How To Make Your Blog Successful? || Monday Confession

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Thousands of new blogs are launched every day. Three months later, not even hundred of those are still posting, and one year down the line there are only 2 interesting ones that are going to succeed. Why is this the case? Blogging is a relatively new job and since general masses aren’t familiar with it, its perceived as something very easy. Usually often related to as “taking photos of yourself and putting them on internet”. But is that really true?

Many people have unrealistic ideas on what it takes to run a successful blog, looking at blogs you love only one thought comes to your head “I can do the same, it cant be that hard…”. Yet only few months later these same people tend to quit after realising that actually you do not become a millionaire after only 6 months of blogging, and even though you have invested hours into writing that post, making photos and finding links, it still didn’t reach as many people as you have hoped for?

I get a lot of questions from bloggers who are starting. How to grow readership, how to get invited to events, where are the presents coming from? And I know that this industry is very very secretive. You can red books, find hundreds of articles online, yet no one will tell you the real truth. If it took some bloggers 5 years to get to their full time income in blogging why would they give out all of their secrets to a newbie? Well, I think there is space for absolutely everyone in this industry, we are all individuals, different and creative souls which can make each other grow, and improve the blogosphere together, which is why I decided to write this post.

Passion is the key to successful blog, and besides other tips I will write in this article, I advise you not to even read more unless you have the passion for the topic you want to write about. No matter if you are blogging about personal style, fashion news, beauty or lifestyle, you need to truly love that topic. When I opened my blog I did so because I thought that none of my friends from university were interested in seeing latest Balmain collection from PFW, I didn’t have anyone to discuss with the colour of the season, I don’t really enjoy spending time on forums, so I thought starting a blog without any particular topic but “all the girly stuff” would be great outlet to talk about that MAC lipstick, my new boots or even share my wish list. It was more like writing an online diary than anything else. My blog was my biggest secret for almost a year. Just before graduating my friends finally found out about it, and I was so shy telling them what Glam and glitter is. It certainly was not something I immediately shared on Facebook or with my friends because I knew they might not understand it.
What am I trying to tell you? I started this blog thinking none will ever read it or find out about it. I did it simply because I love the topic and wanted to meet people who share the same passion.

This is exactly what brings me to my tip number 2- Do not give up. You need to write regularly and need to accept the fact that there might be days when no one is reading, Its possible that you will spend a lot of time on something that no one visits, but remember, you are writing because you love it, doing it for yourself, and no matter if you have 3 or 300 000 views daily nothing should change in the way you write. Don’t let negative comments or no comments take you back from the goal.

Even if you are blogging for years and the results aren’t really coming as you hoped, consistency is really important. Making blogging a full time job and a career from a hobby requires a lot of hard work, dedication and time. Don’t get distracted by what other people have, do, or post. Remember you cannot compare your chapter one, to someone else’s chapter 14. If someone has 1million followers and you only started, you cannot compare your collaborations and activities to theirs, but that also doesn’t mean you should give yourself excuses to work less. If you only started or if you need to grow your blog, you should be working a lot more than people who are doing it just for a hobby.

Another thing that I notice first is the design of the blog. It simply needs to be clean. No you do not need to hire professionals or to get the most expensive online designers, courses or who knows what. Just invest some time, learn a thing or two about html code, play with it on a Sunday afternoon and you will realise its not that hard. People don’t like reading crazy letters on a black background, so stick to clean and simple, no glittery flashing fonts on bright pink theme while the automatic music is blasting. That still scares me to death when home alone. Captcha is good to save you from spammers, but no one likes living comments if its too complicated. I removed every possible difficulty on my blog. You don’t have to type in username, email or anything like that, just a name which could even state something like – Anonymous if you wish to stay that.

Now that I told you almost everything, don’t forget to be friendly, try and get involved in the community, but not via spamming other blogs. There is nothing worse than comments that we receive and SEE which have nothing to do with a long post we wrote but a “Follow my blog http://.….”. I have nothing against other people promoting their blogs, but since you are already doing that, be respectful and acknowledge that you are on my blog, say what you think about the post and then advertise your blog. I am not the only one with this opinion which is why I am saying it. Being friendly and respectful will open all the doors for you in the community. Blogger will eventually notice your comments, start reading your blog, and you can become friends. I know that I don’t really pay attention to spam comments, but to meaningful and realistic ones-every single time, which is how I made most of my blogger friends.

What do you need to become a successful full time fashion blogger? Passion, dedication, hard work and patience. This is the secret recipe, and without only one of these ingredients it will simply not happen. There is space for all of us, so be supportive, don’t compete and be unique. If you are starting your blog, for any other reason than because there is nothing else you want to do more, quit now, presents, events and money don’t come so easily. As for anything else in life that is worth it, it takes a lot of work and time. There is still long way for me to go, I plan to stay around for a while, but I have motivation and willingness to pursue it, to work hard no matter what the hurdle in front of me is. Personally, I think that when you achieve something you worked hard for, you appreciate and love it much more. Enjoy the journey, not just the destination. Happy Monday lovelies :)

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Svaki dan nastane nekoliko hiljada blogova, od tih nekoliko hiljada, nakon tri meseca ostane samo stotinjak da ne pricam o tome kako ih samo nekoliko postane uspesno par godina kasnije.
Zasto je ovo slucaj kod blogovanja? Blogger kao profesija je nepoznanica sirokim narodnim masama, zbog cega se na to gleda kao na nesto jednostavno, a cesto mozete procitati I opis posla kao “slika se I kaci slike na internet”

