“She was tough in the best sense of the word. She’d taken blows, the disappointments, and had worked her way through them. Some people, he knew, would have buckled under, found a clutch, or given up. But she had carved a place for herself and made it work.”― Nora Roberts
Isn’t it wonderful when your hard work slowly pays off? I’m not updating my blog on a daily basis but my traffic still continues to increase, and I love it! I also think that if you are a fashion or a style blogger, it’s a great honour and a big achievement to be featured on popular pages like Lookbook and Chictopia. And I made it to Lookbook’s Instagram page! Not just once, but twice!
I was more of a Chictopia user before because it was where my looks were appreciated more. I signed up there just for the purpose of linking my blog but I was surprised with the number of votes I got during my first few days of posting. My number of votes were ranging from 200-300 for my first 3 posts, while my posts in Lookbook where not reciprocated that much. It was just this previous month when I finally unlocked the secret to a successful Lookbook post.
It’s the power of hashtagging and posting at the right moment. Not to mention, interacting with other bloggers by leaving comments, hyping and loving their looks. I sort of implemented some strategies which I learned from my my digital marketing job and they did work. But of course, don’t expect for an overnight outcome because as we all know, nothing comes easy and behind every success are hours of solid hard work. Also, it pays to have a good image quality and good post title. When I say good image quality I think it doesn’t always have to be using an expensive camera or lens because as a matter of fact, I am only using the old school Canon EOS Kiss X5 with EF 50mm f1.8 lens, which I own for more than 3 years already. In my experience, proper lighting and background are the keys to a better image quality. With post titles, I often put a little mystery to the titles of my Lookbook posts, in which fellow Lookbookers can relate to.
In a span of 5 weeks, the number of followers and hypers in my Lookbook account increased by roughly 50% as compared from my previous stats and posts after doing all these self-discovered strategies. Although that ‘being featured on Lookbook’s Instagram’ was utterly beyond my expectation because I was under the impression that they only feature those with high numbers of followers or in other words, bloggers who are popular already in fashion and style blogging. I was wrong, when they featured me –someone who’s still in the process of making a name in fashion/style blogging! 😀
In the meantime, here’s the look I pulled off last Saturday featuring this oversized dress purchased from Zara and this pair of cute oversized sunnies gifted by my friend Kathae.
Gifted oversized sunnies
Zara oversized dress
Suite Blanco fringe suede bag
Stradivarius brogue boots