I always used to think blogging looked easy and that it would be the perfect hobby for me, which it is, but it wasn’t until I started doing 3 blog posts a week I realised just how much it takes over your life and how hard it is to keep up a routine and sticking to a schedule. I was then skipping days, losing track of time and I started to think that maybe I wasn’t good enough to be a blogger and I should just pack it in and give up.
I started blogging as I love everything makeup, and I religiously read Victoria from In The Frow every single time she posts so she really inspired me to pick up my laptop and start typing. Honestly, if it wasn’t for Victoria I would of never done this, and I have been lucky enough to speak to her on twitter and thank her! Another reason why I started was to gain confidence as I have never been a confident person, and honestly the first month of blogging, I gained so much more confidence than I ever had in years!
However, blogging definitely took a negative effect on me. I got to the stage where I didn’t think I was good enough, and I was reading blogs and seeing other blogger’s photos and writing styles and felt like mine was never going to reach that standard! It really did put a lot of pressure on me, and I didn’t feel happy with my content and would spend most nights down in the dumps wondering where on earth I went wrong with my blog. That was such a rubbish time for me, and I’m so grateful I have supportive people around me or right now I wouldn’t be writing this post.
Change. Change can be good, and it was something I had to do. I basically just woke up one morning and thought to myself, ‘why on earth are you sitting crying about this, get up and prove to yourself you are good and you will become successful’, that has totally changed my outlook now on blogging, and now Youtube! I finally went out and bought a new camera and have done something I’ve wanted to do for so long! So, if you are wanting to do blogging or youtube, honestly do it, don’t care what others will think, do it for you! Another massive influence in keeping my blog running is the community! The community is fantastic, and i have met so many wonderful people online through blogging, and also found some amazing blogs that I now also religiously read!
So, if you are thinking of giving up something you are passionate about, don’t do it, stick at it as it will work out, it just takes time and a lot of dedication and effort!