In the past I ran a few different blogs, I had one for my art and uni projects, one for my planners and diaries and one for beauty products but keeping them all going at the same time, remembering to write posts, schedule them, take photos, link back to products I used or other relevant sources, update social media platforms became a bit overwhelming. I struggled to think of content to write, write posts and get them published. It began to feel like I was writing each day and chasing my tail, not really getting anywhere. Eventually, I just gave up as it was all becoming a bit too much to keep up with.
Recently I had been thinking about things that I used to do for fun and realised I really enjoyed writing and sharing ideas and thoughts, and that I really, really missed blogging. In the beginning, when I started blogging I found the whole process of writing, taking photo and updating my blog to be fun and a way to relax, it was almost therapeutic up to a point. And I wanted that feeling back, I wanted the space to share art things, decorating tips and ideas, food, beauty, whatever I wanted to, or could think of writing about. I wanted to get back to blogging, maybe not with the intensity I had before but I still felt like it was something I really wanted to do.
I think the reason I failed blogging before was that I had several blogs all specialising in niche subjects and because of the nature of the blogs and their blog names I felt like I couldn’t add other subjects into the blog, that I had to stick with the given theme I had chosen. It took me a while to really think about what I wanted to write about and share on a blog and whether I wanted to really start a new blog. I wrote down subjects I wanted to write about and really thought hard about the type of blog these subjects would fit into, one that would give me the freedom to add any subject matter I wanted without having my readers wondering why I had added something that was “off theme”. I decided a lifestyle blog was the best style to go with, it would give me the freedom to write posts about art and decorating, alongside posts about what I was reading or thinking about.
So I started this blog as a space for me to share my life, experiences, ideas, thoughts and life with you. I started this blog as I enjoy writing and taking photos and because I find writing is a kind of therapy, it is something to help me mentally and somewhere I can log my life and look back on things I have done and ideas I have had. I started this blog to give people ideas and inspiration. That is why I created this blog.
If you are interested in the Story Behind My Blog Name you can find that post here.
If you blog, why did you start yours? What is your blog about? Do you write about a niche subject or something in broader terms?