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10 things I have done in my six months as a blogger

So… yesterday it was officially 6 months since the day I decided to cast all my fears away and jump on my little boat in order to head deep into the vast sea of fashion blogging. I cannot say I have gotten that far yet, but my little vessel keeps on sailing slowly but surely propelled by the winds of your kind words and continuous encouragement –so a big THANKS to all of you! ♥

And after this poetical opening, let’s get down to business and disclose the juicy information that you came here looking for!

Even though I haven’t been a fashion blogger for long, I have figured out that the secret formula for success comes with some side effects that affect many of us. And despite not liking the fact that I have totally fallen into the trap, I am sure of two things:
a) if you are a fellow blogger, you will know what I am talking about;
b) if you are a fellow social media enthusiast, you will know what I am talking about!

10 things I have done in my six months as a blogger

1. Chosen a restaurant or coffee spot for how instagrammable it was, then eaten lukewarm food because it was necessary to arrange the composition and take 1,374,325 pictures in order to end up sharing the ONE on social media
Cake and coffee | Photo via StockSnap.io | 10 things I have done in my 6 months as blogger

Photo via @StockSnap

2. Looked for all the possible props I could use at home for a still photo (#flatlaysquad), including but not limited to: live and dead flowers, assorted crockery and cutlery, makeup, sunglasses, bed sheets, cacti and various coffee-look-alikes

3. Risked my life and my photographer’s (AKA my BF) in order to snap a pic in the middle of the road. Taking street style’s spirit to the next level!

Printed Disney tee - another way to floral print! | Black mini skirt | Canvas bag and shoes | She talks Glam | 10 things I have done in my 6 months as blogger

4. Gained six pounds from eating my sumptuous Instagram breakfasts. Yes, I eat them, pretty much of all it!

Breakfast spreads and croissants for a perfect day! | She talks Glam | 10 things I have done in my 6 months as blogger

5. Shared an #OOTD on Instagram that was not my #OOTD. If a girl wears a cute outfit and doesn’t post it on social media, did it really happen?

Polka dot blouse and culottes | Selfie game | She talks Glam | 10 things I have done in my 6 months as blogger

6. Stopped caring that strangers stare at the crazy girl taking a million pictures before a pink door –or a blue door, or a red door… apparently I have a thing with doors!

Soreditch colourful doors | Striped sleeveless shirt | Mom black jeans | She talks Glam | 10 things I have done in my 6 months as blogger

7. Felt FOMO at all the events I have never attended in my life but cool fashion bloggers are supposed to attend: Coachella, Fashion Week, D&G’s new collection launch party, the christening of Kim Kardashian’s latest kid…

Coachella Unicorns | She talks Glam | Photo via Weheartit | 10 things I have done in my six months as a blogger

Photo via @Weheartit

8. Stayed up until 2AM on a weekday to prepare a blog post because otherwise I had nothing to post on Sunday (God forbid that happens or a hundred kittens would die!)

Not enough coffee in the world

9. Dragged my boyfriend out of bed on the weekends to immortalise those looks you see over here (#bloggerhusband). You should see his face every time we go to a deserted street to shoot and a dozen cars start to appear out of nowhere 😛 (I love you, babe!)

Printed Disney tee - another way to floral print! | Black mini skirt | Canvas bag and shoes | She talks Glam | 10 things I have done in my 6 months as blogger

Oh, look, another colourful door!

10. Learned 100+ social media and fashion related acronyms to give the impression that I have an actual clue of what I am doing 😀

I could also add to the list that since I started blogging I have had to learn a bit of content management & WordPress, a bit of photo editing and a lot of worklife/bloglife balance, but that’s another post’s story and my aim with this one was to #keepitreal and show you guys that, although I am loving this new adventure and giving it my 100%, everyday I try to remember not to take myself very seriously, cause life is too short and we never know what’s round the corner…

Hope you enjoyed this sneak peek at She talks Glam – Behind the scenes!
What are you guilty of from this list, glamistas? Let me know in the comments, I will be the last person to judge, I swear!!

Peace&Love

Saida

{Primark Mickey floral printed tee & canvas shoes} {Vero Moda mini skirt}

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69 Comments

  1. Kim

    9th August 2017 at 3:03 am

    Wow this blog post was a little too relatable, haha! My fiancé has gotten so much better at photography since he helps me out with my blog, and I’ve improved my writing skills too. Blogging is not all that bad 😉

    Kim
    Simply Lovebirds

  2. Amy Arnold

    21st July 2017 at 3:54 pm

    Oh the blogging world. Sometimes I think we are nuts… Congrats on 6 months!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    1. Saida

      22nd July 2017 at 12:17 pm

      I think that might be right Amy, but I like to think we are the good kind of nuts 😉

