Natasha Gabbayan discusses her blogging experience
Natasha Gabbayan is a blogger who is fascinated by the world of fashion. She uses Instagram as a platform to show this passion. Below, she discusses what got her started and what she hopes for others to get out of her posts.
Why do you find blogging to be interesting?
I started blogging when I was in 5th grade so it definitely has always been of interest to me. I love blogging because it’s a way for me to share my thoughts on every aspect of fashion, beauty, and lifestyle. I like being able to document trends and the way I interpret them and help others keep up with fashion and make it attainable for everyone.
When did you start blogging?
As I said, I started blogging in 5th grade and my blog was called “The Vintage Influence.” I used to have my mom take photos of me in my school outfits and I’d post them on my blog and talk about the outfit in detail. I also began wearing a brace in middle school for my Scoliosis so I used my blog as a way to share my story and how I stayed fashionable while sporting such a bulky accessory.
What do you focus on in your blog?
Though my blog started as strictly a fashion blog, I have ventured into a variety of topics. On my blog, you can find beauty posts, lifestyle posts, travel posts, and even promo codes to the sites I collaborate with!
Do you travel and document what you encounter?
I do travel a few times a year and I definitely get my best content when I’m in a new place. I find that being somewhere less familiar gives me a ton of inspiration and a change of scenery which affects my style. I also like to vlog my travels on my YouTube channel as well!
What do you hope for viewers to get out of your blog?
I guess the main thing I hope my viewers take away from my blog would be feeling confident. I myself find that wearing the right outfit can change my entire day and affect my mood and my vibe and I hope that with sharing ways to style certain pieces, ways to dress for certain occasions, and where to buy things for an affordable price my viewers can feel positive about themselves and are able to feel good in what they’re wearing. I also like to think I am very real in life and on social media, especially in my writing when it comes to my blog so I hope my viewers are able to grasp that social media definitely paints a perfect picture that may not always be a reality.
Besides Instagram, does the blog spread to any other social media platform?
Though Instagram is definitely my main platform, my blog spreads to YouTube, Pinterest and I’ve even started dabbling in TikTok!