Wednesday, 3 August 2011

I'd Like To Blog The Look Show (Or, Why I Want To Be A Professional Style Blogger

Usually I'm rather dubious of blogger competitions where dedicating a post on your blog is one of the entry requirements (probably because I've never done very well in the few I have actually entered!), but when the prize is live blogging from the front row of this years Look Show (I was very, very jealous of Lily & Victoria's posts from last years show) I've decided to give it a shot - in case you were wondering, you're already a few sentences into reading my entry! 
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Britain's Next Top Model Live 2010 - the last time I went to a runway event

The brief is to write a post explaining why I should be blogging from the front row. Right. Anyone who has ever written a personal statement as part of a university application before will know how difficult it is to write something saying why you'd be absolutely amazing for something, but not come across as an arrogant idiot. So...
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Why should I get to blog from the front row, when there are so many other girls out there who are probably much better bloggers than I am? Because I want to be a professional blogger. When you ask children what they want to be when they grow up they say a princess, or a fireman or go to space. I wanted to enrol at Hogwarts. Then move onto asking teens, the girls will most likely want to be models, or fashion designers and the boys professional sports players. I wanted to be a magazine editor. Some of you might remember that I even went as far as running my own online magazine, Lipstick Royalty for two years, though I always knew that the whole 'magazine editor' thing was not really me. Now I'm 'grown up' (or, as grown up as I'll ever be!) and when people ask me what I want to do as a career, I tell them I want to work in politics. This is true, I do want to work in politics, but do you know what would make me truly happy, be my dream job that would make me wake up early every single day so I can start work? Becoming a professional style blogger. My parents think I'm stupid, they can't see how I can make any money out of my blog, ever. They think I should give up now, and stop 'wasting my time'.


I think I should get to blog from the front row of the Look Show because I have the next three years while I'm at university to figure out how I'm going to be able to blog as a career, and I need every opportunity I can get to make my dream a reality! 

21 comments:

  1. I think you've written the statement above very well. You don't seem arrogant or something, just honest. I can understand you, I want to be a fashion journalist later. "If you can dream it, you can do it" is one of my favourite quotation, because it's so true.

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  2. what a great statement, I don't think I could write better myself! :)

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  3. You've written this really well, you don't come across as arrogant at all :) xx
    Sirens and Bells

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  4. Ah good luck, I entered too :) and yours sounds like a pretty good entry if you ask me!

    http://ninety2wo.blogspot.com

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  5. Good luck, keep at it and maybe one day your dream will come true :)

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog :) Hope u can visit again soon and follow if you'd like? I'll follow back :)

    ~Pau
    www.lilbitsofchic.com

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  6. I was wondering about entering this. Your entry is great, you sound impassioned and enthusiastic! I agree that it is hard to write personal statements without sounding too self involved. Good luck with your blogging dreams! x

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  7. Fab entry! Good luck with it!!

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  8. Very best of luck to you, I know hands down you're going to do well in the future no matter what - you seem like a very intelligent lady first of all! Plus you've had a fair bit of experience so far at a young age so use it to your advanage. I've always thought how passionate you seem about your blog too so earning a living out of it can be a possibility! I study art so I hear a lot of 'what will you do with art etc...' from my family members so I just want to proove them wrong, it's not about what they want you to do; but about what you want to do!

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  9. Beautiful blogpost!
    Love your blog as well, keep up the good work :)

    xoxo Robine @
    WWW.CHOUCHOU-ROBINE.COM

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  10. good luck! I wanted to enter too but I'm in kenya on holiday when the show is!
    www.jaymieocallaghan.com
    x

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  11. I loved your blog is wonderful and we are following
    Creators like earring
    http://sbrincos.blogspot.com
    kisses.

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  12. Lovely blog.
    http://xtheperfectmess.blogspot.com

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  13. Good luck! And this is a really cute blog :)!

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  14. Thanks for the lovely comment! :)
    Yours is great too, fingers crossed!

    Tasha x

    www.silhouette-skies.blogspot.com

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  15. Good luck! I want to enter this... but I'm unsure. I'm a bit scared!

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  16. Fantastic entry Rachel! I'd love for you to win :) x

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  17. i blogged for tham last year and the show was amazing ! good luck x

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  18. It takes time to build up a good blog and a big following, but these days, people are looking for reviews from real people. So just making your blog, interesting and relevant to the audience is what matters most, the rest comes naturally and yours is looking great!

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  19. Good luck, keep at it and maybe one day your dream will come true :)

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