Things to consider before starting a blog.
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Things to consider before starting a blog.

I’m not sure why I started this blog. It just seemed like a fun project. I like writing, I like taking pictures, I like building an online community. When I was younger, I had Xanga pages and Myspace and MSN blogs and – basically any place that would let me be creative and have my own little slice of the Internet was something I was interested in.

Fast forward and it’s turned into a fashion blog written by someone who knows very little about fashion, but enjoys putting outfits together and writing and taking pictures and has enough “what was I thinking when I wore that?” stories to fill up a blog space.

But this year I’m interested in doing something else. I still want to blog – because it’s something that I still enjoy, but I want to be able to produce content that I’m proud of. I want this blog to have a different vibe. I want to talk about things other than clothes — but clothes will still be a major part of it.

Things to ask yourself when starting a blog:

What kind of blog do you want to have? 

Right now it’s a “fashion” blog. But not really. There isn’t much of a theme to this little blog, but I love it nonetheless. I just want it to be better. I’m interested in turning this into more of a lifestyle and travel blog, with several elements of fashion.

What’s your expertise? 

That’s the thing. You want to talk about “lifestyle” blogs? When I think about a “lifestyle” blog, I think about these bloggers who – essentially – tell you how to live. Better. Live like them. Who am I to tell you how to live? Am I really going to write posts about “how to wake up earlier” — I don’t know how to wake up earlier, trust me I’ve been trying for years to become a “morning” person. Is fashion my “expertise”? Not really – but I feel more comfortable telling you how to dress than telling you how to live your life.

What do you want to do on your blog? 

I want to tell stories. That’s it. Stories about my life. Fashion mishaps. Travel adventures. That’s about it. Essentially I want my blog to be like http://www.somewheredevine.com ….. but without the British husband and cute little girls.

I’m interested in traveling more and documenting more of my life. I’ve considered buying a camera. I want to take this blog more seriously. I want it to feel more personal. I want it to feel less “I’m just winging this – I don’t know what I’m doing”.

I mean, I don’t know what I’m doing. But I want to learn.

And of course the fashion elements will still be there.

But I want your opinions! I’m considering changing the name and changing things up. But how do you guys feel about me changing my blog?! Please let me know your thoughts! I’ve been thinking about this for awhile, but I value the opinions of my readers. Please let me know in the comments or email me at jennsfashion3@gmail.com. Continue reading