I must admit, I don’t know whether it was just the turning of the year but I have fully fallen back in love with my blog and the entire blogging community and scene.
There were certain points of 2017 where I know that I didn’t blog as much as I had wanted too. I also think that my expectations around blogging were slightly skewed and unrealistic. I would often look at other people’s blogs or Instagrams, see their engagement and rate my own success against that…
I now realise that that very mentality was stifling my own creativity. Constantly rating myself against other, much more established bloggers than myself was never going to get me far! Which is why I have personally declared 2018; the year of my blog!
I want to focus on two main things over this coming year: writing about what I care about and expanding my engagement to other bloggers, Instagrams etc.
Firstly, a new blogger in 2017 I felt like I spent a ton of time writing about what I thought people wanted me to write. However, the first two blog posts of 2018 where pretty darn personal and about life and stress and everything else and…people loved them!
That’s when I realised that these amazing blog posts that I love to read are all writing bout what they absolutely love…and I’m ready to join that!!
Secondly, I am breaking free of the mindless scroll. Yknow what I mean? When you just scroll through Instagram or through Twitter with glazed eyes not really taking in what you are looking at? NO MORE!
I have promised myself that I will engage! I will comment on the incredible flatlay on Instagram or a blog post I have told my friends about…because I love the freakin’ content. I will let the creators of this content know how much I have enjoyed their work, regardless of follower count or influencer status.
Who’s with me? Who wants to give up the mindless scroll and reach out to these content creators, photographers and bloggers?!
I am so ready for 2018, hereby the Year of the Blog!