Bet the publishers are regretting her now. It’s like tumbleweed on her Instagram page, has been for months.the book is a weird mix of memoir, and minimalist and sustainability advice with self-help pages for note taking sprinkled throughout it. it's very obvious she's got her book deal off the back of her instagram follower count.
You literally said the opposite to me when I said this exact thing on the page before this....I can't understand how she got a book deal when there are loads of other people who regularly write blog posts and post on social media about minimalism and sustainability! Jes doesn't add anything to the conversation, she's not an expert or even someone who has been livin this lifestyle for long. It's all about her follower count, which is a real shame.
I think it's unfair to say that people who have only just started to live/explore a new lifestyle shouldn't talk about it online or get opportunities from doing it well. other people have been doing it for longer but if they don't have an online prescence or aren't an activist, why would they get brand opportunities or book deals?
Jess doesn't talk about minimalism or sustainability online though? not with any regularity. that was my point. she doesn't write enough about it, on her blog or instagram to warrant given a book deal. I stand by my point that if someone is new to a lifestyle but writes about that process online they should get opportunities like book deals. Jess isn't new to the lifestyle and she doesn't write about it online. that's why I don't understand why she got to write a book.You literally said the opposite to me when I said this exact thing on the page before this....
Yes but book deals are given long before they're launched. Most of what she did when she got her book deal WAS minimalism, simple living and having a small and sustainable, good quality wardrobe. She hadn't been doing it for long at that stage though. She got her book deal based on her following without any legitimacy that comes from having lived like this for any length of time.
i misunderstood your comment then! we're on the same page. I don't think Jessica has even truly written about sustainability though? none of her blog posts are anything other than surface-level basic advice (mostly ads!!!) hardly the zero waste lifestyle or even conscious living. in fact there's very little on her blog about anyting of substance when you read through it. Even when it comes to writing about style or capsule wardrobes, there's very few posts on her blog and all her instagram posts are rehashing the same old content. she's always come across as very superficial to me. She calls herself vegan and yet... buys leather ,for instance. I'm not vegan but vegans don't do that, no matter what the excuse is. she does things because they're trendy (capsule wardrobes, sustainability, veganism) to cash in ont he trend while she can (which is why she got the book I suppose)And I wasn't saying that you didn't need lots of followers to get a book deal but there are people who DO have an authentic niche area like minimalism AND have an online presence and following and I don't understand why they don't get the same attention as a suddenly popular influencer like Jessica.
I'm enjoying it too she seems a lovely women. I hadn't watched her before vlogmas so I don't know much about her. Her vlogmas is authentic and life affirming I find myself smiling back at her. Very different to some of the other influencers who are only out to sell sell sell or to show off their wealth and acquisitions. Not appropriate in the current climate when so many are suffering for so many reasons. Yes I like this women and I will continue to watch herI'm enjoying vlogmas so far....feels like a bit of the old jess back.