In 2018 I think I felt a bit bummed out with my blog and social media platforms. I wasn’t happy with my content, my passion had fizzled out a bit, I just wasn’t proud of my platform anymore.
I’ve decided, going forward with my blog in 2019, that I’m going to incorporate more of my passions and personality in to this space on the internet that I call my own. I’m going to make it more of an online home. A safe space. I want it to be more me; I think I lost that for a while.
In this era of social media, it is becoming more and more difficult to be a blogger (or influencer), your digital footprint really needs to be just that. It cannot be like anyone else’s. It’s got to be yours and yours alone or nobody will remember it. Nobody will read it. It’s a sour truth. I mean, even media outlets nowadays have a time recommendation at the top of news articles, to encourage people to read. Society isn’t interested in reading anymore, it’s all about photos and aesthetic, but that’s a rant for another day.
jacket (Tk Maxx)
pinstripe trousers (Tk Maxx)
ankle boots (Kurt Geiger)
Yeah, it’s damn difficult to keep up with everything, and I believe we put so much pressure on ourselves that we burn out. I know I do it. I stopped creating regular content because I was looking at other bloggers doing their thing, and I felt like an amateur, I know fine well my photography is nothing to write home about but my passion is the writing; the sharing; the reporting; the blogging…
I think we have all forgotten about the magic and fine art of blogging. It’s not all about Instagram themes, flatlays, collaborations and competition. It’s about the writing.
The amount of bloggers who do not proof-read their content before hitting that publish button, who merely blog for the benefits of collaborating and the title of being a blogger, there is so much more to it than that. Wow, this blog post has took a completely different turn from what I envisaged in my head, but I’m letting off a serious amount of steam right now and I’m going to keep on going.
A lot of people want to become a blogger overnight, the growth takes time, one needs to be creative and daring with their space to find what works for them. Don’t do what everyone else is doing. Don’t let others influence your content, do what works for you, pour a little bit of you in to your space and let your personality and passions drive your content.
That’s the plan for me in 2019 anyway. I plan on writing more financial stuff: I’m a very passionate saver and have always had side-hustles to help me make extra cash and I want to start sharing that side of things with you guys. I want to write more lifestyle-related content sharing the big leaps in to adulthood that I will be taking this year. I want to be more open and talk about my relationship, sex-life, friendships and more about my mental illness. I want people to come on to my blog and to feel safe, feel they can connect, feel they can open up to me and talk to me if they wish.
I want to stop dwelling on what I’m not good at, what my blog lacks, what other people are doing and I’m going to start focusing on what works for me. What I want to put out there, how I want to put it out there, that’s the plan anyway.
This was not meant to be an essay guys, but it is what it is, if you have made it to here and read the whole thing I salute you! Hey, maybe people do still enjoy reading these days, it just depends what the content is ;).
Take care, until next time,