About the Uphill Writer

The Uphill Writer

Hi there and welcome to my blog, the Uphill Writer.

I’m Robyn van der Merwe – the owner, creator, and writer of this humble little slice of the internet.

I’m a writer and social media manager by trade at Inkfish Digital and I’ve been in the online content creation industry since 2007 where I started as an intern for News24.com. More than just a writer, I’m a wife, a sister, a daughter, an over-the-top aunt, a crazy pet mom, a geek, more than a little odd, a tattoo addict, a book hoarder, a gamer, a food lover, and many other things all rolled into one neat package. (I’m lying. I’m not at all neat, but I swear I try!)

Addicted to being a little different means I’m always adjusting what I look like. More often than not I’m either cutting my hair, touching up my blue mane, planning another tattoo, or contemplating getting something pierced!

Before I started the Uphill Writer, I used to blog over at Curious Robyn (which you can still take a look at). I needed a change of scenery and decided to start a whole new adventure right here.

After searching for a place to share and learn about blogging with my fellow South Africans (and coming up short), I decided to create the South African Bloggers Facebook group which has since grown far beyond my expectations! Boasting almost 2000 users, it’s become one of my favourite places to read blogs and simply learn.

So that’s me in a nutshell. If you’d like to know more, follow me on Twitter or Instagram, and be sure to Like my Facebook page!

If you’re keen to chat to me about anything in particular, drop me a message.

Happy reading and thanks for stopping by!

Robyn van der Merwe

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