SBA is One!

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Hello guys! OMG can you believe its been one year since I started this blog already?.. I certainly can’t. Firstly I’d like to thank God for seeing me through the past year and for a tremendous amount of growth so far. I’d also like to thank you all my lovely readers for the endless love and support, comments, words of encouragement, emails and much more.

It’s been an interesting year, first challenging but then it got easier. I’ve learnt quite a bit this past year and I thought I’d share some of my experiences in form of advice to new bloggers just starting up. My advice goes as follows:

  1. Passion: Make sure you have a genuine passion for what you’re doing. If you do not, it will not only be evident but it will be a serious hassle to keep up.
  2. Amazing photography: If you do not own a professional camera (Nikon or Canon), employ a reliable photographer to help you with your photos. Also, crisp and clear photos not blurry, pixelated or overly edited photos
  3. Appearance: Keep your hair, makeup and nails neat always.
  4. Flat lays: You must master the art of flat lays, food photography, scenery etc. People don’t want to see just you all the time; they want to see what you get up to behind the scenes.
  5. Website design: Make sure your blog is an interpretation of your personality. If you’re a simple person, keep it simple. If you love shiny things, make it shiny but make sure it is very attractive.
  6. Social Media: Very very important. Be sure to keep up with social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Fashion Climaxx, Lookbook etc.). Update all your social media when you upload a new post to your blog in order to notify your readers.
  7. Follow button: Add a follow button or a section for your readers to sign up to receive email updates every time you upload a post.
  8. Be Yourself: Keep it real and show your personality through your posts.
  9. Network: Follow and show love to other bloggers by commenting on their posts or photos in order to get yourself noticed which could lead to countless opportunities. Also, tag (on Instagram) fashion pages that give shoutouts such as Naija girls killing it, All Things Fiery, Nollywood Glamour, Fly Fashion Doll etc. to get more exposure.
  10. Patience: Patience is key. Many times you will feel like you have no readers, many times you will have fashion faux pas’. Keep going and in due time, your work will be acknowledged.

This morning, my friend Saffy asked me “What three things have you learnt in the last year?” and in summary, I said to her “patience is key, perseverance is key and persistence is key”.

Alex

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Shorts: Dorothy Perkins | Jacket: Dorothy Perkins | Shirt: HM | Shoes: Dune | Neckpiece: Warehouse | Lipstick: MAC Velvet Teddy | Nails: Barry M “Shocking Pink”

Photos: Peter Oswin (www.oswinpeter.com)

33 Comments Add yours

  1. 🎉🎉 Congratulations Tosin!! Congratulations SBA!!! 🎊🎉🎉 Bigger growth even in the coming years!!

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    1. Alex says:

      Amen! Thank you darling xx

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  2. memkoh says:

    Nailed the advice bit! & Your outfit is rockin’! Congratulations SBA!!!! More success and growth in the coming years 🙂

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    1. Alex says:

      Amen! Thank you boo xx

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  3. Dee says:

    I love this. Keep it up 💕💕💕

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  4. mee2 says:

    Congratulations SBA!!!. Congratulations tostos! Keep doing wat u do darling. Your skill and talent shall bring u before kings IJN.

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    1. Alex says:

      Amen! Thank you so much x

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  5. sefinah says:

    Congratulations! U look amazing & the advice bit is very helpful for starters like me 🙂 xx

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    1. Alex says:

      I’m glad it was! Thank you xx

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  6. Dannika says:

    Congrats on reaching 1 year! Wishing you many more successful years. Love this post, thanks for the tips ❤️

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    1. Alex says:

      Amen! Thanks a lot xx

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  7. dleonalife says:

    Congratulations Tostos. Congratulations SBA. Wishing you more of God’s blessings. And many many years of more slaysss.

    http://www.dleonalife.blogspot.com

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    1. Alex says:

      Loool Amen! Thank you hun x

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  8. iamj0ann says:

    1st: Congrats on making one year on the blog. It’s truly hard work so kudos there.
    2nd: loving this outfit. I’m not a pink girl but I would totally rock this.
    3rd: Legs are… NICE

    http://www.iamj0ann.com

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    1. Alex says:

      Lol THANK YOU!! xx

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  9. Mzcocoh says:

    Congratulations baby! You deserve the celebrate this blogging journey. Wishing you many more success encounters ! – SLAY QUEEN * hearty cheers*

    Xx

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    1. Alex says:

      Lol Thank you!! xxx

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  10. Mzcocoh says:

    Congrats Alex! SLAY QUEEN! Hearty cheers*
    Wishing more blissful years here and in other areas of your life.

    Muah
    Xx

    http://www.thecocopolitan.com

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    1. Alex says:

      Lol Thank you Mary!! xxx

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  11. Esther says:

    Congratulations Tostos, you’re currently my favourite. Keep em coming

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    1. Alex says:

      Aww thank you! xx

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  12. Sandy TC says:

    Congrats Tosin!! Keep it up 💕

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    1. Alex says:

      Thank you sandra xxx

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  13. Winnie says:

    Congrats dear…bigger you we pray. And very chic outfit btw.

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  14. Larisa says:

    Awww Congrats dear, amazing ppst too 🙂

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    1. Alex says:

      Thank you 🙂 xx

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  15. Congrats. Been following your style and I love it. Great blog too!

    http://www.fafresh.blogspot.com

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    1. Alex says:

      Aww thanks a lot!x

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    1. Alex says:

      Amen! I wish you the same. Thanks a lot xxx

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  16. Nike says:

    Whaooo, thanks for the insight. you are simply blessed.

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