What a title right? Well I hope the contents of it match. Growing up I always thought I was special because of the difficulties and challenges I faced but I am not special. And this is a good thing. I have always worked for everything and worked hard. I almost, to be honest, always didn’t understand why things didn’t work out and used to think that the world owes me for the hardships I’ve faced. But in reality, everyone has hardships and everyone at some point thinks that their problems are unique and only happen to them, of course there are some unique situations. I think at the naive age of 24 I do bare a somewhat of wisdom. As arrogant as that sounds I think I’m realising more and more of the important rather than the superficial.
Like many I believe the blogger world is now more about profiting then secret sharing but I see no harm turning your hobbie into your job. Given that many have seen the advantage of being a blogger the market is very saturated.
But to me that means more amazing blogs to read and share. However it frustrates me, as a old school blogger, trier of many blogs, and a person whose job entailed/entails working with influencers that the ‘smaller’ ‘newer’ bloggers don’t get enough promotion and shine they deserve.
So I want to create a series on my blog called ‘bloggers you need to know about’ to shout out great bloggers and voice out more of what I want to see in the community. It might not do anything. It might do something. Here is to trying!
As a Blonde
I found Sophie’s blog through a twitter hashtag, the power of social media. Great lead into the fact that Sophie is a Social Media Exec!
What drew me into Sophie’s blog was the post on statement earrings, I am ultimate sucker for great imagery. And we share a common love for clothes and by the looks of the ‘I have a thing’ series which I think is a great idea by the way we also share a love for H&M. Enough of commanilities, check Sophie out and show her some love at:
Wander with Nicka
On the search for new bloggers I came across Nicka and I am happy to have. I read ‘My Korean Skin Care Routine’ and as someone who has dealt with acne I can relate. From the age of 16 I have been battling with my skin and have tested and tried many things like Nicka. This is why when I see a skin care post I become invested. The post has encouraged me to test Korean skin care and I will have to look into Nicka’s recommendations!
Simply Christa Anne
I stumbled across Christa Anne’s blog and mistakenly thought Christaane was one word, moving on. I really enjoyed reading ‘going grey’ and agree that no matter how old you are it doesn’t mean that is all you are. We are more than our age and it was refreshing to hear that approaching 40 doesn’t mean you stop learning, living or loving despite what the media keeps shouting at us. Christa shared a great analogy (right word for it right, I’m no wordsmith!) of turning a fear into something fun and I am all about that. To read more from Christa Anne, show her some love on:
Blogger: Christa Anne
Really excited to read more from these lovely ladies as I start my journey back into blogging, I also encourage you all to share your favourite/new/small bloggers on your blog!
Be the change you wish to see in people, Rasida.
So I am in the midst of writing another product review however I am far too invested in rewatching Gossip Girl. Why have I just came to the realisation that Dan and Blair are THE couple.
The couple that should have been, the couple that you root for because it simply doesn’t make any sense. Breaking the ‘class’ system, friends rule (which I am not a fan of) and just simply being a ‘cute couple’.
I may have slightly lost the plot.
Now I am going to try and fight this ever so important case.
Dan is a lonely guy, with a low self esteem and far too obsessed with Serena, who doesn’t feel the same or feels love for a different guy every other minute. I do love her though, how can you not. He is smart, caring and somewhat deluded, a stranger to the upper east and immune to war over wealth, as he has none.
Then you have Blair, again smart but with high self esteem and has only ever been in love with one guy, the nortorious ‘bad boy’ Chuck Bass. She is on the opposite spectrum with her blunt remarks, Chanel bags and wealth of network and inheritance of course.
The start of their relationship changed Blair for the better and she became kinder, more thoughtful and a calmer person but you could argue it wasn’t really ‘her’ whereas Dan remained himself but took on board the sneakiness and lies.
Their similarities make them more alike than any of their other partners, both smart, driven and would do anything for their loved ones.
Even now writing this maybe the writers go it right. I am wrong, their friendship made more sense but I wish it started earlier on. So far Season 4 is my favourtie of Gossip Girl!
XOXO ( I had to come on!)