About: Maegan Tintari has shared tips on personal style and home décor, as well as DIYs and hair tutorials, in Elle, Glamour and Vogue.com. She’s also the Style Editor for BlogHer and a Beauty Expert at Life Well Lived.
I blog about fashion and home décor and DIY projects and nails and hair, and general lifestyle.
I was just bored, I was a graphic and web designer working for an art dealer and I was bored and blogging was sort of easy – I already knew how to design it, so I was like "well I can do this." And so it sort of brought out all of my creativity again, that I had been sort of lacking.
It's not as easy as you think. Yes you can look at a blog and say "I can do that" and you can, but it's a lot of hard work, and it's dedication and you have to be passionate about it or it's not going to work out.
I blog full-time now, yes. I finally left the art dealer I was working for in December of 2011. It took me about four years really to start making enough to have it to be a full-time job. I kept working just in case—just to make sure. And then finally I was like, "I can't do it anymore."
I recreated these Christian Louboutin petal sandals. And you could make them obviously for like a dollar and they were you know, $1500 to buy, and it kind of just blew up and they were everywhere. And then magazines were emailing me and asking me to feature them and they were all over the Internet. I was like "Oh, this is how it works, okay!" And I've been doing a DIY once a week ever since then.
I think probably not getting a professional DSLR camera soon enough. I was like "I don't need it, I don't need it, I don't need it. I'm not a photographer, I don't want to step on any photographer's toes." And then once I finally got it and learned how to use it, I was like "Oh my god, why didn't I do this three years ago?"
A good camera—a good DSLR camera with a prime lens and it's fabulous and it makes everything pretty and I totally recommend getting one, investing in a camera.