Quite sad that I missed the #Nuffnangis007 birthday bash last night!!! 😔 Looked like it was a ton of fun and I've grown to love my blogger friends so much that I felt a lil bit sad and left out that I wasn't able to attend (not feeling well and all..)
But apparently, while I was away, I bagged me an award! 😱
And my award is…
Who gave you 48 hours a day?🏆
How I wish I really had 48 hours a day! Then I could do so so so much more! I feel like I don't do enough sometimes, or maybe I'm just not productive enough 😫
Nonetheless, it's a really cute and heartwarming award so thank you Nuffnang!!! 💕💕
Can't believe that I have been in Nuffnang for 3 years already, time passes that quickly!
When I just signed on as a talent, it was one of the most exciting decisions of my life (at that point of time hahaha)
Here's a piece of trivia: did you know that my first sponsored blog post was for….
An adult toy e-commerce website?
No I'm not even kidding. I actually did an advertorial for an *erhem* adult toy shop. 😅
Probably nobody else wanted to do it and that's why I was picked in the end and I agreed to doing it because I thought hey why not?! Sex toy ad also money right? I will make it work!!!
Getting paid to write was still a very gratifying and exciting thing for me in those days, and I never ever turned down any advertorial, I think until now also like that you can ask @jayneluv.
Jayne: YINA!!! We propose you for XX campaign ok!
Jayne: YINA!!!! We also propose you for YY campaign, need to do video also! Ok??
Jayne: YINA!!! We propose you for ZZX campaign, client ask to attend two event, post 3 Instagram & 1 blog post, ok???
Jayne: YINA!!!! We propose you for XZY campaign, client want you to fly to moon, come back and then jump over Great Wall of China, ok???
Until in the end I become like this and start cursing and swearing to myself WHYWHYWHYWHY did I accept this job huh???
I always feel really satisfied whenever I write an advertorial with my best efforts and I think it's a well written one!
Cos as a blogger, I feel like you have to be accountable to both parties.
First, the client who is paying good money because he/she has faith that you will be able to help in marketing a service/product,
Secondly, the loyal reader whom without him/her you wouldn't even get a single job or be a "blogger" in the first place.
I know that advertorials can be very annoying for readers to read cos readers want to read our own personal, honest entries and not just ads and ads all the time.
But you know what?? I try to make my ads interesting and just as personal and honest as my own entries cos I think that's how it should be! Plus you know I do need to make a bit of money after all 😭 Blogging and running online store both 很辛苦的.
I don't like it when I read blogs that are just peppered nonstop with ads too and all the ads are all 没有心的. (This product is amazing!!! Buy it now!!!! Visit XZY for more great deals!!! Blah blah blah)
That's why I'm so fussy about my own advertorial standards and try very hard to make my advertorials as personal and relatable as I can. 🙏 Hope I'm managing to do my job well!
But you know, blogging has blessed me in so many ways, and I am so grateful and thankful every single day for them!
Opportunities I never would have had…
Getting paid to travel and holiday? Hell yeah!!!! Ok I have to admit. I am a super sucker for travelling. I keep on telling @davienne and @jayneluv to GIVE ME OVERSEAS CAMPAIGNS LEI 😭😭😭 (pls pls pls pls)
I've travelled quite a few places thanks to Nuffnang, the most memorable being Hong Kong Disneyland! 💕 Shiok dao~~~
Friends for life..!
I love my blogger girlfriends to death! When I just started, I was always so awkward by myself. Everyone seemed to have their own cliques already and it wasn't easy to make friends when you feel so 渺小 next to the people whom you know but you don't know if they know you!
I'm so thankful for all my blogger girlfriends you all know who you are!
A few closest ones are @evonnz @jaynetham @shiberty @melissackoh @withlovetricia @beatricesays @bunbunmakeuptips @lianmeiting and too many to name lah! 💕
Sponsorships by extremely talented people who give me the best!
You don't know how grateful I am for every single company and person who has placed their trust in me and generously sponsor me with their amazing services. I am one lucky girl!
@jenrine from #thenailartelier who does my crazy mad nice nails,
#salonvim that has been my hair sponsor for three years or more??
#graceous that does the most incredible Japanese eyelash extensions ever!
And the latest one is #idsclinic which I am so excited cos @chesterwan has been telling me all his plans for me!!
Getting to work with huge brands that I never dreamt of!
All thanks to Nuffnang, they have secured me so many campaigns with really big industry names and sometimes I'm still quite in awe.
Brands like Laneige, Biore, HP, Starhub, Darlie, The Body Shop, Kotex, GUESS, Garnier, Olympus, even Singapore Police Force and so many more! I'm really glad to have had the chance to work with so many diverse brands and names.
Last but not least,
Blogging has given me the chance to interact with all you incredible readers… 😻
Definitely one of the best things EVER. Every comment and email leaves a warm fuzzy feeling in my heart (sometimes I have no time to reply all but I do try) & what really hits me the most is that I have made this vast network of "friends", some are silent and some I will never meet, but our paths have crossed in some way that is significant enough to leave an impact on you and that's enough.
This is the best journey of my life.
So, thank you Nuffnang, thank you @bossming and @timothytiah.
Thank you @davienne, 没有你就没有今天的我 😭😭😭
Thank you to my manager @jayneluv, thank you to the sales team and all that have to frequently chase me for adverts and get deadline extensions for me like @thejadeflower, @missy_ada, @gilliansng 😂 我真的很appreciate你们的!!!
(Wah seh I win one pseudo award really become thank you speech?!)
I really do feel very proud to be a Nuffie, grateful, blessed and thankful! Even though 我是小人物不过我也可以有我一点点的小骄傲.
Do I really need to say more??
HAPPY 7th BIRTHDAY NUFFNANG!!!!!!! And to many more!