Thursday, 22 March 2018

What Motivated Me To Start My Blog

In June last year I finally bit the bullet and decided to start my own blog.
Here we are 10 months later still blogging and loving it!

I do get a lot of messages about my blog asking why did I start a blog? How did I do it? or that they wish they could start one but they are too worried about what others may think.
So I thought I'd sit down today and just share my experience and what really motivated me to finally start my own blog.

Ok so lets throw it WAY back to 2013↓
Yes, that was me in 2013 - the peak of my Emo phase. I was 16 at the time and I was in love with Beauty and Fashion Blogs and I feel thats when they really started to kick off and get popular.
Of course I always kept up to date with the likes of Zoella, Tanya Burr and the others in that gang who where very well known and are huge now on YouTube but I loved to read their blogs - it's a shame they don't update their blogs that much anymore.
So yeah, that was my inspo for me to start a blog in 2013. The image above I actually created this for my own blog that I made it was kind of rubbish and as you can see so was my shabby paint job - my middle name is actually 'Clare' but I stuck an 'I' in it to make it look cooler (because that worked).
Basically I tried out blogging and was too afraid to actually share with the world what I was doing and just kind of gave it up.

 Moving on to November 2015, I posted this image to my Instagram↓
So yes as you can see I was very keen on the idea of recreating my blog that kind of failed in 2013 and was ready to try again! I remember looking at these templates the weekend before I actually started a new job and after that I kind of lost my way a little bit. It wasn't that I didn't want to try again but I think it was more things getting in my way and just never really got round to it.

Now lets move on to June 2017 where I decided to launch my brand new beautiful blog and show it to the world, yes it wasn't perfect and it still isn't perfect but I love it and I love to share everything on here.
I think sometimes in life you just have to bite the bullet and do all the things you love. 
For years I'd always stewed about starting a blog should I or shouldn't I? 
Instead of feeling like this you should think about it this way - If it is something you really want to do, then do it! Screw what other people might think of you or what Sally from round the corner might be telling her friends because you've done something a little different from everyone else, because that's okay if it's something you are passionate about you should always give it a go!
If it makes you happy and you enjoy it then stick with it but if you find that maybe this isn't right for you its easy enough to stop that thing your not enjoying.

Don't get me wrong launching my blog was possibly one of the most nerve wracking things I've done, I live in a small town where everyone knows each other so I think I cared a little too much about what others might think. I got to the point where I couldn't live my life like that any more, I do the things that I want to do for myself and not for anybody else and thats what rule I live my life by now.
After realising this about myself it really gave me that push and I though f*ck it I am going to do this!

I guess you kind of have to let go of your worry and not let that control you and take over your life and if anyone along the way says anything bad about you or what your doing then use that as motivation to push yourself as far as you can.
Because who want's to be the same as everyone else?!

I'm really glad I can share things like this with my readers, the last time I posted something like this I couldn't believe the amount of readers that one post had and so many people messaged me just letting me know that they can relate and it helps them too - that is so awesome! You can read that here
Love to you all.