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During all the fashion week madness I was fortunate enough to attend an extremely enlightening talk by Susie Lau (aka Susie Bubble), which was presented by Portable.
Considering Susie is one of my all time favourite bloggers, I made sure not to miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights into her perspectives and experiences of the world of blogging. Susie was incredibly articulate, down to Earth and a delight to listen to.
The talk really made me reflect upon why I am a blogger and what it is I am indeed trying to 'say' to you, my lovely audience. Here a few of my reflections on the points Susie made during her talk.
Whether blogging is a hobby or alike Susie it is your full-time occupation, it is paramount that you establish your own unique perspective. I could not agree more that your own voice should shine through in your posts in order to differentiate yourself from the sea of bloggers out there. After all people visit your blog to see your take on things, not that of someone else.
Another valid point Susie made during the talk was the importance of taking the time to create good content that is meaningful to both you and your readers. This ties into your motivations for blogging in the first place. Personally I make a point of asking myself the following questions before I publish a blog post:
1. What do I want to say?
2. Why do I want to say it?
3. How do I want to say it?
4. Who do I want to say it to?
Lastly I wanted to reflect upon Susie's insights into the whole 'Are bloggers journalists?' debate. Susie quite brilliantly differentiated the two through pointing out the self expressive nature behind blogging versus the typical reporting methods seen in journalism. For instance personal style/outfit posts such as this one illustrate the use of self expression instead of journalistic reporting.
What are your thoughts on the points discussed?