about what goes on my blog – if I am writing about a gifted product – it has to be one that I’d be happy spending my own money on. I always think about my readers as friends and family – and I’d only want to give them recommendations that are amazing!

    One reason I keep coming back to your blog are your amazing outfits – everything you wear is gorgeous yet looks realistic and comfortable :-) I found your blog years ago through Tali/The GlossGoss (miss her blog so much!)

  16. Oct 27, 2014 / 9:39 pm

    Da li ti je izgled bloga radio dizajner ili si sama?

  17. Marija
    Oct 27, 2014 / 10:33 pm

    TAMARA SVAKA ČAST.ŽELIM DA ZNAŠ DA TI SE DIVIM. SAMO TAKO NASTAVI.

  18. Vesna Savic
    Oct 27, 2014 / 11:09 pm

    Svaka čast! Iskrena ,obrazovana,radna,pametna,organizovana.Ono sto mene posebno odusevljava kod nje je to sto iako je najpoznatija mnodna blogerka UK ona i dalje pise dvojezicno.Da li ljudi shvataju koliko puno ova devojka radi na pozitivnoj promociji Srbije.

    • Ivana
      Oct 28, 2014 / 8:20 pm

      Ja sam uverena da shvatamo svi. :) A Tamari želim još mnogo, mnogo uspeha, da samu sebe nadmaši još mnogo puta. ♥

  19. Oct 27, 2014 / 11:32 pm

    Thanks for your honest and heartfelt post on blogging as full time work. I love that you emphasized integrity! So true and important!

    xoxo,
    Suzie Q

  20. Oct 27, 2014 / 11:45 pm

    This is really great advice! I am new to blogging and want to eventually make money off of it. Right now I just do it for fun but I am always looking for ideas for collaborations and I would love to do those at some point in time. Thanks for the advice!
    poshprime.com
    ~~megan~~

  21. Oct 27, 2014 / 11:55 pm

    I’m so glad you decided to pursue what you love to do! I went to law school and decided that it wasn’t for me. I recently started blogging and you are such an inspiration! xo Kelly http://kellylovesmakeup.blogspot.com/

  22. Kuharica
    Oct 28, 2014 / 12:24 am

    Divan post!!! :) Zanima me gje si kupila ovu solju sa produzenim tanjuricem za kolac sa strane? Ako ti nije problem da kazes, predivna je… :) Pozdrav :***

  23. Oct 28, 2014 / 3:29 am

    I love this!

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  24. Oct 28, 2014 / 4:46 am

    Draga Tamara,
    obožavam da čitam tvoje tekstove. Prelepo pišeš. A uz to si i prelepa osoba i izvana i spolja. Stvarno si velika i moćna inspiracija u mojem životu.
    Mnogo bih volela da neke tvoje drugarice pročitaju ovaj tekst pošto večito naglašavaju količinu svoje zarade, skupe stvari i materijalne aspekte ovog posla. Volim svaki tvoj blog jer stvaraš emociju kao da si bliska sa svima nama, uspevaš da se osobno obratiš svakom od nas, volim taj osećaj, a ti ga uspešno prenosiš i u svojim video postovima. Hvala ti mnogo na svemu i nastavi da budeš tako fenomenalna inspirativna žena!

    Neva

    • Mili
      Oct 28, 2014 / 12:30 pm

      Neva,
      citanje ovog teksta od strane njenih drugarica ne moze im biti ni od kakve pomoci… :) Ko je Tamarin iskren pratilac nikad ne moze biti pratilac one druge. Nije to isti nivo svesti…a ni ne treba da bude. Izvinjavam se ako sam bila malo ‘ostra’ ili nekog uvredila, nije mi bila namera. Inace sve pohvale Tamari za sve sto radi i misli!
      Mili

  25. Caro
    Oct 28, 2014 / 7:10 am

    It’s so nice that you are being so open about blogging. When reading your posts and seeing your videos one can definitely tell that you love what you are doing and that you stay true to yourself and your readers. And that’s one thing I really like about you and your blog :-)

  26. Lutak
    Oct 28, 2014 / 8:22 am

    Draga Tamara,
    Nisam cesta u komentarisanju odevnih kombinacija, ali ovak post natera i nas lenje da te pohvalimo i podrzimo u svemu sto radiš. Umerenost je tvoje ime. Svaka čast na iskrenosti i tvojoj stalnoj zelji da motivises devojke da urade nesto za sebe na polju obrazovanja, koje je u sustini i najbitnije, bitne su i krpice ali ne i najbitnije. Pozdrav

  27. Oct 28, 2014 / 8:56 am

    Love your honesty in this post. Keep up the great work.

  28. Oct 28, 2014 / 10:03 am

    It’s great to hear some honesty about blogging Tamara, such a fab post. It’s so important to stay true to yourself & what you would truly buy & wear/use. Readers are savvy & can see through anything other than that!
    Hugs xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

  29. Oct 28, 2014 / 10:21 am

    Great post!
    Xxx
    Elisa.

