The Creative Life

Manifesto: Why Am I Blogging?

Why Am I Blogging?

Would you find it silly if I told you I came to London to blog? I mean getting to work at Topshop was definitely one thing, but I really came here because I’m vain and want free clothes and money. Joking. Student, I had a blog and really enjoyed the relationships I created online and digging for information to create content. But coming to London, I wanted my new online space to be more than that. I wanted to find the creativity I lost while in Munich and find out what I was really good at as a creative. For people like me who don’t know who they are creatively, I think a blog is the perfect tool to find out.

I don’t have any particular talent but I’ve always written. About anything. More than feeling like a writer, what I love about blogging is the exchange. Having people from all over the world sharing their thoughts with me is really interesting. But between the years I blogged as a student and today, the blogging scene has become much more professional.  It’s harder to get noticed and the standards are really high. From another perspective, for me who is looking for myself creatively it’s pushing me to do to better (at least I hope).

I haven’t been consistent with The Curious Portafoglio until November of last year. Partly because my middle name is procrastination and secondly, I didn’t have a proper vision for it. I was getting lost in the flood of blogs I was reading instead of really doing what I enjoyed the most. It’s only when I went back reading my old blog that I had an epiphany. I didn’t change much, I’m still this curious girl who enjoys fashion but above all culture. Hence the new header. Have you noticed it? To see how much I didn’t change, I unapologetically re-used my old catchphrase: ‘The cultural blog that doesn’t lack style.’

Like on my previous blog, I want The Curious Portafoglio to be a place where fashion, style, culture and art are intertwined. I’m currently working on how to achieve this. And all I can say for now is that I’m working on:

  • a column called my LBD as in my Little Black Diary where I’ll talk about growing up as a black girl within an interracial family in Europe
  • a podcast called The Curious Listener where I interview creatives about their daily struggle

I’ll inform you in due time when each of them will start, but for now please look at me growing up with you!

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Aria Di Bari
    8th February 2017 at 11:38 am

    Je pense que tu as définitevement un talent pour l’écriture, tes posts sont toujours tellement bien pensé et construit que c’est toujours un plaisir de te lire!

    • Reply
      Emmanuelle
      10th February 2017 at 1:27 am

      Bonsoir Aria,

      Merci beaucoup du compliment, ça compte vraiment pour moi !

  • Reply
    Rochelle
    16th February 2017 at 4:58 pm

    I just stumbled upon your blog seeing it on twitter and I am already reading your second post. I love it! your experience is interesting, especially as a black girl myself I love to know what others experiences are in the industry 🙂

    • Reply
      Emmanuelle
      16th February 2017 at 9:25 pm

      Hello again Rochelle,

      I’m glad to see you’re enjoying reading the blog! It means a lot to me, really!

      I will definitely touch upon the theme you brought up in your comment, it’s also something I’m interested in.

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    Rosa
    6th April 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Your story sounds really cool. I find that it is difficult to find a unique direction, I’m still trying to achieve that with my blog.
    http://ohduckydarling.com

    • Reply
      Emmanuelle
      6th April 2017 at 6:12 pm

      Hello Rosa,

      Thank you for your lovely comment.

      I think with blogging you find your direction while doing it. There are things I knew I wanted to talk about since Day 1 and others I’m finding out along the way. In the end, what will make you unique is talking about that matter to you. At least, that’s my opinion.

      Have a nice end of the day,
      Emmanuelle

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