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I don’t hide the fact I was a complete loser at school. I was the most unpopular kid at 4 of the 5 schools I attended (I kept moving to try and escape bullies. Turns out were are everywhere). I always found school to be just one big popularity contest and it was the “cool kids” who decided your fate each day. As an adolescent moving into the big wide world of full time employment I found there were lots of popularity contests in the workplace as well, and as it turns out, in my former workplaces it would seem your career was decided by the “cool kids” as well except they had fancier job titles. After slaving away in the workforce for 10 years one of the things I constantly had a problem with was a lack of popularity with the “big bosses” and not being able to progress because of it. One day the decisions was made, I returned to this little blog and decided to pour all my energy, money and time into it. At that time, blogging wasn’t a popularity contest. There were no popularity contests to define which blogger was better than another. Blogging was an amazing, supportive community but now it is starting to become tarnished thanks to popularity contests.

From today onwards I am declaring this blog a “popularity contest free zone”. Now let me explain.  Continue Reading

You have read about the Revlon Inspires competition and seen the nail polish colours in my collection, so here is my final plea before voting commences. We need to create a mood board to showcase the inspiration for the TPD collection and need you to help me pick some pictures. Voting will take place on the Revlon Australia Facebook Page and we will be up against four other amazing bloggers. Will you help create the mood board? Continue Reading

I have to start this post by telling you how utterly nervous I am. Today I am sharing with you some news about a Revlon competition I am participating in and it is the most terrifying thing I have ever done. It involves me, Revlon, 4 other amazing Australian blogs, a hell of a lot of nail polish and all of you lovely readers. Here is the story so far.  Continue Reading

Professional beauty blogger Kimberly Nissen of The Plastic Diaries shares her personal blogger burnout advice and tips.

This article is Part 1 of a three-part series about my personal experience with Blogger Burnout – My Demise + My Recovery + My Future

In Part 1 of my Blogger Burnout story I shared about how my 5+ year blogging career was blown apart. In Part 2, I shared with you the work I put in to learning some big lessons. Now, in Part 3, I’m going to share what happened as a result of my blogger burnout and absence, and what the future may hold for The Plastic Diaries. I have some important blogger burnout advice and let’s not forget, like all trilogies, the third instalment is the best, right?  Continue Reading

Professional beauty blogger Kimberly Nissen of The Plastic Diaries shares her personal blogger burnout recovery story and experience

This articles is Part 1 of a three part series about my personal experience with Blogger Burnout – My Demise + My Recovery + My Future

In Part 1 of my Blogger Burnout story I shared about how my 5+ year blogging career was run into the ground. In this post, Part 2, I’m going share with you what took place after burning out. I’ll share the journey of my blogger burnout recovery and how rebuilding a life meant destroying it a little more first.  Continue Reading

Professional beauty blogger Kimberly Nissen of The Plastic Diaries shares her personal blogger burnout story and experience

This article is Part 1 of a three-part series about my personal experience with Blogger Burnout – My Demise + My Recovery + My Future

I started The Plastic Diaries in 2008, became a full-time blogger in 2010 and vanished from the blogging universe in 2015. Where did I go? Why? What happened to me? These are questions that have been asked of me during my 18+ month disappearance. The short answer was blogger burnout – a rarely spoken of condition that is fast becoming a serious concern amongst the influencer industry. Have you ever followed a blogger and notice that one day they have just disappeared? Their blog stopped posting new content, their social media went untouched – it happens often. In my almost 9 years of blogging I have lost count of the bloggers that have come and gone, most of which I have no idea why or where they went.

Upon my return to blogging at the end of last year I’ve put off explaining what exactly occurred in my life. I confided in a few select friends and trusted individuals about my story but I’ve brushed over it with the wider community by saying the cause was “personal stuff”. I don’t believe bloggers owe anyone an explanation when they disappear but I know that when my favourites have gone AWOL I’ve missed them and been concerned for their wellbeing. I didn’t want to be another blogger who vanished without a trace and leave you wondering. I also believe Continue Reading

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