My name is Lisa. I’m an (attempting) writer and digital editor living in Cape Town. I spend a lot of time online, for work mostly. I write a lot, for work too. Each day I’m exposed to the accomplishments of some of South Africa’s most talented creatives. Working for lifestyle magazines means uncovering the beautiful daily – from decor and design to art and architecture.
In 2012 I started a blog. It was called The Cat is Ginger. It was intended to be a treasury of my favourite things. I had no idea what I was doing. What is this WordPress thing? What is the difference between a post and a category? What is the difference between a good post and a bad one? And what on earth is a widget? Through trial and error I figured it out. Flash forward six years and the skill I taught myself then is the skill that pays my bills now.
I’m sad I lost that creative outlet. At one stage I thought I’d pick the blog up again, but I gave up the domain years ago and embarked on other creative projects and collaborations instead, including a cherished food and lifestyle blog City by Mouth, which I co-founded and ran with a friend. But I’d like something for me this time. Except with a grown-up angle.