Saturday, 14 July 2012

Is age nothing but a number?

I started blogging towards the end of 2010 after my nan encouraged me to try it. I wish I had done it sooner but it was finding the time and I felt like my writing wasn't good enough. Nowadays the internet is saturated with fashion and beauty bloggers so standing out and creating something different is becoming increasingly difficult.

Since I left school it has been my dream to work on a consumer magazine as a fashion writer but recent events have forced me to put that dream on hold, possibly forever. I'm 25 now and don't have much experience on magazines. When I was at uni I was too naive and lacking in confidence to put myself out there and look for placements. I'm still not the most confident, outgoing person even now and I get shy in front of new people or people I don't know that well so I have to be realistic. Employers are going to choose a confident 20 year old with lots of relevant experience, rather than a shy 25 year old who has only worked for 2 different publishers

Therefore, I currently work in insurance which is where I have the most experience. I'm not living my dreams but I'm not exactly unhappy in my job and it allows me to shop for some of the latest trends come payday so who am I to complain? I also still blog when I can because it is what I love to do.

Are any other bloggers out there in a similar situation? Do you think age and confidence are important in this industry? I would love to read your comments


  1. I don't think age is at all relevant. I'm 28 and have been blogging since I was 25 - and will continue to do so.

    In terms of getting into journalism, it's never to late to do so.

    I started at 21 at a local newspaper, but I know plenty of people who came into the industry much later. If you need any tips, feel free to email me xxx