Lessons from IFB Sept' 2011 | Indian Woman Fashion, Fitness, Food, Style & Travel Photography Blog by Tanvi Rastogi

Lessons from IFB Sept' 2011

1:01 AM

I enjoyed being at IFB, more for the opportunity of meeting bloggers/readers than the conference itself, to be honest. I think it is a great platform for networking and tapping the know-hows of the area but if you have been blogging (successful!?!) for over 1-2 years then you basically have got the basics already. Nonetheless, here is the synopsis of what was discussed at IFB


Lessons from IFB Conference Sept. 2011
  • Recognize your worth - Do not work with companies for free! If even 'one' blogger does it for free then the companies will not feel obligated to pay. Speak Up!
  • Responsibility - If you decide to make your blog 'big' then you have responsibilities. Towards your readers, towards the companies, towards your BLOG!
  • Credibility - Do not be a sell out! Just because you receive something for free doesn't mean you have to write about it. But if you choose to write then make sure it is the truth! 
  • Readers are most important - I would assume it is common sense but surprisingly it isn't - Reply to the tweets, Facebook messages, emails. If a blog is a half commitment, then you should try to do something else. 
  • Original Content - Authenticity! Authenticity! Authenticity! That's the only reason to blog. If you are continuously going to cut-copy-paste pictures from all over the web then you might as well wave Good Bye to your blog right away. 
  • Find your voice/niche: ...and stay true to it ... everything else will follow! Don't try and emulate your favorite blogger's style, instead aim to emulate their drive, passion and uniqueness.
  • Brand your blog - Promote yourself. It is free! And if you don't then no one else is going to do it for you. Also, remember the only thing that sets your blog apart from the next one is YOU & your thoughts!
  • Let your thoughts flow - Don't get caught up editing your blog posts too much. The whole point is to be authentic. Let your thoughts flow.  
This I would say was the gist of it all. Even if we know this already, it doesn't hurts to have it re-enforced by the best in the business. 


Colored Pants | Everybody, Everywear
Tank - Victoria Secrets [PINK 09']
Jeans - Zara [11']
Shoes - Gucci [05']
Watch - Casio [11']
Bag - Alexander Wang [11']
Earrings - via Giveaway at City Brewed [11']
Necklace - Gift from Richa [MAC Cosmetics 11']

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86 comments

  1. Hii Tanvi, i came across your blog thru facebook, n believe me dear m getting addictive to this day by day..have gone thru all the posts..and now also m sitting in the office and checking "wots new?"..u ROCK DIVA!!

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  2. Thank you for sharing the lessons that you had learnt :) Truly appreciate this. I love that bag, being eyeing on it for long :)

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  3. love your earrings and the whole outfit
    perfect for summers

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  4. Loved your denims..

    Badly looking for exactly same color. Didn't get it in Delhi's Zara :(

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  5. I like the pink combined with these denims!

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  6. Some nice lessons.. I like how you look so proud on your pictures!

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  7. The points do make a lot of sense. But, how does one recognize the blog's worth? Can't we develop a factors to rate blogs on there brand worth, the same way we judge a newspaper's worth, but given that blog's always have a niche. Can page views or comments be enough to monetize a blog's worth? Just wondering...

    Btw the nail polish rocks! :D

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  8. thx for sharing the lessons from IFB.
    I like the way you mixed pink green and black. Than nail color is HOT.

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  9. These pointers are basic but indispensible ones for making our blogs bigger & better....thanks for sharing! :)

    I LOVE all of your colored pants!! <3

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  10. Excellent tips on blogging above.
    And as always you wear colour well.xx

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  11. oh! i am drooling over that nail paint, my dd would love to flaunt it!

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  12. Thank you for sharing what you learned at IFB! While it's old territory for a few, it never hurts to have it be reiterated time and time again. Take care!

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  13. Love what you learnt from IFB. It all sounds so useful and so true!
    Love the colour blocking outfit. The geren trousers look great.

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  14. Points to be noted...and nice look. :)

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  15. We're jeans sisters! Ha ha!

    What colour have you got on your toe nails doll! Me love!

    Great tips!
    x.o.x.o

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  16. Loving your toenails and earrings and funky jeans! I think you're right about those tips - those of us who have been blogging for a while have already picked up on them, but i'm sure they were useful to those new to the field :)

    Leia

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  17. Thanks a lot for giving us an insight into what you learnt at the conference!! Very helpful tips, specially for beginners. And loving that color combo as well!!

