So I rarely go in for a personal post but I get 95% of my blog-reading-enjoyment from being nosey and finding about other people’s lives. Don’t pretend you guys don’t do this too – I see those stats – I know how much you love an About Me page.
In fact my favourite hobby is Googling the LinkedIn pages of people I went to school with who work in my field and are doing better than me – classic. So anyway I thought I’d do a little catch up and tell you what’s ‘appening over here.
So basically let’s start from right now and work backwards. Soooo not gonna be coy, but. I GOT A NEW JOB. Anyone else who is familiar with the front page of Gorkana (stop sending me so emails you are not treating me mean and keeping me keen guys) will know what sweet relief it is when someone finally says yeah okay I’ll pay you to write about Olivia Colman’s pregnancies and 19 things you only know about Halloween with kids on the reg.
I can finally call myself a journalist. THANK HECK. After years of freelancing, bit here, bit there, it never felt quite fair to give myself a proper name badge. But now I am officially the proud parent of Digital Content at Good To Know magazine. Nailed it.
I know so many of you reading this cannot relate/probably care about the path I have stumbled/fallen off/got back on towards this job. But to fill you in (Craig David) I have worked at a lot of different places – Stylist, The Sunday Times, Daily Express, LOOK magazine, ya know the list goes on. But none of them ever fancied keeping me long-term (like a puppy you want to give back after it stops being cute).
Whilst stumbling around trying to find my legs, like a newborn fawn, felt tiresome a lot of the time, with hindsight I’m really glad that is the way it went. It means I have done a bit of everything – online, newspapers, magazines, features, fashion, lifestyle, celebrities, real world news – you name it, I’ve written about it. So hopefully that stands me in better stead for later on (fingers crossed).
So anyway, here I am, on the 9-5 bandwagon again and as you are all my no.1 buddies I wanted to fill you in.
If any of you are interested in advice on getting into journalism and the like, then I’d be happy to write more. As you may have gathered this post was unnatural for me and felt fairly self indulgent so let me know if you enjoyed or else I’ll shut up and just let you do your online-curtain-twitching less blatantly. Coolio.
Top – Orcival at Matches.com
Dungarees – ASOS
Shoes – Superga at ASOS