Friday, 17 August 2018

Not good enough for the blogging industry

Do you ever have the feeling that you're not good enough for the blogging industry? Well me too but don't worry before you get into this post its not a ramble of me being down and gloomy about my blogging future. Its a pretty positive take on a highly competitive career path, that's pushed me out of my comfort zone and allowed me to fulfil my biggest passions in life! With so many amazing bloggers emerging every single day, it can sometimes be a little too easy to get lost in a world of panic and self-doubt. And this can either make you or break you. You can either choose to sit back and accept defeat or you can try something new, something bigger, something a hell of a lot scarier. For me, that is pushing myself into my photography career. And for that, for once in my life I thank my whirlwind mind of self-doubt that has been clouding my brain for the past few months.

Blogging in itself is something that's pretty terrifying to get into, posting some of the most intimate details about yourself, your passions and your thoughts it can leave you feeling a little vulnerable.. Once they're out there, there's no way of getting them back and you're ultimately allowing people to form opinions of you without even having a real life conversation. But this doesn't always have to be a negative thing, through blogging I have met some of my favourite people, and had the most incredible experiences of my life. But it does get to a point where you begin to think about your future, with just over a year of blogging under my belt I've been thinking long and hard about what I've needed to prioritise in my life and blogging is definitely one of them.

And although that blogging will remain a priority its just a matter of the amount of time you have free to give to it, with university, a future job, family & a social life it can be hard to keep on track. Hard to keep up with others around you. And whilst you're incredibly happy and supportive of those getting the success that they deserve, it can be a little heartbreaking to watch others receiving it right in front of you. And this is definitely not me trying to say that others don't deserve it, but simply thinking about how you wish you could catch up to the ever changing world around you. Now I don't have much money, just about enough to pay my rent and bills and survive living away from family & my biggest dilemma is that I want to get into fashion blogging. Yep, I know what you're thinking 'good luck', and this is exactly my problem. You see fashion bloggers with new outfits in every post, a Gucci belt here, a gorgeous flowing Topshop dress there. (Don't get me wrong this isn't about jealousy, if you've got it flaunt it.. if you've worked for it get yourself out there. I envy you.) But every day its seeming to be an online world that seems pretty impossible from someone on the outside. And that's when you feel like you're just not good enough. How do you keep up with the latest trends with no money and not to mention the chunky but funky hourglass body type that is almost impossible to dress in the first place?

But why do we have to fit in? Why does fashion blogging have to be about new outfits everyday or the latest trends, I'm working on taking my own angle upon fashion blogging. Simply taking beautiful shots of what you actually love and not what you feel that you should.

And this is the little rut that I've been stuck in within my mind for the past few weeks, but it has actually pushed me to do the best. Not fitting in and not being the perfect looking or consistent blogger has made me realise that there are more important things for myself personally. I am working out of my comfort zone and its made me realise that blogging can be all kinds of things. it can be a passion, a career, or even just a platform to get yourself out there onto a completely different path. But most importantly working on yourself, watching your self development and getting yourself known (And yes I really did need to put yourself three times in one sentence) Now although I've rambled the whole way through I thought this post was really important in the sense that even if you don't feel that you're something good enough within the blogging world, or you're not this perfect glamorous living fashionista that is never a reason to stop and give up. Keep going, make yourself and your blog better. Get yourself out there and let everyone know who you are. You don't need to fit in, you just need to be you.

1 comment

Bri Fishpaw said...

I needed and loved this so so much! Thank you❤️❤️


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