September 29, 2011

DOs & DON'Ts of blogging

Actually, I think they're all DON'Ts. So you should probably take all of the following as big No-Nos. If you still decide to follow these tips, though, I don't want to be held responsible for your failure ... You've been warned!!! Haha :p

If you've had your blog for a while, you must have realized that pictures account for a great part of it. I don't want to sound shallow, but the truth is that I don't usually read posts that are super long and have few or no pictures at all. That's why, in my opinion, it is important to take some considerations into account when taking photos for your blog. Let's start with a list of what you shouldn't do.


1.- Don't have photo shoots on windy days or make sure you tie your hair when taking pictures outdoors.

2.-  Don't be photographed holding food proudly (esp. carbohydrates) if you're not happy about your weight gain. I mean, come on! You're practically telling the world you have no self control. (I totally have no self control)

3.-  Don't show ugly tan marks. Or better yet, don't be a dork like me when you go to the beach and sunbathe barefoot.

4.- Don't forget to clean your house thoroughly if you plan to take photos there. Also check what's under your furniture and if you find something, hide it very well.

Look at that dirty mirror! Dimitri doesn't even want to look at it, haha!


1.- Cover your face if you don't feel like putting on make-up; books, magazines, bags (see the top right pic in this blog), anything can work! I say grab a book as a first choice; it'll help you look intellectual.

2.- Hide behind doors if you don't want to show how fat you've gotten. 

3.- Can't afford to stay up-to-date with the latest fashion trends? No biggie! You can always revamp what's already in your wardrobe. No money to buy a pair of the so-called boyfriend jeans, for instance? Do like me and wear a pair of husband jeans ... I matched it with a husband shirt.

4.- Are you jealous of the top fashion bloggers who get freebies from famous brands? They always get to wear whatever is going to be hot that season, I know ... You may not have that advantage, but that's all right; choose to be a trendsetter instead of wearing what you're told! ;p I'm planning to impose wearing gloves in summer; I think it might catch on. 

The important thing is to look like you really own it; it's all in the attitude, guys. Next thing you know, everybody will following the trend that you imposed ;).

5.- Don't want to show your love handles? Cover your sides with a big present or if possible, someone who's bigger than you.

Hope you're all getting ready to have a great weekend! ;D


Carrie said...

lol that was great!!!!!

Zuzi said...

:DD haha I loved it! and I will try to do my best to follow your rules :)

Lindsey said...

Haha, this had me cracking up XD I love it!

Jenna (SewSavoirFaire) said...

You are too funny!! This made my morning...even though I'm home sick (again) I am cracking up...thank you! :p I personally love the hide half of your body behind a door if you've gained weight haha. Love it : )

Heike said...

Loved your post., but where the h$*#% are you fat? Come on...seriously????

lissa said...

lots of fun reading this. thanks.

have a sweet day.

lisa said...

You are hilarious! Good tips :)

Anonymous said...

HA! I love the big present!

Corina said...

Hahaha :) You've made me laugh with the tips that, by the way, seem serious!
Nice and funny post! THANKS!

Chrissy said...

Haha, LOVE this!!! Love all the pics...especially the last one!

I finally got Internet installed today and can"t wait to catch up! Missed you so much!

Hugs xxx

chantilly said...

this post was SO GOOD! i literally laughed out loud the entire time. although i'm totally pro- posing proudly with your food.

now, you need to tell me where can i get me a pair of them 'husband jeans?' :P


Courtney said...

Excellent tips! Soooo stinkin' cute you are! I love it!

Bimba Ropa Vintage said...

very funny, i love the post!!!

Prima Humberta said...

Muy bueno! Me hiciste reír!
Estoy planeando comprar un par de guantes... Falta poco para el verano y no me quiero quedar sin mi par!

Lune Vintage said...

haha. cute! I always have shit under my couch, coffee table, record player - and have to crop it out. I might take your giant present idea to heart.

Jamie said...

Haha you are ADORABLE! Love this. =]

BuenoBueno said...

this was hillarious!!!! AWESOME!
Bahahahahaha how did the gloves pan out?

Katie said...

hahahahah that was so funny! I love the "husband jeans/shirt" ! I would be swimming in my boyfriends clothes if I put them on, actually one time I did and my daughters had a good laugh! hahahahaha I love your posts!