  30. Oct 28, 2014 / 11:43 am

    Tamara, draga prelepa Tamara! Ponekad imam osećaj da si mi najbolja drugarica! Pratim tvoj blog i tvoj vredan rad već duže od dve godine, ali uvek mi je bilo nekako glupo da ti nešto pišem i komentarišem. Ali sada sam odlučila da to uradim, da ti kažem koliko si uticaja imala na moj život a da ja to uopšte nisam primećivala.. Ti fenomenalno govoriš engleski- mene si potakla da i ja naučim mnogo bolje da se služim tim jezikom, a to si uradila prvenstveno putem svojih videa na You Tube kanalu. Vremenom sam počela uz tvoj da pratim i neke druge engleske i američke blogere i blogerke i ukapirala sam da zahvaljujući tebi uopšte više nemam problem sa razumevanjem jezika. Tvoja nežnost u odnosu sa ljudima, vaspitano i prelepo fino ponašanje uticalo je na mene da imam više razumevanja za ljude oko sebe. Pre sam bila uvek nekako impulsivna i reagovala sam naglo i bez namere da razumem šta se krije iza nečijih reči ili postupaka, a ti si uticala da budem mnogo više pažljiva prema svima. A to koliko si mi pomogla da izrazim sopstveni stil u odevanju da i ne pominjem! Ti si moja inspiracija i mnogo ti hvala!!!

  31. Adela
    Oct 28, 2014 / 12:25 pm

    Draga Tamara! Bravo, svaka čast na hrabrosti, dajes inspiraciju svima upravo zbog toga što si prirodna i svoja. Ostani takva. Pozzzz iz Zagreba. XO

  32. Oct 28, 2014 / 12:44 pm

    Amazing post! Had to be hard decision for you to quit job which was already well paid! So brave you are…I wish you all the best!

  33. Oct 28, 2014 / 1:06 pm

    Tamara, I just love this post! <3
    I knew that you were a pharmacist, cause I read your blog daily, but I didn't know that was so hard to quit your job. I thought you earn so many money from blog that it was a easy decision.
    One of my main goals is to quit my job and do full time blogging.
    I want to ask if you work with a influencer/blog agency and if the answer is yes, how you have started this cooperation?
    Also, maybe you can write a post about social media strategy: where you promote your blog, why, how you choose what to show on Instagram etc.
    Keep up the good work!
    Kisses,

  34. Mia
    Oct 28, 2014 / 1:49 pm

    Moram i ja da prokomentarisem… Sve pohvale za post, trebalo ga je napisati (pa jos na 2 jezika). Vidi se da je pisano iz srca… Draga Tamara, nadam se da ces postici mnooogo veci uspeh i zaista postati jedan od najuticajnijih blogera na svetu. Zaista to zasluzujes.

  35. Anonimus
    Oct 28, 2014 / 6:08 pm

    Tvoja posvecenost blogu, trud, kreativnost, organizovanost i posvecenost pratiocima te izdvajaju od svih drugih blogera. Zato ces biti uspjesna uvijek, sigurna sam. Svako dobro!

  36. Oct 28, 2014 / 8:21 pm

    Oduševljena sam sa ovim postom!Baš sam ovo čekala.Da pojasniš ove detalje.Obožavam te! Gledala sam tvoje najstarije postove i videla kako svako moze uspeti u onome sto hoće ,samo ako bude uporan!
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  37. Aleksandra
    Oct 28, 2014 / 8:27 pm

    Tamara, divan post! Jaka motivacija! Samo tako nastavi :) xxox

  38. Oct 29, 2014 / 3:43 am

    This is incredible. Thank you for writing this. I’m a new blogger so this is really helpful!
    Thank you so much for posting this. I look forward to reading more on your blog.

    x- Paulina

    http://dulcepaupau.blogspot.com

  39. Fashionisbeauty7
    Oct 30, 2014 / 4:58 am

    Thank you for this post!!! It was so good.

  40. Tea
    Oct 30, 2014 / 6:28 am

    You’re Queen T ;) glittery inspiration! Thank you, thank youuu :** You should write a book and make your own brand also.

    Kisses from cold Oslo!

  41. novosadjanka
    Nov 3, 2014 / 9:48 pm

    Novi Sad te voli i redovno čita :)

  42. Charu
    Nov 7, 2014 / 7:12 pm

    Hi Tamara, This is such an amazing post about blogging. I am an IT professional, and trying to get my hands on blogging as I absolutely enjoy beauty, food and fashion. Your blog post is such a guiding light to start up my blogging career. I wish I could intern with you :)
    A million thanks for writing such an inspirational post. Hope we get some more blog posts like this.
    Totally love your blog, thanks for being there to make a little difference in my life.
    XOXO

  43. Nov 9, 2014 / 2:12 pm

    Awesome post! I would love to be a full time author and blogger someday, although I have yet to tell anyone in my life that and have it as my secret dream. I think this was a good post to tell me that yes, going down that road would be a risk, but it’s one you could be willing to take. Thanks!

  44. Gabriela
    Jan 14, 2015 / 9:43 pm

    I thought this was absolutely amazing!! Not many people like to talk about the ins and outs of blogging and what comes with it. They also don’t like to talk about the money aspect which can be a sticky subject.

  45. Ceca
    Feb 6, 2015 / 9:59 pm

    Svaka cast za sve postignuto, za ovaj divan tekst i topao pristup, i za svu pozitivnu energiju, lepotu i motivaciju koje siris :)

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