Many people I talk to believe that the blogging world is for us people who sit around eating macaroons all day, whilst taking pictures on our pastel coloured Polaroid cameras of what were eating. We apparently live in a world where perfect winged eyeliner is the norm and inspiration for our content appears magically before us. Were all surrounded by glitter and freshly cut flowers that casually appear in the background of our photos. Really all we do is sit at home and drink tea whilst trying on all the mountains of designer clothes we’ve just purchased. Sounds pretty damn relaxing!
I see blogging as a hobby, something I really enjoy doing in my spare time and I have begun to found it increasingly frustrating at the number of people who have rolled there eyes and said it is a waste of time. I blog because I enjoy telling others about my every day life and things that take my interest, blogging to me is the equivalent of others playing sport or reading books.
Each post takes T – I – M – E. My TIME. Very valuable TIME I could be putting to possibly towards more academic work through out the week. It annoys me that some of my friends don’t understand how much I value my little space on the Internet and the small number of people who continuously read it (Thank You!). Everyone has to start somewhere and I believe that if I can make someone’s day then the number of “followers” (I’d rather say Readers) I have doesn’t make or break that fact that I will continue to upload content I’m proud of.
Blogging is filled with perfect winged eyeliner, delicious macaroons, red velvet cupcakes, freshly cut flowers and unbelievable amounts of glitter! – but under the layers teacups and perfectly dip dyed hair, there is a hell of a lot of effort being put in.