11 Struggles Fashion Bloggers can relate to – ChicGlamStyle

11 Struggles Fashion Bloggers can relate to

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1.Let's start with the one most (if not all) of us face: 

         -"What job do you do?"

Me: " I'm a fashion blogger."

* Gives you an awkward stare*

Me: " Yes, that's a real job. Blogging for a living exists." *Major eye roll*.

People do not understand your life when you say you work as a fashion blogger.

 2. Location, location, location. Okay this might not apply to those that live in dream cities such as Paris, New York or London but this is one of the things I struggle most with. Finding a suitable (and different) location for each shoot is a pretty daunting task. I hate recycling backgrounds but if you live in a small city, there's only so much you can do.

3. When people steal photos either from your Instagram or your blog and don't give credit. This really pisses me the fuck off .

4. This should come in pair with the location mentioned above but it's such a problem that I will list it as a struggle on its own. So you have found the perfect location right? Your photographer is ready to start shooting, then a bunch of people start showing up. I mean seriously guys? The worst are the ones that just stay there on purpose to watch the whole shoot. As I model it's something I'm used to but sometimes I just want to work without being stared at.

5. Not having enough space for your clothes (and shoes). I get clothes delivered about 3 times a week. Like, the delivery guy knows me now. I went from having my clothes in a wardrobe to turning a spare room into a walk-in closet because I ran out of space. Looks like I will soon need another one of those IKEA clothing rails.

6. The rainy days. You've dressed up, your makeup is on fleek ( you even put eyelashes on ) and then it starts raining. You wait it out a couple of hours but it's still raining. What a waste of a day.

7. Insufficient Ambient Light. Lighting is everything!

8. Stressing out for quality content. Putting up a post is not as easy as it seems. There's a lot of hard work put in for what you're seeing.

9. The photographer. Now I'm lucky to have a personal photographer following me around most of the time so I won't complain. I'm just pointing out that having a photographer around is the most important element of being a fashion blogger. Blogger friends have told me that sometimes their friends or family take the shots. If I asked my brother to do this, first he'd say no way and if he would agree the pictures would turn out blurry.

10. Companies asking you to do things for free. This one needs a blog post of its own, like seriously. 

11. The cost of maintaining a blog. Everything from the domain, hosting, web design, photographer, new clothes, makeup...all this ain't cheap y'all.

What are some of the things you struggle with as a blogger?

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SWEATER | Lee

JEANS  | Reiko Jeans 

JACKET | SnS

 

  • eli dou

    Totally agree!! Although blogging is not my full time job.
    The first struggle i find is not having a photographer: most of the times is the reason why i cannot post. I usually ask my cousin, my sister or a friend who takes good pictures, but they are not always available. And my sister, though most of the times takes nice pictures, sometimes she is just tired or doesn’t want to do it and you can tell when you see the result of the shooting.

    And I agree that receiving emails from companies that offer you collaborations for free is very annoying: like hey, i’m spending a lot of time to create good content both for your blog and my brand, and you should pay me for the time invested.

    Very good post dear!
    xx

    Eli

    http://www.acurlystyle.blogspot.com

  • #3 and #10 are the most annoying ones! Such a struggle.

    xoxo,
    Emma
    http://petitemaisonoffashion.blogspot.com/

  • The struggle with locations is real especially in my country. And the annoying part is not the people walking in but the annoying security men who won’t let you take pictures in the sites. You do a great job with your locations though, I never would have guessed. Number 3,10 and 11 too. Please do a post on how you deal with companies when they ask for free stuff. On another note, I love the cool street style vibe of your outfit, especially the jacket.
    Princess Audu 

  • Joyce Osiango

    6,7,8,9

  • April Serio

    I can totally relate to all these, where do you live, you always have good location. I live in the suburbs so my background is always surrounded with trees, if not an office building wall and its not many to choose from. Is your photographer your bf or hubby or you paid somebody. Sorry i asked too many questions, I am new to your blog and this content is catchy to me. I love your outfit and your style.

    http://www.aprilwashere.com

    • Chic Glam Style

      Hi hun! I have a long-term partnership with my photographer who I pay. It’s a lot easier for me that way.I live in Athens, Greece! 🙂 Where do you live?
      xx

  • Paola

    You Have Such a Great sense of Style babe, I love your jacket!!!
    Kisses, Paola.
    Expressyourself
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  • Bárbara Marques

    You’re SO right.
    Love the pictures!

  • Interestin what you write..your jacket is super too..thank you dear
    kisses

  • subomi salami

    The struggle with Location is real, especially as I school in Nigeria and it’s really hard to find a decent background. Also, the way Nigerians stare lol, like they’ve never seen someone taking pictures before.
    Btw, I lobe your jacket and the pictures are super!

    myfashionmusings.com

  • Yes to all of this!

