So I’m doing my daily rounds on Facebook on Friday and find out that I’ve been nominated in this year’s Kenya Fashion Awards category of ‘Fashion Blogger of the Year’ . You can imagine the shock, confusion and excitement. My first thought was ”Ok. Great. These guys didn’t let me know in time. I’m screwed. I have no time to ask people to vote for me. How unfair.” Then I checked when the ceremony was. It’s on 22nd of August. I was so relieved! I had no idea there were nominations so I was pleasantly surprised to find my name on the list.
Each time I take photos for this blog, each second dedicated to curating content, each moment I’m at this keyboard typing away…Someone is watching afterall ! To tell you the truth, it can get draining, this blogging thing. I mean, it’s almost like a part time job that I’ve had for 2 and a half years. There are times you feel like you’re talking to yourself. Sometimes you ask yourself, ”What or who am I really doing this for?” But on such days I realize it’s , you , my readers, my supporters, I do it for you. 🙂
The best part of this ‘job’ of mine is the feedback I get from you guys. But even though some don’t give me feedback,I know I have silent followers. Following from a distance, wanting nothing but the best for this blog.
So, when such a recognition comes around, it just reaffirms the fact that you should keep doing what you love, everything else will follow- The awards, the money, the fame…What I’m trying to say is, don’t do something because you want to be rich or famous. Love of it should come first. Whenever I put out posts, I am not expecting anything from anyone.
My advice to you is this: Never stop.Never tire. Seek to grow and be smart in the way you go about what you’re doing. Also, never stop learning.
On that note I am asking if you could take a minute of your time to vote for me, Winnie the Fashionista to win the award of ‘Fashion Blogger of the Year’ . The link is this one : http://www.kenyafashionawards.co.ke/nominees-2015 . You have to click on the ‘Login’ part and create an account then go to the email account you used to create the account. You will see an email from them asking you to click on the link they send you, so as to activate your account. Then you can vote! 🙂 Please don’t be discouraged by this process. Share the status updates on my facebook page as much as possible and spread the word. Let’s do this!
In other news, I love this combination of a lesso skirt I got custom made combined with a simple long sleeved top and black flats. The hat and gold accessories gives it an extra kick. Don’t you think? 🙂
PHOTOGRAPHY BY- MUHORO MACHARIA
Till next post! 🙂