I Still Love Blogging And Probably Always Will

17.11.17


I still love blogging.

I still love sitting here, typing away, my fingers passionately hitting the keyboard, whilst my eyes stare at the tiny letters popping up on my screen.

I still love shooting photos - whether that be self portraits, dragging my Mum out into the street and bossing her around for 20 minutes, or working with a photographer - I just adore the process.

I love editing images, planning them out in some beautiful order for my Instagram feed. 

I love scheduling tweets, getting excited for my future content, and for you guys to see everything I create.

I love being able to get things off my chest, to sit in my bed on a crappy day, and to vent my feelings here in my own little world.







That's the thing you see, this space is mine. 

I was recently reading Lizzy Hadfield's (Shot From The Street) post: For The Love Of Blogging, where she mentioned the fact that the best thing about her blog was that 'it *was hers*', and that really hit home with me. 

That's the exact reason why I love this whole 'blogging world' so much. 

I am in control of this little space - it's mine to express myself, to share and to create what I love. 

And, yes, although I think the 'blogging world' has changed so much over the past few years - being affected by the mass amount of people in the industry now, the forever changing apps we use and the fact that everyone's content is just sooo bloody good - it has never stopped me from loving doing this or being a Blogger. The passion I have for this is still well and truly there.







At the end of the day, this started as a hobby for me - as a way for me to drag myself out of my Depression and give myself something to do. And, I just fell instantly in love with the process of it all - I finally had the creative freedom I'd always craved. 

I just feel so incredibly lucky now that it's managed to become a career, because, at the end of the day, that means that I get to do things that I love all the damn time.

I get to write, photograph products, shoot outfits, create YouTube videos and edit them - it's crazy that I'm 19 years old and I get to do this as a job.

I am very grateful for that.






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Sure, we as bloggers all go through the crippling ache of when an Instagram post is a total flop and gets a measly 200 likes in comparison to the one yesterday that hit 1,500, but things like that can never dampen how amazing I feel when I create things for this blog, when I get to meet other wonderful like-minded people, or when a post I've written helps or inspires someone. 

It's too amazing a feeling - there's too much love for this online world - for that to ever stop me doing this.

I'm not saying that I'll be blogging forever, or for the rest of my life, but even when the day comes where I do finally hit that 'publish' button for the very last time, I want to do so with a total love and adornment for this community, this online space, and what amazing experiences it has given me.






So yeah, I still love blogging. 

No Instagram algorithm or lack of engagement can stop me having a love for how creative and free this allows me to be.

No one can ever stop me from expressing myself here, and I love that.

"Do what you love. Love what you do"


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12 comments

  1. Yes yes yes! I agree with this completely. I honestly hope at least a chunk of the blogging world suddenly remembers how wonderful it is. That needs to be the next phase.

    amberelb.com

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    1. Me too! I hope it is the next phase! xxx

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  2. I feel you girl. I always love the imagery in your posts and I enjoyed this one a lot - Just reading it thinking 'yep, yep, yep'. It's so true and you can take aways our engagement with algorithms but you can never take away our blogs! Haha! <3

    Samio xxx

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    1. Thank you so much gorgeous gal! And EXACTLY! haha xxx

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  3. holey moley!!! I bloody love this shoot; the whole aesthetic, the outfit you've styled together, definitely one of my favourites! I'm completely with you on what you've said, I'll always love creating and blogging, no matter the changes! xxxx

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    1. Thank you Kat! So glad you agree! xxx

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  4. You are such an inspiration! Please keep doing this.

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  5. Yes, Holly! Loved this post! I hate it when people knock down bloggers, because why on earth is it not acceptable to do what you love. I love that you love it and that all the lovely bloggers out there that I follow love it too.

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    1. Thank you Rameen - me too, because blogging is fab! xxx

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  6. I just can tell you how thankfull I am that you do blogging. I am so in love with your blog and your open heart <3

    xx Antonia

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