    Lindsey
    The Fashion Barbie

  • Carina Vardie

    I hate rainy days and insufficient light. In Milan it has been pouring for more than a week and it’s so annoying.

    xo
    http://www.carinavardie.com

  • amazing look! You look beautiful 🙂

    xo
    Swenja
    http://www.overtheview.ch/

  • Zorica
  • Yara Mel

    2,4 ,9 and 11.
    I’ve been struggling SO much with not having a photographer and having to take pics myself with a tripod. I take aaaages to get decent pictures but oh well, is the sacrifice!
    Midst of this year I forgot to pay the renewal of my old domain=disaster happened. But lesson learnt. Gotta keep an eye on that!

    Loved the look and your photos! Always stunning!

    http://www.desiringsme.com/the-realest-outfit/

  • Wow great post and look!!

    xx LL

    http://www.lalouuula.com

  • yep! I understand almost all of these as a fashion blogger! especially the rain – it rains a lot here in Vancouver, making it difficult to take photos on most days!

    http://www.footnotesandfinds.com

  • Sarah-Allegra Schönberger

    Love that post! I really enjoyed reading it and definitely know what you mean! btw. gorgeous look, hun!

    xx Sarah-Allegra
    http://www.fashionequalsscience.com

  • Caliope Couture

    Oh, how I can relate! I’m redecorating right now in order to find space for all those clothes, bags and shoes…it’s terrible 🙂 Loving your outfit – the jacket is adorable!
    Christina | https://caliope-couture.com

  • Totally agree !!!
    Besides that … you look stunning 🙂
    x Gitta // http://www.gittawitzel.com

  • Nikoletta Jonkisz

    Lovely photos and pretty much everything mentioned above is a stuggle of mine at one point or another 🙂

    http://nikoleannj.blogspot.co.uk/

  • everyone starling

    Haha, great post – love your sense of humor! 🙂 I absolutely agree 🙂
    Have a great day,
    Walli and Kathi || http://www.everyonestarling.com

  • Rina Doria

    Love this post babe, I can definitely relate to many on the list. Love the jacket too!

    xoxo Rina
    http://www.andshedressed.com

  • Great post! Thank you for sharing this! As I live in a small city, I always have problems with location. Rainy days are awful, and can ruin a perfect planned schedule. People staring around… I was there hahaha. Really nice post, I enjoyed a lot reading it!

  • Taylor

    Such a great post!
    Love this leather jacket!
    xo.
    http://www.itswhatsin.com

  • I’m not a fashion blogger, but I respect the hard work it takes to be one! Great post 🙂

    http://www.myclusterofthoughts.com/

  • Anaivilo Borsa

    I totally understand you, especially the part when you want to take photos and suddenly people start to show up! My main issue is that I don’t have a permanent photographer that has time for my needs, and that can be very annoying.

    Love your outfit!

    http://thewonderfashion.blogspot.com

  • So true! I just kept nodding my head as I read your list…

  • So true!! I take all my own pictures, because I am a control freak .and nothing worse than the blurry pictures. And the staring by people. It does get uncomfortable, but you get used to it. Although sometimes it makes me scream internally. The free one, that one. Holy good gracious, that is the worst. Do this for our company for free, “what do I get out of it?” Oh nothing. *slams head into keyboard. *

  • Sara Aguiar

    I loved this post!
    Eeverything you said is true. Even if I created my blog in August this year, I’m already facing some of the problems you listed. For me, number two is the worst one. I live in Switzerland when it isn’t easy to find a good location to take photos, at least not where I live, because there are montains everywhere.

    I love this outfit! That jacket is beautiful!

    xoxo <3

    http://un-faux.pas.com

  • Preach! You are SO right on all these points. I can especially relate to the point you mentioned about turning a spare room into a closet (this girl right here!) Oh, and people staring during photo shoots…so awkward!

    Meagan
    http://www.meagansmoda.com

  • Absolutely love this post and I couldn’t agree more! Having a photographer is so important! I’m lucky to have my hubby as my personal photographer 🙂 xo Vivian
    http://viviantse.net

  • Andy

    I loove this look! The jacket is everything and I love the color of your pants. And all of the above are so very true 😀
    xo

    http://flashforwards.blogspot.de/2016/11/sammydress-mint-coat-sequins.html

  • I love this look!

    Your daily inspiration and motivation on http://www.letucc.com

  • Ha the stared at moments :). Love this post!
    http://www.comfycozyup.com

  • Yes to all of this, especially explaining it to family and friends who don’t understand blogging. I’m self conscious enough about photo shoots with passersby. If people came up to watch, I don’t know what I’d do…panic and run probably! lol

    <3 Liz
    http://www.withwonderandwhimsy.com

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