Many people ask me why I started my blog. “Don’t you have dyslexia?” “I thought you did acting, not writing.” “Why don’t you vlog?”
So many questions, and every time I say the same thing… Why not?
Why did I start my blog?
When I moved to Manchester, I wanted to do as much as I could and experience as much as I could. In the end, I was at uni or work during the day and then out at the theatre or a restaurant during the evenings. Some nights I was commentating of a basketball match while others involved a launch party of a bar. So many different things.
My friends back at home kept on saying to me, “Jess, you’re doing so many random things now, we can’t keep up!”
That’s when Jess’ Random World was born.
I wanted my friends and family at home to see what I was doing, and a blog seemed a perfect way! It would link with my uni work (for those of you who don’t know, I’m studying Multimedia Journalism at Manchester Metropolitan University at the moment) and give me a platform to tell the world about my life.
Ok, my writing style is not everyone’s cup of pumpkin spiced latte, but it’s still a way I can express myself. I love writing, regardless of the fact that I can tell the difference between bra and bar. I love the fact that only, you can pretty much say whatever you feel unless you’re in the royal family or high authority (but even then they seem to speak what they think).
I use my blog obviously for reviewing, but my lifestyle section allows me to journal my life and experiences. Just think, when I’m old and grey and still can’t tell my bras from my bars, I’m never going to remember everything that I have done. This blog allows me to have a memory jogger for the years to come.
I also love having a blog because it gives me something to do when I’m not at uni or work (but luckily my blog is becoming my work more and more 🙂 ) It keeps my brain going and thinking about different things, so that’s always a plus.
How has my blog changed my life?
Well, how long is a piece of string? Endless.
Since the start, my blog has been my baby, and to see it grow has been incredible! Going from strength to strength and developing the genres and categories have been very exciting.
I have become a more developed and rounded person since starting this blog – it’s honestly changed my life (including my dress sense!).
I am forever grateful for all the opportunities I am offered, and I know that I’m being offered them because of my hard work and determination to make my site and business a success!
I look back at everything I’ve done in the last couple of months, and it blows my mind! But, even though a blog is useful to look back on everything I’ve done, I’m always looking forward to the next opportunity and adventure, because who knows where that could lead!
Only time will tell.
PS How sassy is the photo of me singing with my name behind me? Love it!
Lots of love chickens,