Friday 20 June 2014

My writing process Blog Hop- Tagged by Sandy Nene

Hello beautiful readers,

Sandy’s last post entitled “I will not apologise this Time” speaks to his views on bloggers apologising to readers for various “offences”. I have to agree, since your blog is your own personal space, one should be free to post what you want, when you want, of course within the confines of what is appropriate content. If you cannot express yourself freely on your own platform then there is really no purpose to writing.

The lovely Sandy has tagged me in a blog hop to answer some questions (for which he does not apologise) and I will therefore do the same!

So onto his questions:

1. What am I writing/ working on

Leana has also recently tagged me in a challenge, in which I have to write a letter to my 16 year old self. Since I have lived a good couple of years since then (gulp!), it requires some real thought and introspection. I have actually penned some ideas in my journal before deciding how to write it on the blog, so watch this space for the finished letter. It is rather contentious as there is just so much I wish to say, and it has brought a lot of those teen years and angst to the fore. *Sigh*

2. How does my work/writing differ from others in its genre?

Although my blog is mainly fashion centred, I like to add a little bit of my personal thoughts/ experiences into the mix as well. My fashion looks also differ in the sense that I am a mom to teenage boys, so there are a lot of trends that I steer clear of, as it may not suit me as a mom (teehee). My style posts are aimed at the modest mum, looking for some inspiration without being a slave to recent trends, but also wanting to incorporate it into their wardrobe in a way that feels comfortable.

3. Why do I write what I do?

Well, the above answer covers some of this, and I write mainly to express myself on my own platform. My blog serves as a style and personal journal in which I record some of my thoughts, and to express my style with likeminded people. An unexpected and positive side effect of the blog, was meeting all these likeminded individuals, and connecting with people who share my passion for fashion. Since I also dabbled with writing during my teen years, submitting short stories and the like, this is a way of reactivating that part of my creativity which has been neglected in my finance career.

4. How does my writing process work?

Like everything else in my life, my writing process needs to fit in with my life as a mum, home maker, taxi, and all the other roles that I fulfill. It does however, help keep me sane, as I can find a creative outlet, one that is just mine. I can feel free to write about a trend that I love, or share a lookpost and know that someone will appreciate it and understand my love of fashion.  Along the way, I share some of my thoughts and experiences which mull around in my head and need a voice. I can only hope that my readers enjoy what I write as much as I enjoy writing it!

This is really not an exhaustive list and made me think about my blog in an objective way- which is not a bad thing at all. 
I hereby nominate the following bloggers, I am really keen to read their answers.

  1. Namreen from Life and Times of the Fireflies
  2. Leana from Hipstyler, Pretty & Ginger
  3. Lisa Jade from Life Like Mine
Thanks Sandy for the nomination :-D 

Ciao for now, 
RuBe xoxo


  1. LOVE the way to answered and thanks for participating in the blog hop.

  2. The way I thought this was Leana's tag. You sure fooled me there. You sure been working hard on that letter, seriously looking forward to it, learn new things about you - I am just saying. I sure hope it is nice and long as well. But do leave a bit of mystery, I like finding things out by surprise especially when you tell me in person. :)