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Camie Juan

http://www.wild-spirit.net/

Camie Juan

Camie Juan

Nuffnang Featured Blogger for the Month of August 2012

Who are you and what is your blog about?

I’m Camie, a 22 year old fashion design student, who is in all honesty still lost about life in general. Every day I wake up feeling different, but I end it finding a piece of myself. I’m a work in progress. I’m not the kind of person who will plan out and organize her far future and have set goals that need to be done at a certain place and a certain time. I go with the flow of life and focus on the present instead of what tomorrow will bring. Despite being completely lost, I always see the glass as half-full and I live life with no regrets… And ultimately I think that’s the secret to my happiness. My blog is as simple as an online account of my life and where it takes me and how I deal with it all.

What can we expect from your blog?

You can expect daily (if I’m not killing myself with school work) or weekly posts about what’s been going on in my life. I write about the thoughts that bounce around in my head, rants and raves, self-portraits, photos I’ve taken of things I love, food posts, some outfit posts (which I segmented as “The Lazy Fashion Student” because I somewhat go against the stereotype of fashion students being extremely fashionable, and you’ll see me wearing a tank top, shorts and plimsolls on a typical day — I have got to stop interrupting myself). I like to write about my personal experiences, and I can be quite candid with the way I write. Sometimes I can be quite opinionated, so my readers are advised to have an open mind. I also like to talk to my readers through a question and answer portion on my blog, and so I answer their messages weekly and sometimes I can be your go-to girl for advice about anything under the sun!

When and how did you start blogging?

I started blogging when I was around 14 years old. I was really into writing and the internet, and I had stumbled upon a blogging website called “DiaryLand” that had caught my attention. It was two things that I loved rolled into one. And I was hooked. I started off with writing randomly about my life, and being a teenager, let’s just say there was all that teenage angst and all that jazz that needed an outlet, and blogging was it. Years later, after moving from one blogging platform to another, I finally stayed put with Tumblr where I started a wonderful relationship with my readers. :)

What separates your blog from other blogs?

I believe that my blog is just like every other person’s blog out there, especially the vast majority of people who don’t fall under a certain niche. Like many others, I write about my life, about the good and the bad, about the happy, the sad, about the negative experiences and turning them into positive ones, all the experiences that slowly shape me into the person I am today.

I often get messages from my readers telling me that what they love most about my blog is how relatable I am, how I can inspire them to be strong individuals, and most especially when I write, I write with the truth. I’m real and very much outspoken, I like to tell it as it is and I suppose that’s something refreshing (To some people at least. Some don’t like that and they’ll take everything personally which will drive them to write long angry messages to me. We call them “the haters”).

What is the best thing about being a blogger?

I love meeting new people from different places and different backgrounds, building online friendships and if the opportunity presents itself, becoming real life friends with these people. I think that being a blogger and having all these readers is like having some sort of support system. My readers play a big role as to where I am today, if it wasn’t for their support and love, I don’t think I would’ve grown to be who I am now. In return, I like to be there for them as well.

I like to think that every time I write, especially when it’s a personal issue, someone out there is going through the exact same thing as I am, which brings us to the comforting conclusion that we’re not alone. The best thing about being a blogger is this: It’s knowing that my words can reach out to people around the world through something as simple as a computer screen and still make an impact, or a small change, in people’s lives.