10 Tips For Taking Your Struggle Blogging To The Next Level

Hey guy, Fashion Week is over! Aren’t you exhausted? Oh right, we stayed at home and just followed a bunch of jaded people on Twitter and Instagram that complained about how tedious the whole endeavor really is for those "not in the know". So, we’re actually tired because life is slowly and inexorably beating us to death.

Maybe you actually got a few invites this year! Maybe a struggle brand sent you a notebook in exchange for a post on their Pre-Pre-Fall collection of artisanal bottle openers and hooked you up with a VIP invite—front row in some warehouse space somewhere in Manhattan that looks nothing like Manhattan, but more like Pittsburgh that looks nothing like Pittsburgh, but more like Pittsburgh that looks like Gotham City. The kid on Tumblr you message all the time finally got that internship with Todd Snyder and he put you on the list. ON THE MOTHERFUCKING LIST, BRO. But are you really gonna pay for a plane ticket and drop, like, at least a G bar on a shitty hotel that is "cool," but still charges you $8.99 a hour for Wi-Fi despite labeling themselves as a "luxury" establishment? Nah, you sat this one out and are gonna hit ‘em hard next season when you’re killing the game.

See, right now you’re a second-tier blogging nobody. Maybe some fellow benchwarmers know the name of your blog, but they don’t know your Christian name. So, how do you step your blog game up? You’ve basically been a free publicity service for the past four years and now's about that time when you should start charging people for the same quality of work. HOW DO YOU UNDUE YEARS OF DOING WORK FOR $FREE.99? Take it from me, a paid writer working for the greatest menswear site to ever bitch slap the Internet, I’m in the perfect position to help you out. Here are 10 simple steps any idiot can follow to get themselves swimming in invites, writing gigs that pay 8 cents a word and all the free tote bags your tiny, little arms can carry.

  • http://cornerprep.com Rob

    I have a good weed connect. Please hire me. I’m a good hype man too.

    • Jon

      I only pay in college credit and resentment.

  • http://four-pins.com/author/angelos/ angelo spagnolo

    Jon plz call me so I can tell you all the things you’re doing wrong re: writing.

    • Jon

      You mean I should only write a piece once a month or so?

      • http://four-pins.com/author/angelos/ angelo spagnolo

        Yeah, like a month ago when I dropped that same pre-pre-fall joke.

        • lawrences


  • http://www.gentlestofmen.tumblr.com Ashley

    Jon Moy is the voice of my generation. [drops mic]

  • Ben

    Hey Jon Moy, how about writing an article that doesn’t read like an 8th grade suburbanite wrote it.
    Hey Four Pins, how about not silencing your audience?

    • lawrences

      Ben, we approve all comments, but our backend is set up to automatically flag comments that appear to be spam based on the email accounts associated with posters. So, either an email address you are using is fake or appears to be fake according to the machines who control the world.

      With that said, you sound like the most buzzkilling-est dude ever right now.

      • Kevin

        Buzz muhfuckin Killington’ up in this bitch

  • Ben

    Jon Moy and Four Pins can suck a fat one for producing shitty content and acting like they are really cool and “influencers.” GTFOH

    • http://www.gentlestofmen.tumblr.com Ashley

      Sometimes I hate the internet… mostly times involving the most buzzkilling-est dudes ever.

      • Ben

        Sorry Ashley, I posted this only to see if it was actually published. I like buzzes. So, ya know, buzz on.

  • Ben

    Good to know that the “machines who control the world” are suspicious of a public university email address. Didn’t mean to be a buzzkill, but when the “machines who control the world” rejected multiple posts from my public university email, it’s hard not to feel the buzzkill from the other direction. Ya dig?

    • Ben

      ‘Cuz really, I enjoy reading this site. But I was not feeling the love when I was not allowed to post. So I sent some hate to see if that changed the outcome. It did, and I got an answer. So, thank you.

      • Zaner

        chill you fuckin dork, nobody cares.

  • Matt

    If anybody’s looking for Illuminati cards, I got the hook up. Also fake IDs and pre-prohibition Four Loko.

  • Shane

    I can’t believe no one hated on how bad TSB Youtube vid was.

  • http://rich2diefor.tumblr.com/ richard

    Fuck Blogs. And also, who the fuck is Ben. What kind of name is Ben. Who are you Ben.

  • Michael

    You have allies Ben. I am ready to kill buzz with you. Hater brigade, mount up. Ben is the voice of my generation. [drops mic]

  • http://averagemanfitnessandstyle.blogspot.ca/ averagemanfitnessandstyle

    Thanks for the advice my dude.