Firstly, welcome to soniahussain.co.uk a new but a not so new blog. I’ve been thinking for a while whether to start up my blog again and really go for it. If I didn’t go to uni I think I would have carried on posting regularly but of course, life gets in the way and some things have to take a back seat, which this blog did.
I have recently started a new job as a social media assistant in the beauty and hair industry which is what actually pushed me to bring soniahussain.co.uk to life. Working at my job it made me realised that I missed creating my own content and talking about topics I’m passionate about.
This blog began when I was at school possibly around 2012/2013 when we were all just taking pictures in our bedrooms and rambling about the latest beauty launch or fashion trend. The blogging industry has completely blown up which I don’t think anyone expected, I certainly didn’t this is just a space for me to be creative.
But what can we expect from the blogging industry now? Is it dying out?
From working with bloggers, vloggers and insta influencers at my job I firmly believe this industry is going nowhere. There is a great demand to work with these people because they are relatable individuals who have a passion for their field and produce high quality, engaging content. A lot of blogs now including some of the favourites like Inthefrow and Lydia Elise Millen have taken a turn for the more editorial world which I can only aspire to do. The content they produce is phenomenal and I would choose that over reading a magazine article because I know I can trust their opinions. Don’t get me wrong I still love reading magazines as I love to read a variety of content but if you think about it a blog post is just like a short snippet of a magazine. Arguably the content from a blog post is some might say more genuine. I know that I read blogs from people that I truly trust the people’s opinions of and that’s what I hope you will achieve from mine.
We all know that the industry is getting slightly crowded but I know there is space for everyone as long as you are honest and by that, I mean not buying your followers and truly believe in the products you are talking about. Soon, I think we will see a big change in those bloggers, vloggers and influencers who maybe aren’t doing things so by the book and that will bring this industry back to where it should be.
So what can you expect from soniahussain.co.uk…
My talented friend Ryan actually helped me migrate this blog from blogger to WordPress, I chose to do this purely because of the flexibility and professionalism the WordPress platform has. I have a great new layout and once I’ve stepped up my imagery I’m hoping this blog will look like my own online magazine (or have a similar feel). Content wise I guess really it’s going to be the same I’ve always posted but maturer (well that’s what I’m hoping anyway). I still love fashion, beauty, travelling but I’m no longer the girl at school who typed away about why she loved a new L’Oreal foundation. I mean I still do love reviewing make-up but I just want my posts to have more substance, rather than just being a standard review. The main topics you will see here are beauty, fashion, travel and life, all things that I’m passionate about I recently went on a big holiday to NY and LA which I cannot wait to tell you all about. I’m not the best writer I mean I should be as I do have a degree in Fashion Journalism but this blog isn’t going to be like a thesis so it’s okay. As long as I’m producing high quality, informative posts about topics I love then I have achieved my goal.
So in answer to my post title blogging is most definitely still a thing.
Coat – F&F clothing
Jeans – Zara
Bodysuit – Guess (similar)
Boots – New Look (similar)
Bag – Vivienne Westwood (similar)