I feel like my blog is a part of me now, when I first started writing weekly which was around November 2016 my blog just felt impersonal and something I was just trying out. Now I feel like I’ve come so far with it and definitely proved myself wrong and I find it hilarious looking at my old blog posts as they are absolutely horrendous!
♡ The People;
The blogging community is actually the best, I’ve found some amazing people from my blog and it’s gave me so much more confidence in myself. If you asked me a year ago if I would make a conversation with someone I’ve never talked to on Twitter then I would have laughed in your face and told you there would be no chance of that. But now I will talk to anyone and everyone on Twitter (not like weird people though (if you get me)) as everyone is so friendly and lovely!
♡ Helping People;
I really wouldn’t say I’m a ‘pro’ at blogging however I’ve helped a handful of people when it comes to having a blog which really makes me feel proud and definitely boosts my confidence. At first when I saw an email from someone asking me for help on a blog I was like ‘why are they asking me out of all people?!’ but now I love helping people out! It definitely makes me feel proud of myself when I help someone out and I’d never thought I would help people out when it comes to blogging as most of the time I can’t even figure it out myself!
♡ Improved My Writing Skills;
I’ve always loved writing however I’ve never been particularly good at it but I feel that writing on my blog quite often has meant my writing quality has improved. I never have to stop and think about what I’m writing, it just tends to flow out which is probably one of the reason why my writing is such a mess but I love sitting down and writing away. I really hope my writing will continue to improve as I read other peoples blogs and always think ‘how do they write so well’ and I hope one day my writing will be as good as quality.
♡ Reading Other Blogs;
As well as making friends with many other fellow bloggers, I love reading so many other peoples blogs. Before my blog I only read a couple of blogs regularly however now I read so many and I love finding new blogs and reading literally all their posts (does anyone else do that when they find a new blog, or is it just me?). Also I love finding small blogs when you can truly see how much effort they put into it and it inspires me as well when I read blogs that are much better than mine as it makes me want to try and improve as much as I can!
However the only downside is, it makes me add a lot of things to my shopping list if someone else writes a good review about it on their blog as I think I NEED it if it’s a good product!
♡ I’ve Learnt So Many New Skills;
When I started my blog I was constantly watching YouTube videos to try and figure out what I was trying to do and my I.T skills are pretty non-existent so I was pretty hopeless however I feel like I’ve learnt a lot of skills when it comes to my blog. I recently changed the whole layout of my blog which I’m very happy with however when I was trying that I was so scared that it wouldn’t work and I was just ‘experimenting’ so if it went wrong, I would have been screwed. Fortunately it worked perfectly which makes a change for me but I would never have thought I’d be editing code and html (whatever it’s called) for my blog as I have no clue what it all means.
♡ Gained Confidence;
I have no confidence whatsoever however my blog has definitely given me a boost and although I’m still the shy person I’ll always be, I feel like my blog has given me some confidence. I’ve lost a lot of my confidence in the last year or two and I’ve become more of a quieter person in my opinion but sometimes I feel like I lead a double life on my blog. Sounds cringey but I feel like I can be myself on my blog as only my close family know about my blog and I feel like I’m not being judged as if my friends found out about my blog, I’d feel really judged and not as comfortable. But yeah, got a bit off track but I definitely think I’ve gained more confidence in myself and I am proud of myself.
However I’m still working on getting some more confidence so I can go out more to take some outfit shots as my drive doesn’t really hit the mark…
♡ It Gives Me Something To Look Forward To;
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