I was thinking about it the other day. How long has my blog existed? Well – WordPress quickly solved that problem after sending me an online achievement medal for launching my blog 2 years ago! Wow!
2 years… I remember – it was my first year of uni, about week 8 of the first semester. I had all these journals piled up by the side of my bed with bits of paper, words of inspiration and ripped pages out of magazines hanging from them. I thought to myself:
1) Wow – I either have a lot of feelings or a lot of cool experiences and life moments
2) I really need to stop buying journals and find a quicker and cheaper way to store all my information and writing
3) I wonder if anyone will be interested in what life has taught me and join me on my journey
I took a chance, barely knowing what a blog was or how to create one and started this very blog you are reading right now! I see a lot of people blogging these days and it’s cool! It’s become a career now for many people! In my current job now (the paid one i.e. not this blog) I actually get to speak and work with a couple of bloggers which is lovely to be able to have that experience of being on the other side.
But I have noticed a few things. I guess some people take advantage of companies who don’t know how to use bloggers efficiently so that they themselves can make money from it through high advertisings costs and “sponsored posts” on their pages. Not everyone, but some. And some blogs have lost the two things that make up what blogging is:
1) A passion so deep inside of you that you can’t help but spread the word whether it be to 5 people of to 5000!
2) Being honest.
And that’s what my blog has, is and always will be.
For me – it’s an escape. It’s something that I wish I could do everyday, and maybe I will one day, but for now it’s balanced between all my other life commitments. One thing thing that keeps me going is the feedback I get from people all over the world about how this blog has inspired them to try harder in life, do things differently to their friends and to see the world!
And how happy that makes me!
I look forward to continually sharing what life has taught me, what is currently on my mind and the beautiful places I have travelled to.
And it doesn’t bother me one bit that I struggle to find time to blog. All the other stuff happening in my life teaches me so much more then I could have imagined sitting in my room all day and just writing. The craziness of life brings me the ideas for my posts!
Like for example today. It taught me to always, always be yourself. Even when it feels like it’s the wrong thing to do. Don’t let the world punish you for what makes you see the best in life and people.
Ps: I’m getting married in five months (seriously)… does anyone what to hear about what it’s like being a 20 year old bride-to-be? (haha)
Pps: Exactly one year ago I was in…
London – I will be back!