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What 10 Fashion Bloggers Want You To Know About Starting a Blog

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Caroline Vazzana; makingmanhattan.com

You heard it here first

Before social media gave the world immediate platforms to share POVs, style, and intimate looks inside people's lives, it was good old-fashioned blogging that gave everyone and anyone the space to leave a mark on the internet. And many of those marks became phenomenons, which eventually developed into full-time jobs, fame, and thousands of devoted followers.

While those early days of blogging are now over, there are still tons of fashion forums with a profound influence on today's style scene. But since so many people want to be the influencer of the moment, how exactly do you get to that level?

We asked 10 bloggers to give their expert opinion on how to get started, keep a blog going, and, most importantly, stay true to yourself. Click through below to hear from some of the coolest, trendiest bloggers out there.

Jane Aldridge; seaofshoes.com

Jane Aldridge – Sea of Shoes
Started: 2008
Instagram Followers: 195k

What got her blogging: I was 15 and obsessed with fashion and magazines. I spent my weekends thrifting with my mom and wanted to document our outfits because we were finding really cool stuff! Living in suburban Texas, I was really isolated in my love of fashion, so it was a way for me to connect with a few friends I had who loved it too 

Her Advice: Practice, practice, practice! Get out and shoot every day, learn what you do best and feel best doing. You'll learn from your mistakes, and you shouldn't have to force it. I wish I had been more confident in myself. When I decided to pursue my blog as a career rather than go to college, a lot of people told me I'd be making a huge mistake and ruining my life. Now some of those same people have dropped their jobs to work in the industry I'm in now. I've learned so many invaluable skills doing this over the last decade, I wouldn't trade that experience for anything. It's a real job like anything else, so you'll have good days and bad. If you have someone in your life you really trust and want to build it with, it can help shoulder the burden of all the work. My mom and I helped each other with our respective blogs when we started out, and it was the only reason we could make it happen!

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Showtime just ordered a pilot episode of Casallina "Cathy" Kisakye's comedy anthology series, which will be executive-produced by Lena Waithe. The show, called How to Make Love to a Black Woman (Who May Be Working Through Some Shit), sounds like it'll be... informative.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, though the series is a comedy, it will also touch on some vulnerable subjects as well. It described the show as being about "connection and rejection that explore our most harrowing—and harrowingly comic—sexual secrets." Waithe said in a statement about the news, "Cathy's script is haunting, funny, and extremely vulnerable—it's the kind of script that doesn't come around very often." She continues, showing her excitement for the project: "I'm honored that Cathy trusts me with such a special project. I can't wait for the world to see it."

Kisakye, who previously worked with Waithe on The Chi, says that the show is close to her heart, and that the series will portray three-dimensional, complex women. "With How to Make Love, I'm thrilled to tell stories about the women I know, who are complicated, passionate, resilient, and relatable," she said in a statement.

Kisakye is the creator of the show, and will be writing the pilot script. It's the latest project to come to Showtime through Waithe's first-look deal and, according to The Hollywood Reporter, should it go to series, this would be the first anthology for the network.

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While the song should serve as a reminder to your exes

Just a day after dropping new single "Nunya," featuring Dom Kennedy, Kehlani has released the winter-wonderland visuals to go along with. The singer, NYLON November cover star, and mother-to-be rocks some of the best winter 'fits I've seen in a while, including a glorious puffer jacket that could double as a down comforter that I absolutely need in my life right now.

Kehlani is clearly living her best life up in some snow-filled forest hideaway, vibing on the beach at sunset and sipping on something bubbly as she coolly reminds nosy exes that who she's with is "nunya business." There's not much of a story line (unlike her recent "Nights Like This" video); the main takeaway is that Kehlani is busy dancing through a forest, missing no one and chilling amongst people who are clearly not the subjects of the song.

Kehlani is only two short months away from bringing baby Adeya into the world, who she thanked for helping her get through the video process. "Shot that 7 months pregnant in da snow..." Kehlani wrote on Twitter, adding, "thank u baby for da motivation, mommy was FROZE."

Even from the womb, Adeya has been hustling hard alongside her momma. Twitter user @ODtheMC pointed out that this is already her second music video appearance, and she's not even been born.

Get some mulled wine ready and escape into Kehlani's winter getaway, below. Stay tuned for her forthcoming mixtape, While We Wait, out on February 22.

Kehlani - Nunya (feat. Dom Kennedy) [Official Music Video] www.youtube.com

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