Former Miss Ireland Emma Waldron gets the blogging bug
TEACHER and model Emma Waldron has been hit with the blogging bug.
So much so that she even went back to school -- photography classes.
The slender brunette is determined to make a go of her new fashion venture, a style and travel blog, which she set up last September.
Hard-working Emma, who qualified as a primary school teacher last year, will spend next month's mid-term break in front of the camera lens and uploading furiously onto her website.
The Dubliner, who won Miss Ireland and Miss World Europe in 2010, has adopted a more worldly perspective since embarking on an eight week romantic trip around Asia with boyfriend Manners Oshafi last summer.
"I had a website but I changed it last September after travelling and being influenced by people who were writing blogs," Emma told the Diary.
"I started a ten week photography course with a friend and then I started writing blog posts. I'm really enjoying it."
EMMA OFTEN COLLABORATES WITH OTHER FASHION BRANDS AND CREATIVE MINDS FOR THE WEBSITE, WHICH IS SHE IS HOPING TO TURN INTO A PROFITABLE AND SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS.
The model, who poses for all the fashion shoots herself, went to Malta for the blog after teaming up with a brand over there.
She is looking forward to a week's holiday from school on February 14, and plans to team up with more collaborators, including renowned photographer Lili Forberg.
"The last time I checked, I had about 59 views per hour so it's going well.
"I am uploading about two to three shoots per week, but I would love to do more," she revealed.
"Editing and researching everything takes up a lot of hours and then you need to find time to do the shoots so I am limited to the weekends at the moment."
Emma admitted that she essentially is holding down two full-time jobs at the minute, but said she needs to work hard if she wants to turn the website, www.emmawaldron.com, into a success.
"It's all about managing your time; I work in school until about half five and then I do more work at home until dinner time. After that I start researching and editing for the blog.
"It will be a good while before I can think about turning it into a full time career," she explained.
"There are so many bloggers out there so it will be a long process, but I am really enjoying it."