Oh dear, I remember the day I decided to start this blog. Man, was I excited. But then reality happened, and the world is here to remind you that your dream is not how you thought it would be.
Reality:Haha. Not. It's more possible you're gonna freak out while not understanding a thing, spending an enormous amount of time googling how to make your blog as cutest as possible without using an already existing template -because let's face it, you're stubborn and too proud for this sh*t. Of course, you'll end up going to your uni with two hours sleep for the next semester, because your CSS is simply not helping at all. Pretty cool, huh?
Reality: Oh, my poor child. Since you start your blog and for the next three months there will be only twenty people reading you -you guessed right, your friends. After these hard first months you'll gain a decent readership, but you're going to learn that it's a long way to the top, not only if you wanna rock n' roll. All these famous bloggers that we love and admire, have been blogging for many years and been really devoted to this. You're not going to be the next Chiara Ferragni overnight. Success is the sum of small efforts. Repeated. Every day. For years.
Reality: Well, it's not impossible. But still, if we want to keep things real and honest, at the end of the day you'll find out that most of your readers are other bloggers who just want to promote their own blog in the comments of your posts. So, yeah. Say goodbye to that dream as well. However, it's something that could happen -never happened to me though- and I really believe that it would be pretty awesome.
Reality: You really are a dreamer, aren't you? Let's be honest. Blogging is not your whole life. You've got a lot of things going on and you have to find time for all of them. Being a blogger is so time-consuming, considering that a single blog post needs about three to four hours to be done. Spending so many hours on learning about HTML and SEO, finding the right outfits, taking the pictures, editing, writing, communicating with other bloggers. Oh.My.Buddha. I have a headache. All day long. (But I secretly love it.)
Reality: Oh no, you did not just even consider that. Being a fashion blogger does not in any way means that companies will spoil you like that. If you start a blog keeping that in mind, then simply don't do it at all. Start a blog because you love blogging as it is. Not as it could get in a few years. As I mentioned before, you have to work really hard your way to the top. Having this kind of expectation will make blogging amazingly anxious and even disappointing -if you won't be able to succeed this goal soon. Be happy, keep blogging and the companies will eventually come naturally when you and your blog are ready.
Reality: Guuurl, you know that once you'll take all the photos needed for your posts, you're gonna take that makeup off, slip into your pyjamas, tie your hair into the messiest bun in the history of buns, and spend the rest of your day cursing while you're doing the editing. You know it!