Mnogo ljudi ima nerealne ideje o tome sta je potrebno da biste vodili uspesan blog. Citajuci svetski poznate blogove ti isti ljudi imaju jednu misao “Ja bih to isto mogla, sta tu ima tesko!?…” Samo par meseci posle toga ovi ljudi napustaju svet bloginga, shvatajuci da ne samo da nisu postali milioneri za pola godine, vec da iako su ulozili sate i sate u pisanje postova, slikanje, trazenje linkova i ucenje o poslu i dalje nisu postigli ni mali deo onoga o cemu su sanjali. Koliko blogova znate koji su trajali par meseci i potom nestali? Sigurna sam da ih im dosta…

Dobijam mnogo pitanja od blogera koji tek pocinju. Kako razviti blog, kako dobiti veliki broj citatelja, kako dobiti pozivnice na dogadjaje i poklone? Jasno mi je da je ova industrija prepuna tajni, malo se toga prica, a blogeri sakrivaju vredne informacije kao zmija noge. Procitali ste toliko toga, ali I dalje ne mozete naci odgovor na sva pitanja koja imate? Nekim blogerima je trebalo 5-6 godina da ostvare ono sto imaju danas, jasno je da nece odati sve tajne svog uspeha onima koji tek pocinju, ali ja mislim da ima mesta za sve koji zele da rade u ovoj industriji, mislim da treba da podrzavamo jedni druge, da zajedno razvijamo svet digitalne uticajnosti zbog cega sam odlucila da napisem ovaj post.

Strast je tajna uspeha svakog bloga, a ostale savete u ovom postu ne morate ni citati ako nemate strast i ljubav prema temi o kojoj planirate da pisete. Nije bitno da li pisete o licnom stilu, izvestavate o modnim trendovima , kozmetici ili stilu zivljenja, ono o cemu cete pisati mora biti vasa najveca ljubav. Ja sam zapocela ovaj blog misleci da nijedna od mojih drugarica nije zainteresovana za diskusiju o poslednjoj Balmain kolekciji sa PFW-a, nisam imala nikoga ko je hteo da prica o modi u ovoj kolicini koliko ja mogu, forumi me ne privlace , tako da sam odlucila da otvorim svoj blog , mesto za sve zenske stvari, gde mogu da pisem o novom MAC karminu, cizmama koje mi se dopadaju ili wish listi. Blog je bio moja najveca tajna skoro godinu dana. Pre nego sto sam diplomirala moji prijatelji su saznali za Glam and Glitter a ja sam se bukvalno zacrvenela kada sam im ispricala sve detalje, sada ga i oni svakodnevno posecuju. Svakako ga nisam reklamirala na svom Facebook-u ili ih pitala da me prate na drustvenim mrezama. Mislila sam da one to nece razumeti…Zasto vam ovo pricam? Zato sto sam otvorila blog misleci da ga niko nikada nece otkriti ili procitati, uradila sam to kako bih jednostavno pisala o onome sto volim I mozda usput upoznala jednu ili dve osobe sa identicnim interesovanjima.

Ovo me dovodi do saveta broj 2- Ne odustaj! Jako je bitno pisati redovno i morate prihvatiti cinjenicu da moze biti nekoliko dana, pa i nedelja kada bas niko ne ulazi na vas blog. Da, mozda ste proveli 3 sata pripremajuci taj post, ali zapamtite, blog se pise iz ljubavi, bez obzira da li ga posecuju 3 ili 303 citatelja dnevno, to ne treba da utice na nacin i azurnost pisanja. Ne dopustite negativnim komentarima, ili manjku bilo kakvih komentara da vas udalje od cilja.

Blogujete godinama, ali rezultati se ne desavaju? Jako je bitno biti uporan i redovan. Postoji ogromna razlika izmedju bloga koji je samo hobi i koji je posao I to je bitno shvatiti. Da bi napravili posao od bloga potrebna je posvecenost, mnogo rada i truda, a ono najbitnije je upravo vreme. Ne dozvolite da vas drugi blogovi ometaju, ko je sta obukao, kupio ili kakvu je saradnju sklopio nije bitno za vas blog. Bitno je ne porediti svoje prvo poglavlje sa necijim poglavljem broj 14. Ako neko ima 1 milion pratilaca a vi tek pocinjete, nerealno je porediti svoje saradnje sa njihovim, ali isto tako to ne znaci da sebi mtreba dati oduska i raditi manje. Naporan rad je jos bitniji na pocetku blogovanja, jer kasnije je sve lakse, kasnije naucite sta i kako, dok u pocetku morate raditi vise nego neko ko je uhodan.

Jos jedna stvar koju prvu primetim na blogovima jeste dizajn. On mora biti jednostavan I uredan. Ne, ne treba bacati novce na razne dizajnere, kurseve ili ko zna sta. Jednostavno ulozite malo vremena, naucite par stvari o html kodu, igrajte se sa izgledom svog bloga jedno nedeljno popodne i za pocetak ce to biti dovoljno. Citatelji ne vole lude animacije, jarko crvena slova na crnoj pozadini, zato se drzite jednostavne teme. Bez sljokicastih pisanih slova sa muzikom koja automatski krece kada neko udje na vas sajt. To me i dan danas preplasi, pogotovo ako sam sama kod kuce. Captcha je super da vas spasi od spamera, ali niko ne voli da ostavlja komentare ako treba previse posla. Kod mene na blogu mozete ostaviti samo ime, pa makar to bilo I- Anonimus, bez bilo kojih drugih detalja i komentar je vazeci.

