Why I Started Blogging

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

This July I would of been blogging for 2 years and it seems crazy that it's been 2 years since I posted my introduction post. Blogging has had its up and downs for me personally, with going through phases of feeling like my blog is just another blog in the blogging world (which it is but it's just a tiny tiny place in the atmosphere), feeling like nobody reads it, that I'm wasting my time and feeling I could do so much better. It's only recently I'm starting to put less pressure on myself, because I've only been doing this for 2 years, I'm still learning how to blog as such, finding new ways of engaging, promoting and also how to get the 'perfect' flatlay. Don't get me wrong I still put pressure on myself, especially when that photo is just not how I pictured it in my mind, but I'm beginning to enjoy blogging more. It's kinda like vlogging, you're not just uploading it for your viewers, you're also uploading it for yourself to watch or read back in the future and for people to watch a memory rather than just think of it. And I hope in 5 years time, I'm still blogging and the blogging world is still as big as it is, if not bigger and I can look back at this time, all these old posts and see how far I've come and how much I've improved. 

I started blogging to upload posts on what I'd been loving, whether that's fashion trends, what books I love or beauty products I've tried out. I've always wanted to do something similar and I never knew blogging or youtubing existed (totally oblivious I know). Back then when I wanted to share all these thoughts, Zoella was becoming more and more well known within the blogging world and I just wish I'd found her sooner. Who knows I might have started my blog a little earlier than I did. I'm so happy that I found this platform and I finally get to share everything I'm loving and finding all those new products that make my bank cry with how much I'm spending. 

I don't post as often as other bloggers do because I don't want to post something just for the sake of uploading, that's not what my blog is about. Only a couple of weeks ago, I hadn't blogged for over a month and I felt so much pressure, not from anyone else but myself to upload. And I felt silly and stupid for letting it get to me, putting so much pressure myself for no reason at all. It's better to put out quality content rather than rubbish content that nobody or you enjoys.

My main goal when starting this blog was to find products that were affordable that matched up to the latest trends, whether that was make up or fashion. When I started this blog, I didn't have a job and when I did finally have a job, I wasn't earning enough to start buying all those dreamy make up products or that bag from Radley. Now that I'm not at college I do work more and therefore earn a little more but it doesn't mean I go out and splash the cash. Though tbh there are times were I'm slowly making my way to pay day like a snail. But I'm a sucker for affordable products especially with make up. I'm always buying beauty products from the likes of Superdrug and Boots and I still  do to this day. Although I do treat myself every now and again. 

I love hearing each person's story as to why they started blogging and the background to it. I'm proud of my little part of the internet and although my success is no where near others, to me right now that doesn't matter. As cheesy as it sounds I'm just enjoying talking about things that I love in the hope people enjoy my content. 

Why did you start blogging?
3 comments on "Why I Started Blogging"
  1. I've just started blogging and this is really encouraging to see that you are still passionate and that sharing your content is your priority. Im really glad i found this blog thanks for sharing x


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  3. This is very inspiring, Ive started as a hobby to share all my favourite nail trends/polishes!