Back in December 2012 I decided to take the plunge and set up this little space on the internet. A little space that started because of my love of writing, beauty and photography. A space that is now still quite little in comparisons to others. But one that I’ve seen grow and develop over the years as more and more people have taken notice of my blog. And I’d like to think that it’s my passion for writing, beauty and photography that continue to drive the content for this blog. So what does blogging mean to me?
Well it means everything really. This is still my hobby and side hustle. Yes it’s lovely to earn some extra money doing this. But it’s not the reason I do this. I’m not at a stage where I could do this full time. And I’m not sure I want to. I love blogging as much as I do because it’s a hobby. I choose what I want to write about, and when to post. If I don’t post on a Wednesday it’s no big deal. My readers might miss out on a new piece of content but it’s not the end of the world.
I’m not sure if the passion would still be there if I had to rely on this as sole source of income. And I wonder if I would have to compromise on the content in order to pay the bills. Plus it doesn’t matter how amazing a job is. It’s still a job and there will be days when you don’t want to work. Which is why I honestly think this could be the best hobby in the world. I’ve learned skills through my blog that have lead me to a career change. I’ve seen my creative, photography and writing skills strengthen over the past four years. And my love of beauty is still there. In fact I’m not sure how but I love beauty now more than ever.
And as my blog has grown over the past four years, so have I. What started as a strictly beauty blog (the early posts are worth a read if you’re in need of a giggle). Has now turned into a beauty, fashion and lifestyle blog that encompasses all the thing I love. You’ll find fashion, travel and food posts amongst the traditional beauty, hair and nail reviews I’ve always done. And I honestly couldn’t be happier with where my blog is at the moment. I have high hopes, drive and determination that this blog will only go from strength to strength over the coming years.
If you’re a blogger, what does blogging mean to you? If you’re not, what’s your biggest passion in life?
As always thank you to Kaye for taking these pictures!