The idea of telling your family/ friends that you’ve started a blog is rather scary idea (at least in my opinion) in fact, I felt embarrassed when I asked my boyfriend about the idea of it almost a year ago. In order to explain the idea to him I had to make sure I thought of an answer to the question: why?
In short, there’s so many reasons why. Everyone does it for different reasons: whether you’re travelling abroad and want to keep a journal, you want to share your OOTD/ FOTD or whether you love the community and want to share your thoughts with like-minded people.
The keyword here is share. So why did I want to start a blog? To share.
In response to this, you receive “yeah, but there’s facebook, twitter, instagram, snapchat etc.” Yes, there is. But you don’t have full control over the design of these platforms- when you start a blog it becomes your space. This website is my own, and with that there’s pride over finding the perfect theme, sorting out hosting and owning your domain.
In all honesty, I haven’t really broadcasted my ‘website’ to my friends other than a select few. (If you’re one of the select few then either you’re a great stalker or I really trust you.) When I began this blog, I was afraid of judgement. Afraid that by showing this side of myself people would somehow think less of me.
It has taken nine months for me to get the courage to say ‘fuck it.’ Who cares? I am proud of myself for creating this space, I am proud to be in a community with some other amazing people who are so supportive and I’m happy that I have a small space to call my own. Sure, it’s not like I make millions of dollars off this website, but that’s why it’s called a hobby.
No matter what anyone says, I’ll always be the biggest critic of myself therefore what is the point in being afraid to tell people “I have a website!” absolutely nothing. I’ve finally come to the realization that it doesn’t matter what people think of you. Do what makes you happy—some people like fishing, dancing or collecting stamps. I like blogging. Hey, maybe in the future it will come to a point where I can do it full-time, but for now I’m still studying Interior Design and continuing on with the rest of my life normally. At least now I’m not blogging in the closet.
P.S- Sorry for this impromptu personal post, but it felt like time to let everyone know!
What makes you happy?