Travel and lifestyle blogger Angel is planning to make it big. It’s just that journey is proving a little hard. After weeks of outfit preparation and planning, Angel’s domestic flight to Kisumu is delayed. She is seen pacing the departure lounge complaining loudly on the phone to her bestie, bemoaning the fact that the flight is so late that she’s going to miss the sunset (holy grail of Instagramable posts). Stakes are high. Angel wants to be nominated for a blog award so she needs good content.
“This travel post is, like, the whole reason why I booked the trip!”
Later, Angel enters the hotel juggling suitcases while taking pics and recording selfie videos on her smart phone. Fellow guests vaguely wonder if she’s a celebrity but if so, where is the entourage? Once at the front desk, Angel insists on a room with a view. The receptionist explains that this is a budget hotel with no views to speak of yet Angel is undeterred.
“Don’t you know I’m a blogger, with 20k+ followers? Just one post on my website would blow this place up!” The receptionist looks alarmed before Angel adds, “Like, in a good way.”
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