Sada kada sam vam otkrila skoro sve, ne zaboravite da budete prijateljski nastrojeni i da se na lep nacin ubacite u ovu zajednicu. Niko ne voli spamere, jer nema nista gore od pisanja posta 3 sata nakon cega vam neko ostavi isti komentar kao i na prethodnih 20 postova a to je “Pratite moj blog http://…”. Nemam nista protiv samopromocije, ali i to treba raditi sa malo postovanja i diskrecije. Nisam jedina koja deli ovo misljenje, zato i kazem da blogeri primete i brzo zapamte one druge koji ostavljaju dosadne iste komentare, ali isto tako zapamte i one koji ostave znacajne, drugacije i zanimljive sugestije. Vecinu svojih blogo-poznanstava sam ostvarila upravo na ovaj nacin.

Sta vam treba da postanete uspesan modni bloger? Strast, posvecenost, mnogo rada I strpljenje. Ovo je tajni recept i ukoliko vam samo jedan sastojak nedostaje uspeha nece biti. Ima dovoljno mesta za svakog od nas, zato pruzite podrsku drugima, nomojte se takmiciti i budite jedinstveni. Ukoliko pocinjete blog zbog bilo kog razloga osim ljubavi prema toj temi, slobodno ga odmah ugasite, jer pokloni, novac i pozivnice ne dolaze tek tako lako, bas kao ni sve ostalo sto je vredno truda. Ja imam jos mnogo toga da ostvarim, ali sam motivisana i znam da cu dati sve od sebe bez obzira na kakve prepreke nailazila. Upravo zbog toga uspeh ne moze biti sladji kada ga konacno ostvarim. Ne zaboravite, bitno je uzivati u putovanju ne samo u destinaciji! Zelim vam svima divan pocetak nedelje :)

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108 Comments

  1. Meike
    Nov 10, 2014 / 12:05 pm

    Such a beautiful post!

  2. Nov 10, 2014 / 12:07 pm

    Loved reading this post, thanks for sharing all these tips!

    Happy Monday x

    chrissabella.blogspot.com

  3. Nov 10, 2014 / 12:08 pm

    Great article! Thanx for writing this, it was nice reading it :)

  4. Nov 10, 2014 / 12:16 pm

    I looved reading this, thank you so much. I recently started following you and the fact that you are thinking for others out there who are trying to accomplish the same dream is amazing.This info is really useful for people who are trying to make their blogs stand out like myself, thank you for sharing <3

    http://www.britesouls.com

  5. Nov 10, 2014 / 12:29 pm

    Nice post and so true. Keep it up! :) xx

  6. Nov 10, 2014 / 12:29 pm

    Thanks for this post! I loved and read slowly each word of it.
    I’m a new blogger and sometimes I feel sad because I don’t have so many comments or visits,but you’re right:I have to keep posting and working hard!! :)
    Thanks for your words again,they were really inspiring to me :)
    Lots of love!! <3

  7. Nov 10, 2014 / 12:30 pm

    Lovely advise and very true, only started blogging in last two months closet blogger for a long time before then, I’m currently doing it as a hobby but this is a lovely post for all our newbies and I think you are dead right there is loads of room for us all and nice to be friendly and not competitive everyone’s blog is unique,, particularly love your blog keep up the good work xx Pam

  8. Nov 10, 2014 / 12:33 pm

    This was the best ‘how to’ post I’ve read so far! Thank you so much for sharing your honest opinion! And I think that comparing to others chapter 14 when we are on our 1 is really important thing to remember and I tell myself all the time!

    Kisses, Kali

  9. Nicola
    Nov 10, 2014 / 12:35 pm

    I think that this is great advice and anyone could apply this advice to anything you want to achieve success in. I guess it’s common sense really, but not many people would think to apply it to blogging, which, at the end of the day, is a career for some. Really sound advice for would-be bloggers.

    Oh, and those spammers… I used to get it when I did online writing. Some of the most successful writers I know eventually said outright that people who simply promoted themselves on someone else’s work would be ignored.

  10. B_
    Nov 10, 2014 / 12:36 pm

    Lijep post i sviđa mi se tema. Samo nešto što mi je zasmetalo jeste to što si započela pitanje kako dobiti pozivnice na razne revije itd ali ga nisi baš obrazožila? Slažem se da tu treba rad,trud,zalaganje itd. Ali recimo,da li ta pozivnica se pojavi samo odjednom u tvom inboxu ili je postar donese ili moras imati bilo kakav dodir sa tom modnom kucom? Cak sam pratila i Zoranu u vlogovima gdje kaze da treba ona pisati neke e-mailove za fashion week, eto mene to zanima :) Lijep pozdrav :*

    • Nov 10, 2014 / 12:42 pm

      To nije bila tema ovog posta, tema posta je bila sta je potrebno da biste vodili uspesan blog. Kada tema bude fashion week i eventi onda cu o tome pisati… U svakom slucaju ni meni niko nije rekao, ali ukoliko budes pratila ove savete gore pomenute vrlo brzo ces sama otkriti sta i kako :***

  11. Nov 10, 2014 / 12:41 pm

    Thanks so much for this post – it’s been really helpful! I definitely agree that it takes a lot of hard work and dedication to run a blog and it isn’t easy at all. I think the main key is to enjoy it! x

  12. Nov 10, 2014 / 12:49 pm

    Great article Tamara! actually I am really loving all your Monday Confessions, it gives me hope and motivation!
    xo

  13. Aisling
    Nov 10, 2014 / 1:04 pm

    Fabulous post, really helpful xx

  14. Nov 10, 2014 / 1:06 pm

    Divno si ovo opisala. Hvala ti :)

  15. Tina
    Nov 10, 2014 / 1:13 pm

    S ovakvim postovima tvoj blog je dostigao skroz novi level, samo naprijed. :)X

  16. Nov 10, 2014 / 1:15 pm

    Tako je. Pregršt je onih koji spamovanjem i nekvalitetnim sadržajem očekuju ne znam kakvu slavu, i to preko noći, a i onih drugih koji misle da je to 5 minuta posla. Pisanje bloga iz čiste ljubavi je prvi i najvažniji korak ;)

  17. kat
    Nov 10, 2014 / 1:18 pm

    what are you wearing? :) love the look.

