Our May 2018 featured blogger is ThrifDee Dubai. ThrifDee Dubai is a proud Cockney Muslimah blogger! Born & raised in London England currently residing in Dubai UAE. An expat, mum of two, trying to be thrifty in Dubai!
Until I spoke to my friend Amira, who was starting up her own blog (whatmumeats) her enthusiasm pushed me to go for it! Initially I never thought I’d enjoy it as much as I do!
Thrifty Dee (me) in Dubai!
Not having the support of loved ones/friends. I find strangers I’ve met via various blogging groups have been much more supportive than friends! It hurts that a friend won’t even click “like” or share, but blogger friend will share all of your stuff & give you amazing support! That’s why I love the blogging community!
Now I’m using One Note, any time I have post ideas I save it there & I’ve found this way much more easier to work with because if I’m stuck I can just go through my drafts & work with what’s relevant at that time! …. social media & sharing takes up most of any bloggers time, so I’ve tend to have days for sharing, days for creating graphics in Canva & days for post writing. This seems to have been more easier to manage.
Alhamdulillah I’ve had many enquiries & taken up a few offers on reviews, but it’s hard to say no when you’re trying to get off the ground, but I feel it’s best to value yourself & not say yes to the 1st thing that comes along & insha’Allah better opportunity will arise! It’s difficult to get noticed when companies are only interested in your “numbers” slowly, slowly my social media & engagement is growing, so insha’Allah with time!
I think blogging is a marketing channel at best, so I can see it ever increasing in popularity, especially for people who want to see real feedback on items they’re interested in, I’d much prefer to see a real person raving on about a product, than to see any advertising!
To grow my blog with steady traffic, have a bigger following, attend blogging events & insha’Allah collaborate with other bloggers & companies.
JazakAllah Khair to ThrifDee for taking the time out to answer our questions. If you wish to connect with her further you can do so via:
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/thrifdee_dubai/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ThrifDeeDubai/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/ohhaidesign
Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/thrifdeedubai/