Happy Sunday! What’s everyone up to this weekend? It’s the end of my first week of internship since I ended uni a month ago. What a milestone! It’s been a good week meeting new people and getting settled in, though I did fall ill with the flu on my very first day (just my luck). I’m still down with the sniffles but feeling much better than I did earlier this week. Hopefully a weekend of recuperation will do me some good.
About a few months back, Pam from Unapologetically Pam nominated me for The Blogger Awards. Similar to the Liebster Award and The Versatile Blogger Award, The Blogger Awards is by tag basis and is a fun way for bloggers to network and get to know more about each other, not so much a physical award. This post is long overdue (oops), but I hope that it’s a good way to allow you guys to get to know me better 🙂
First off, here are the rules for the post:
– Tag the blogger that nominated you
– Answer the questions you were given
– Nominate 10 bloggers
– Create new questions for your nominees to answer
– Inform the bloggers you chose that you nominated them
Pam has chosen some wonderful questions for me to answer. Here we go!
1) What do you do outside of blogging/writing? Or is this your full-time gig?
I’m a graduating Communication Studies student. I’m no longer attending lessons, but my official graduation is in July, so I’m sort of in the awkward middle stage where I’m neither here nor there when it comes to university. I recently started a copywriting internship at an advertising agency, which was part of the plan for my after-uni life so I’m hoping for the best!
2) How do you balance freelance writing with everything else in your career?
This is a skill that I’m still working at. I think planning and scheduling is key, but also knowing how to give and take when other things in your life start taking higher priority.
3) What’s your favourite way to wind down at the end of a long day?
In bed with a face mask on, a candle lit and some good music playing. 🙂
4) How has blogging impacted you, positively or negatively?
I think blogging has allowed me to experiment a lot with my creative ideas, be it in terms of writing, content creation, styling or photography. Having a creative outlet is so important to me because it allows me to express myself and develop key skills, especially important for my preferred career options. I also love how blogging has allowed me to network with so many people from all over the world. This, in itself, allows me to be exposed to fresh perspectives and gain a wider understanding of the fashion and beauty industry.
However, every experience comes with a negative side. I think a lot of times during my blogging years, I felt like I had so many expectations to live up to because I kept comparing myself to other bloggers. This didn’t give me much motivation, and instead, made me feel like I didn’t belong or I wasn’t putting up my best work.
Now I realise that it was unhealthy and I’ve started going back to the reasons why I started blogging in the first place – because I wanted an avenue to document my thoughts on fashion and beauty. I also realise that it was an experience that lots of bloggers go through as well, so it’s great to know that you’re not alone and that there’s always pieces of advice available to you when you need it. The international blogging community is such a welcoming one, and I’m thankful that I found it through blogging ♥
5) If a celebrity wanted you to write about their life, who would you want it to be and why?
I would LOVE to write about Eva Chen! She has such an amazing career, a colourful personality and a wonderful outlook on life. I’d really like to discover more about her personal inspirations on everything from fashion to beauty to family… she connects with her followers so well and seems very personable. How amazing would it be to get the chance to work together with her?
For the Bloggers Award, I’m nominating these bloggers:
- Eyman – Blankologie
- Liyana – Affordorable
- Zahra – Diary of a Deera
- Carina – Running White Horses
- May – The Mayden
- Sadiya – Sadiya Hearts
- Charisse – No Grace Kelly
- Pari – Fairy P
- Tania – When Tania Talks
- Taja – Shavae
Here are the questions I’d like them to answer:
- How do you define success with your blog?
- Describe your top 3 blogging habits.
- Name something that you wish someone told you about blogging before you started.
- What advice would you give to someone who wants to start a blog?
- Where do you see your blog going in the long term?
Looking forward to reading all the responses!