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Briefly de­scribe the evo­lu­tion of your blog.

I started blog­ging in June 2009 with­out re­ally know­ing how it goes, but I started blog­ging and fo­cused on the type of posts that got the most in­ter­est from my read­ers. I did a #Blog­gers­face­off sec­tion that turned out to be a hit. My fans were re­ally in­ter­ested in the topic since the bl­o­go­sphere was grow­ing in Le­banon and they wanted to get to know the peo­ple be­hind the blogs. I then moved into cos­met­ics and beauty which cap­tured the ladies’ and kept them com­ing back for beauty tips. I re­cently started a #Fit­ness sec­tion cov­er­ing my fit­ness jour­ney and fea­tur­ing gen­eral tips and it's open­ing up my blog to a new niche of peo­ple. My blog is still grow­ing and I’m al­ways learn­ing new things...

How did you first de­cide to launch?

In 2009, so­cial media was still at an ex­per­i­men­tal stage in Le­banon. I grad­u­ally be­came ac­tive on twit­ter where I fol­lowed a lot of lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional blog­gers and was mo­ti­vated to start my own blog.

What makes your con­tent unique in your opin­ion?

I don't like to speak for my­self, but based on what I hear from my fans, what makes my con­tent unique is my style of writ­ing, I write in a nat­u­ral way with­out cre­at­ing bar­ri­ers be­tween me and my fans. I be­lieve this is what keeps them com­ing back. And lately the fit­ness sec­tion has been grab­bing ev­ery­one’s at­ten­tion as my fans are con­stantly wait­ing for new up­dates...

What mo­ti­vates you to keep go­ing with your blog­ging af­ter all this time?

At the be­gin­ning, I went through a phase, won­der­ing if I should keep blog­ging or not. I guess ev­ery blog­ger goes through it. But what kept me go­ing is the feed­back I got from my read­ers. Some­times peo­ple spot me when I’m at­tend­ing an event or even walk­ing the streets and tell me that they're read­ing my posts. I don't want to fail them and I will keep on blog­ging. I would like to thank ev­ery­one who sup­ported me across my blog­ging jour­ney so far, I couldn't have done it with­out them!

Launched in sum­mer 2009 by blog­ger and so­cial media an­a­lyst Chan­tal Akkary, Le Blog de Chanty cov­ers ev­ery­thing from fash­ion and beauty to fit­ness and so­cial media.

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