Christa is a 24 year old graphic designer. She moonlights as a fashion blogger and in her spare time, enjoys running, practicing yoga, and the Food Network. Feel free to connect with her on Twitter or any of the channels listed below.

 

 

It’s no secret that blogging, especially in the fashion world, has exploded over the last few years. As a fashion blogger myself, I am continually looking for new ways to connect with fellow bloggers online (besides the “usual” Twitter and Facebook). Here are three of my favorite places to do so:

Pinterest

Fashion bloggers can use Pinterest to connect with other bloggers in a variety of ways. The ways I found Pinterest to be most useful are by using pins to share blog posts (a picture, a one line description of the post, and a link), creating entire boards dedicated to a certain style, trend, or person, and sharing great deals. It can also serve as a daily dose of fashionable inspiration, if you’re looking for it.

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Instagram

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Instagram has become an insanely popular social media app among the fashion community. Using it is an incredibly easy way to take photos on your phone, edit them, and share them on Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter. Many brands and bloggers are using Instagram during New York Fashion Week (September 8th-15th) to share photos right from the runways. Since photos can be pushed to other social networks, it creates interaction and more dialogue between users. However, it’s only available for iPhone users.

Independent Fashion Bloggers

Independent Fashion Bloggers, a.k.a. IFB, is an online community just for fashion bloggers.  Each user has a page with information on it (blog name, location, age, etc.), and can join different groups based on interests. Bloggers can also upload blog posts directly to IFB, though photos are not supported. I normally include a link for photos to my blog and the post. IFB also writes very insightful blog posts, ranging in subject from online influence to seasonal fashion trends, and everything in between. The community is also very active on Facebook and Twitter, providing yet another place for users to connect with each other on social media.

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