Over the years of blogging, I’ve dreamed of having my own team of Aberdeen bloggers (and not only). Blogging can be tough and very demanding at times, and with life and job in the way of it I realised that it would be nice to get some help. So in 2016, I got on board Joanne, Maria, Sophia and Bethany. They were contributing brilliant articles to Natbee’s and got this blog going while I had my main focus on my Ph.D. studies, and for this I will forever be grateful to these ladies. Fast forward to 2018, Natbee’s has grown more than I could have ever imagined! The engagement we receive from our readers via emails, Instagram messages and comments here under our posts is mind blowing and the denominator is always the same, there is a need for more variable content something that with our current capacity and numbers would never be able to produce. Once again, I got this familiar feeling of being overwhelmed with work and feeling inadequate to please everyone and keep up with anything else needed done. So, I did what I knew and I reached for contributors via my Instagram and this time I had the highest interest ever!!! While reading each application of interest I felt even more passionate to keep it up with my blog and honoured to have all this wonderful people wanting to work with me. All of them come from different backgrounds and have something unique to contribute to Natbee’s, and I am very much excited every time I receive a new article from them, making me feel that my decision to take each and all of them on-board was the wisest thing.
Without further ado, please meet the new Natbee’s team (in no particular order):
JO, is my trusted social media manager and the person behind the very successful Let’s Chat Series that has the highest engagement in the comments section (albeit sometimes with harsh critic, but Jo is always happy to address them all!). Jo is like my right hand; she is always searching for seasonal trends and informs me about any blogging/social media news that we have to discuss over at Natbee’s. She is in charge of the Natbee’s e-mail when I am away and she takes over Natbee’s social media when I am overwhelmingly busy.
What to know more about Jo? Here is her Edinburgh filled Instagram account!
ADAM, is our youngest and first male contributor. He was born in Scotland but lived a significant amount of his life in the USA and even travelled to 49 of the 50 States!!! He currently lives in England and he blogs over Adam Briggsy about life in England and his travel tips. He will be part of the travel category here at Natbee’s and he will start posting from October and onwards so stay tuned for his wonderful articles!
What to know more about Adam? Here is his travel filled Instagram account!
FIONA, is a lovely Scottish lady who after living in North Berwick for a few years relocated back in Aberdeenshire with her husband and gorgeous daughter Penelope! I am super excited to have Fiona on-board as she will be our Mummy blogger, talking about all things babies and answering all your questions about any challenges life throws you! We never had any contributors in the past posting about baby and toddler life so this is something new and very intiguing for me and hopefully for you as well. Keep an eye for Fiona’s future post, I am sure you will love them 🙂
What to know more about Fiona? Here is her family filled Instagram account!
FREYA, was introduced to me by our common insta-friend Rosie from The Geographer the day I had filled Natbee’s contributors numbers and I had decided to take no more. However, when Rosie told me about Freya’s impressive studies – she studied English Literature at Cambridge University, and with Rosie having an exceptional taste for all great things in life, how could I possibly reject her (and Rosie’s judgement?!). Soon after, I found myself chatting to Freya and when she send me her first draft article I was astonished by her writing voice and talent! Freya will be writing about her travels in England (and not only), life in London and her favourite books and she has already managed to post an article last week about her Autumn Bookish Adventures!
What to know more about Freya? Here is her English adventures filled Instagram account!
SIA, is one of the youngest contributors, she is a Philosophy, Education and Psychology student and she is also Greek! As a matter of fact, Sia and I not only share the same ethnicity, but we also have the same name – Sia is short for Anastasia– and we both grew up in the same town in northern Greece! Sia will be writing about her favourite things and she will be in charge of the Wishlist Series where she will be sharing once per month her favourite finds.
What to know more about Sia? Here is her fashion and outfits filled Instagram account!
Having contributors is challenging but very exciting! At first I was worried that Natbee’s brand and voice will change but with me taking over the Editor’s position and stepping back on the blogging side of things I can now happily say that things look very Natbee’s (yes, I juts made a new word for it)! If you are a long-time reader of Natbee’s and you are not my Mum or Sister, then thank you for being here all these years, supporting me in doing what I love doing the most. Natbee’s will keep being about life in Scotland, countryside adventures, lifestyle advice and preppy outfits but I hope you will love the new content and appreciate the new people that Natbee’s has on-board. Here’s to the feature (And I raise my cup of tea to you all as I type this!).