Initially, for the budding J-fashionista and/or blogger, things can get really overwhelming really fast. Depending on what you prioritize, you might feel like you need to buy/read 100 magazines, learn Japanese, learn how to code/build a blog or website, learn to draw, learn to sew/knit/make jewelry, keep up with five different social networks, augh! Too much, I say! Too much!
I've evolved my priorities a lot over time, but in my quest to 'do everything', I've read tons of blogging tips, articles, and acquired lots of inspiration and graphics. If you know something that I don't, share it with me, pretty please? I'm always trying to get better!
Photoscape- a free image editing software that I'm currently using. More photo-specific than GIMP, and doesn't try to lump all your things into Google services like Picasa
Pixel-peach livejournal community
Lolita dress up by Queenofdorks on Deviantart
Sweet lolita dress up
'Japanese' dress up games - a whole section of Japanese fashion dress ups, ranging all over the fashion spectrum. Even several mori girl! :D
RinMaru games a really sweet collection of games that go all over the place in terms of anime, J-fashion, and J-pop references.
Anne of Green Gables