Category: Blogging

Blogging behind the scenes: Alison Gary shares the business of blogging. Why do bloggers do what they do? How do bloggers get paid? What does it take to have a successful blog? How do affiliate links work? Alison will share all of this and more in her posts about the business of blogging.

2018 Reader Survey Results

Blogging Lifestyle

A few weeks ago I started an anonymous survey to gather feedback on Wardrobe Oxygen. This data helps me understand what you, the dedicated readers of Wardrobe Oxygen like, dislike, and desire from this site. I do a survey like this almost every year and the responses really help me understand you and better tailor the content to your needs and interests. I always love it when blogs do surveys…

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Image is of nine boxes, each featuring a DC-based influencer on instagram wearing a white t-shirt with the words I'm Not a Tourist I Live Here written on the chest in black. These people are featured near DC landmarks such as the Chinatown gate, The US Capitol, the restaurant Busboys and Poets, and the Metrorail.

Be the Change: Diversity in Blogging and the Washingtonian I’m Not a Tourist Campaign

Blogging Lifestyle

In 1727 Benjamin Franklin created The Junto, also known as The Leather Apron Club. The members of the Junto were drawn from diverse occupations and backgrounds, but they all shared a spirit of inquiry and a desire to improve themselves, their community, and to help others. The goal of the club was mutual improvement. My friend Alison told me about The Leather Apron Club in 2014 and I was obsessed.…

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A Gift to Myself – The Wing DC

Blogging Lifestyle

When I used to get my annual review at my old job, if I received a bonus I'd buy myself something to celebrate. One year I bought a Brahmin bag, one year I booked a trip to the beach, one year I pampered myself at a spa. It was a way to congratulate myself for a job well done, a year of hard work. Bloggers often celebrate a big campaign…

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Celebrating YOU this February!

Blogging

This month I want to celebrate YOU! Every day I feel so honored that you read my blog, connect with me on social media, and make Wardrobe Oxygen what it is today. I want to thank you for letting me have the chance to take the leap and pursue this blog full-time. Throughout this month I will be hosting some awesome giveaways with some of my absolute favorite brands. They…

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2017 in Review

2017 in Review

Blogging Lifestyle

This is a long one, but this was a long year.  2017 was intense in many ways, in this post I recap one of the biggest whirlwinds of my life, taking this blog from passion to profession and hopes for the New Year.  I wish all of you a 2018 full of hope, health and happiness! January January is always a whirlwind. It’s Emerson’s birthday, then my mom’s birthday, then…

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full time blogging Life After Quitting: Week 6

Life After Quitting: Week 6

Blogging

“If you don’t think Beyonce doesn’t cry in the shower every so often you’re wrong.” I’m married to such a great person. Karl said this to me Saturday morning. Friday night I cried in the shower. And for some, the shower may muffle the cries, but the way our house is laid out I think the shower amplifies them. Karl was at the door, and then Emerson, but I couldn’t…

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Life After Quitting: One Month Recap

Life After Quitting: One Month Recap

Blogging

Last weekend I wrote a long post about my one-month anniversary for quitting my day job and blogging full time and my blog ate it. I was in Texas, it was 11pm (so really midnight back home) and my dashboard (the backend of my blog) seemed to go back in time several days. Posts I wrote were gone, draft posts lacked the photos and content I so painstakingly wrote and…

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Life After Quitting: Week 2

Blogging

This week I worked on being kinder to myself and more realistic. It’s still hard. When you’ve dreamed of doing something for years and have so many ideas in your head AND you’ve spent the past two decades working your ass off always more than 40 hours a week… well, it’s an hourly struggle to rein it in. This week I spent time with people. Wednesday, my mom has a…

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