I often get questions from readers, followers, and friends about blogging: Should I start a blog? Should I buy my domain? Can I make a lot of money from blogging? (Maybe. Yes. Don't do it for the money.) So, I decided to start a new series called "Continuing Blogger Education" (a shout out to those in career fields that require Continuing Education). I strongly believe that as a blogger, there's always something that I can learn and there are always ways that I can get better. With this series I will bring you interesting articles that I've recently read about bloggers and/or blogging, links to favorite blog posts about blogging and other social media, information on blogger conferences, events, and opportunities, questions from readers with answers from me or other bloggers, and much more. I hope this is a series that you will enjoy and I hope that we will all learn a lot. If you have a blogging question, just leave a question in the comments of this post or future CBE posts. Follow me on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook @BlitzAndGlam and use the hashtag #CBE to ask questions, give blogging tips, or to share articles that you come across. Let's kick this series off!
⇒Travel. Meals. Assistant. Manager Commission. Agent Commission. Website. Photographer. Camera. Clothes. Taxes. The Unexpected Costs of Being a Fashion Blogger. One quote from the article touches on buying your own clothes versus being gifted clothing: "They're also being sent to a dozen other bloggers. How can you develop your own sense of style or identity when you are not wearing clothes that are really yours?" What are your thoughts on the article? Whether you're a fashion, food, travel, sports, lifestyle, or some other type of blogger, what are some of your blogging expenses?
⇒Early bird pricing is currently going on for some of the industry's favorite blogger conferences, such as Blogging While Brown in New York City and BlogHer '14 in San Jose, California. This year Bloggy Boot Camp is hitting San Diego (February 28-March 1), St. Louis (April 5), Philadelphia (September 5-6), and Atlanta (October 11).
⇒Want to know How To Make It As A Fashion Blogger? Here are the Facts, Figures, and Insider Tips.
⇒Ever wonder how the freedom of speech applies to bloggers? A federal appeals court recently ruled that a blogger gets the same protection as a journalist.