Looking to become a fashion blogger, a fashion stylist or a fashion influencer? You’ve come to the right place!
“Anything new and worthwhile takes time!”
What makes a self-established fashion blogger successful? It is the frame of mind and not to stop wherever you are in your venture. Read on to know more about the story of Kristina of Day in My Dreams.
How should we call you, and how long have you been a stylist/blogger/influencer? Do you remember the year you started?
My name is Kristina, blogger of the travel, lifestyle and fashion blog, Day in My Dreams. I started my blogging career just a couple years ago, and there’s been no looking back!
Do you have a specific style?
I would say my style is minimal and mostly monochrome, primarily driven by luxury style and everyday functionality.
What advocated you to become a blogger or an influencer? Was there anything in particular that happened which triggered you to become one? Did you see something or someone online, or was it because of your avid interest for fashion?
I have worked in the fashion industry for several years. Coming from a branded perspective, blogging always intrigued me. On a bit of a whim I thought, why not!
Did you start with social medias then made a site? Or did you start off using a website along with the social medias?
Having worked in marketing, Day in My Dreams was able to launch full speed ahead from it’s birth with a blog and every social channel I thought might be fun.
Which website are you using for your blog (WordPress, Blogspot, etc.)? Do you have a reason as to why you prefer it?
WordPress. WordPress provides some great, free templates and a user-friendly interface that makes blogging easy – even for those who don’t have design or programming experience.
Which social medias did you utilize in the beginning? Why did you think that it was the best medium to use? Which was beneficiary in terms of reaching your audience?
Instagram has been the biggest catapult in my blogging career. It’s a great platform to reach a wide audience and share every day inspirations!
Do you use more social medias now in comparison to when you started? If so, which social medias have you added?
Same ones! I’m a purist.
How often do you post on your social medias when you first started? Was there a specific time you thought best to post?
Since I started as a hobby, I didn’t do much research on when I was “supposed” to post or how often was best for growth. It was about pursuing passion. So if I had something interesting to post, I would do it!
What camera were you using when you started? Did you have a photographer or were the photos taken by yourself? Could you compare the quality of the photos from when you started to how it is now?
Mostly my phone, I would take notorious selfies or drag my own “Instagram husband” along to take my shots. Now photoshoots are more scheduled, and I shoot with a big, beautiful Canon.
Was there a specific blog post or social media post which made you go “Wow!” due to the amount of likes, follows and/or interactions it received?
Every post has brought me a wow! I’ve always been so grateful and inspired of all my friends and supporters in the blogging community.
How was your first year of becoming an influencer? Plenty of others have insinuated the first year as challenging, for any business in fact. Was there ever a point you felt it wouldn’t work and felt demotivated?
The first year was the slowest growth, but it’s not something to be discouraged about. Anything new and worthwhile takes time!
As an influencer, there ought to be plenty of times you were contacted for a collaboration, do you recall the first time you were sponsored by a brand?
Of course! I was contacted just three months after I started by Fjord timepieces. I was thrilled to work with them.
Upon receiving an item from the brand, how did you feel? For many bloggers, that must have been such an achievement! Did you celebrate when it happened?
I was beyond excited… they sent me a collection of timepieces. I popped champagne.
Any advice for our future influencers/bloggers/stylists? Do you have a few words to keep them motivated or inspired?
Never give up! And don’t focus too much on the numbers, you’ll obsess over them. Remember why you started, and have fun!
Finally, do you have a personal motivational quote which never fails to motivate you whenever you are feeling demotivated?
Striving for perfection is in vain, instead, succeed in making progress.
Follow her on:
Pinterest: Kristina Petrick
Linkedin: Kristina Petrick
Website: Day in My Dreams
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