recently read an article that recirculated on the internet about how much fashion bloggers make. Particularly, some of the more famous bloggers and how rich and famous they are. “Wow! I
can certainly do that,” or “That might be me someday,” were a couple of the thoughts that popped into my head. But let me make one thing clear: that’s not WHY I blog
did not begin my blog
with any long-term goals of getting rich and famous on the internet. I
guarantee these top fashion bloggers (who many consider rich and famous) did not set out to make lots of money either. They were trailblazers in their industry and didn’t have anyone to “copy.” They started because they were truly excited about what they wrote about and wanted a creative outlet to explore their passions. This article got me thinking about what I blog
and today I
share them with you.
Why I Blog:
To inspire others.
My ultimate goal is to bring optimism, because we all need it. I want to encourage others when they’re feeling worn out from the trials of daily life and to remind women of their true beauty. I want to be a light in a world full of darkness and bring hope when all seems lost.
To explore my creativity.
There are so many different outlets of creativity that I am able to explore with blogging. I love to get creative with the outfits I style and the photos that are taken. I love to get creative with the companies I collaborate with; always finding new and exciting ways to share brands that I love and feel connected to. I love to get creative in my writing and the topics I choose to write about whether it be fashion or daily life inspiration. I love to get creative with my goals for my business with new ideas for content and future growth.
To free my mind.
My mind is constantly racing with new ideas. All. The. Time. Yes, it’s true that blogging at times only enhances this “problem” with more ideas for my business, but it helps me focus on things I really love. Writing is my form of release and outlet that I need to have at the end of a tough day. Writing is a love and passion of mine and something I will continue whether or not I have a blog.
To become a better person.
Writing helps me become a better person in numerous different ways. It takes discipline to stay on schedule and to stay motivated. I learn every day how to become a better businesswoman, how to be my own boss, and explore the world of entrepreneurship. To teach others and inspire others I too have to constantly be learning and growing. My blog helps me refocus my mind on topics that are important and just as much as I offer advice, I too am reminded to practice those healthy habits.
I do not blog to:
- Make money
- Get rich
- Become famous
- Get discovered
- Get attention
If these are your goals for blogging then you’re doing it wrong! You should be blogging because you love it, not because you want to be rich. Blog
because you want to, not because your given the chance to make money through paid collaborations. Blog
because it’s part of who you are, not because you feel the need to show the world what you’re made of. Blog
because it genuinely makes you happy, not because the idea of being famous is thrilling. If you have a blog
encourage you to write down your reasons for blogging. When you feel like you are losing your authenticity as a blogger or simply need a little extra motivation, re-read these reasons and let it inspire you to keep doing what you love. Remember your “why
My advice to anyone with a blog is simple:
- Find what sets you a part and stick with it.
- Never compromise who you are or what you’re made of.
- Always be yourself and be completely authentic in everything you do, say or write.
- Do not try to find success by copying others.
If you can adhere to these simple blogging rules I
know you will find success in your own way. It may not be what you expected. It may not come as fast as you are anticipating. But here is a fact: you will be so much more at peace with yourself and what you do if you know that at the end of the day you stayed true to who you were. At the end of the day, I
will read your blog
because you are YOU and completely unique, not because you are a Pink Peonies
or Gal Meets Glam
lookalike. Remember never to compromise for anything or anyone. You are a gem and unique above anyone else! Keep being you!
I’ve love to hear from you: Why do you blog?
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