Tuesday, 17 September 2013

1 year of blogging

Hi there guys:)
I know its been a while since I've last posted, but lets just say I've been stuck under a huge pile of work at the moment. (sticks hand through pile of work and waves) 

What kind of blogger am I?...

For those of you who don't know, This blog was started exactly a year ago today and Besides it being one of the best years for me so far, there are still those little things that eat at you now and again.  One of them being asked the sarcastic question "So what kind of blogger are you?".  Today is finally the day where I clear the air and hopefully give the lot who have asked me this, the answer they've been looking for.  When I started this blog a year ago,  It wasn't because I knew what cool events and parties these top notch bloggers were attending,  It was a competition that actually gave me the very much needed head start to creating a blog.  Since then, I have been working really hard at making this blog something extra-ordinary and something I could call myself, the Creator of.  I have come to learn so much about myself in the process of having this blog and I now know where my strengths and weaknesses lie. It's also given me an idea of where I would like to end up one day and which career path I see myself taking. On fashion street is more than just a typical "fashion Blog".  It has street culture, true personality and gives local brands a platform to showcase their product or service within the (fashion/Media) industry.  It's a blog where fashion meets street and when I say street I mean normal everyday people going out there and creating a future for themselves.  This is not a style blog focused on my fashion sense either,  Its also not one where I do DIY Tutorials,  Its simply a showcasing platform for young entrepreneurs, musicians, artists and most of all creatives.  I plan on interviewing and documenting the lives of everyday people trying to make it in this tough industry.  So before I get judged and it's said that I'm a fake who doesn't even dress boldly enough to be a "fashion blogger"  I would like you to know that when I say 'Fashion' I speak about it as a whole.  This includes Directing,Styling,Photography,Videography, PR and most importantly reporting.  I do hope that this makes some sort of sense...

My take on blogging the past year...

What a wonderfull year of events it has been for us.  I have met so much amazing people and even some close friends in the process.  So far, the experience has been nothing but joy and happines for me knowing there is somewhere I can take all my creativity out and let it loose.  When I started, I had no Idea what the first thing about blogging was, but have come to learn that there really are a few natural skills you acquire to stay in this industry.  with that said, Ive been following blogs for a good 4-5 years now and since then, I have seen the rise of some local blogs as well as seen some really good ones end their stay in the bloggershpere due to the noticed few always having a strong opinion toward them and their content.  All I see on twitter nowadays are bloggers complaining about other bloggers copying their way or strategy of blogging and it really kills.  Though their are some really tacky ones who are in it for the lime light,  I for one tend to ignore that few. However, it irretates me to my core when the few who have locally "made it" feel that their short stay at the top has given them some authority to diss the newbies left right and center.  It honestly gives off a vibe that says they're to scared those newbies will eventually reach them?  (If this is not the case then why so mouthy?).  Someone once told me that there's a space for everyone who is destined to be blogger.  Sure, It might get a bit crowded and seeing the same thing on every local blog can be very annoying, but that is not for any of us to decide weather they get to stay or go. Since blogger is open to the public we really can't go around pointing fingers at each other but rather wait untill the truth reveals itself, eventually.  This is why I have decided to do something totally different from what I've been reading, so I won't have the problem of being called a "copy cat" or better yet a "biter".  If I were you.  I'd probably do the same.
Till next time folks
Thabiet A