College student creates go-to ‘Real Housewives’ blog
Published: Friday, May 18, 2012
Updated: Monday, August 27, 2012 16:08
The clock strikes 12 a.m., and instead of going to bed, Roxanne Jajo opens her Mac laptop and begins typing. After two hours of typing, she finishes her last sentence about Melissa Gorga, a cast member of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” shuts her computer and crawls into bed.
At only 19, Jajo, a brown-eyed brunette beauty, is the writer and creator of the go-to blog www.allabouttrh.com, which covers all seven seasons of “The Real Housewives” franchise. One tweet directed towards Gorga captured the attention of “The Real Housewives” cast member and thousands of Twitter members.
“I am not a fan of Melissa so I called her out on Twitter,” she said. “The cast of ‘The Real Housewives of New Jersey’ got offended and tweeted me back and just off that one tweet, I got over 200 followers. So I thought, why not start a celebrity gossip website and make it all about the real housewives.”
Jajo is a second year student at Oakland Community College in Auburn Hills, Mich. She plans to transfer to a university in two years where she will study broadcast journalism. Her hobbies besides writing consist of talking on the phone, eating out and hanging out with friends.
Her passion for writing began in elementary school. At age 10, Jajo did not draw hearts around her crushes’ names during class. Instead she wrote short stories and books. She handed her stories out to friends who read and appreciated her work.
“At one point her dresser was filled with paper,” Muna Jajo, her mother, said. “No one wrote like Roxanne. She always had a great imagination.”
Jajo writes six to eight stories a day on her website, covering all aspects of “The Real Housewives” from the gossip to the fashion. She started her blog in December and is currently working on her new website that will launch in a week.
“I didn’t get really excited about my blog until Bravo cited a link to one of my stories,” she said.
With 10,000 Twitter followers and Facebook friends, and averaging about 25,000 visitors on her website a day, Jajo continues to stay grounded, hopeful and thankful for the success she has achieved in just six months.
“I worked hard. I needed to focus on building connections and maintaining traffic on my website,” she said. “Sometimes I write for five hours at a time without eating or taking a break.”
Jajo has already been invited to several lunch parties hosted by “The Real Housewives” cast members and attended one in New York this past January and another in Los Angeles just last week.
“I’m not surprised by her success because she’s always been a fan of reality shows and she writes as if she’s talking to her friend, which makes her a good blogger,” Skye Acho, a close friend of Jajo, said.
She is overwhelmed by the support and love from her friends and the thousands of people who read her blog every day.
“I see my website expanding,” she said. “And I see myself being the Perez Hilton of the real housewives.”