Featured Blogger: Shari Macainag
Nuffnang Featured Blogger for the month of November 2015
Nuffnang’s featured blogger for the month of November!
Shari Macainag of The Misty Mom
1. Who are you and what is your blog about?
I’m a purveyor of women empowerment. I believe women have long been told to keep quiet and follow what’s “expected of them”. Through my beauty blog, I encourage women to come out of their shells and be who they want to be. If wearing red lipstick empowers them, I’ll give them 5-6 options suited to their skintone to choose from. My beauty blog is not just a mishmash of reviews of ALL the beauty products in the market, I curate them according to what I really use and what I really believe in.
2. What can we expect from your blog?
I’ve been expanding my beauty niche into something more of a lifestyle blog that travels with me wherever I go and whatever I do. I still have 80% dedicated to beauty – but I’m branching out to other topics such as style and motherhood with a tiny bit of travel.
3. When and how did you start blogging?
I had been “blogging” since I was 10 years old, only then they were still called “websites” where you could offer free dolls, PSDs, icons and leave messages on each other’s guest books. When I got pregnant, I had to quit my job because of severe morning sickness. I was extremely bored and decided to put my itchy artsy hands into good use and start a blog again. I initially wanted to chronicle my journey to motherhood but because of the extra surge in estrogen (due to having a girl), things took a detour and I ended up blogging about makeup and beauty instead.
4. What separates your blog from other blogs?
I’m quite particular with content so I don’t just hash out blog entries “for the sake of publishing” something. I’m not a daily blogger (which surprised me all the more that I’m picked Nuffnang Blogger of the Month, I swear I’m the worst LOL) that can publish content regularly. I really work extremely hard on all my blog posts because I’m obsessive-compulsive like that (as how other bloggers are as well, I’m sure).
5. What is the best thing about being a blogger?
Cliche but the best thing is meeting new people who understand you and support you, whatever niche or topic you may be in. I never had friends who were as curious with makeup as I was back then so when I started my blog and met all these women across the nation (and even the world!) who were as passionate about it as I was, it was liberating. It really makes all the hard work worthwhile. Also, of course let’s be honest – getting projects (and getting paid in the process) for doing what you love is one of the best things as well.