Hey there, thank you for reading this. Your curiosity is so weird, and wonderful, and much appreciated 🙂 Below are a few questions I presume you want answers to!
About Smriti Notani
Hi, I’m Smriti Notani! I was born in Bombay many moons ago – yep, I’m at that age when you’d rather do headstands to distract people than tell them your real age when they ask you. So moving on – I’m a writer by profession. I used to work in advertising as a copywriter. But then I realized you couldn’t actually drink in office and none of the men looked like Jon Hamm from Mad Men, so I quit. Then I started writing for different blogs and websites, and quite enjoyed it. Honestly, there’s been no looking back since! You can go check out (some of) my work at Lifestyle Asia India, Indiatimes, Popxo, InOnIt, Spicy Sangria, MissMalini, MumbaiMag. I also freelance as a content writer and take up content projects for brands/agencies. Apart from this, I have a podcast called ‘Real Talk With Smriti Notani’ which is a fun, unfiltered podcast that talks about the things we should be talking about! It’s been featured in the Sunday Midday, Femina, Feminism In India, All About Eve, Scoopwhoop, and The New Indian Express. Okay, my shameless self promotion has ended. Hey, to be fair – you asked!
Why Real Girl?
Listen, I’m not a typical blogger. I can’t (yet) pose, preen and model for the camera like it’s second nature to me. I’m also not the best at networking. I’m awkward in some parts, eloquent in some parts, and funny in most others. Thus far, I had given myself a million excuses to not start a blog. But the minute I realized that there were a lot of other girls like me, I said “hey, why not start one for all the Real Girls out there?” [I just put that in quotes to make it seem like someone important said something really important] Anyhoo, that’s (honestly) how Real Girl was born. So the important question is: Why not Real Girl? *End of great speech*
What kind of blog is Real Girl?
Well I guess the most apt (and non-committal) way to slot it would be a lifestyle blog!
So will it not have topics like beauty and fashion?
While it can’t be slotted as a beauty or fashion blog, it will still have elements of both. Because truth be told – I do still care about these aspects like many of us do. Tell me if you disagree, but they do form a part of our day no? I do get upset when my eyebrows are not on fleek. I do care if my outfit is not on point. So to conclude, it will in fact have topics like beauty and fashion and all other girly things we girls care about.
How often will you post?
What kind of example would I set if I wasn’t real with you? I don’t know just yet. I would like to post as often as possible, but let’s see because I will have other work commitments too! The minute I’ve figured out a pattern and have a concrete answer, I’ll definitely update this space 🙂
If you have any questions, and still care about finding out more:
Firstly, I love you!
Secondly, contact me no. I’m damn friendly and all – I swear. I’d love to respond to anything you have to say.