There’s so many different titles being thrown around theses days in the world of social media marketing – Influencer, Content Creator, Tastemaker, the list goes on. I think I most identify with the term, “Blogger”. You see, as long as I can remember, I’ve been sharing bits and pieces of my life on the internet. If there was a platform for it, I was trying it (and I’ve got the old URL’s to prove it). So today I wanted to share with you guys why I blog. Everybody blogs for different reasons, but fundamentally, every blogger must love what they do, or else they are wasting their time. If you feel like you have a passion for blogging, my only advice is GO FOR IT! Actually, I have two pieces of advice. The other one, though not quite as motivational, is to make sure you’ve got a top quality e-mail hosting server. This was one of the toughest decisions I had to make when I started blogging. My friend at the time was recommending a site like Certa Hosting to me. All I can say to you is make the right choice for you. Anyway, back to me and why I blog:
I think I started off creating my own website on GeoCities (and if you don’t know what that is then I’m just a lot older than you) and then played around with LiveJournal. My first real attempt at blogging was when I created my own Blogspot website (and I was really proud of it at the time) called Lucky in Love. And I’m only even sharing that with you guys here because we’re all friends after all and if I can’t show you some of my more embarrassing moments, who I can share them with? Anyways, I managed to put together about 30 or so posts before throwing in the towel when I got pregnant with Edith and was a tired and nauseous mess during my first trimester.
This is all to say, that blogging has been something I’ve always been interested in and it was never about being an “Influencer” to me. I’ve always seen it as my collage of magazine tear outs and home photos that I used to tape all over my wall come to life. I love seeking out inspiration, getting an idea, forming a concept, and executing my vision. I love bringing together a community of like-minded women to have a discussion, build friendships, and try and figure out this whole life thing together.
So, when I was sitting at home with Edith and LIlah, who were 1.5 and 3.5 years old at the time, and I started to feel less than inspired, I started this blog (here is my very first post!). I wanted to see if I could create the dream I always had. I wanted to do what I love and share my experiences with all of you and hopefully leave you inspired as well.
I spend a lot of time thinking about what I want to write in this space and I don’t take it lightly. I try and think to myself, “What will my readers take away or learn from this post?” And I’ll ask, “Is this something I would want to read?”. You see, I don’t want to just serve you up a bunch of boring outfits, Nordstrom sale picks/Sponsored content I’ll never buy but want you to just so I earn affiliate links, or mindless ramblings. And if I don’t think I have anything genuinely relevant, important, purposeful, or informative to share with you guys, then I just leave it alone. Sometimes I don’t even post for weeks.
Before it becomes about how big this blog can get or how many of you read what I write here, I want it to be where you come to feel like you’re catching up with an old friend. So that’s why I blog. I’m really honestly proud of what I’ve built here and those of you who comment and engage with me in this space mean the world to me.
Images by Julia Elizabeth for Lucky Penny