My first blog post on my website! And it only makes sense to write this first blog post about the fact that I’m starting a blog. I’m sure that after many many blogposts that will (probably) follow, I will appreciate that I have this first post to go back to.
My blog is my own space, and no social media algorithm can take that away from me
I have been wanting to start a blog for quite a while now. But somehow I kept procrastinating.
If you follow my work on Instagram, you’ll know that I can write rather long captions sometimes, telling stories or asking your opinion about certain topics.
But on Instagram, my posts will sink to the bottom over time. They are only ‘relevant’ to the platform for the first day or so. So after that, people probably won’t read my story anymore. And on top of that, the algorithm of the social media platforms may just choose to not show you my posts anymore at all.
you also never know when a social media platform like Instagram will suddenly shut down. Or when they decide to delete a profile just out of the blue. Because that has happened to other people already. Some accounts just get deleted by Instagram. And then all of a sudden, there is no way to reach your followers anymore.
But this blog right here will live on my website. It’s on my own little space on the internet, which will forever be mine. No social media platform has the power to shut down my blog over here! And you guys will always be able to find me again over here.
Oh! that reminds me of my email list…
Did you already know that I have an e-mail list, the “Pretzl Mail List”? Even if social media platforms should shut down or if their algorithms just decide to not show you my content anymore, then I will still be able to reach you via e-mail! And no worries, I don’t send weird stuff. The e-mails that I send are about my cosplay content. About tutorial video’s that I made, about new patterns or books and I also send out coupons every now and then to the lovely people on my e-mail list. So leave your email adres in this form to be included in my (FREE) e-mail list 😀
What will my blog posts be about?
I love to talk about cosplay topics and also about conventions and being a ‘professional cosplayer’ who does cosplay as a job.
In my head I already have quite some ideas for blog post topics. Like tips and tricks about cosplay crafting and sewing. But also ‘storytimes’ about how it is like to do cosplay as a job and what it all takes to be able to actually make a living out of it.
Or stories about my first ever convention and how I experienced it and what I’ve learned from it. Or even blog posts dedicated to specific costumes which I have created and talking about what challenges there have been with those costumes and what parts of the costume I’m extra proud of. Or stories about what happened behind the scenes of a photoshoot, or a guest appearance at a con. Blogposts about what it’s like to be a cosplay guest at conventions and what cosplay judges look for in a cosplayer when judging a cosplay competition at a convention. Ahh there’s so many ideas in my head!
Do you have ideas for my blog posts?
Perhaps you also have some ideas that you think would be awesome for me to write about in blog posts? Is there a specific question which you’d love me to answer in a blog post? Perhaps there’s one or more of my costumes which you would love me to tell more about in a blogpost? Drop it in the comments if you have ideas! It can surely help me out to decide what to write about 🙂
So that’s it 🙂 I started a blog! Woohoo!!