Being you sounds so much better, but it’s hard…
Writing an e mail or jotting down the weekly shopping list. No problem! But writing something meaningful can be an absolute nightmare. It’s easy to go all formal when writing about something which can end up sounding really boring. In my earlier blog posts I used the word thus here and there. I mean, thus?! I would never use that word in an actual conversation. There’s a balance to writing content that’s easy to read without sounding like siri. I’ve been practicing and I found a couple of tips that really helped me out.
Blogging from bed needs to be done sometimes…
Roughly two years ago I started blogging and so much has happened in that time. It’s been a real period of growth where I’ve faced (and blogged about) certain issues such as confidence. I’ve learned a ton of skills from writing, photography, editing and even how not to look miserable in front of the camera. All in all it’s been a coming of age. I have more confidence in myself and a better idea about who I am as a person. With all these personal changes the stuff I use to blog has stayed pretty much the same.
It’s crazy to think just a couple of weeks ago I was wandering through the streets of Valencia wearing shorts and a t-shirt. The flight from here is around two hours yet it felt so far away from chilly, autumnal Germany. The architecture is stunning and what I loved most is that the city has a beach. In Spain most places shut down mid afternoon so the locals can take a siesta and escape from the heat. Dinner starts late and the overall atmosphere is laid back with lot’s of outdoor restaurants and places to drink in the evening. Just like my recent London Photo Diary I took photo’s using my iPhone as I wandered through the historic city. View Post
It’s been about 6 years since I went freelance and whilst it has it’s up’s and downs the overall experience has been positive. Previously I was working full time for a salon in London as a colourist. Then I set up a company with my boyfriend in Germany as we were preparing to launch our brand, Intensae nail lacquer. I combined working on the start-up with freelance jobs for a haircare brand to ensure the rent got paid each month. View Post
In my latest interview I caught up with British menswear & grooming blogger Adam Walker of The Male Stylist. We spoke about the set backs bloggers can face when social media platforms decide to change the rules. View Post