Whether they were in the business of blogging, photography, or styling, everyone I heard speak this weekend made it very clear that it is important to only put out work that you feel proud of. Limit the amount of content you release, because there is such a thing as oversaturation. Neely told the aspiring bloggers that her biggest focus is on quality over quantity and being selective with her images–advise she got years ago from The Sartorialist’s Scott Schuman. And we all know how well that worked out for her.
Authors Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus (The Nanny Diaries & Over You) suggested asking yourself the following questions before you put your work out into the open (and open to criticism): “Did it serve the narrative? Is it too long? Most importantly, is it funny?”