Saturday, 14 February 2015

Why Do I Blog?

Sometimes I find myself asking that question...and so far I don't seem to have been able to come up with a definitive answer. Impatience is a Virtue was born almost three years ago on a whim, my husband worked odd hours and I was usually at home bored and alone. The internet was portrayed as this scary place where you shouldn't talk to people you don't know and especially not meet up with any of them, but I've found (most of) the blogging community welcoming and friendly. 

I never usually stick at anything. I have what my family call "fads" I try something and then usually give up within the first month or few months, because it's too hard or I've got bored. I tried crafting, baking, sewing you name it, I've tried it but nothing really clicked and stayed, except this.

More recently I've found myself drifting in and out of blogging. I used to feel like I had to post  every other day because I wanted to be a popular blog but after burning myself out quite quickly, juggling full time work and my blog I realised that it wasn't all about the numbers. I feel like now, although it's quite sporadic, I post better content, work harder on my photos and actually enjoy what I write.

I used to call myself a beauty blogger, but I'm not really sure that's what I am now, I like to write about everything and anything, what excites me, where I've been, experiences I've had and even though the beauty content has decreased you still seem to be enjoying what I write. I used to feel pressured to buy the latest products and to be honest, it wasn't doing my bank balance or my stress levels any good!

It still excites me every time that Bloglovin button goes up a number and it still makes me sad when it goes down, but the majority of people that follow me have stuck with me even though I've only posted a few times this year so far.

I don't buy and review the latest products, I don't know what the new "it" show is, I'm not fashionable but I am happy and I write honestly and about what I know.

I am grateful to all of you who read my blog, post comments and tweet me, because it is all of you that make me realise that even though I blog for me, I also blog for you and it's great that you like what I write.


1 comment:

  1. I can relate to the "fads" issue. But I guess some people are just like that and we should enjoy it! We try out a bunch of different things. It makes life a little more exciting, haha!

    Lovely post :)

    C |