One of the questions that I get asked most frequently is, “How did you become a blogger?” Just a little over three and half years ago I was looking to increase my business from my Etsy shop. I was told by a friend of mine to start sending my clutches to bloggers in exchange for some exposure on social media. I really knew NOTHING about bloggers, nor did I really read blogs, so I had no idea what I was doing. I started looking at a few bloggers I knew of and randomly reached out to them and asked if I could send them a bag. Most of them said yes, and a few people I never even got a response from. Among the bloggers who did say yes, were people like Emily Gemma (The Sweetest Thing), Laura Boswell (Walking in Memphis in High Heels), Jade Scott (from A Spoonful of Style), Jamie, from A Southern Lady and Monika Hibbs.
I was very lucky that so many awesome bloggers (and even mostly recently!) were willing to help promote a tiny little business like mine. Once I started sending my clutches out, I started reading more blogs and following a lot more people on social media. After following for a while, I told myself “I want to do this too!” I have always had a love for fashion, so I literally signed up for a WordPress account, asked my husband to take some pictures of me and went from there! My original plan was to host a blog on my clutch website and feature my clutches in my posts, but once I started blogging, it was hard to keep up with it all and it was too difficult for me to always include my bags.
When I first started, I bought all of my own clothes and tried to just post as much content as I could. Once I really got going, I started to reach out to a few brands to see if they would be interested in working with me. After a while, brands started to contact me, and the rest is history! The past three and a half years of blogging has been pretty awesome. I have learned so much and have met a lot of incredible people along the way. I feel so fortunate to get to do what I do, and I never take any of it for granted. The best part about blogging has been my followers and readers, and I truly mean that. Your comments and support over the past few years has meant so much to me. There have definitely been days that I have thought about quitting, but you all inspire me to keep publishing content and make this little hobby of mine so much fun. Thank you, thank you thank you. Whether you just started reading or have been with me from the beginning, I truly thank you from the bottom of my heart.