• Nikki MacDonnell

Flog the blog...

Updated: Dec 30, 2018

Hello, my name is Nikki and I’m a blogging virgin. (virgin blogger)

Okay, now I’ve got that out the way the rest should be easy, right?

‘They’ say blogging is an important part of communicating with your audience. I couldn’t agree more. No doubt you’re looking for relevant and informative. Wouldn’t it be great if it was entertaining too, perhaps even sidesplittingly funny!

My problem is, I’m not sure how much of myself to share? I’m generally quite a private person. The whole Facebook, Instagram thing, let alone sosh-med, (is that what the young’uns call it these days?) is really not my forte!

This should be a walk in the park for me, I’m a actor. Yup, I’ve had the best formal training this country has to offer and worked many years in the industry. (Although not so much these days as I have an awesome candle company to run, and a family to shout at – always projected from the belly not the throat – knew Drama School would come in handy).

The point I’m trying to make, is that while it takes balls of steel to get on stage and be vulnerable in front of hundreds of people… they are not my words. I get to hide behind the author’s words and immerse myself in each character I create. It’s wonderfully liberating.

In the real world people say – just be yourself. But which version? There are many sides to me that I’m not sure everyone would like to see or hear about. Would they?

Here are some topics I’d love to share as I embrace my inner blogging self:

  • Can we save the Petone Wharf Shed? – close to my heart, the inspiration for our logo...

  • Our collaboration with Rumour – matching beautiful scents with beautiful kimonos

  • Candle etiquette (yes, there are rules guys!) – poke fun if you like...

  • How to curate a candle fragrance – essential vs. synthetic...

Well, now that I’ve completely flogged my first blog I’m thinking this is actually going to be quite fun. Otherwise what’s the point in doing it, right? I’m thinking, don’t try to be perfect – just do it... I’ll learn as I go.

I hope you’ll join me on this blogging journey. Feel free to give me tips, tell what you think – be honest. I can take it, I’ve developed a thickish, still fairly attractive, slightly pimply skin due the nature of the acting biz (and hormones).

Break a leg,