I’ve been ‘blogging’ since as far back as I can remember. Back when the word ‘blog’ didn’t exist, I’d stowed away tons and tons of diaries, little notebooks and scraps of paper on which I’d put down my thoughts, my everyday routines, my dreams and my fears. I then moved on to a little LiveJournal blog (which I still sometimes write in to this day) that has some really amazing memories.
Being a blogger isn’t a cakewalk. It’s a lot of hard work, where often you’re playing so many different roles at the same time. You’re your own writer, photographer, editor, marketer and stylist rolled into one. Most of our time goes into coming up with quality content for our blogs but often, so that we can sustain ourselves and recover the many costs that go into running a blog, we work with brands and PR agencies to bring you some interesting new launches, products and more. In this part of the series, I’m going to talk about certain things we wish PR agencies knew before working with us. Coming up will be another part where I talk about bloggers and their approach to PR agencies too.
Now, this isn’t something I’ve spoken about before on here, but after over 10 years of blogging in general and one and a half years of running this blog in particular, I’ve noticed so many things and experienced a lot that isn’t apparent at first glance. There’s a lot of myths floating around, and a lot of people eager to ‘become bloggers’, often for the wrong reasons, leading to a few disappointments. As a blogger I feel the need to address these myths and put some misconceptions completely to rest. Here are some of them for you.
This week saw Women’s Day – a day for awesome sales, pampering at the spa, wishes from colleagues…I think not. These things are definitely great to have, but let’s not lose sight of the fact that even in 2016, we need a day in the year to remind the world that our opinions matter too, that we still have a long uphill task in building ourselves up from all the years of oppression faced by those of us who are/identify as female. Not very long ago, we didn’t have the right to vote, and there are some countries where, even now, women aren’t allowed to drive. Here’s a post that’s slightly different from the usual – here’s what I think Women’s Day celebrates.