Blogging! Blogging blogging blogging.
It’s three months today since I started blogging. Which is quite weird to say. I’ve been blogging for a quarter of a year.
I know there are so many bloggers out there who have been doing it for years, do this as their job, and three months probably doesn’t seem like all that much. But to me it means a lot. I’m someone who can easily give up with things. Any hobby I try it usually gets forgotten about a couple of weeks in unless it’s something I’m truly enjoying. There’s a reason I get through so many TV shows on Netflix. I like things to be easy and fun. It’s when things take hard work and dedication I seem to find more excuses to give up.
But not this time!
I enjoyed reading blogs months prior to actually starting one. It was Hannah’s that first got me into it, by seeing one of her famously true lists being shared over Facebook. So I started following her blog, found myself agreeing with most things she was putting out, and feeling happier whenever I read them.
I didn’t know where to find other blogs, so I just looked through her comments and found them through there. That’s when I discovered Bloglovin’ and the wonders that can be found there. I was following 24 blogs instead of 1 within a week. I didn’t realise how much content was available that I would thoroughly enjoy consuming.
Once I finished my third year of uni I decided to give it a go myself; something to keep me occupied and keep my brain going over the summer months before starting fourth year. And I haven’t looked back since.
Sure, there’s been times when I’ve sprawled on the sofa and declared myself out of ideas forever and I’ll just have to stick to reading, that’s obviously what I’m best at. But I’d work out of it, inspiration hits, and I’d get my posts done. I haven’t missed a single one yet. This will be my 40th post which I think is pretty impressive, if I do say so myself. And honestly I can’t see me running out of ideas any time soon.
I love spending time writing, finding new ideas, jotting down inspiration on long train journeys. Taking photos! Photography is another hobby I’ve actually stuck with and blogging gives me a great excuse to practise even more.
One of my favourite things about blogging is the community around it. It’s only recently that I discovered Twitter chat, and they’re such fun! It’s an amazing way to be inspired about how you want your blog to evolve, how you want to become part of the community more. It’s also a fantastic way to find new blogs to religiously read, like Michelle’s, Emma’s, and Bethany’s.
I’m now in the 70s with how many I follow – with probably many more to add – and I love having something I look forward to reading everyday.
So yeah, blogging is special. And if you’re ever thinking about creating one but not sure how it’ll go, just go for it. You won’t regret it either way, at least you can say you’ve tried. I did, and still creating my own content three times a week, enjoying every moment. It’ll be harder to keep up with it when I’m back at uni but I’ll find a way to make it work because I think this is something that’s worth my time.
YAY BLOGS. I think those two words could sum up this post.
Blogging, you’re a good ‘un.