I'm gonna be real here for a minute (fyi - I do this sorta thing sometimes)
If you've spent even two minutes on my blog you can see that I blog about light, fun, creative, happy things! I'm not a professional photographer with good quality photo's of my daily outfit, and I don't know how to make any fancy graphics. I love to blog. It's become something that I look forward to! It inspires me to try new things, to go on adventures and to share things big & small with my readers.
I feel like I am not alone when I say that we have up days and down days when it comes to our blogs. I know I've read similar posts from bloggers saying they felt discouraged when it came to their blog at times. I think it's hard because having a blog can be a lot of work. There are thousands and thousands of them out there, and it takes a lot of hard work to be something different.
For me, I like to remind myself why I blog, and what this blog actually means to me. I don't want to lose sight of who I am, what I love and what I want my blog to be.
I would love for blogging to become a full time job for me some day. I love doing this enough that it'd be so amazing to make it work, I also know that this is not realistic and happens to few very people. With that being said, I will still work at making this blog something big.
I want this blog to be big because the thought of being able to get my voice and love of life out there inspires me so much! Any person that comments on this blog or sends me an email to say that my positivity and blog have made their day, or inspired them is the biggest reward. I want to make this blog a daily dose of happy! I want to make you smile, brighten your day when it's not going too well and help spread the word that life is great!
I get down some days when I am just feeling kinda sad and don't get any blog comments, or see other blogs growing so big before my eyes. I am happy for them, but sometimes feel like it can't happen to me. I think the best part about blogging is that this really is a little community (it's quite huge actually!) of creative, inspiring beautiful people! I get so stoked on life when I think of all the people I've got the pleasure to meet in real life, have watched grow on their blog, have written letters to, have formed a bond with.
What it comes down to is. DO WHAT YOU LOVE // LOVE WHAT YOU DO!
If blogging becomes something that is burdening you, and something you have to do, maybe it's not what is going to make you happy. Let's not lose sight of this! I think most of us bloggers do it because we really love it. For me, it's not about making it to the point where I am making money and getting free things. It's about writing and sharing things I am passionate about! Little things, big things, happy things, creative things! It's about making someones day, leaving kind words to a fellow blogger, spreading the love, inspiring someone in some little way.
I think writing this post just reminded me again why I do post on here! I doubt myself at times, if I should even bother or if anyone would even care if I just gave this up. I don't feel like I am wasting my time because this is my creative outlet, this is my little explosion of cuteness on the internet! This blog represents who I am and that's something so fun to work on! I can't wait to look back on all of these amazing times and adventures that I have been on and think of how incredibly lucky I am!
I am proud of this blog and myself for keeping up with it for almost 4 years! I hope that you guys feel this way about your blogs. So many of you inspire me every day, so thank you for that! And, if you are someone who who reads this blog once a day, once a week or once a month or EVER then thank you. YOU inspire ME too.
Also, if you actually read this whole post please leave a comment so we can be besties.
Hope you all enjoy the rest of your week! I am off to make some goals and get inspired! LOVE!