  18. Nov 10, 2014 / 1:29 pm

    Ovo je zaista prelijepo napisano.Ja već više od godinu dana vodim svoj blog KOFOL MODA,i nemam toliko pregleda,niti je moj blog toliko popularan ali najbitnije je da ja uživam u njemu i da je to moj mali kutak slobode.Uživam u svom blogu i svaka cura bi se trebali na to usredotočiti, a malo manje na to koliko pegleda ima i dali ce tako postati poznata.

    • Anonymous
      Nov 11, 2014 / 3:45 pm

      Svidja mi se tvoj blog,eto slucajno sam usla na tvoj blog i imas super stil :)

  19. Nov 10, 2014 / 1:32 pm

    Zaista odličan post, svaka čast!
    Toliko blogova nikne a mnogo odustane. Svi hoće instant slavu i uspeh ali to tako ne ide.. Na tvoj blog ulazim često i zaista si inspiracija ne samo za modu već i “lifestyle”.

    Puno uspeha u daljnjem radu <3

  20. Nov 10, 2014 / 1:38 pm

    Ja samo sto sam pocela moj blog i stvarno je tezak rad, trebaju ti minimum 2 sata dnevno i za najobicni style post koi radime na polyvore. Potpuno razumem sta si rekla i moe prijatelice ne se interesiraju bas za najnove trendove u modi i sminku i samo nekolki od niv ne misle da je cudno sto volim gledati videa na youtube i citati blogove. Za blog da sam pocela niko ne znam i nece saznati u blisku boducnost. Ti Tamara i jos neki drugi blogera dajete mi inspiraciju i motivaciju da radim na moj blog zatosto ovo stvarno volim. Hvala puno na tome <3

    http://programmerstyle.blogspot.com/

  21. Sasha
    Nov 10, 2014 / 1:39 pm

    I love reading your Monday confessions! Such a great section! Especially love this topic and couldn’t agree more with what you’ve written! I also think captcha can sometimes drive your readers away from commenting, and don’t like spammers to! I mean I always leave link to my blog under my comments, but If i don’t have anything interesting to say, or if I don’t like the post I simply close the tab! It can be so annoying getting comments like you look amazing babe on a post that talks about my favorite food haha:D keep up the good work!
    kisses from Slovenia=*

  22. Biljana
    Nov 10, 2014 / 1:48 pm

    Cao Tamara, da li mozes nekada ispovjest posvetiti Instagramu, i povecanju broja pratilaca? Uredjujem Instagram profil jedne organizacije i te ‘cake’ bi mi koristile. Iako se ne bavim blogingom jako volim da citam tvoj i crpim inspiraciju za svakodnevne stvari ali i neke krupnije planove. Hvala ti.

  23. Nov 10, 2014 / 1:48 pm

    such great advice lovely and its really honest compared to some!!! thanks for sharing xxx

  24. Nov 10, 2014 / 1:49 pm

    I agree with absolutely everything you say. My blog started out as a way to share my passion for makeup when no one around me wore or cared about it (I’m doing my phd in chemistry sigh), it was my way out. Now friends at work turn to me for suggestions on what to buy to improve their routines and such. That was my first personal success. Furthemore, i definitely saw the net improvement of my stats the moment i decided to blog regularly 3 times a week in the same days. Such a difference! It is not always possible and spending sunday night until 1am to get a few posts ready for the following week has happened more than once, but nevertheless I love it and keep on doing it. Even my boyfriend respects when I say that I want to go home early to work on my blog. Passion and consistency, hopefully they will bring me somewhere sometime, otherwise it is still my favorite hobby!! :)
    great post, you just got yourself a new folloer :)
    xos
    Alice|

  25. Ammie
    Nov 10, 2014 / 1:50 pm

    I love reading your blog entries, not just looking at your beautiful pictures. Smart, driven and wise young woman you are, and a great example to all of us.
    I wish you all the success you dream of x

    Hugs from Dublin

  26. Anne
    Nov 10, 2014 / 1:51 pm

    I really like this types of posts,because there give me motivation. Your blog is awesome an i really like it. I know that you need a lot of years to make this ‘fashion corner’ and i am so proud of you. You’re my inspiration and you gave me confident.

  27. Nov 10, 2014 / 1:59 pm

    With every post like this you prove mee it’s really worth to read your blog. You are not selfish and you always think about your readers. Thank you again fot all the valuable informations that I find on your blog and for inspiration too. I just love the way you think and dress, of course ! Muchos lovos beautiful girl :)
    Ana-Maria

    http://anamariaben.blogspot.ro

  28. Nov 10, 2014 / 1:59 pm

    I should say that I really enjoy your new Monday Confession articles. It’s a great idea. I really like your writing style and your ideas in general. Keep up the good work. It’s very nice to see that you still are such a good person, that the industry won’t change.
    Also when I’m reading your articles, I become more motivated about my own blog too. I really want to invest more time in it, but since I’m about to graduate University soon, there aren’t that much free days in my schedule. We’ve been in a contact a couple of times in the past. I’m a Pharmacy student from Bulgaria. So, I guess only you could understand my situation.
    Thank you again for the inspiration. Hope to hear from you soon.

