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.

A Weekend in Palm Springs with Chico’s
Outfit Posts

A Weekend in Palm Springs with Chico’s

This past weekend I went to Palm Springs, California with the clothing brand Chico’s. Along with four other over-40 influencers (Sheree of  SheSheShow, Dawn Lucy of Fashion Should be Fun, Tonya of The Real Chic Life, and Jamie of More than Turquoise), we had a weekend of fashion and adventure.…

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Playing Catch-Up
Lifestyle

Playing Catch-Up

Friday, 7:45 am, a black car arrived at my house to take me to the airport. By 5:30 pm I was at the most adorable boutique hotel in Palm Springs with the clothing brand Chico’s and some of the loveliest people in the influencer game. Through Monday at noon, we…

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Business of Blogging: Pitching, Rates and a Year End Review
Blogging

Business of Blogging: Pitching, Rates and a Year End Review

For a long time, I was a “Rules” gal. Remember the book The Rules? Buy a twin bed, play hard to get, and nab Mr. Right. I followed a version of The Rules with this blog for many years; I let brands come to me. My blog was around so…

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Thankful
Lifestyle

Thankful

This month last year I quit my job to blog full-time. I was excited, terrified, clueless. But I believed in my writing, my ideas, and this community and felt it could work. And if it didn’t work, well I had made enough contacts that after a year I could try…

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The State of the Blog
Lifestyle

The State of the Blog

I’ve been blogging for 13 years. THIRTEEN YEARS. In this day and age, few people keep jobs or relationships for that long. The name has changed (raise your hand if you remember the uber-catchy original title What Every Woman Needs in Her Wardrobe?), the look has changed (it’s fun to…

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2018 Reader Survey Results
Lifestyle

2018 Reader Survey Results

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…

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

Be the Change: Diversity in Blogging and the Washingtonian I’m Not …

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…

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A Gift to Myself – The Wing DC
Lifestyle

A Gift to Myself – The Wing DC

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…

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