  3. sweatshirtsanddresses1

    15th July 2017 at 5:17 pm

    Well all of this sounds familiar! I got sick of food getting cold so i now order salad (avocado still looks great in a pic) My husband resents me every time i ask for a pic but on a plus note i stopped caring about what people think because if that door looks good, it needs to be snapped! x
    http://sweatshirtsanddresses.com/we-have-some-exciting-news/

    1. Saida

      16th July 2017 at 9:06 am

      Amen to that, Diana! My IG pretty much only shows breakfasts cause I normally can wait for the tea or coffee to cool down a bit before digging in 😉 Thanks so much for stopping by and congratulations for the great news!!! ♥

  4. yuka

    15th July 2017 at 5:48 am

    stopped caring about strangers staring is the best feeling ever! congrats babe!

    http://www.prettyinleather.net

    1. Saida

      15th July 2017 at 9:16 am

      heheheh, life is too short to feel embarrassed of every little thing! Thanks so much for the continuous support, girl ♥ Hope you have an amazing weekend!

  5. Imogen

    15th July 2017 at 2:56 am

    Love this! So incredibly accurate – although my niche is beauty and not fashion, I totally laughed at the flat-lay one. It’s so good to see that I’m not alone!

    I’ve also been blogging for six months and it’s been a wonderful roller coaster of frustration and bliss but it’s all worth it for the wonderful community we get to be a part of!

    Much Love,

    Imogen, faux-silk.com

    1. Saida

      15th July 2017 at 9:15 am

      I have to agree with you Imogen, the blogging community is an amazing part of what this adventure is all about, and yes, be sure you are not alone in doing all the BTS work required to come up with beautiful content 😉 Thanks so much for stopping by, dear

  6. Demilade Aina

    14th July 2017 at 6:17 pm

    Just discovered your blog and it’s so nice! Yay to six months of blogging! Haha, I can totally relate to all your points. Enjoyed reading this. xx
    Coco Bella Blog 

    1. Saida

      15th July 2017 at 9:13 am

      welcome to She talks Glam, Demilade Aina! So glad you stopped by and enjoyed this little read, and thanks so much for the encouraging words, hope you come back again! 🙂

  7. Fictitious Fashion

    14th July 2017 at 1:31 pm

    Congratulations on 6 months! I’ve been doing it for 5 years now and still don’t dress the table as lovely as you do (I don’t at all actually) 😛 you look lovely

    Thank you for your wonderful comment in my previous post 🙂

    Maybe you have time to check out my new post Sherlock Holmes

    Love
    Akanksha

    1. Saida

      14th July 2017 at 5:30 pm

      Thank you so much for stopping by, dearest, that’s such a nice comment and encouragement for me to keep doing this!

  8. Paulina Szczepanska

    13th July 2017 at 5:45 pm

    My goodness, I can relate to each and every one of them! Cliche, but I love it! I don’t know what I would do without blogging! 😉

    Much love from Napa Valley!

    Paulina | Shenska

    1. Saida

      13th July 2017 at 9:55 pm

      I know what you mean dear, it’s not all glam and fun, but it’s worth every penny! Thanks for reading, dear Paulina, wish I could have some of the Napa Valley warmth over here

  9. districtofchic1

    13th July 2017 at 3:26 pm

    “Risked my life and my photographer’s (AKA my BF) in order to snap a pic in the middle of the road.” – ahahaha! Story of my (and my poor husband’s) life!

    District of Chic

    1. Saida

      13th July 2017 at 9:53 pm

      I know babe, if that’s not love I don’t know what is! ♥

  10. Carmelatte

    13th July 2017 at 1:42 pm

    Glad you belong to this blogging world! <3 Your pictures are super inspiring!

    Carmelatte

    1. Saida

      13th July 2017 at 9:56 pm

      That’s so sweet, Klaudia, thank you so much!!

  11. Shanice

    13th July 2017 at 12:14 pm

    I loved that post so much! I started my blog roughly six months ago as well and so far I am really enjoying the ride 😉 I can defenitely relate to the points you mentioned, probably most with the struggles of shooting nice photos 🙂
    I wish you a great day!
    Shanice
    http://texturecharmscolour.de

    1. Saida

      13th July 2017 at 9:57 pm

      Ah, so great to connect with like-minded women like yourself, pretty lady! I agree the ride so far is being great 🙂

  12. Lena Juice

    13th July 2017 at 1:07 am

    I’m impressed you’re blogging only for 6 months ;)) great job!