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  18. nice nail polish! and nice blog too! if you want we can follow each others!

    http://freakyfriday-sabrina.blogspot.com

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  19. we like this post! the "lessons" are inspiring. we don't take care of our blog as much as we need to, and you are mention branding the blog:) we like welike! and again, you are always looking so fit and fine:) xoxo

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  20. hellooooo Tanvi!! first of all...pink and sea green - super HOT combo! :):)

    useful tips! especially for people who want to make blogging their full-time-job..

    was watching the live stream of IFBConf for sometime...couldnt catch up with all the panels though!
    saw ur IFB pics in FB...u looked fabulous, as always!

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  21. it was a good idea to put down these point in writing. u wud think its common sense.. but most of them seem not to knw abt it.. imagine trying to network with newbie bloggers who reply to ur comment abt their blog after a month with just a Tq U .. wow.. abt the outfit - u knw i love those jeans :)

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  22. Loving the look! Those denims are fab on you! :) Also, great pointers. It really is a good idea to keep these in mind!
    XX

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  23. Thanks for the lessons Tanvi, we may know it, but nice to be reminded...I must get those jeans from Zara:):) I love it every time I see it!

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  24. Thanks for sharing some of the main points from IFB! While I agree that they are somewhat common sense, it's always good to be reminded of these key points! I really love your toe nails, by the way! So fun!

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  25. Thanks for sharing this with us :) I like your look very much, the colours are very delicious :) and your toe nails are so cute!

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  26. loveee it.
    I love the pendant and the idea to use the earrings as a nosering!have the same ones in red!

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  27. Great tips darling and I love your green eyeliner!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  28. Found you thru the link up! Thanks for sharing form IBF! Love your toes and shoes too!

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  29. i love your tips from IFB!! and the green accents of your makeup really pull together the whole look. love it!

    cute & little
    TJMaxx Satchel Giveaway!

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  30. like the nail art!
    its awesome :-)

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  31. Tanvi these are some amazing points which I agree with very much. if only all bloggers could follow these simple rules/tips. Some bloggers just write about anything sent their way in hope to get some free stuff. Makes me embaressed to be a blogger.

    You look stunning dear.
    Dena
    x

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  32. great post. you look cool like in content and satisfied (if that makes sense). love the hair and makeup.

    cactusandcucumber.blogspot.com

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  33. Great tips Tanvi, especially for new bloggers. But when you say promote your blog, how far is too far? I've seen some people over-promote, which ends up having the opposite effect. At the moment I'm struggling to understand where to draw the line.

    And ... we both have a longer second toe! You know what that means ;)

    Gayatri

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  34. Thanks for sharing the lessons/tips.

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  35. hey tanvi.. was reading ur post n saw dat pic .. feet one.. U have ur second finger longer dan the thumb.. wel we hav a sayng dat person wid such finger has a more stronger hold on the house dan d better half.
    pssst.. I too have a longer second finger.. :)

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  36. It sure doesn't!And specially when the lesson comes with yummy colored pants!How many do you have,really?Mind sharing?

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  37. These are really good blogging lessos. As you say, they are things we sorda already know but sometimes we forget to follow them. Great post!

    www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

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  38. Wonderful outfit...I love your shoes! And the info you brought back from IFB is so true--it's always best to be yourself.

    xo,
    C

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  39. Thanks for sharing what you got out of IFB, very helpful-- especially for those of us who couldn't make it!

    Love this color combo and those fierce toes!

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  40. GIRL, it was SO amazing to bump into you at IFB. I love how small the blogging/fashion world is. Hope you had an amazing to in NY.

    xo

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  41. Great tips, Tanvi! It amazes me how many "big" bloggers get away with ignoring readers, especially since I love chatting with people who read my blog!

    Love your pedi!

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  42. Hey thanks for stopping by my blog!! Do you remember me from IFB?? You really remembered everything they spoke about...I'm impressed :)
    Can't wait to see more!
    xo
    Sharon

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  43. thanks for sharing your tips! so glad you shared them with us!

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  44. Loving your color combo sexy lady and I also love cuffing my jeans like that!

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  45. Great tips! Glad you had a good time at the conference. Again so sorry we didn't get to meet up. Love this look of yours. The A Wang bag is one of my faves and your nails look fab. What are you wearing?

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  46. Beautifully written. Yes it is good to hear it again. Love your crackle nail polish. And your bag, now I really want one of those. Xxxx

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  47. Thanks for sharing! I think these are great tips to keep in mind. Also, it is very natural to forget some of the obvious ones, so this is a helpful list!

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  48. Well said.. very useful for me as a new blogger..

