The Business of 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.

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
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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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Cabi Blogger Day: A Recap [Sponsored]
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Cabi Blogger Day: A Recap [Sponsored]

For the fourth year, cabi has hosted cabi Blogger Day where they invite a handful of influencers to cabi HQ for a bit of a behind the scenes, a sneak peek of the upcoming collection and a lot of fun. I have worked with cabi for a while and was…

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Life After Quitting: Mid-Year Review
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Life After Quitting: Mid-Year Review

Taking my daughter to school is the best part of my day. It’s something I never was able to do until I quit my job and something I didn’t even think would be so special for me and for her. I get home from the gym and have about 20…

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2018 Reader Survey Results
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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
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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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Weekend Reads
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Weekend Reads

I’ve been sharing links like these in my Style File newsletter, but decided to try them instead in a weekend blog post.  A mix of what I’ve read, seen, heard, liked, and want to try. the photos above are from my day trip last week to NYC. I was invited…

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A Gift to Myself – The Wing DC
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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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