That Small Town Blogger

A pink bodycon dress was all I wanted and finally, I found one on Zaful. Before getting into the outfit details and style I wanted to talk about my journey so far.

The Small Town Blogger was a fine decision I made. It started as a travel and food blog and later turned into fashion and lifestyle with fashion taking over most part of The Small Town Blogger. I was initially very skeptical about starting a blog and sharing my pictures on Instagram but the confidence just kept building up post after post. A few months later I met few amazing bloggers Ishtyleawhile, FashionandFrappes, HuesofMe, Styleprism, and AddictedShades who helped me understand the community better. We were and are a bunch of bloggers who always help each other when it comes to brand collaboration and blog ideas. And I think that’s how a community should be – Transparent & Supportive. Currently, in the blogosphere, everyone wants to run over the other for some weird reason which I don’t understand and still am clueless. A blog is your personal space and that’s why it’s called “A Personal Blog”. It’s your style and your diary. Why copy?

Another major concern is followers and engagement – If you want to work on your engagement, I can understand. As a blogger, you have to work on your social media engagement to reach more audience and it’s very difficult but buying followers is not an answer to that! For example, in case you just started your blog two months back and decided to buy followers because all you want is a brand collaboration with A class brands, you are not a blogger. You are just a person with money. Understand? If you follow the right path and grow organically, not only do people recognize your work but brands desperately will get in touch with you for work and that my friend is always satisfying!

I do get emails from random communities to buy followers, but I have never bought any. My engagement on social media fluctuates every day but I stay calm and let it go because my blog is my only concern. There are times when I have promoted the post on social media but frankly speaking, I didn’t gain anything. The audience that I got via “promote button” wasn’t the audience I wanted on my feed and most of the time these people don’t even understand what a blogger does! So yeah! There are times when glamour and brand turns you into a greedy scavenger and that is what leads to inorganic reach.

Coming to the post – Light colors are my nemesis except for whites. A light color would always make me look bloated and that always bothered me. Since I was looking for colors, I decided to try out this peachy pink bodycon dress for a change.  The material was super delicate and soft, unlike other bodycon dresses. Here in this post, I have kept it simple and modish.

 

Photography – Arjun and Chaya from PICSPLOT.COM

Outfit Details –

Dress  – Zaful

Accessory – Alankara India

Heels – Westside Stores

 

DSC_2150

 

DSC_5553

 

DSC_2143

 

DSC_5548

 

DSC_5543

 

DSC_5537

 

Location Courtesy – XU Bar & Kitchen, Bangalore

Stay connected with me – Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Cheers!

Advertisements

About thesmalltownblogger

| Fashion Blogger | Food Enthusiast | Traveller | Cosmopolitan Small Town Girl |
This entry was posted in A Thing Called Fashion and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

24 Responses to That Small Town Blogger

  1. Loved ur dress. I always love shopping from zaful!

    Like

  2. Erica says:

    Girl.. I love how honest you are with ur post. And everything about brand and buying followers is so true. I love ur style.. You are gorgeous! Stay the same! ❤

    Like

  3. Renji Anooj says:

    That’s a very pretty dress and a lovely color…I am so in love with the studio lights mirror too

    Like

  4. Shivani says:

    Felt like you read my mind. I agree to every bit of your word. And yes, you have made it big and I am really glad to have not only met you but be so close. ❤️ And you look lovely in the dtrss.

    Like

  5. Prapti says:

    I really admire you and styleprism, for your honesty and love for other bloggers. I love the part where you mention ‘bloggers’ as community.
    Besides that I love your work, your personal style and this dress looks so divine on you. Plus the photography is such a treat to the eyes.
    This piece of work absolutely touches my heart.

    Like

  6. khushi says:

    Wow this is brilliant. Loved the Color.
    Your words are magic. Don’t lose yourself ever.

    Like

  7. I am so glad stumbled upon you in Instagram.. SO so glad!

    Like

  8. I share your thoughts Anusha Ji as I also belong to this category of bloggers.

    Like

  9. This dress fits you so well and you look drop dead gorgeous!

    Like

  10. Pankhuri says:

    Beautifully written! ❤️

    Like

  11. I loved reading this post and agree with what you said. I hope that someday I can find a group of supportive fellow bloggers like you did and grow my blog, but it will be done the right way. By the way that dress looks gorgeous on you!

    Like

  12. I absolutely love this! It feels like you read my mind. Im so happy to have met you guys and really that the only reason I attend events these days is to hang out with the girls 😛
    This color looks great on you btw, the dress is a great find! I’m tempted to get one for myself 😀

    Like

  13. Such a beautiful dress and you look stunning.

    Akanksha

    Like

  14. 1. That dress is stunning! You look so nice in pastel hues…you should try them more often!!
    2. However fake/superficial/competitive/ugly the blogging community gets, we’ll always have each others’ backs…right? The best part about my blog is that it gave me friends like you all! ❤

    Like

  15. Really adore your outfit, you look stunning dear.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s