Sharing Bits and Pieces: Part Two

What if you love fashion but you’d rather be behind the camera instead of in front of it?


Won’t that be a problem if you want to have a personal style blog?

The answer is…not really.  The first blogger who comes to my mind is Beautifully Invisible.  She doesn’t post as much as she has in the past, but she was one of the first personal style bloggers I followed.  Her guide to moving your blog from Blogspot to a self-hosted WordPress site was invaluable as were her discourses on fashion and beauty.

Somdyuti D. Ray of Stilettosaurus shared an insightful article regarding her choice to blog about fashion without being a personal style blogger.  She said, ” We have so many niche bloggers who are far more interested in speaking fashion than posing in front of the camera.”

If you choose to go this route how do you begin?  First things first.  Figure out your niche.  Here are some ideas to get you started.


  1.  Write about vintage clothing.  There’s a plethora of article ideas in this one category alone:  How to date clothes by their tags, features about past designers and styles, caring for your vintage items, etc.
  2. Cover a certain era, say the bohemian seventies or the mod sixties.
  3.  Examine and post photos of a fashion genre such as rockabilly or kawaii.
  4. Perhaps you could start a street style blog in your hometown and put other fashionable or quirky people in front of your camera.
  5. Provide thought-provoking articles about the current fashion scene complete with photos.
  6. Start a personal style blog but only photograph your outfits from the neck down.  Patti of Not Dead Yet Style began her blog this way.  This will also build up your confidence about being in front of the camera.
  7. Blog anonymously.  Feel free to put your true feelings and images out there.

The important thing is putting your personal spin on the content.  There are innumerable photos of fashion on the web.  What will draw people to your site is your take on things.

The world is waiting to hear your voice.  You don’t even have to show your face.

Live your Lemonade Life,


I Love My Lemonade Life!

When you comment, please feel free to share links to some of your favorite fashion and personal style bloggers who don’t do personal head to toe outfit shots.  Thank you.

You can read Sharing Bits and Pieces, Part One  here.

Link Love:  Visible Monday.

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9 thoughts on “Sharing Bits and Pieces: Part Two

  1. Patti

    Yes I know what you mean, Debbie. Many days, I would prefer not to be in front of the camera. Great article. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xo.

  2. Jill James

    Debbie, this is such a good article, so full of good advice for anyone just starting out or thinking of a change. So nice to hear from you, hope all is well.

  3. Mrs C

    Always a pleasure to read your post, Debbie. I agree that being a fashion blogger doesn’t confine to being in front of the camera alone. I too started with fashion dos and don’ts post before actually having a courage to be in front of the camera. I still do trend post once in a while and share the posts on days I don’t feel like dressing up and get in front of the lens.

  4. Kezzie

    Hello Debbie! This is a cool article (I do love your camera pic too- so fun!) Yes, fashion is definitely about analysis as well as being a wearer of clothes!!x

  5. Jan Graham-McMillen

    Gem of a post, Debbie. You’ll never go far wrong with your curiosity and thoughtfulness. I’m wrestling with blog identity, too, these days. I’m more interested always in the writing than the photos, and of late have had little time to get out and about to make comments.
    As always you inspire, and I always enjoy checking in, here!

    1. Post author

      I, too, am finding I’m most interested in writing. While I enjoy photography and doing outfit shots, I feel like there’s more of a message that I want to share instead of just another outfit post. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. I get a lot of inspiration for my wardrobe from a good OOTD post. I’m just leaning the tiniest bit in a new direction. Debbie

  6. happinessatmidlife

    Interesting post! Some blogs I follow for the pictures, some for the writing and some for the friendship. As for my personal blog, it’s about clothes (but I can’t say it’s fashion since I don’t feel so trendy).


    Hope to see you for TBT Fashion link up.


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