More than a year ago, I couldn’t see myself as a blogger who would write for her international audience and maintain an entertaining voice in the blogosphere. Now, my site is live for almost two years and I am still overwhelmed by the amount of followers and active readers I have. I received several blog awards, book review proposals, product review offers, and store collaborations, which all made me feel very grateful to each one of you who continue supporting my writing. Every time someone liked, commented, shared, and reposted my articles, I feel satisfied being read and appreciated. I kept on saying that blogging is my new passion; it gave me this certain purpose and happiness in life.
As I look back, I couldn’t imagine myself not taking that huge leap into publishing my own thoughts. Thanks to my former colleague, Jae, she encouraged me to have an outlet of my opinions. I dwelled in the possibilities and found promising ones along the journey.
Why don’t you try blogging? An answer immediately formed in my mind and without thinking twice, I took a plunge into the deep sea of possibilities.
Perks of a Blogger
Possibility #1: Instant celebrity
Along with a gradual rise to stardom, one possibility that I considered was the number of people I am going to talk to through my blog. Originally having a free site hosted by WordPress, I easily gained readership from US, Philippines, UK, Canada, and Australia. The rest of the world followed. Soon, I reached my first one thousandth follower which put me in cloud nine. It continued growing and I found myself having new international friends who are so accommodating in sharing their thoughts with me.
Click below to see my posts bragging about my blog achievements 🙂
Possibility #2: Freedom wall
Technically not a wall, but having a website of my own helped me to be comfortable with whatever I wanted to write. I could freely talk about my love for reading, culture, history, politics, food, and fashion without thinking that someone might not like it. During the times that I was down, I found writing a very cathartic activity, too.
Click here for some random posts I have made:
Possibility #3: Product endorser
If this is not your first time to visit my site, you would’ve noticed my right widget bar filled with banner ads from various shops. You might be wondering what those are and nope, they aren’t affiliate links for me to earn money. Instead, these online stores are willing to do collaborations with me by sending some of their products for free in exchange of an honest review. I feel like a popular celebrity!
I usually get review products like these!
Just a few days ago, I received a parcel from South Korea containing items I got from my newest partner, JAMY. This is an online store featuring several Korean clothing and cosmetic brands for both men and women like Aboki, Tom & Rabbit, Niponjjuya, Pink Banana, among others . Since 2007, its mission is to provide the best Korean fashion to the international market by having a Joyful theme, Artistic style, Magical products, and Youthful lifestyle.
For this article, I would like to share a cute dress I got from Tom & Rabbit brand from JAMY. Since my favorite color is blue, I instantly fell in love with the hue and design of this piece. Don’t you think it’s lovely?
Possibility #4: Playing like a Model
Reviews are more effective when someone actually uses the products received and for this case, I have to try and wear the dress. Smiling in front of a camera while sporting this lovely number sounds a better way to make my point, don’t you agree?
The dress is in free size so I had to pray and hope for the best. Fortunately, it fits nicely and the material hugs my body in all the right places.
I especially like that the shoulder length of the dress is the same with mine so I don’t have to suffer from loose/hanging sleeves.
Furthermore, I like how the skirt blooms from waist down. So princess-like!
Love my pink bag? I got this from Dresslink in a very affordable price.
Thanks to blogging, doors of possibilities were opened before me. Things that I didn’t think I could do before are now easily within my reach. Through being active in my website and positively engaging to a lot of people I meet both online and offline, I am now able to taste some perks of being a blogger. Getting something out of writing wasn’t in my intention when I first started this, but who doesn’t want to experience more things that life has to offer?
Do you normally take chances and try out possibilities in a certain situation? Please share and let me know.
Who’s into checking out his/her luck? Dwell in possibilities and you might win my ongoing international giveaway here!
International Giveaway ending on November 6!
Stay tuned for another outfit and review post for JAMY soon!