Blogging is a Lifestyle. Can I get an amen? Ever since I started blogging 2 in a half years ago I never dreamed I would come this far. I have loved writing consistently weekly, meeting new bloggers and forming friendships, to working with brands and writing on a diversity of topics (mainly on fashion, faith, blogging tips with the occasional parenting, DIY to recipes). I have enjoyed it so much and below are my reasons why I started my blog to how it has become a big part of my lifestyle.
I thank God for this journey and new found hobby in my life. I started this blog as a frustrated mom. I was lonely. Many people I knew helped me when my twins were tiny infants (last pregnancy). After the twins got to being 3 months old I noticed a drop in help. My husband got a new job that kept him away from home in the evenings and my evenings became lonely and without anyone.
I began following fashion blogs and was intrigued by the art of it all. I was a collector and subscriber of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar through my young adulthood and I loved how fashion blogging seemed to fit my need for a magazine and company void. I took the plunge and got my own blog started. I think I put out two blog posts before I got my first comment and from someone I didn’t know. That was my “this is worth it” moment. I knew I didn’t want to just put blog posts out there to NOT get read, because I had so much to share, learn, share.
I have loved and appreciated all of my readers that have come by and commented or even messaged me to let me know how a post of mine helped them, encouraged them and inspired them. I have had readers recreate a project I did, a style I came up with to implementing strategies to earn income blogging. All of these are what makes blogging fun and worth continuing, to inspire others and be inspired myself.
Blogging isn’t easy. I do have 4 kids and a husband and sometimes I feel like I am either over committed to blogging or over committed to parenting and sometimes the struggle is real finding a good balance. In these times I find that I need to take a few days off and not post or even a week off.
Blogging has been a great outlet, community and more. I am so glad I started this journey and I can’t wait to share it with all of you. I am so thankful to God before all for how He has blessed me with using my talents for him.
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 1 Peter 4:10
*I get a lot of bloggers and people wanting to know where I got this tee and you can find it here from the shop of Laina Turner. Go up two sizes as the tees run smaller then size indicated. I got it courtesy of a giveaway credit I won several months back and am glad to finally style it.
What has your blogging journey been like for you?
Why did you start a blog?