What I’ve learned about blogging so far

If someone ever told me that my full-time job now would be blogging, first I would ask him " what's a blog" ( no joke. I found out what it is pretty late.) and then would stare at him as if he was totally insane. Ever since I started Chic Glam Style about 2,5 years ago, I have experienced all sorts of things: excitement, ups, downs, meeting new people, living new experiences, setting new goals and learning new things about myself. Now that I think of it, I have done a lot in 2 years! Things I never knew I was capable of and doing things I that I would only do in my wildest dreams. So what have I learned in 2 years of blogging?




I'm stating the obvious here. If you really want to stand out you gotta do your own thing.When I first started , I tried creating looks that people would "approve" and like more and to be honest I felt like I didn't know what the heck I was doing. I don't seek approval anymore. I do and wear what makes me happy. If that means that you'll see 80% black outfits , then so be it. I don't do much color dahling!


"Make your own luck". The harder you work, the more opportunities show up at your door, the greater chances to achieve your goals. Whoever said blogging is easy, hasn't got a clue what he's talking about. Creativity and great content set you apart from "meh". Unless you want to be a mediocre blogger,  try pushing yourself more each time. Set new limits. 


Okay, unless you are so lucky that your blog goes viral after a few months of starting it, you have to learn that patience will determine how far you will go. I wish someone told me that the first year of blogging will move slow, it would save me a lot of disappointment and frustration. You have to go through the baby step process to start seeing major progress.


Don't put all your eggs in one basket. Don't quit your daytime job unless you're certain full-time blogging will get dem bills paid. I am a full-time blogger but I also occasionally model and will also be starting my own brand ( Chic Glam Label ). 


Building relationships is extremely important. I know that many projects and opportunities I had, came from meeting people at parties and events. Making connections always pays off. Attending social events also helped me overcome shyness and grow my confidence. It showed my a side of myself i never believed I had.


I'm lucky to enjoy what I do, but that comes with a cost if you can't set boundaries. I love blogging so much that I reached a point where I couldn't turn down an offer. I had so much workload it was beyond me. I started suffering from panic attacks and stress episodes ( because I feared not making the deadlines ). Long story short, I went to a doctor and he strongly suggested I learn to say "no".While I love it, blogging will still be there tomorrow. My well-being and sanity come first.


  • I can relate to every single one of these tips. For me, making sure i am having fun with blogging & consistency are the keys


  • Tina Masatu

    I can so relate to this post! I’m still in that slow stage and at times it is frustrating to not see growth in viewers/followers, but the other day I went through my old YouTube videos from 1 year ago and OMG the quality difference is immense! Hahah it made me see that I am actually experiencing growth in my role as a content creator, the tricky part is to convey it to people so I will take your suggestion and dare to “shake hands” more as you expressed it. Great piece! ??

  • Very inspiring! Great tips! I think everyone believes that blogging is easy.. until you get into it!

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  • sophie

    I wish I could blog for a living too now that I just graduated and love putting up posts. Thanks for sharing your experience.

  • WhatWouldVWear

    Great post! Totally agree: Relationships are so important esp in this industry! You look amazing too!
    xoxo, Vanessa

  • Anna Parkes

    Great advice Rachel. I recently wrote about my bloggers wobble and was amazed at the support from my (normally) silent readership. “Be yourself” was the overall advice and that’s what you’re doing so well. You’ve got so much going for you – youth, beauty, style – that the sky’s the limit I’d say. I can only wish you good luck, cos it looks like you’ve got everything else under control.

  • Sarah-Allegra Schönberger

    Such an interesting post, Rachel! Amazing what you’ve achieved in just 2.5 years! Wish you all the best for the next few years of your blogging career!

    xx Sarah-Allegra

  • Love all these tips! That coat is amazing!


    Nicole | http://toogoldstreet.com

  • Hay que tomarlo todo en la justa medida. La salud es lo más importante! Mucho ánimo y a seguir con el estupendo trabajo. Me encantan el abrigo, es un look perfecto!
    Besitos guapísima, Emi

  • Miss Joe

    Thanks for sharing your experience! I know exactly how you feel! Love the outfit btw.
    Hope you can check out my last post! Kiss!

  • My blondie way

    The belt <3 I know exactly what you mean with these tips 🙂
    Fab ¡¡¡


  • Love this look, this coat is gorgeous!


