Editorial Team Highlight: Dee Thomson

Hey guys! My name is Dee and I’m a creator based in Toronto; my blog and Instagram page focus on beauty, fashion and lifestyle. I’ve been creating content for almost eight years now and don’t have plans to stop any time soon! I spend a lot of my free time learning how to create better content… but when I’m not doing that, you can typically find me binge watching Netflix or checking out a new restaurant.

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Over the past couple of years, I’ve started to move towards more of a freelance career with a focus on writing, digital marketing, and social media. I love seeing all of the amazing girl bosses out their doing their own thing right now and my goal is to completely be my own boss one day.

I feel most inspired by the other bloggers and content creators I know. Toronto is full of so much talent and I find it really amazing to see what the women I know are doing and how they’ve managed to take their creator lifestyle to new heights and, in some cases, turn it into a career. I also love seeing creators, like Samantha Ravndahl, who make an effort to give back and do things for others.

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My proudest partnership to date is probably one of my most recent; I had a chance to work with Bramalea City Centre as the first member of their Style Squad. It was such a fun experience! Being the first member, I went into the partnership pretty blind, but we worked really well together to create a series of social stories and posts that I loved.

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Tell us something interesting that we would never be able to guess if we looked at your Instagram feed.

I’m a total nerd! I’ve always been obsessed with Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Star Wars, and Marvel. I even have a Harry Potter tattoo!

If you could restart, is there anything different that you would do?

I would definitely try to start with a clearer vision of what I wanted my blog to be like long term. When I started blogging seven and a half years ago, I had no idea that it was something I would eventually turn into a personal business. Of course, creating is always a learning experience. I’m constantly finding new ways to grow and  testing myself which has ultimately led me to where I am today.

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What’s the one piece of advice you would give new creators?

Don’t be afraid! It will be a slow start, but once you really get into the groove of things and start to find out what works for you, it will get easier easier.