Online and books editor by day, mum even while I sleep, individual all the time. I live in the beautiful city of Durban - the unpolished gem in South Africa. If I didn't have a family, I'd be that crazy cat lady your mum probably warned you not to feed! Blogging is where I share, vent, rant, laugh and generally be myself. Join the ride!

Content marketing: ignore it at your peril

JustMeneesha, Meneesha Govender, blog, freelance, freelancer, entrepreneur

Content marketing: ignore it at your peril I would argue that content creation and marketing is the ultimate tool any brand could utilise to set them apart from the noise on social media. While social media engenders interaction, promotion, reputation management and content curation, it’s content creation and marketing that…

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#SundayRead: The Necessary Marriage

JustMeneesha, Meneesha Govender, book, reading, The Necessary Marriage, Durban, Elisa Lodato, Orion Books

#SundayRead: The Necessary Marriage Once you get past the slow start to this book and get to grips with the underlying commentary, I promise this novel will be worth the read. Jane and Leonard, 16-year-old pupil and teacher, fall in love in the 1970s and get married – against the…

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#FreelanceFriday: the hustle is real

JustMeneesha, Meneesha Govender, blog, freelance, freelancer, entrepreneur, hustle

#FreelanceFriday: the hustle is real I began blogging some years before I became a freelance content creator. It was the ideal platform for me to work at my own pace while I held down a full-time job. It was also a great space to build content that was my own….

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#SundayRead: Eve of Man

JustMeneesha, Meneesha Govender, book, reading, Eve of Man, Durban

#SundayRead: Eve of Man Eve is special. She was the first girl to be born to the human race in 50 years. The story of her birth is tragic and dark. All her life Eve has been kept in seclusion – away from men or boys and away from the…

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#FreelanceFriday: Dear freelancer. I see you, I salute you

JustMeneesha, Meneesha Govender, blog, freelance, freelancer, entrepreneur, freelance friday

#FreelanceFriday: Dear freelancer. I see you, I salute you Rates and fair pay are hands down the most talked about issue amongst independent consultants. It became evident to me when, as chair of a freelancing organisation, the questions that we fielded most often was around our rates survey and report….

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Social media peeves: how they hurt your brand

JustMeneesha, Meneesha Govender, blog, freelance, freelancer, entrepreneur, engagement

Social media peeves: how they hurt your brand Peeves … you know – those things you do on social media that give users scratchy eyeballs. They may seem like small issues, but together they can hurt your brand and hinder your efforts in building a strong online presence. In this…

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#SundayRead: Vox

JustMeneesha, Meneesha Govender, book, reading, Vox, HarperCollins, Christina Dalcher, Durban

#SundayRead: Vox I read The Handmaid’s Tale when it was first published. It’s one of those novels that stayed with me all these years later. Vox will be the same. In the last month, I’ve received two books with similar themes. In fact, Elle magazine says this novel is a…

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#FreelanceFriday: ruminating on my choices

JustMeneesha, Meneesha Govender, blog, freelance, freelancer, entrepreneur, choices

#FreelanceFriday: ruminating on my choices We make choices every day of our lives. And they begin the minute we open our eyes to the world we have been born into. Making a choice is a simple act. It’s something we don’t often think about – it happens as easily as…

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