Discuss: Why Blog?

14/01/2015

It’s strange to think how much blogging has become a part of my everyday life. Never in a million years did I think I’d still be doing it when I set it up all those years ago. That’s what has drawn me to write this post really – last October marked the 6 year anniversary of this blog. It kind of went by unceremoniously so I thought I would go into why, all these years later, I’m still blogging. This is to not only share it all with you but also remind myself. It’s hard to keep that motivation!
One of the first things I have to talk about are the people you meet. I have to say that I’ve met some of the loveliest people because of blogging (you know who you are ). The great thing about linking up with other people that blog is that you have so much in common! Crying over McQueen or getting drunk on prosecco – what more could you want. Remember though, don’t be disheartened if you don’t click with everyone, just be you!

For a very long time it was my dream to attend fashion week. At school I loved fashion and magazines. I knew I wanted to work in the fashion industry in the future. After starting my blog out of boredom at university, this dream actually came true. This season will mark my seventh and it’s hard to describe how that feels. I’m still privileged enough to get invitations to shows and I have to pinch myself sometimes. This was just my particular goal however blogging opens up so many different doors, meaning that you can achieve so much more when you hit that publish button.

As I mentioned earlier I’d always wanted to work in fashion. I thought that my path was going to lead into Journalism after studying it at University. However things don’t always go the way you plan them and I’ve actually ended up working for La Redoute as their Online Content Manager. Why have I included this here? Well, I always include my blog on my CV – it shows creative flare, time management and much more. I’m lucky enough to be able to travel to Paris with work, organise video shoots and come up with exciting creative to share with customers. Any of you out there wondering if they should talk about their blog in an interview, I say why not! As long as you make it relevant to the job you’re hoping to secure. 

Lastly I want to touch on the experiences I’ve had through my blog. From attending a photo shoot, staying in a 4 star hotel or having a complimentary spa day, it’s nice to be doing it in the name of your blog. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying ‘EVERYONE SET UP A BLOG FOR FREE STUFF’ but it does make me proud that brands choose me to work with. It really is a testament to the hard work I put into my little space on the internet. Did I mention I love to write, oh that too!

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