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!

#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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Three tips to generate engagement on social media

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

Three tips to generate engagement on social media The success of a social media campaign correlates strongly with engagement. Likes, comments, shares, debate – they all signal engagement and they’re good for your brand. So, if you want people engaging with your content and your brand, you should be paying…

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Misogyny in the workplace is alive and well

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

Last week I wrote a blog about my friend Anxiety and how we met. I’ve pinpointed an incident that took place almost a decade ago as the root cause of my trauma. And while I have dealt as best I can with that incident, Anxiety and I remain good friends….

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#SundayRead: F**k Plastic

JustMeneesha, Meneesha Govender, book, reading, plastic, Durban

#SundayRead: F**k Plastic I’ve written extensively about my plastic-free journey this year. If, like me, you’d like to join the war on plastic, get your hands on this nifty pocketbook. It offers you 101 ways you can join the campaign. There are 51 trillion particles of plastic in our oceans…

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#FreelanceFriday: Let’s talk about anxiety

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

#FreelanceFriday: Let’s talk about anxiety A few years ago I was held up in my home. I was in the shower, getting ready to fetch my kids from school and head off to work. I’d spent a productive morning writing an article after interviewing a South African woman author. I was…

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Productivity: what is useful work

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

Productivity: what is useful work According to the Cambridge dictionary productivity is the rate at which we do useful work. Did the number of hours I put into something yield useful/beneficial results? How many minutes did I spend creating this blog? How many minutes on answering a text message while…

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Sunday read: The ‘Adults’

JustMeneesha, Meneesha Govender, books, reading, The Adults

#SundayRead: The ‘Adults’ Many things give it away – the quotes in the headline, the definition at the beginning of the novel. This is a novel about people who believe they are adults – mature and perfected – but who, in reality, are not. And to be honest, how can you have…

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What to do when a creative block happens

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

What to do when a creative block happens On December 4, 2017, I launched my freelancing career in earnest. Since then, I have steadfastly and consistently shared and engaged with followers on my social media platforms. Advice, travails, highs, wins, reviews … I’ve shared what drives me in my business….

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LinkedIn leads the way in long-form content

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

LinkedIn leads the way in long-form content Last week I took a mini break from creating to do a bit of research. Like with anything, being on top of your game in what you do means research and learning. I spent my time understanding LinkedIn and how it has evolved…

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