    Desislava
    http://truedreamcatcher.blogspot.com/

  29. Nov 10, 2014 / 2:05 pm

    Great post Tamara! I have been following your blog for a while and really enjoy your posts. I must say I feel more motivated to continue posting

  30. Nov 10, 2014 / 2:11 pm

    Divan post i divna ti! Odlicni saveti, sigurna sam da cemo se mnogi pronaci u njima! :) :***

  31. Nov 10, 2014 / 2:20 pm

    Such a great inspirational post!
    I started my own blog in February and I can really tell you that after so many months now I’m finally getting few regular readers. Some days there is no one reading my blog, and some days there’s a lot of people. It is like a roller coaster – you don’t know when you will fall or will go up. Patience and consistency all the way!
    Also, supporting other bloggers is important as they will support you back. Although recently one blogger spammed my facebook page and I got so sad – how dare she come to my own fashion blog page and send million links to her page, even though I don’t have thousands of likes :(

    Dovile
    http://www.dovilefashion.co.uk

  32. Nov 10, 2014 / 2:33 pm

    Such a great post! Thank you for sharing! xx

  33. Anonymous
    Nov 10, 2014 / 2:35 pm

    svaka čast!

  34. Milos
    Nov 10, 2014 / 2:36 pm

    preinspirativno, Tamara odusevljavas me iznova i iznova!

  35. Nov 10, 2014 / 2:40 pm

    That was really a very interesting post! Thanks for sharing your insights, it’s very helpful! It’s hard to start a new blog and it is always good to hear what you can do to make it better!

  36. Alex
    Nov 10, 2014 / 2:58 pm

    Great post, I agree with everything you wrote. There is nothing worse than start to write a new blog just for making some money from it. I decided to start my blog 3 months ago, I lived in a foreign country with my boyfriends and wanted to share my passion for beauty, fashion and everything what inspires me with other people and feel a little bit less alone. It became my hobby faster than I have ever thought. Of course I hope there will be lots of open doors in the future, new friends and new challenges but what is most important – I enjoy every second of writing new posts and it makes me really happy to see that someone has the same interests as me and like reading it! Kisses from Czech Republic, Alex!

    http://www.taleofmissa.wordpress.com

  37. Nov 10, 2014 / 3:05 pm

    Nice post, but it’s not really helpful, since you can read this in every single similar post. I’d really want to know for example how to work with companies, how to negotiate, how to put a price, etc. I’d love to see you write about this kind of stuff :) Xoxo and keep up the good work.

    http://www.fashionpartyblog.com/

    • Nov 10, 2014 / 4:07 pm

      Thanks for your input, but that wasn’t the topic of this post. Posts like that are coming, but again it takes you back to this text. After building your audience with hard work you find out very easily how to work with brands etc… There will be many more Mondays but this one was about developing blog and what it takes to build a readership xx

  38. Nov 10, 2014 / 3:37 pm

    Its so strange, this morning I spent hours searching up topics on ‘how to make your blog successful’ or ‘how to market your blog.’ I didn’t find any relevant advice. Then, just for fun I decided to search up ‘new looks’ on Lookbook.NU somehow by fate, your look was the first on my feed, and somehow by fate, your advice was the best. I feel like I’ve been enlightened. Thankyou for being there at the right place and the right time. I will fan you now. <£

  39. sasa
    Nov 10, 2014 / 3:40 pm

    Such a great post! I really enjoyed reading it. These are great tips for blogging. Thank you so much for sharing, babe! You are awesome! <3

  40. Žana
    Nov 10, 2014 / 4:00 pm

    Odlican post Tamara!

  41. Novosadjanka
    Nov 10, 2014 / 4:02 pm

    Hvala na ovom postu! Meni ce mnogo znaciti! ;)

  42. Nov 10, 2014 / 4:17 pm

    Hvala tamara, bas ovi mi je trebalo :)))

  43. Nov 10, 2014 / 4:26 pm

    everything that you said is so true! you can see when a blogger is passionate and that always gets them more views!

    giveaway on my blog!

    http://hashtagliz.com

  44. Nov 10, 2014 / 4:28 pm

    These are great suggestions! I agree that consistency is key here and you have to take your blog very seriously, like a career!

    x. Sabrina |

  45. Nov 10, 2014 / 4:35 pm

    Thank you so much for this beautiful post and your tips! :)

    I just started blogging 8 weeks ago from now. And I have to say, I already can’t imagine my life without shooting, writing and reading other blogs. ;)

    Kisses from Vienna,
    Ina

  46. Nov 10, 2014 / 5:01 pm

    Imam strast,veliku ljubav prema modi…a ovaj post me jos vise ohrabrio i motivisao.Moj mali blogić je polu godine bio tajna.Nisam nikom rekla pa cak ni roditeljima.Svaku noc sam pisala i pisala i kad bi dosli u sobu ja bih to sklonila.Bojala sam se sta ce da kazu i nakljuce sam im rekla i bili su TOLIKO ODUSEVLJENI !!! Isto kao i moje drugarice.

