So, I got my start as a music journalist, interviewing this band and that, covering this show and that, reviewing this record and that. Honorable as my blogger beginning was, and much as I still love to wax wise about the music scene, this girl’s come a long way since she embarked on her writer-reporter path three years ago.
I was featured on The Cheap Pop roughly a month ago and return now to share some stellar news: I, Nell Alk, former Cheap Pop contributor, have been selected to participate in the 2nd round of the infamous Full Time Fabulous fashion blogger competition! You see, Sunglass Hut held a call-to-action in October, seeking exceptional 60-second video submissions conveying why said subject was worthy to be the face of the brand for a twelve-month period. Well, mine made the cut! Of 350 entrants, I came in 11th place in terms of viewer votes and, even better, a panel of judges selected me as one of ten who move on to duke it out for the ultimate blogger gig. I couldn’t be more amped.
December 1st – 31st, visit this site to read my pop-up blog; a living, breathing, constantly evolving digital resume of sorts. I aim to entertain, not to mention interest and inform. For sure there is a fashion bent, an accessories angle, a sunglasses undercurrent. But, in addition to this, I’ll be covering music, food, travel, lodging, architecture, tattoos, design, and so much more, through the lens of a Midwestern girl living in Manhattan (I am from Green Bay, Wisconsin and have been slowly taking over New York City since June 2006. Kidding. But oh-so-serious). From man-on-the-street photo posts to legit commentary on the latest culture clips, I’ll be keeping readers abreast of what touches my day-to-day life – and theirs.
And, I’d love nothing more than to hear from you. If you’re also a creative, going after what you want, share your story. Friend me on Facebook and follow me on Twitter. Become a Facebook fan. Comment on my posts [http://nell.fulltimefabulous.com/2010/12/in-pursuit-of-full-time-fabulous-welcome-from-nell-alk/]. Heck, go so far as to “Like” them or even re-Tweet and re-post them. I really want to engage my audience and build an interactive writer-reader relationship. Maybe we could grab a cup of coffee and conduct a Q&A. Or a phoner if you’re not from New York. Photographer? Writer? Artist? There could definitely be a place for you. Apart from Sunglass Hut’s Full Time Fabulous, I also contribute to NBC Niteside, MTV partner OurStage, Fabric Magazine , and Pomp & Circumstance. Please check out my ouvre, which includes over 15 outlets, among them InterviewMagazine.com and ZINK Magazine.
I may not be Eleanor Jackson, lead singer of La Roux, but I am Eleanor Alk (AKA Nell), the hopeful future face of Full Time Fabulous. And, believe me, I’m as Bulletproof as anyone. Just try me. No Jimmy Neutron-inspired ’do here, just a fashionable and talented arts and entertainment writer and reporter in New York with great experience and an endless eagerness to build still more skills, not to mention memories. Help me win this by visiting my blog early and often, as they say. Supporting me is the farthest thing from a mistake. I am smart, driven, dedicated, savvy, insatiable and unstoppable. I think outside the box. My ear’s to the ground, my finger’s on the pulse and I hustle harder than anyone to get the interview, the story, the spot on the red carpet. I won’t let you – or Sunglass Hut – down. Go on, read me! My blogs don’t bite. They kick butt!