Well Hello… It’s been a while I know. Just hand me the award for worst blogger of year already!!Just over a month later I am back and I plan to stick around for a little bit. (Although I won’t be making any promises). I’ve just finished my second year at uni (cheeky post to follow) and I’ve been so busy but I’m seriously ready to get back on it.
Blogging is something I’ve been invested in for around a year and a half now. I love everything about it but the last few months seem to have been a real struggle for me regarding content and inspiration.
So is blogging really the place for me?
Controversial I know but I am one to believe that the blogging world success is full of skinny Instagram perfect type of girls. As I’m currently writing this in my dressing gown with wet hair I don’t think I could be any further from this look. The industry is very much dominated by a particular type of girl with a particular style. Although there’s growth in the diversity of bloggers we still aren’t there. Something that really made me think recently was Chloe Plumpsteads blog post on bloggers beauty standards. We all know how much I rave about her but she is one of the most down to earth successful bloggers I’ve seen. She made me realise that yes bloggers do tend to have that ‘perfect’ vibe but their standard of beauty is so unrealistic. Bloggers are able to get all the high end top makeup for absolutely nothing and most of them can’t even remember a time when they had to pay for their hair cut. Where as many of us are struggling students who budget for months just get their hands on a few new makeup bits. No wonder we can’t reach those high expectations that we all set ourselves.
The one thing that always pulls me to blogging is having my own unique space on the internet. The internet holds a bit of a negative relationship with me with the constant stream of ‘goals’. As much as I love social media it can be so dangerous on a down day. But I like having my space as a little bit of positivity not only to me but also to others too. As much as I do tend to post pictures that I feel comfortable in I love using my space to talk about issues and show people how life on the internet is not all that ‘real’. I want my blog to be a place where I can feel comfortable to talk about anything I want and hopefully inspire someone to slightly change their way of thinking.
So yes I am not your stereotypical blogger and most of us really aren’t. Quite frankly I am happy with that. As much as I adore many successful bloggers it really just isn’t me. The uniqueness in the industry is something really special. I read a whole range of blogs and each one appeals to me in a different way.
A massive thank you to Meg for taking these beautiful pictures for me. You are an angel.