Being a fashion blogger can be tiring I have to admit. Being a fashion blogger in Zimbabwe might prove to even be a bigger challenge. This is because of quite a number of reasons. All of these reasons are coming from the business angle of it all.
The most crucial one is the high costs internet tariffs. Now we all know that we are living in a digital era whereby the world has pretty much become a global village. Latest world news, fashion trends, favorite TVseries and sports updates are some of the few things that are available easly to all of us through the internet. Huge cooperations have their biggest campaigns run online. Which is why one cannot deny how big the internt has become.
Zimbabwe, just like any other country, is part of this global village. We are aware of the importance of these digital privileges. Nevertheless, it all goes down to the costs that one encounters trying to catch up with the rest of the world. Most people are familiar with Facebook and so they are active on this platform. Probably because we have mobile network providers who offer access to facebook at reasonable costs. Most people are not familiar with or at least active on other social media platforms such as Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram. This makes it harder to convince people to catch up with you on the on other sites, let alone follow a blog religiously.
As a fashion blogger, it means even when I share a blog posts link on facebook, one might not be able to access the posts simply because they can’t afford it or because they are nowhere near free WiFi. Of cause there could be other reasons. The fact still remains; the growth and impact of fashion bloggers in Zimbabwe is something which is yet to be explored.
There are other reasons which may include getting a good photographer and perhaps a good camera; which I will talk about in my next blog posts. The photography process has proved to be challenging simply because I have to fund all of this from my own pocket. But how do I continue doing this when my blog isn’t generating any money?
Most people believe that being a fashion blogger is all fun and pretty. It is not. Don’t even get me started on the weird and judgmental stares you get in the middle of a photo session. However, what I have realized is that, even when all of this work isn’t all that fancy, I enjoy every minute of it. I do this with passion. I pray that this journey continues because it has taught me a million lessons.
I have written this based only on my personal experience. If you are a blogger, I would love to know all about your blogging experience. I know I have a small number of dedicated followers. Thank you guys for always sparing a second and coming to read about my little adventures here.
With lots of love