With the Jamaica Blog Awards in a few days (voting process
has already started, vote for me HERE), owner of the blog JaBajaNas started
what is called a Jamaican Blogger Tag. According to JaBajaNas, it’s basically a
game where bloggers of all niches endeavor to form links, possibly discover new
information and new bloggers and have fun while doing so. It starts with one
blogger (JaBajaNas) who chooses the topic of the Tag and then gives a list of
questions or one general question which is wide enough to have its answer
broken down into list form. After the first blogger answers said question(s),
he or she will “tag” other bloggers to continue the tag. The rules are as
“One Love: Jamaican Blogger Tag”
blogger who tagged you (you may add a brief definition of what a tag is for the
benefit of your readers)
rules at the beginning of your tag
questions as well so readers know what’s going on
bloggers to continue the trend. Kinda forces you to make friends, no?
directly after you, try and make your answer interesting. eg: Did you feel
nervous at all about putting your name out there? Did you just lack creativity
at the time?)
3. Do you think being Jamaican influences your blogging style?
about the increase in bloggers in Jamaica?
5. What is your favourite thing about being Jamaican?
6. Ackee and saltfish or “(mackerel) run down”?
7. Stew peas or stew chicken?
8. Tastee Patties, Juici Beef Patties or Mother’s?
9. Pantucky or KFC?
10. What do you hope to be the future of blogging in Jamaica?
1. As I said in a previous interview I did here, the name just kinda
popped up in my head at the time while I was there figuring out what to name my
first blog. I settled with the name ‘The Pink Socialite’ because I knew that if I
sat there trying to come up with other names still, I probably wouldn’t even go
on with the whole idea of starting a blog. It was afterwards that I realised
that there may be some meaning to it afterall. Lol. My favourite colour has
been pink ever since, so I guess that has something to do with me. On the other
hand, a socialite is a socially prominent person, you know, all over the place
at different events and such. My blog is sort of like that. I consider it to be
a beauty/fashion blog because that’s mainly what I write about, but then it
runs into other stuff as well such as interviews with photographers, artistes,
etc. music, daily life, among others. I don’t know how the name works, but it
does, and I love it. ツ
everyday when I’m on school breaks with absolutely nothing to do. It was
shortly before Christmas Day in 2010 when I took the first step. I’m a
beauty/fashion freak, so I decided to start a blog where I could share my
personal experiences with such, along with things I have learnt from others,
hoping that others would learn from me also. I also love to write, so I thought
this would be a great way to do that also. Why do I blog now? I have so many reasons.
Honestly, I can say my readers are the main reason why I still run this blog. I’ll admit
that there are many times when I want to just quit, because sometimes I’m so
busy with school and I have to neglect it. But, I always have that one
reader who messages me to say “I love your blog” or “I love what
you’re doing”, and that always reminds me to keep going because I’m doing
something that people actually spend their time reading. Apart from that, I
like to think of my blog as my little sister that I share little beauty and
fashion tips with. Lol. I just think it’s a good way to share ideas about
different subjects, it helps you to meet new people around the world, and it keeps me sane
because I actually have something to do when I’m out of school or all by myself.
3. In some ways, yes. I share different elements of my country including the music, food, different places here, my school life, and other experiences I have encountered here in Jamaica. I hope to share more about it in my other posts also.
many Jamaican blogs actually existed. It’s a great thing actually. I like to spend my
time reading other Jamaican blogs, and I do this very often. The mere fact that
we’re all Jamaicans help me to relate to them more, and I learn so many new
things from all those that I read. There are many blogs with some really
interesting topics that I just can never get enough of, and I find myself going
back all the time. It is also from these Jamaican blogs that I learn of new
places in Jamaica that I never even knew existed, among other happenings in
Jamaica also. It’s always good when people love to share their ideas, and those
who are great writers share their stories, their poems, and their thoughts.
Many persons think blogging is the easiest thing to do, but it’s a lot more
complicated than it seems. It’s not just about posting pictures and writing a
few lines that makes it work. It’s much more than that.
my favourite thing, hands down. I’m a beach bum, so with Jamaica being blessed
with so many beaches, I don’t think I could live anywhere else, no matter how
beautiful it is. Portland is my favourite parish I must add. I wouldn’t mind living there. Next
on my list is the people. Believe it or not, we have some great people living
here, but some of us are just blind to this. Just about all the people I’ve met
are really friendly, and you can hold a great conversation with them, no matter
what it is about. Be prepared for some great laughs too!
6. Hmmm…I would definitely have to go with ackee &
saltfish, especially if it’s with some good breadfruit. Lol. WIN!
choose, I’ll go with stew chicken since as I love chicken so much. I really
jerk chicken. Hmmm…. I’ll go with the jerk chicken though, especially if it’s some of that good stuff from Murray’s Jerk Hut in Clarendon Park.
the blogging community would definitely be a plus. I’d also like Jamaican blogs to be
recognized internationally, as we really don’t have much of that recognition
today. Overall, just more persons doing what they love, sharing their
experiences, and informing others.