My mo-jo is now mo-go as in out the door, gone, see ya later.
And you know what? I’m not entirely sure I care!
Actually that’s not true. I do care just not as much as I probably should right now.
I’ve spent lot’s of time this past week thinking about blogging, Instagraming, Facebooking, the whole shebang!
Here’s what I know. It’s HARD
It’s hard to get your post’s seen, to get numbers up, to get IG and FB likes and followers. Honestly someday’s I feel like an accountant with all the numbers and stat’s taking over what little brain space is left!
I love blogging, I really do. I know I’ve talked about this before and when you spend an enormous amount of time writing, editing and taking photo’s it becomes a job of sorts. Unfortunately a job I don’t get paid for. And that’s okay because I never started the blog to make money or become famous.
And while there is a lot to like about blogging there is some unlikable components as well.
I don’t like that some days it feels like high-school. For the record I didn’t love high- school the first time around and cliques are not for me! Then there’s the internet trolls…. thankfully I haven’t had to worry about that as yet. And there’s the PRESSURE! This is a big one for me and I know wholeheartedly that the only person putting pressure on me is me!
I always feel like I should be doing more. Blogging more, posting more photo’s. Posting photo’s that are interesting and perfect looking. The funny thing is that I know how much smoke and mirrors there is on FB and IG. I know that what you see isn’t always how it is.
So here’s what I’ve decided to do….
I’m going to stop and relax! Write when the mood strikes me and write about lots of different things.
I’m still going to post outfit photo’s but not everyday. I firmly believe that how you look and how you feel go hand in hand. For me to look what I feel is my best takes times and effort, it’s a process. Hair, make-up, contact lenses, kick ass shoes and outfit! ( shallow I know ) And TBH some days I can’t be bothered, so if I’m not feeling it I ain’t posting it! Plus my wardrobe is not that extensive and shopping on a budget is still shopping.
I want to concentrate more on showing how to work with what you have rather than always buying something new.
As someone who talks a lot about fashion I get stressed and intimidated ALL the time about what people must think of my ramblings. Unless K-mart suddenly becomes K-Marni my look will always be that of someone who wants to be fabulous without spending a fortune, I think I do this quite well! And no my wardrobe isn’t all K-mart….. there’s Big W, Best and Less and Valley Girl to name a few! But it doesn’t stop me from doubting myself and wondering what I have to offer if the label doesn’t say Witchery, Country Road or Portmans! I love all these stores by the way but my credit card… not so much!
I’m getting off point. Basically what I’m saying is that I’m going to keep on keeping on with the blogging and IG and FB. At my own pace, ignoring the numbers because I really do enjoy what I’m posting about.
I’ll try to stop second guessing myself and comparing myself to others because as the saying goes…
Of all the tips and advice I have read about blogging and having a successful blog I think the best thing is to be
Be yourself. Love what you do. Believe in what you write. If people are genuinely interested in what you have to say they will keep coming back ( if you build it- they will come! )
Now to practice what I preach!
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