    Follow me @ http://fashioniteout.blogspot.com/

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  49. I can't lie. I haven't actually read the entire post yet because I am still on the clock but I looooove your outfit. I will be back to read later LOL!

    xoxo

    Eboni Ife'

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  50. Some of these ideas are true for any work one does.
    Meetu D

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  51. Tanvi-I love that you shared some of the things you learned from the conference...great for those of us who didn't attend. I did livestream the LuckyFabb conf and I found that the theme of "authenticity" was mentioned over and over again. Hope you had a great time in NY!

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  52. Nice tips. Really glad you took some time off to go to a blog meet.

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  53. I wish I were able to participate!!! You look amazing in those color tones by the way.

    xoxo,
    Mel

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  54. Love Love Love this post! I am going through all the posts I missed to read and this one's gotta be my favorite. Thanks for sharing the tips Tanvi..they are truly inspiring.
    You look great and those jeans are just fab.

    Take care

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  55. i absolutely adore your nail polish color!!! you look great!!

    http://memyclothesni.blogspot.com

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  56. Wish I'd been there - I saw the photos on Cheryl's blog. I agree with your lessons on blogging. Being unique and true to yourself is the secret to the most successfull blogs I'm sure.

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  57. I love the color of your jeans ! the bag is just awesome.

    www.coffeecreamandthecaffeine.blogspot.com

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  58. these jeans definitely are versatile and you wear them very stylishly every time..great tips from IFB...I think probably all the bloggers know this at the back of their mind, but a constant reminder is always needed to keep on the track :)

    http://weddingonthecards.blogspot.com/

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  59. Thanks for sharing the tips. You look fab like always. I love the green pants. I've been wanting to buy colour pants since forever.

    http://anythingbutordinary2394.blogspot.com/

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  60. Never heard of IFB before - I'll just leave the prof. blogging to you dear Tanvi! I'm just happy I can connect with some cool and unique people out there - the rest is sooo complicated for me! Back to basics then - your outfit is a delight! And I always admire your ethnic jewellery! :)

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  61. As a rule I'm not keen on rules and guidelines where bloggings concerned, we should be free to write what we like and be true to ourselves but those points make sense.
    Love the jeans and the spangly polish. x

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  62. It's a great summary - and definitely helpful advise for anyone starting out. I think even with consistency, passion and drive we go through ups and downs with our blogs... but that's just part of it, isn't it?
    Looking gorgeous colour-blocking away, Tanvi!

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  63. LoVe your nails!!!!:))) Great look, great shoes, fantastic lessons, from each post of yours!;) HAVE A GREAT DAY!! kisses
    Jelena (http://glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com/)

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  64. Great tips for successful blogging and I'm pleased you enjoyed it. Those colours are fabulous together also.

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  65. Those are some really great lessons...thank you so much for sharing!
    I absolutely love the colour combo in this outfit...it's perfect :)

    Natasha ~ Required2BeInspired

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  66. What great tips, thanks for sharing your learnings! And I love those turquoise pants :)

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  67. that was definitely the gist of what i got from IFB as well, although i wasn't there for the whole thing. but we talked about this that day--some stuff you already know and other stuff doesn't necessarily apply to you. but there was still a lot of good advice.

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  68. Thanks for sharing this tips!!!
    I love your sandals!
    xx
    http://dontcallmefashionblogger.blogspot.com/

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  69. You're so lucky to have gone to the conference! Thanks for the recap. Cute outfit btw!

    www.justfaabulous.blogspot.com

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  70. beautiful pics
    and good tips each tip is important like flow, speak up etc

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  71. As a new blogger, these are great tips to keep me motivated to keep blogging. Thanks for sharing :)

    Janell
    www.fashionableyoubyj.blogspot.com

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  72. Hi Tanvi! How are you? Hope you're doing well!!
    These tips are so great, especially when I haven't been blogging, it's good to analyze everything from a new perspective. So they come at the perfect time.

    Nice outfit, I really like the pastel tones and how they work really well together.

    Hug!

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  73. Thanks for posting the do's and don'ts Tanvi. It's good to be reminded of the rules of the game time and again :)

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  74. I really like this post...from the content to the pictures. :)
    You girl have authenticity down.

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  75. I like the lessons you shared...even though one is not a blogger..i think these are good lessons of life and whatever career profession people choose

    from the responsibility to recognizing your worth, to being original to finding your voice to promoting yourself...

    :-) good reminders!

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  76. You look gorgeous! The earrings look amazing, and I'm totally in love with your Wang bag!
    -Ellie

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  77. I love your outfit, especially your purse!
    I really wish I could've gone to IFB, those lessons are definitely worth learning and remembering at all times, I agree with all of them :)
    - Laura S

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