21 August 2013

Losing my Way

I’ve lost my way in blogging.   I didn’t mean to, but it has gradually happened over the course of the past few months and I have realised it this week.

Since February of this year my blog has become very plus size fashion focussed, with just the odd opinion piece thrown in.  Whilst I love putting up the pictures, writing about the clothes and choosing my outfits to go on the blog, I am now feeling a pressure behind it.

This is a pressure of my own making, to always have a new outfit to show, making sure I have enough clothing posts on the blog each week.  What is that even all about? To have “enough” clothing posts?  Since when have I put my blog under a military regime of what I can and cannot blog about?

I had another opinion post that I was going to put up this week and I found myself worrying that I should have been putting up an outfit instead.  That’s when it hit me; I have become more focussed on what other people think of my blog than what I think about it.  It wasn’t intentional, but it happened.

I have become too obsessed with fan girling about other people’s fashion blogs, about how many great outfit posts they do, how well they always style clothing, how regularly they post and how good their blogs look.  I realised that I have turned my own blog into effectively keeping up with the Jones.



I never wanted my blog to be one subject based.  I enjoy doing my opinion/rant pieces just as much as the fashion and beauty ones.  Frankly I don’t have enough money for the blog to become solely fashion based, nor would I want it to become that.

As a person I am a mixed bag.  I love fashion and Formula One; I love shoes and Sci-Fi movies.  I have (probably too) many opinions that I want to write about and my confidence is up and down like a yo yo.   That is what I wanted my blog to be, a mixed bag which is a reflection of myself.

So I am going to stop worrying about what other people think of my blog and just be me.  Write about what I want to in that second.  I will still probably post as regularly and there will still be the outfit posts, the beauty posts, the wish lists.  The opinion ranty stuff will still be there. 

Now though I am opening myself up to other possibilities.  I might even try a once a month creative writing post.  I’ve wanted to try something like that for a while now but I was (again) worried that it wouldn’t fit my blog.  But it fits me.  So I may well give it a go.

I’ve rambled on a bit here but I think what has been in my head has come across.  Always, that is me, I’m a rambler.  It’s what I do ;)

 

10 comments:

  1. I love your blog! I love the mix of posts as it keeps it fresh and different. I must admit I am struggling at the moment I feel I am running out of outfits and things to say!!! x

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    1. I am definately reaching the end of my outfits and couldn't maintain it long term. I love the wish lists you are doing on Polyvore by the way! xx

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  2. This is your blog. If you want to write about something in your life … write about it. Readers who love your blog will be okay with it. Others should go away … simply as that. You are the boss of your blog underpants ;) Write about everything you like to … I like to read it. :)

    ♡ Mel xoxo

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    1. Thanks Mel, you are right, you should just write whatever you want xx

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  3. It's reassuring to know that I'm not the only one who feels like this about her blog. I also worry about posting enough outfits and fashion content, the things I feel others want to see, and feel I don't live up to other blogs. I thought I was the only one who did that!

    I have to say I absolutely LOVE reading your blog. I look forward to your posts, what ever the topic may be. Your outfits are always so beautifully styled, and everything you write about is fresh and interesting. You should write about what ever you want to; it's your blog, and up to you what you do with it. I personally love variety; it keeps things interesting, and also lets personality shine through! Write about what comes naturally, and you'll always find people who listen xx

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    1. Your blog is one the blogs I look at and wish mine was like! It is funny how we feel about our own blogs isn't it? I think yours is fantastic xx

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    2. Really? Aw, thank you so much. You've made my day! I guess all of us look at other blogs we admire and feel we don't compare; just like we do with our lives and our looks. We always feel the grass is greener somewhere else! But I truly love your blog, and you should be proud of it! xx

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  4. Whatever you write, we will read it.

    I agree, putting pressure on yourself is bad. I've done it myself in the past and it made me want to quit. Your blog is unique because it's YOU. Bloggers who write about everything are my favourite to read. x x

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    1. Those are my favourite sorts of blog too and something I want to get back to, being a bit more diverse. xx

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  5. I think your blog is fab, and it's fab not only because you dress great but because you talk about your thoughts and your interests and things you like and don't like - all the things that are interesting about you as a person!

    It's understandable to begin to feel that you have to keep up - god knows I fall into that trap too - but honestly, the thing that makes blogging so great is that there are no deadlines or obligations, we're here for when you feel like updating. I'd much rather read a heartfelt post about something you were passionate about than scroll through 10 hastily written posts. Quality, not quantity! Keep being awesome <3

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