I say that my posts are usually “inspired by my daily conversations, reflections and interactions” but frankly, nothing has been inspiring me these past few days. I did start writing a generic Top 10 list but ended up scrubbing the whole thing since I wasn’t really connecting with it. In all honesty, I dont typically plan out or think of topics in advance to write about. My attempts of this have failed and it’s just not my style. In fact, for most of my posts I use my old college trick of procrastination (since I’ve mastered the fine art of working well under pressure anyway) and usually write about my present ideas and feelings the day before or the day of my personal posts.
Since starting this blog, I always vowed to be authentic and to share parts of my life and little moments. Those who know me personally know how vocal, unapologetic and passionate I can be and I want that to reflect that in my writing. I don’t want get lost in the hype of giving you random tips and content that doesn’t resonate with me in some way. Of course, I wouldn’t mind writing out tips or Top 10 lists, but when I do, I still plan to incorporate my true self, in some ways.
Now, in no way am I bashing those who prefer and use this method, I’m just simply stating that it’s not my style or what my blog truly stands for. This actually reminds me of a conversation I had with a fellow blogger in the writing community, yesterday. His post was about not having a specific niche for his blog and him expressing that he blogs based on his observations and doesn’t want to feel pressured into catergorizing himself into a specific niche. This was definitely relatable.
In the beginning, I questioned what kind of blog I wanted to create. I started off attempting to position it to be strictly about fashion and posting daily outfits, but it soon turned out to be more of a public diary, sharing my most vulnerable moments with the world. Not only is it therapuetic for me, it has allowed myself to advocate for others and give a little bit of reassurance and validation to those who need a little pick me up. I’ve learned a lot about myself from sharing my stories and I just really hope I’ve done the same or helped others in some way.
Yes, the blogging community is HUGE and we all strive to be noticed but I realized that being my genuine self and sharing my stories are already some examples that sets me apart. Nobody else can replicate my experiences and occurences and I loved focusing my blog on that simple fact.
It’s a bit amusing that it was writer’s block that pulled me back to my reality and reminded me that staying true to identity was really the only inspiration I needed.
I hope you all have an AMAZING week!!! Let me know your thoughts below…
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