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My name is Victoria Affleck – unfortunately no relation to Ben – and welcome to my blog.
A little bit about me and why I created this blog…
I created this blog in the latter stages of 2016, during the somewhat turbulent stages of my History and Politics undergraduate degree at Newcastle University. In short, writing was my therapy, as cliché as it sounds. Losing myself in writing and being creative helped me considerably to pass the time. It helped me stay grounded and was a platform to document my thoughts and feelings about University life, which I quickly found out was not for me. As a result, I took the courageous decision to leave, to focus on myself and my mental well-being, as well as pursue a passion of mine: writing.
After leaving, I committed myself to working hard on my blog. Leaving Newcastle University wasn’t an opportunity for me to sit on my derriere and do nothing. I put my all into growing my blog and working on my writing style, which was incredibly important if I wanted to become a content writer/journalist.
In my current job, I work as a content writer, whereby on a daily basis I write content for a variety of brands, covering diverse sectors. I also work freelance too, creating content and website copy for a number of brands. Some of my work has been featured in: the London Evening Standard, the Telegraph (print), the Mail on Sunday (print), Computer Weekly, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Harpaars Bazaar, Esquire, The Sun, the Daily Express, the Daily Star, and numerous others.