Three years ago, my life changed forever. After months and months of late nights spent devouring the pages of fashion & lifestyle sites like The Blonde Salad, Gal Meets Glam, Pink Peonies, and more…I bought the domain theblondechiffon.com and I published my first ever blog post. I still remember dragging my boyfriend Rich to the local college campus in search of those picture perfect brick walls like it was yesterday. I also remember how frustrated I got when my photos weren’t…View Post
Can I tell you a secret? I’ve been dealing with a major case of writer’s block. And I’m not talking about the writer’s block that lasts for a few days, or even *cringe* a few weeks. Nope, I’ve felt stuck pretty much since I graduated in May. I enjoyed a creative boost in July when I got to get out of town for three weekends in a row (travel IS the cure to everything, right?)…buuuuuuut, this whole work/life balance struggle…View Post
Rewardstyle vs. Shopstyle Collective: What You Need to Know + A Downloadable List of 10 Sponsorship Networks to Join
When I first started blogging almost three years ago, I was totally clueless. I read other blogs, but I pretty much had no idea how the whole shebang worked.
+ If you want to see what I mean, check out my first post ever…I’d say there’s been quite an improvement, no?
Regardless, I jumped in with both feet & spent almost every night for the first year staying up until all hours researching and teaching myself everything from website design and photography, to how to land sponsorships, build an audience, earn affiliate income, increase engagement, etc.View Post
Boy oh boy are you guys in for a treat today. We’re talking about *drumroll*… Podcasts. I kid you not, every person I start talking to about this literally looks at me like a deer in the headlights and is totally thinking WTF are you talking about Holly? But guys, I promise you’ll be just as in love with podcasting as I am by the end of this post; just hear me out. First things first. WTF is a podcast? …View Post
When I tell people that I’m a blogger, they often meet me with a confused look and hesitant smile. While most everyone I’ve encountered has been politely curious and eventually impressed (once I explain what it actually is that I do), there still seems to be a lot of interest in how this burgeoning industry works, and even more importantly, how bloggers profit from it. Today I thought it would be interesting to pull back the curtain a bit and…View Post