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Tuesday, 5 April 2016

WELCOME TO MY WORLD...









I've been blogging now for over a year and a half and in that time I've faced mixed reviews from people. Whilst some people are all for using social media as a platform and bloggers using their resources to express themselves, or promote brands - others not so much! I hold my hands up and agree that it's not for everyone. It can be a strange little community to be apart of, but at the same time one of the most rewarding ones. But despite any of this, bloggers are the next up and coming thing. Telling people I'm a "blogger" always seems a little bit daunting, as I'm sceptical as to what their reaction will be. The most common is generally a warm and supportive response, but on more than enough occasions I've had  "Is that even a real job?!" Erm, yes, otherwise I wouldn't be doing it. I thought I'd address those comments, and even offer an insight into my job for all the wannabe bloggers out there. 


BRAND YOURSELF

A blogger's job is more than a job, it's a lifestyle choice - and it's pretty full time. Unfortunately I can't switch off after my standard 9-5, as I'm representing myself and my "brand" constantly. I am my own company whether I'm at home alone in bed, or out in a bar in London. I'm always representing myself. 


INVESTMENT

You have to be prepared to invest your time and energy into something 24/7. More often than not I hear people saying they want to be a blogger to get things for free and to make good money. However, the life of a blogger isn't all that glamourous. I worked for a solid year on my blog, investing time and money, before I started to receive any form of income from it. Yes the hard work paid off, but it's something that has to be maintained. I've jeopardised nights out, holidays and even relationships to make my job work. There'll be weeks when I don't have anything to show for my work, and others where I feel on top of the world and like I'm really gaining something. 


PREPARE YOURSELF FOR CRITIC

I probably couldn't do my job without the tough skin I gained growing up. By putting yourself on a platform, you're also opening yourself up to receiving critic. After all it's the 21st century and these days everyone has an opinion about something. No one could of prepared me for the first time I opened up a nasty email about my work. That's one thing that most jobs don't receive. Imagine going into work everyday and someone having a bash at you for something you thought you did well. A bit tough right?! Well for bloggers, it can be their lives constantly. To top it off, we have to pick ourselves back up and carry on, otherwise, well, we're unemployed. But fortunately the pro's of the job, outweigh the cons - which makes it all worthwhile. 


It's a tough world out there, I've managed to learn this at an early age.  I made a choice to commit to this job and this lifestyle, and I really haven't looked back. 


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4 comments

  1. how do you manage uni, blogging and topshop!! i would be exhausted 24/7 haha!!!

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    1. I literally don't know how I do it sometimes! But I just really like keeping busy xx

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  2. Do you go to London College of Fashion?

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    1. No sweet, I study straight business and marketing. There is fashion combined with them though xx

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