Blogging has become a thing. Not just a thing, but a big thing. There are millions of them and I am just a speck on the face of the blogosphere. Standing out is a challenge and every decission I have made has not been with out great consideration. In fact, maybe too much consideration.
For a while I found myself caught between a rock and a hard place. I wanted to produce quality content and often (too often) I would spend too much time planning and making sure it was the best I could make it; just to suddenly see my bloglovn feed fill up with a sleu of the exact same post I was about to publish. That’s when the doubt would set in. My content was no longer new, no longer original; I’d be branded a copycat.
So many wasted hours on posts that never saw the light of day and I’m left a blog so empty it made me feel like a fraud.
Recently I’ve had a lot happening personally. Things I have no control over. It’s been a bit of a three steps forward on two steps back situation, really. And during this time all I’ve thought about is this blog and my youtube channel and much I wanted to spend time on them and focus on them. But I’ve held back because I couldn’t give it my all.
I’ve been so caught up in trying to make my content “professional” that I’ve forgotten why I started blogging in the first place. A few years ago I would just sit down a knock out a few posts on whatever the hell I wanted to talk about. Until the concept of “Niche Blogging” became a huge deal and made me question everything I was doing. I should have just ignored it and carried on with what made me happy.
I’ve come to a point were I realise how stupid it was to worry about these things. All things that I felt, as a Blogger, I was meant to want; I don’t really care about. While it would be nice to work with brands and get sent review products it’s not something I strive for. I’m not here to sell you things. I’ve been selective and over editing my content to appeal to a demographic I’m not really interested in appealing to.
This blog was always meant to be an extension of me. Share my interest, opinions and talk about things I like. I want to get back to that. I’m done chasing trends and trying to fit my content into a theme. I’m done with trying to be so organised; it’s exhausting.
I will write what I want, when I want. Most of this was written on the fly during my lunch break.
It’s time we got to know each other a bit better. It’s time I introduced myself.