As someone who really isn’t a social media person and doesn’t like sharing a lot about myself, setting up a blog is such a contradiction. In fact, at first I stayed quiet about it for ages and only told a few people at work. That probably stemmed from my lack of confidence, but that’s something I’ve certainly been building up a lot of lately because now I am very open about my blog and am genuinely proud of my achievements.
Sure, I’m not some mega superstar or anything and I don’t have the number of followers that I want, but it was never about that. I must have procrastinated over the idea for a while until I finally took the plunge. My biggest push was basically the fact that I didn’t want to be one of those people who says they would love to do something but just never did. Like they say, actions speak louder than words. Above all I began to realise it was something I was passionate about – I lit up when I spoke about the concept and the ideas I had so it was yet another sign that I needed to do it.
I also wanted something that was mine…my work, my efforts, just mine – I clearly don’t like sharing! Whilst I am all for teamwork, sometimes your ideas are your ideas and that’s the way you want it, but this can be hard in a corporate environment. By having my own little creative space on the internet, I have ownership of something – no one can take it away from me. It’s also just nice to have a different focus which allows me to switch off that mental clutter whilst doing something I enjoy.
Whatever my reasons for starting my blog, I must admit I didn’t anticipate the sense of satisfaction it would give me. It certainly takes a lot of commitment and there are often times when every spare hour is filled with taking photos, editing and of course coming up with fresh new content, but I love it. Being able to translate your vision before your eyes is a great feeling and when my readers leave such lovely comments, well, that really is the icing on the cake and what keeps me motivated. Whilst my blog is not all me (I still remain a private person, bizarre I know), it is a part of me and I’m glad I took the plunge.
So really I should say a big thank you to you all for helping me to keep my blog and my dedication to it alive – THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT. Take care and see you next week. x