It’s been a while, hasn’t it?
I’ve just spent the past 30 minutes scrolling through my old posts. It’s been almost a year since I began this blog, and, looking back, by way of blogging I’ve achieved absolutely nothing at all. I have however, had an interesting year. My last post was in January; it’s frightening to see how much has happened since then. Often it isn’t unless you document every day happenings in your life that you realise how much has occurred in such a short period of time.
I’ve avoided logging on to my blog for a while, because it haven’t had anything to write about that I particularly would like to share on my little section of the internet. Baring your soul to one person is scary enough, so when you consider stripping back and telling the world how you’ve been for the past year, the prospect is overwhelming.
I think one of the main problems with having a blog is being confident enough that people WANT to read what you have to write. The problem I’ve discovered, with having a lifestyle blog, is that sometimes good content is hard to create, especially when you’re surrounded by reviews of the top five liquid concealers and endless posts filled with summer look books, I don’t do that. I can’t do that. Maybe occasionally I’ll tell you how much I love my new L’oreal Color Riche Collection Exclusive lipstick (because I DO SO MUCH). I’m not in any way, shape or form a beauty blogger, and I don’t have a clue what’s in fashion and what isn’t, but that’s okay. What isn’t okay is that I’ve spent the past six months avoiding what I love doing the most because I’m worried about how people will feel when they read it.
Blogging is supposed to be for me; it’s my personal corner on the internet that nobody else can dictate. If my readers enjoy what I scribble down, then that is absolutely fantastic! In my line of work, I do a lot of writing that has to follow a certain code of practice. Sometimes, our clients are very corporate, and require a certain level of seriousness and professionalism. Some of them are a little more laid back. Regardless of the company, I have to write what works for them, and that’s fine! This blog is the one place where I can write what I want, when I want to. I can swear as much as I want and I can put across views that a lot of people may disagree with. That said, I don’t want to piss people off, or shove my opinion down your throats, so finding that balance is crucial.
BASICALLY, what I’m trying to say is that blogging shouldn’t be a chore, and it shouldn’t be something you worry about, which is why I’ve stopped worrying.