    Dodala bih u recepat kao sastojak po zelji:ne plasite se sta ce drugi reci. :)
    ~~~vrgov.blogspot.com~~~

  47. K Nina
    Nov 10, 2014 / 5:24 pm

    Divan post, odusevljena sam! Svakog ponedeljka jedva cekam novi da procitam, jer mi jako pomaze pri pisanju i ucenju o tome za moj novi blog. Obozavam tvoje postove i uvijek me motivises :**
    Imam jedno pitanje, da li si u mogucnosti da u skorije vrijeme napravis neki video na srpskom?

    Puuno pozdrava,
    Nina
    http://kninafashion.blogspot.com/

  48. Take a Look
    Nov 10, 2014 / 5:30 pm

    Madam, I take a bow! Thank you! All this needed to be said! Bravo draga Tamara, osvojila si me! Imas definitivno lifetime followera! Girl Power!!!! :)

  49. Nov 10, 2014 / 5:32 pm

    Oh da se i ja ubacim posle mnogo citanja bez ikakvih tragova. Slazem se u potpunosti sa tobom draga Tamara. Blog i generalno pisanje ne moze da isplati preko noci. Uspesni pisci pocepaju mnogo papira pre nego sto dodju na jednu ideju koja ih proslavi. :) Bitno je pronaci sebe u pisanju :) Pronaci ono sto vas zanima jer samo tako niakada necete ostati bez ideja :) Licno, ja sam se pronasla tek posle 2 blog pokusaja :) Sada ideje stalno dolaze i pisanje je uzivanje (kad sam sve to resila, dosla su 2 posla i zavrsna godina faxa pa je sad problem vreme :O)Sve se moze kad se hoce! :)

    Tijana
    T’s Confidential

  50. Nov 10, 2014 / 5:38 pm

    You are so friedly <3 Thank you for the advise :*

  51. Nov 10, 2014 / 5:53 pm

    Great advices and such an inspiration for all of us “small” bloggers!
    Odlični savjeti i super inspiracija za sve nas koji pišemo o temama koje nas zanimaju :) Hvala ti!

  52. Nov 10, 2014 / 6:16 pm

    Another good post for a lazy Monday. I like it!

  53. Nov 10, 2014 / 6:21 pm

    Prvo, moram da kažem da je ova Monday Confessions rubrika odlična! Prava doza ličnog na jednom modnom blogu, po mom mišljenju.

    Zaista lep tekst, većinu sam već negde pročitala, ali je lepo videti sve to iz još neke perspektive. Evo, ja bih volela da ti ostavim link svog bloga, koji mi jeste hobi (a koji mnogo volim) i bilo bi mi drago kada bih čula tvoje iskreno mišljenje. Bez ustezanja :)

    Veliki pozdtrav i samo nastavi tako! :*

    http://toujoursanja.blogspot.com/

  54. Nov 10, 2014 / 6:28 pm

    Thanks for your advices! I start my blog one year ago, and in July of this year I just so sad and desmotivited than left to make any post, but yesterday I just changed my blog desing and I’m ready to start all over again and this time with more pacient and passion. For me my blog is a perfect conjugation of my 3 loves, fashion, write and photograph. So, thanks for your advices, be came in the right time!!

    Alexandra Almeida

  55. Nov 10, 2014 / 6:30 pm

    What a great post! Thanks so much for sharing your ideas on blogging. I just started blogging 2 months ago, and I’m loving it, but it’s so interesting to read tips from seasoned bloggers. Congratulations on having built such a fantastic blog yourself!

  56. Ivona
    Nov 10, 2014 / 7:01 pm

    Sve sto si napisala svakako stoji, ali imam osjecaj da se ponavljas,kao da sam sve ovo vec procitala u tvojim prethodnim postovima, podrzavam sto siris jednu pozitivnu energiju i pouku da je za uspjeh nuzno voljeti to sto radis ali ponavljanje istoga postaje dosadno!

  57. Nov 10, 2014 / 8:18 pm

    Hi Tamara! :) loved your posted so much! I have been following your blog almost since the beginning and love your style and specially your honesty. It took real courage to risk it all and chase your dream and you did it and succeded! :) You are truly an inspiration!
    I’m a medicine student and decided to start a blog this summer and I really relate to what you wrote. This blogging world it’s really hard and not for everybody! I hope that my blog keeps growing and I’m working really hard for it, but as you said, we have to have patiente and just keep doing what we love :)

    xoxo

    Teresa
    http://terescrubs.blogspot.com

  58. Katie
    Nov 10, 2014 / 9:03 pm

    Since two years I follow your blog Tamara and I always thought about leaving a comment so here is it :)

    I really love your blog, well I’m more or less addicted! I mostly have long and stressful days and I’m always happy to see that there is a new post at the end of the day- so I take a seat with my cup of tea and take myself some “glam and glitter time”. When you travel around the world it’s like going on a little journey with you. You allow us to see the world trough your eyes – thank you for that!

