I’ll be honest with you, I never thought I’d see this day. A day that I have actually kept a blog going and social media going for over a year now. I thought I would have dropped it by now simply by lack of organisation and inspiration. I mean it was only a little fun to begin with. But somehow, although a little neglected recently, this space of the internet is coming into 2018 with me, and I’m proud of it. I never saw myself as a blogger, I mean until now. So my next question is, what next? Is this a thing for my blogging future? Where do me and my blog stand in the blogging world?
And I honestly don’t know, trying to think about my blogging career is hard, as I’ve never seen it as a career. Nor have I ever seen myself as a serious ‘blogger’. Which leaves me in this timorous state – should I consider this a future thing? I’d love it to be, you know, the thought of being able to blog for a living would be amazing, but alas it’s not that easy.
However, the new year brings a new project for Em, in doing more photography so who knows, maybe the two together will make this all a little bit more. I don’t get around and I can’t constantly snap away at a camera, as much as I wish I could. I don’t live a ‘blogging lifestyle’ – dare I be slightly stereotypical. Blogging whilst being a full time student makes this more of an effort, if I’m honest, and sometimes it’s hard to keep going.
Something I do know however is come this new year I want to make this whole thing, more. Spruce it up a little. There’s an abundance of lists and ideas and plans and despite being so unsure. I know I don’t want to quit now. For some reason I crave having something to work hard on (more on that in another post) and I’ve found comfort in the idea that my student years are my no-risk years of blogging, and working hard. And I’m ready. I don’t want to say I’m going to make this career, as I have no clue on what it’ll become or what I want it to become, but I’m keeping an open mind. And I enjoy it so it’s a win-win.
I was also given the little wake up call of a £100 bill for a hosting renewal, and living a student lifestyle also comes with the student budget. So this was kind of a pivotal point for me to begin the little blog spruce. So, a change of hosting, a change of theme (to be continued) and just a whole lot more, as I’m actually going to be organised this year. I did also consider changing my blog name, but knowing my indecisive self, I’ll change my mind tomorrow.
My blogs never had a niche, and I questioned maybe putting myself more in a box will help me work out where I stand. But there’s no reason to box yourself off. However I have decided my blogs mainly a style and life blog – and I’ve found my aesthetic to go with it. And knowing where my blog lies and where it’s senselessly heading is actually somewhat refreshing. And actually when thinking about this is where I want my blog to lie. Does that even make sense? I’m also hoping to do more travel and photography bits too, really get my teeth into what I enjoy.
I also want to put myself in the blogging community more, find where I stand a bit more. At the beginning I actually tried to socialise, and it’s just gone downhill. And I think it’s important to be a part of the community, support and inspire eachother. So this year I hope for more shoots with bloggers, making more blogger friends and doing more blogger things.
Am I being too optimistic here? We’ll find out. This requires quite a bit of time and organisation, but I’m ready for it, I think. So, here’s, to 2018.