Since I’ve been pretty quiet around here the last few months, it may surprise you to learn that I do really love blogging.
For most of this year, I admit that I had started to think of blogging as a chore, as something I had to do, which made me not really want to do it anymore. Obviously. Have you guys ever felt like that? I feel like whenever something becomes a thing I HAVE to do, I automatically like it less. Like paying bills (which I never really liked to begin with, lbh), reading for a class, etc. Somehow blogging got lumped into the same category as paying bills. Gross!
Basically, I had forgotten why I started blogging in the first place: to express myself and talk to others about beauty and creativity and self-love. I got caught up in the idea that all beauty bloggers must do this or do that, so instead I did nothing. And then I felt bad and sad because I love writing and talking with you guys, but I let blogging turn into a chore.
After sitting down and thinking for just a few minutes, now I remember all the reasons I love blogging:
— Meeting people and making new friends
— Connecting with other people who have felt the same as you
— Divulging your opinions and starting discussions whether people agree or not
— Sharing bits and pieces about your life and connecting with others who feel the same
— Talking about beauty products
— Being greeted with open arms and positive comments even after not blogging consistently for a while
— Getting things off your chest and not being judged
— Learning from other people, whether they’re in your niche or not
— Expressing myself fully
— Encouraging self-love and body positivity
My posts may not always be perfect or look the best or sound the best, but they’re me. They’re real, pretty unfiltered glimpses into my life and thoughts, and I’m so grateful that anyone besides me even looks at this site.
Now that I have a renewed sense of why I love talking to you guys all the time, definitely expect more posts from me in the future. There will be some exciting changes coming sometime soon, and I’m just so thankful to have this space to share things and connect with so many other amazing bloggers. Thanks for sticking with me, and I promise many great things will be coming to this space soon 🙂
So what do you love about blogging? Has it ever felt like a chore to you, and how did you overcome that?