    I will be honest: when I started ‘reading’ your blog I just looked at the beautiful woman, wearing beautiful clothes at nice places. And I loved it. But after a while I really read your posts and you inspired me! I like the way you think and I often recognize myself in things you say or write. I yet don’t know what I want to do or be in future, which job I will have (I’m 18 and still student) but I love writing, fashion, people, languages and travelling different countries. So I may end as a blogger one day ;)

    What I want to say: Tamara, you do a great job! You are awesome. <3

    Greetings from Stuttgart, Germany

  59. Nov 10, 2014 / 9:04 pm

    Thanks for this post lovely, definitely very useful! I’ve been blogging for a few months, kind of in that newbie/want to start getting serious stage now so trying to work out how to do that. I’ve long though the whole blog comment thing can be really rude when I’ve seen it as well – when I leave a comment it’s because I like the look and want to say something worthwhile to the person who blogged it, yes I do leave my blog address at the end but it’s secondary and more for the blogger than other readers. I’m learning this a supportive community but there needs to be an etiquette so everyone can benefit

  60. Nov 10, 2014 / 9:12 pm

    Tamara, hvala na savetima. Slazem se sa tobom iako sam na pocetku :)

  61. Nov 10, 2014 / 9:35 pm

    Thank you for this post! A year ago I started a random blog about anything, after a half year I stopped blogging. I recently started blogging again but this time about I love the most, decorating, styling, DIY’s. It doesn’t feel like a must, it’s my passion and I like it. P.s. Beautiful pictures!

  62. Nov 10, 2014 / 11:20 pm

    This is an extremely inspiring and encouraging post for new bloggers! Love your blog and love the advice too.

    Molly x

  63. Nov 10, 2014 / 11:54 pm

    Dopada mi se post, ali uopste nisam primetila ds se pisala ispod na srpskom, heh. :)
    Sve je tacno i sve je potpuno realno, thumbs up za trud da ovoliki tekst sklepas. Mnogo mi se dopada i to sto imas postove koji nisu nuzno vezani za modu.

    Sve najbolje od blogspot pocetnice :) xo

  64. Anonymous
    Nov 11, 2014 / 1:00 am

    Amazing post Tami! Stay true to yourself and you will reach the stars girl!

  65. Anonimus
    Nov 11, 2014 / 7:28 am

    Dobar je tekst, samo se nadam da ce narednog ponedeljka biti nesto sto nije vezano za blog, za nas koji ih ne radimo. Inace se jako radujem ovim tekstovima. Pozdrav.

  66. Nina
    Nov 11, 2014 / 7:40 am

    Draga Tamara, iako ne pišem svoj blog redovito te pratim i moj si izvor inspiracije :) Jako volim modu i kozmetiku ali kako sam studentica medicine i imam jako malo slobodnog vremena, tu uskače tvoj rad koji redovito pratim i kad objavis novi post ja se totalno isključim iz stvarnog svijeta i opustim. Eto jučer sam nakon 2 godine obula visoke čizme preko koljena koje stalno nosiš na slikama u zadnje vrijeme, naime prošlu cijelu zimu sam ih izbjegavala u širokom luku i mogu reći da osim vlastitog zadovoljstva i sreće sve moje kolegice su bile oduševljene kakav lijepi komad obuće sam skrivala u ormaru a onda je počela priča o Tamari :P Nastavi i dalje tako, lijepi pozdrav :D

  67. Jelena
    Nov 11, 2014 / 8:45 am

    Pratim tvoj i jos nekoliko blogova vec oko dve godine,kad sam i otkrila blogere,youtubere.Malo je reci da sam se zaljubila u to.Svakodnevno odgledam nekoliko videa,procitam postove,na pinterestu uzivam istrazujuci.Mislim da je moja velika ljubav postala moda,nega i lepota,ulepsavanje..Toliko zelim da podelim sa drugima neke moje savete,ideje..Ozbiljno razmisljam o pokretanju sopstvenog bloga,youtube kanala.A razlog je kao i kod tebe,cista ljubav prema tome,potraga za istomisljenicima.Zelim ti da nastavis da budes tako posvecena ovome sto radis,jer moram priznati da si velika inspiracija i uzor mnogim srpskim devojkama.Nadam se da ces nam napisati jos puno ovako lepih postova,ljubim te :**

  68. Nov 11, 2014 / 2:46 pm

    Your post was really lovely. I greatly appreciate the advice as an aspiring blogger. I gave my email address because I see you post in two languages and I thought maybe English isn’t your first language. I am a writer and would be happy to edit your posts for you to clean them up a bit. Just a few errors here and there. :) otherwise it was beautiful and I appreciate your sense of comradory.

  69. Denina Martin
    Nov 11, 2014 / 5:52 pm

    My friends are pretty surprised when I tell them how much time spend running the blog. Most people think it’s a piece of pie… It takes so much effort and consistency…

    Thanks for sharing your experience! :)

    Denina

  70. Nov 11, 2014 / 6:39 pm

    I enjoyed reading your post, very helpful thank you!

    Laila

  71. Nov 11, 2014 / 10:43 pm

    I love your Monday confessions so much. Thank you for this post, i enjoyed it. So inspiring. I agree with you, we can’t expect success from the start, but if we really love this we can succeed. Thank you again.
    Kisses from Macedonia,

    http://fabulousisfreedom.blogspot.com/

  72. Nov 11, 2014 / 11:24 pm

    Thank you so much Tamara for your insightful, well-written and thoughtful post. I am currently in the situation you describe, trying hard to create high quality content and have my blog read by a wider audience. Your advice is very sensible and honest, and I’m grateful for your encouragement.

  73. Aixa
    Nov 12, 2014 / 3:12 pm

    I love your monday confessions! I do not usually read fashion blogs, but I follow yours for 2 years and I am delighted. I liked it from the beginning because you communicate with your readers, make long posts and do not just put pictures and mention brands. Don’t know why, but you seem very real to me and I think that’s the key to your success.

    Kisses from Spain and sorry for my english!

  74. Nov 13, 2014 / 2:07 am

    Thank you this was so helpful.

