I am going to do a little something different and new today on Sugar & Something. I am going to start out with some ‘business’ and tips and close it out with something more, a review on these totally sassy glasses! There is a little something for everyone!!
Eyewear: c/o Polette
I am coming up on my year of fashion and lifestyle blogging. I have actually been blogging a lot longer that a year, but this is my new journey. It has taken me this entire year, and probably will continue to take time, to perfect my organization when it comes to my blog. It is hard! Working with brands, keeping up with post expectations, giveaways, collaborations, networking, etc. It takes much more time that I seem to have in any given day to keep Sugar & Something on track. So I have come up with some little helpful tips that I have picked up along the way:
1. Keep a Calendar! I started with a To Do list and that quickly become way too long to keep. Any type of calendar. I use my iCalendar on my Mac. I schedule posts about 2 weeks ahead of time and make sure if anything changes I record the change. I can’t be expected to remember everything in my blog life, work life and social life- so I write it down.
2. Be sure of your brand! I can’t tell you how difficult it is to change your brand up down the road. I started as a DIY, crafting, baking blog and now am almost 100% fashion. Changing that was So difficult. My readers and audience changed, my branding changed and the way I went about everything in the backend of my blog changed. I am glad I made the change but going for what I really wanted all along would have been so much easier from the get go- then rebranding! Trust me. It’s a lot of work.
3. Be transparent. This one is something I only recently started to be concerned about. When I first started blogging I was so about working with brands and companies because I thought it would make me a “real” blogger. Now I am the first one to step up and back up my brand. I only accept the best from my readers and will not put something on my blog that I am not comfortable with. Going along with that I am the first one to email my concerns to the company. You would be surprised how appreciative they are and want to hear REAL feedback.
Now onto the fun with these glasses! You can’t tell me these aren’t the sassiest pieces of eyewear you’ve ever seen!
I don’t know if you know this about me but I collect glasses. In every shape, size, color, etc. I love reading glasses, sunglasses, everything. The great thing about companies like Polette is you can have this glasses addiction like I do- but your wallet won’t feel the pain. I can’t get over this company. A lot of discount eyewear companies have very minimal selections too- but they have so many adorably chic styles! Now I won’t be posting a million pictures of me sporting these glasses (this time) because I’ll be honest, I look like a total hipster. But I love them and they are so comfortable! But that is the great part of Polette! Even if these particular pairs aren’t the ones for me…I can go try another pair that are!
The Polette team is such a pleasure to work with. They strive to make sure their consumers are happy. It is seldom to run across a company that is so on top of communication but they really are. When it took a little longer that I expected for delivery they were available to check on the status in a moments notice and keep me updated. That is a company that I want to continue a relationship with!