I know how hard it is to understand the very concept of blogging and to make it into a full-time profession. This was my first time attending a confluence hosted by SoDelhi and I am really impressed (and no, they didn’t pay me to write this). Blogging is a comparatively new and booming industry but its very difficult to make your name if you don’t get your basics right.

Getting first-hand tips from bloggers who’ve made it big plays a very important role in understanding the profession and the market. This confluence did just that. It was divided into panel discussions (very well moderated, might I add) and I, for one, learned a lot from these sessions. From talking about the importance of visuals in fashion blogging to creating the brand ‘you’, these sessions had every little tip and advice for newbie and aspiring bloggers.

Here are a few tips and some advice that I personally will be taking into consideration and might help anyone who is passionate about blogging –

  1. While your written content is of extreme importance, it’s crucial to balance it out with visually appealing pictures as well(especially for fashion blogging).
  2. It’s great to have a huge follower count on your social media handles but ultimately what matters is your own website. Instagram is also another social media app that you’re a part(and consumer) of, so what’s truly yours is your website and that it should always be your priority. ( a point that has made a very strong impact on me)
  3. Never trust third party apps with your passwords and for god’s sake, never give away your password to anyone who claims to give you a ‘blue tick’ on your Instagram.
  4. Buying followers might give you momentary benefits but it’s not going to last forever.
  5. Barter collaborations are of no use if they’re not adding any value to your brand. Be careful with what you choose and have a clear vision.
  6. While it’s very important to add value to your brand, you must also be able to add value to the brand you’re working with. You should also be clear about what you’re providing to the brand.
  7. A media kit can make or break your image. It’s not always required of you to have a media kit but it’s always good to have one.
  8. Understanding the brief is very important. Make sure you do enough research and understand the brand’s perspective before you discuss your commercials.
  9. Do not be a sellout. Be very careful about the kind of brands you work with.
  10. The most important thing is to truly know yourself and your brand. Be you and things will work out.

I can go on and on about the things I learned from these sessions but will keep those for some other time. Select City Walk, as always, was a great host and SoDelhi was the perfect companion. City Walk Turned 10 and we all celebrated along with them. It was amazing to be a part of this confluence and hopefully, these tips will help all of you reading this post!

You can also send me a personal message on my Instagram / Facebook page. Let me know if you have any more questions and if you would like me to do more such posts in the future. I’ll be more than happy to help! 🙂

Lots of love,