  75. Nov 13, 2014 / 3:50 pm

    Between all these comments I am not even sure that you will see mine but let’s try. First I want to say that I love this big change into your blog. I love your style now more thn ever before. Also your confessions’ posts are something very inspiriting and motivating for me and I m pretty sure for other bloggers. Keep posting and making your blog more visible, I will be your reader for sure. Thank you for advices again! Kisses from serbiangirlingreece

  76. Nov 13, 2014 / 7:16 pm

    Thank you so much for this post. It was really all I needed. I love to read that this business is more about passion than about anything else. i have a lot of passion hahaha so I’m ok. :D

  77. Nov 13, 2014 / 8:40 pm

    this is such a great post!
    I started my blog in August because I love writing no matter how many people read it. But I know that at one point, views are important. However, the feeling I have when someone calls me to say that I wrote a great post is the best feeling I can have. And the advice you gave should be follow by all bloggers. Passion is more important than money.
    And I would be so happy if you could check my blog:)

    http://silkrina.wordpress.com/

  78. Biho
    Nov 14, 2014 / 9:47 am

    Ja sam ona od rijetkih koja izuzetno cijeni i poštuje tuđi uspjeh, tako da želim da ti kažem da sam oduševljena jer je jedna djevojka iz Srbije mnogo toga uspjela. Nisam u svijetu blogera, studiram ekonomiju ali u tvom zalaganju i u tvojoj volji za rad dobijam i ja volju da što više napredujem. Btw, super si, nadam se da ćeš uspjeti u svim svojim ciljevima. Pozdrav iz Bosne :*

  79. Nov 14, 2014 / 10:54 am

    I started my blog in May and i now really enjoy blogging. I have a wide range of readers from my stats but i don’t have followers…i believe people just stumble across my page. How can i engage more with my audience. I try not to focus on just fashion but everything in general.

    Love your blog…now following. Kindly follow back
    x
    http://www.hercloseup.com

  80. Nov 14, 2014 / 9:37 pm

    Hvala ti punoo, ovaj post mi je mnogo pomogao. Uvek cenim uspeh drugih ljudi i mislim da svako ko se dovoljno trudi može takođe da uspe u svemu. Podstakla si me da radim više na mom blogu i kvalitetu sadržaja. Ah da, slike su kao po običaju prelepe :)))

  81. Nov 15, 2014 / 11:40 am

    Very good post, thank you!
    I totally agree with you – writing about your favorite things, sharing experiences and thoughts as in personal diary, that’s exactly what I do. And I like to tale photos as well, which is the second reason I’m having a blog. I don’t work for getting people read my personal opinions but if they do and find something useful from my blog, it’s absolutely great!

    With best from Tallinn,
    Today’s Favorites / http://www.todaysfavorites.com

  82. Nov 15, 2014 / 9:46 pm

    Wow, that’s exactly my motivation. As a female surgeon and fashion victim I tried to get information about what to wear for work, what shoes….pants or skirt. But with no Information to be found I started my own blog. I write about my outfits and every day life of a female surgeon.

    Take care!
    surgeonwithstyle

  83. Nov 19, 2014 / 7:50 am

    Hvala mnogo na savjetima! P.S. Divna si! :D

  84. Nov 20, 2014 / 11:36 am

    Brilliant post, thank you for sharing this advice, I completely agree with everything you’ve said!
    Hannah x
    Hanniemc.co.uk

  85. Nov 24, 2014 / 11:32 am

    Hi Tamara! Reading the article I’ve decided to finally write a comment. First of all, thank you for sharing your tips how to make a blog sparkle and second thank you for your honesty! What you said its soooo true. There are millions of blogs around the world and some of them are really good, some of them are abandoned a month after the start,… but it is hard to find blogs, where the person is passionated about the topic. In my opinion blogs are like a good friendship…. you should give your best and request nothing in return. After the readers see your love and dedication, they will become your friends and start commenting, liking, and most important reading what you have to say…. I see every single one of my readers a friend and it means so much when I get a comment or a like. Those are the kind of things that keeps you going and looking forward to maybe someday have the opportunity to have a dream job.

    Lots of love,

    Špela

  86. Nov 27, 2014 / 1:44 pm

    I am so in love with this post. Exactly what I needed to read this morning. I myself am new to blogging and honestly I have a great feeling in my bones that I WILL make it ;-) thank you <3

  87. Dec 9, 2014 / 9:45 pm

    This is such a good post! So honest and helpful… It’s also very motivating to hear it from someone that’s been doing it for a few years now!

    http://www.isidahorncastle.com

  88. Jan 12, 2015 / 2:19 pm

    Thanks for the input, I found your blog just recently and am already loving it so so much
    I am hoping to be able to develop my owb little blog further in the future and these tips were really inspirational for me :)
    I love hearing advice from someone who managed to turn this rather personal hobby into a profession (I hope that will be me one day)

  89. Apr 23, 2015 / 9:45 am

    I really want you to know that you’re one of my favourite blogger. You’re so true and helpful. I really appreciate the fact that you always want to support us. Your steps for a successful blogger is interesting and I am very happy that I follow you and read all your posts. I am a new blogger and I don’t know much about this world. Thanks go tips.

  90. Apr 23, 2015 / 9:49 am

    I really want you to know that you’re one of my favourite bloggers. You’re so true and helpful. I really appreciate the fact that you always want to support us. Your steps for a successful blogger are interesting and I am very happy that I follow you and read all your posts. I am a new blogger and I don’t know much about this world. Thanks for tips.

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