    The White Ocean

    1. Saida

      13th July 2017 at 10:10 pm

      Thanks so much, babe, you are so kind ♥

  13. goldandgracee

    13th July 2017 at 12:48 am

    haha such a fun post; all of these are so true! especially not caring when people are staring while taking picture!

    gold-grace.blogspot.com

  14. Rina

    12th July 2017 at 11:23 pm

    Babe! You are such a blogging pro considering you’ve only been doing it for 6 months! You are way far ahead I was when I was 6 months in! And I totally can relate to your list lol. I have taken photos in the most crowded areas and have gotten all types of stares but it doesn’t phase me anymore. My hubby takes the photos and wonders how I don’t feel completely awkward doing it all lol. And basically all my OOTDs are never what I wore that day so there’s that =P

    xoxo
    Rina Samantha
    http://www.andshedressed.com

    1. Saida

      13th July 2017 at 9:59 pm

      Ahahah, I love to read your comments hun, you are a true inspiration and your words really mean a lot to me! Those hubbies/boyfriends simply deserve a monument for doing a lot of the leg work, what goes on behind the lens! Sending lots of love your way Xx

  15. Monika

    12th July 2017 at 8:40 pm

    hahaha! This post is sooo relatable and so funny!!!
    “Do it for the gram!”

    x Monika
    http://snapsnpixels.com/

    1. Saida

      12th July 2017 at 10:03 pm

      🙂 yes, although I try not to obsess too much about it, it’s part of our daily lives 😉

  16. Nathalie Alexandra

    12th July 2017 at 2:19 pm

    This post was so fun to read, and like 80% of it I can relate.

    Nathalie
    http://www.nathalie-alexandra.blogspot.com

    1. Saida

      12th July 2017 at 7:30 pm

      Yes, we are just a big blogging family, arent’ we? Thanks for stopping by, sweet Nathalie 🙂

  17. Jessica

    12th July 2017 at 3:48 am

    This post is too funny! I love that you are embracing it and not taking yourself too seriously!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    1. Saida

      12th July 2017 at 7:30 pm

      So happy you enjoyed it, beautiful Jessica, I get so much inspiration from bloggers like you to keep on improving that I cannot thank you enough for your kind words ♥

  18. Maria | Short Girl Long Jacket

    12th July 2017 at 12:27 am

    Happy 6 months! Haha I pretty much never post my actual OOTDs. I like to schedule things a bit ahead of time. And it’s better to take my photos when I’m fresh and looking good than after a long day at work, isn’t it?

    1. Saida

      12th July 2017 at 7:29 pm

      Thanks, dearest, it means a lot! I do agree with you on that although I am so not a morning person, that I need the weekends to look my best 😛

  19. Benita James

    11th July 2017 at 10:08 pm

    I can totally relate with everything especially 6 and 8. I don’t really care who stares at me cause at the end of the day I want to be comfortable and make sure the pictures turn out great.

    Bernie, xx
    The Style Fanatic

    1. Saida

      12th July 2017 at 7:28 pm

      Completely agree, babe, and that’s why you are killing it with your blog! Much love from rainy England, Bernie

  20. Steal4Style

    11th July 2017 at 6:02 pm

    Me ha encantado leerte hoy, Saida!! Me has hecho reír mucho, sobre todo respecto a que has ganado peso comiéndote tus desayunos de Instagram jajaja. El número 5 también me ha hecho muchísima gracia. Juro que en 2 años sólo lo he hecho una vez, y he sentido que mentía descaradamente jajaja. Me he identificado totalmente con cada punto, y los has descrito de manera excepcional.
    Por cierto, creía que llevabas muchísimo más tiempo con tu blog!! Eres toda una pro. Me alegro muchísimo de haberte encontrado! Un besazo!!
    Steal4Style.com

    1. Saida

      12th July 2017 at 7:27 pm

      Con comentarios así se le sube a una el ánimo y las ganas de seguir creando cosas bonitas en este pequenio rinconcito virtual. Me alegra muchísimo que te haya gustado el post y que nos hayamos encontrado. Un abrazo fuerte, Jota

  21. Nistha Saraf

    11th July 2017 at 10:18 am

    Great post, I can totally relate to the 6th point. You maintain a great balance.
    Nistha
    https://www.fashionistha.com/carrying-some-drama-in-sleeves-to-work/

    1. Saida

      12th July 2017 at 7:23 pm

      Thanks so much, hun!

  22. Cindy Elena

    11th July 2017 at 1:19 am

    Hahaha amé este post! También llevo poco en este mundo de las bloggers y me identifico contigo en ya no temerle a que extraños me vean mientras me toman fotos! También noté que me hecho más conscientes de los outfits que uso para salir porque quiero tomarles foto a todos!

    xo | Cindy Elena
    http://www.boringclothes.com

    1. Saida

      12th July 2017 at 7:23 pm

      Hahaha, sí, yo también hago eso. Como leí en un post: vístete como si fueras a bloggear sobre ello 😉 Un besazo Cindy Elena

  23. Renia Jaz

    10th July 2017 at 11:13 pm

    Haha… I love this post! And I agree with every point that you have made!.
    I pretty much always on the look for something that will go well with my instagram whether its food, doors or background!
    I can relate ! haha
    Have a lovely evening
    Kisses

