Dream Chaser: STYLESPONGE by Sydney
Sydney is a fashion blogger from Kansas who started The STYLESPONGE blog sometime last April; which has flourished greatly. It features a variety of different styles, food, and her favorite fashion finds!
What inspired you to start?
I started a blog because of my favorite blogger, WeWoreWhat by Danielle (http://weworewhat.com/). I wanted to start one of my own to see what it was like. I love taking pictures and sharing my style to all my followers!
What challenges have you faced pursuing your dream?
I have found it is very difficult to juggle school, family, hobbies, AND my blog. Finding time to take photo shoots and create blog posts takes the most time! Also, it is hard to find a different variety of audiences so more people can see my style!
What motivates you to pursue your dream?
I want to pursue fashion as a career later in life - I want my job to revolve something around fashion (fashion magazine, full-time blogger, buyer for department stores, etc.). Even when I was 10 years old I started making sketches of clothes and really got into fashion. My idea of the perfect career is one that orbits around the fashion world.
How do you define success?
Success for myself is to complete measurable goals that I have set out for myself. The past months I have been challenging myself to reach out to more followers, and set out goals for myself to achieve a certain number of followers. Also, I am constantly challenging myself to push my style to the limits - to not be ordinary, to try new looks!
Whats the best advice you have received?
When I started this blog, I asked many other bloggers for advice. One blogger told me, "Just wait! Blogs take time." I laughed. Now that I have continued my blog for quite some time, I realize it is very true. In order to succeed to larger lengths, you have to be patient. Blogs take time to build up followers and supporters!
Tell me about your proudest achievement?
My proudest achievement would probably have to be when I received my first email asking for a collaboration. I was overly ecstatic, jumped around my room, and then was asked if I was okay.
Where do you see yourself in the next five years?
I see myself going to a big city for college, and an internship in a fashion magazine or department store, and finding the city in which I want to find my career in. Also, I want to continue to work on my blog and make the STYLESPONGE the best it can be!