  • I read a while ago that a blog only begin to have some “success” after the second year, and I fully agree . It´s a slow process that sometimes makes us crazy. There is a growth and discovery in these first years.
    Thanks for sharing!
    I read a while ago that a blog does not begin to have some “success” after the second year, and I agree fully. It is a slow process that sometimes makes us crazy. There is a growth and discovery

  • I read a while ago that a blog does not begin to have some “success” after the second year, and I fully agree. It´s a slow process that sometimes makes us crazy. There is a growth and discovery in these first years.
    Thanks for sharing!xx
    Coco and Jeans by Marisa x My Instagram x My Bloglovin

  • Absolutely an amazing post, truly inspiring, I love it, love your outfit as well. Thank you for sharing, you look fabulous!!!



  • Rachel Moore

    love your reminders to stick it out and work hard. and you’re so stunning i always love your pics.
    rachel http://www.pinterestingplans.com

  • amazing look!:)

  • What a beautiful shoot

  • You look cool! Like your outfit:)

  • Carina Vardie

    These are all awesome tips and a great reminder. Also, you look super cool!


  • Such important tips and insights! Especially the have a plan B – I feel like a lot of young girls / women start blogging these days with the mission to make it their job. But for me it would take all the fun out of it if I would do things differently just to make it my fulltime job. If it happens one day that would be amazing but I am not going to change myself in order to make it happen – if that makes sense?

    Sophie xx http://basicapparel.de

  • Inês Silva

    thanks for the comment <3

  • Oh my this outfit is sooo awesome!! Love the Vans sneakers <33


  • Rosy Flynn

    Patience is definitely a virtue in blogging! Great outfit by the way 🙂

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

  • Rina Doria

    Thank you for sharing this babe! It’s always so interesting to see how others experience their blogging journey. Love your style and that you stay true to you! I Think that’s the most important thing you can do as a blogger!

    xoxo Rina

  • Hey girl 🙂
    Your look so stunning in this oufit <3 I love your coat and your bag 🙂

  • Lenya

    Thx for sharing this important topic with us, Rachel. Great advice. Love your outfit, btw.

  • Mes Voyages à Paris

    I love your purple jacket it’s very similar to the one I have too!! Nice outfit

    Mónica Sors

  • Love this chic casual look! Your coat is beautiful, LOVE the color!

    xx, Elise

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    Kisses for you

  • Melina Alt

    Thanks cutie for sharing your experiences and the tipps you have collected during your blogging time ♥
    Kisses, Melina :-*

  • First up, love the purple coat with the black outfit, great touch of colour! 🙂

    Thanks for sharing your lessons too! I think it’s interesting to read about the different journeys people have with their blogs and it’s wonderful you’re enjoying it so much 2 years on 🙂

    Hope you’re having a good start to the weekend 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Little Miss Fashion Queen

    You look amazing, good job on all the success and hard work!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire


  • Anela (Fashion Roulette)

    I agree with everything you said !
    Gorgeous outfit btw.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog <3


  • Samantha Mariko

    this is great advice! keep doing what you’re doing 🙂

  • Ahh these are good words of advice, I love that purple coat.


  • Adelynn

    Exactly what I’m experiencing right now! I just started blogging 3 months ago and there are few excitements but lots of disappointments. Being a part time student and having a full time job only allows me to blog (do what I love) once a week, there are a lot of hard times but I still love blogging. Thanks for sharing this. Reading post like this makes me keep on moving and stay strong 🙂

    Adelynn | MinneeMe

  • Paola

    So true, I love blogging but it isn’t easy!
    Great advice and perfect job with your blog babe!
    Btw, I love your outfit!
    Kisses, Paola.
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  • Ami Coco

    Love this Post, i Know exactly what you are talking about.
    Amira from http://www.amicoco.com

  • Thank you for sharing! I really needed to remember that patience is something important. Sometimes we forget the most simple things… And, your outfit is amazing! Have a nice day!

  • Yes to all these! Balance is so important 🙂

  • Awesome post! I have been blogging for 2,5 years too and I can relate to many of the things you have mentioned!

    Keep it up! 😉


    Seize your Style

  • Sonya Ann
  • Love this post. So many good tips and tricks.
    Your coat is amazing BTW.


  • Love this ! Great advice and I couldn’t agree more. got to be unique and yourself. As well as work hard. blogging is a lot of work. A lot of work but great work!

  • www.pazhalabirodriguez.com

    Thanks for all the wonderful tips! It’s a hard work but always worth it!
    Have a good day, bella!

  • Iván

    Come on !! love your style !



  • Ayuna- Chan

    great post! you look amazing, i love your style 🙂
    kisses from poland :*

  • Thanks for these tips. Blogging can definitely be slow. If I can add consistency to your list as often it takes that to get results. I am not in a position to blog full time but I find that because I work full time and have a family, I am often unable to take on as much as I would like.


  • You have passion and it definitely shows!! Keep it up and thanks for sharing with us!