    1. Saida

      12th July 2017 at 7:22 pm

      I know right, it’s become a bit of madness out there, but we just love all things pretty!! Thanks for stopping by, honey

  24. Veronica Lucy

    10th July 2017 at 8:39 pm

    Wonderful post, love it! 🙂
    Maybe follow for follow? 🙂

    veronicalucy.blogspot.com

  25. Jen Cabildo

    10th July 2017 at 6:32 pm

    How cool! I’m actually writing a post for things I’ve learned from my year blogging, I feel so related with ALL the things you wrote.
    xoxo ♥

    http://www.heresometimes.com

    1. Saida

      12th July 2017 at 7:21 pm

      Looking forward to reading that Jen, sending you tons of kisses

  26. Vanessa

    10th July 2017 at 3:49 pm

    Saida,

    This post is so relatable! I love the colorful doors in your pictures, so cute! Love your blog so far babe, keep doing great!

    xoxo,
    Vanessa
    http://www.whatwouldvwear.com

    1. Saida

      12th July 2017 at 7:21 pm

      Awww, thank you so so much dear Vanessa ♥ England has so many cute doors I could start a separate blog altogether, hehehe

  27. didieryhc

    10th July 2017 at 3:12 pm

    haha, This might be the most relatable post I have ever read! Thank you for posting this and for putting a smile on my face.

    -Didier
    http://www.didieryhc.com

    1. Saida

      12th July 2017 at 7:20 pm

      If I managed to put a smile on your face, that’s my post’s mission accomplished. It wouldn’t be the same without all your supportive words and your inspiration, so thank you so much Didier!

  28. andathousandwords

    10th July 2017 at 1:05 pm

    This blogpost made me laugh so hard! Thanks for sharing babe.

    X Merel
    http://www.andathousandwords.com

    1. Saida

      12th July 2017 at 7:18 pm

      Thanks a bunch, dear Merel 🙂

  29. The Fashion Folks

    10th July 2017 at 12:21 pm

    Hahaha love this post babe!! Hahah nr 7 got me laughing out loud haha, so fun and so true though! But hey, congrats on doing 6 months! Glad we’ve connected babe! Xx

    http://www.thefashionfolks.com

    1. Saida

      12th July 2017 at 7:18 pm

      Thank you Mia!!! So glad we connected too, one of the things I enjoy most about this tbh ♥

  30. therealpinkblogger

    10th July 2017 at 7:25 am

    CONGRATS! I laughed so hard at the Kardashian christening, haha! I could relate to all your points!
    Have a lovely day!
    xx Kris

    https://dreamingofpink.wordpress.com

    1. Saida

      12th July 2017 at 7:17 pm

      Thank you Kris, so glad you enjoyed reading Xx

  31. paula mcclelland

    9th July 2017 at 8:20 pm

    LOL! I love this post and the realness. I don’t blog properly, I just take pictures and then write posts after the fact (mainly to remind myself of my travels and shoe addiction) but I am DEFINITELY guilty of being that person taking food pictures while everyone else is ready to eat! <3

    http://shoe-fiend.blogspot.co.nz

    1. Saida

      12th July 2017 at 7:17 pm

      That’s a form of blogging of course Paula, and as long as you enjoy doing it, keep it up! And yes, I am also that person when we are about to have a nice and instagrammable meal 😛 Thanks for reading, gorgs

  32. pazhalabirodriguez.com

    9th July 2017 at 6:56 pm

    Me encantó! Me haz hecho reír tanto tanto, es que es la pura y santa verdad porque yo hago más menos lo mismo! Aún que cada vez tomo menos fotos a la comida, y me la como más rápido… por que si no mi chico ya me mata, hehe!
    Un abrazote bella …!
    Paz

    1. Saida

      12th July 2017 at 7:16 pm

      Te entiendo perfectamente, mi chico un día de estos se come todo antes de que yo haya terminado de sacar fotos, jajaja! Gracias por pasarte, preciosa

  33. Leszek Wielgos

    9th July 2017 at 4:56 pm

    I’m following you now. Visiting you back! Thanks for your comment. Waiting for more content in the page.
    Greetings!
    https://chicporadnik.blogspot.com

  34. Ale

    9th July 2017 at 2:38 pm

    Love the wooden table… ♥️ #diningroomgoals
    And love you too!!
    Congrats babe!!

    1. Saida

      12th July 2017 at 7:15 pm

      Gracias, mi amor, love you too!!

  35. MM

    9th July 2017 at 1:23 pm

    FELICIDADES!!!! Esperemos que por mucho tiempo más, que lo disfrutes y lo disfrutemos contigo….

  36. Lydia May

    9th July 2017 at 12:42 pm

    I am so guilty of taking hundreds of photos of food before I eat it, the perfect photo is needed for Instagram!

    http://www.lydstaple.co.uk

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