Why You Shouldn’t Be a Fashion Blogger

Why You Shouldn't Be a Fashion Blogger

In all honesty, of course you should be a fashion blogger if that’s what you want. I wish I had run a fashion blog when I worked with fashion design… This post is not really meant to tell you what you shouldn’t do, but to tell you that you can do anything you want!

I have been blogging since 1996 or so. In 1997 was when I did some web designing and coding for the first time, to perfect my own blog’s appearance. This led to an eventual Etsy shop (much later), then to a successful freelance career, then to a studio. I never planned any of this. But it happened, because of a blog. Actually, it happened because of my need to perfect my blog and because it became something I liked to do.

My entrepreneurial soul always pushed me to have my own business. Do my own thing. There are many ways to get there, really. Turning our passion into our profession is definitely my favorite way. If blogging is a passion, I don’t see why we can’t turn it into our profession – or why it can’t lead us into a new career (like it happened to me).

Whether you want to start a fashion blog, a cooking blog, a health blog or a travel blog…it’s possible! I can’t list the number of successful bloggers that actually make a comfortable living making what they love.

I believe the secret to a blogger’s success lies in:


Love it as you might, once it becomes a responsibility, it will take a toll on you. Being committed is a must. Things will get tough, they will slow down, money will be scarce at some points. But if we are committed to it, we’ll succeed.


Blogging for profit requires a lot of organization. An Editorial Calendar is a must! Planning ahead, writing + taking or choosing the photos ahead of time will definitely save a lot of headache and will help you make sure your post is always out on the right day and time .


When things get tough, it is our passion that moves us on. So blogging about something that is “in” is definitely not what we want to do. We want to blog about something we know, something we love, something we can do for hours and still enjoy it.


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By Kelly Brito

I help creatives build a brand they fall in love with everyday and a business that is profitable. I’ve been working with amazing creatives worldwide for 7 years, specializing in brand strategy for the past 4 years. Few things make me happier than helping people make money doing what they love!


  1. Very true and wise words. Starting a business is all about being passionate about what you do. Once the passion runs out it becomes a chore and it could be your doom.

    1. Right? After all, that’s what all creative people run from: a dreadful 9 to 5 that we can’t stand anymore. So choosing to do what we truly love is key for happiness! 🙂

  2. I like what you said so true , and the truth as what Yvonne Ashon said also. Once your passion is gone it is just work. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Yep. And I tend to get overly excited about things easily, which also means things tend to become uninteresting quite quickly. So doing something I deeply love is a must for me.

  3. Yeah, it’s like the saying ‘do what you love, love what you do.’ I agree with what you’ve said! Organization is key haha.

    Thanks for the post,

    My website: http://www.bymybedside.com

    My blog is the awkward person in the corner drinking a non alcoholic cocktail. Be a kind (ish) person and show it some love? It could use a chat. We all know how it feels to be socially awkward (some more than others cough cough).


  4. I would love to be able to work for myself! Ideally I’d be a freelance writer and be able to write about life and travel and friendships and different cultures and actually make a living doing it! I guess the first step is getting that first client and a foot in the door. Hopefully that will happen eventually! xx


  5. These are such great points. If you’re naturally passionate in that subject, your work will come off very effortlessly. Organization is one thing I continually struggle with!

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