I have an exciting announcement…
I’m blogging with Really Melbourne!
This collaboration came about when the Really Melbourne team decided to open up their website to other bloggers. I sent an application in then forgot about it, because I had assumed that I wasn’t quite what they’re looking for, being an international student living in Melbourne for less than 2 years. I felt like I probably didn’t quite know the ins and outs of Melbourne City in the way that a local would.
Really Melbourne, in case you’re not familiar, is a website dedicated to showcasing the beautiful city of Melbourne, Australia. They talk about the adventures and events happening, the scenic tourist spots that you absolutely can’t miss out, the food and coffee that will make you salivate for more. They’re dedicated to talking about the best of Melbourne, basically. However, instead of just being a normal tourist-like website, they reach out to the everyone by using social media, and they have a more casual style of interacting with people. I love how social media really breaks down a lot of barriers, by letting people ask more questions, talk more, and just learn more about something without formal emails or calls or boring press releases.
They have 1600 fans on Facebook, 1300 followers on Twitter, and 6100 followers on Instagram! That’s a whole lot of followers.
So obviously I’m really excited to find out that I’ve been chosen to blog with them. This is also the first time that the Really Melbourne team has opened up their website to collaborate with other bloggers, so we’ll be part of a revolutionary happening.
I guess that what drew them to me was that I’ll be able to provide a unique perspective to living in Melbourne (that’s what I’d like to think, anyway). Having lived in Singapore for the majority of my life, moving to a completely different city in a completely different continent comes with new found experiences and appreciation. After all, sometimes you have to get out of your comfort zone to appreciate what you’ve left behind, as well as appreciate whatever new comes along. I’ve been very blessed to live in Melbourne, and the idiosyncrasies that come with it. The weather is always a huge talking point, there’s always someone new to meet, and the fact that Melbourne city is so multicultural means that you’ll always learn something new from someone of a different country. Not that Singapore isn’t great, but Melbourne certainly has a vibrancy of its own.
Hanging out at a coffee joint is definitely one of the great things to do in Melbourne. If you love reading about cafe hopping, don’t forget to read!
All these things will be what I hope to talk about in my collaboration with Really Melbourne, so check my website out! I’ll be updating as much as possible, and probably linking some back here too so you won’t miss out on it.
As a contributing blogger, this is the list of my posts with them: http://reallymelbourne.com.au/author/fariwu/
So what are you waiting for? Go check it out!
– Fari Wu