It’s pretty obvious that I haven’t updated in months and I wish I could say that it’s because I’ve lost interest in this superficial industry, but the truth is much stranger than fiction. I stopped blogging for a while because I couldn’t figure out how to put the sidebar on my inner blog pages. It’s up now, by the way, thanks to our company’s Technology head, whose help I’ve enlisted to figure technical shit out.
However, the reason why I never really bothered to figure this proverbial “shit” is because there was no fulfilment in blogging anymore. The past few months, I couldn’t somehow stomach posting ridiculous yet gratuitous photos of my outfits or writing inanities along the lines of “hi, this is what I’m wearing today for whatever such reason.” Simply put, I’m too old and have shifted priorities.
I have wished so many times that I never started blogging but to be fair, it did rake in a bit of shopping money and it gave me the Digital expertise I’m now honing for my career. I just don’t like not finishing things I’ve started. I’ve toyed with the idea of closing this blog, but I’ve attachment issues and I’m a pack rat–and I paid for a 2-year hosting. Why didn’t I just try native vlogging via Youtube? Or why didn’t I open a travel or makeup blog? Cleary, there are many what-ifs, but (1) I have no charisma on camera and I talk weird, (2) I don’t travel as much as I want to because I’m time-poor, and (3) I only have one makeup trick and I can’t even do a proper cat eye with my hooded lids.
I started a blog because I wanted to write. I’m also an introvert so it was the perfect avenue to express myself and my thoughts, while interacting with like-minded individuals. Though the latter is easily addressed by my social media accounts, I haven’t really written anything meaningful except for my client’s Creative Briefs (some of which, have translated into award winning materials–but I take little credit for that, the magic is with our amazingly talented Creatives) and it’s not quite the same.
So I am thinking of killing this blog… but I’m not letting it go. I’m killing the whole “fashion blogging” space it used to occupy. I’m not going the usual fashion blogger-cum-lifestyle blogger route but I think I need to find a niche that I’m heavily passionate about. No, I’m not doing a rebrand or whatever, I’m just going to re-strategize. Henceforth, I will be a blog that caters to the “working class” girls–people who are like me, who go through things like I do, who are proud of their hard-earned buck. I’ll still have some fashion posts but it won’t be the only thing I’ll write about.
So yes, tl;dr (too long, don’t read), summary of the story is that this site is under construction.