In a nutshell, I would say this blog is:
A whimsical, youthful blog about life as a 19-year-old journalism student, wanderlusting through photography, fashion, entertainment, uni life, Instagram-worthy meals and damn good magazine covers.
As you can see, my username is debbyng. This is due to a number of reasons:
- it’s my name and therefore looks professional
- it was available
- it saved me the trouble of choosing an interesting blog username (the ones I did come up with were already taken, or worse, registered but inactive)
- it allows me to change my blog name anytime (since I’m so indecisive, that’s definitely a good thing)
My blog name is currently youthful ambivalence. “Too long and confusing”, my fellow blogger friend said. Well, I have a habit of sometimes not listening to people. So, viola! youthful ambivalence it was.
Unfortunately I can’t take credit for coming up with it – my creative horizons only reach a certain extent. I came across it after I discovered Susie Bubble, aka Susanna Lau, the mastermind behind the quirky epic fashion blog Style Bubble. I became instantly fascinated – and not just because she’s Asian, fashion-savvy and artsy (though that did bring me to her blog, I must say).
After five seconds I clicked the FAQs page (I’m a sucker for those things for some reason). I was still reading intently after half an hour, chuckling at her sarcasm while nodding in agreement to her witty words.
And then I found it.
“I never set out a career path for myself. Call it youthful ambivalence. All I knew was that I wanted to live in UCL halls with my best friend studying history.”
I didn’t search the website hoping to find a blog name. It just happened. I thought it fit me perfectly, since, being nineteen, I am interested in a million things, and like a bit a magic, journalism is probably the one profession that could let me dabble into a little bit of everything, whilst allowing me to showcase the thing I love most – telling stories through writing (or should I say, typing).