Why You Need A Community

A couple of weekends ago I spent a quick 36 hours in Nashville with some of my favorite blogger babes. What started as an Instagram comment pod (yes that’s a thing) turned into a group of friends. Even though most of us had never met face-to-face before this weekend we created a community of support through Instagram. I’ve talked about the importance of having a community on the blog before,...

How To Work With Brands You Love

Blogging Tips: How To Work With Brands You Love on Waketon Road Blog

A couple of weekends ago I had the opportunity to takeover the LOFT Instagram Stories for a day. If you have followed me for a while, or just poked around the blog you will notice that I #loveloft. It was such an honor that they reached out to me to be part of the 97 Days of Summer campaign. As a relatively newish blogger, being able to work with one...

The Monday Blues

Ah, the Monday blues… but in the best way possible! This weekend I was invited to attend an event at The W with chloédigital. Chloédigital is a lifesaver for bloggers (myself included). They are my “behind the blog” making sure everything runs smoothly. The event was for a handful of bloggers in the area and it was so amazing to finally get to meet so many people I love following....

A Few Thoughts on the Blogging Industry

When I started Waketon Road a little over a year ago, I had no idea what the blogging industry really looked like. I was so drawn to this world of beautiful imagery capturing fashion, travel and lifestyle. I knew I wanted to be able to express my creativity and passions just as all of my favorite bloggers do. What I didn’t know is how much work it is and how...

The Inspiration Behind a Cohesive Brand

The Inspiration Behind a Cohesive Brand on Waketon Road Blog

Something I get questions and comments on quite often is how I keep my feed so cohesive. I wrote this post about the technical side of how I make everything flow including what apps I use. Today I wanted to focus on something completely different but probably answers the question better. It really comes down to inspiration! I have also talked about how I find my inspiration in this post,...

Great Expectations

Great Expectations on Waketon Road Blog wearing Abercrombie & Fitch

I have thinking a lot lately about “great expectations.” No, not the Charles Dickens novel, but how we all think something should turn out. I think we are all guilty of building something up in our mind before we even experience it. It’s a way of looking forward to something and it might help us escape the routine we’re in. I am the type of person that lives in the...

How I Create A Cohesive Brand

Today I am continuing with my blogging theme in honor of Waketon Road’s one year anniversary. Over the year I have gotten questions from people regarding photography, editing and creating a cohesive brand. This is all a work in progress and I will continue to evolve as I learn more. But I wanted to share with you what I have learned so far and the tools that help me stay cohesive....

What I Learned My First Year Blogging

If you read Monday’s post you will know that Waketon Road just celebrated its first birthday! It’s been a fun year of learning the ins and outs of the blogging world. Now, I am by no means an expert but I have learned a thing or two that I do want to share with you. Whether you’re thinking of starting a blog, have been blogging for a while, or just curious what...

The First Year

It has officially been one year since I published my first blog post and I can’t even explain how crazy that sounds to me. I feel like I have grown so much over the last year, both with the blog and personally. You don’t really know what to expect when you hit publish for the first time and everyone’s journey looks different. But there is always so much interest around...

The Truth About Blogging

The Truth About Blogging - Waketon Road wearing Old Navy graphic tee

Happy Monday everyone! Today’s post is a little different but I wanted to share a few thoughts I had this weekend. I am quickly approaching my one year blogiversary (more on that to come) and I have a few thoughts I want to share about this crazy blog world. There are so many misconceptions about bloggers some of which being it’s all superficial, shopping and free stuff. While I definitely do my...