being an individual

2/15/16

Dear Diary,

I have really been putting a lot of thought into the blog and the content I want to put out there. I’ll admit, that I am kind of a strange person. Not in a, “I’ll end up in prison” kind of way, but a, “I eat popcorn for breakfast, ask my dogs questions, and obsess over disney” kind of way. I am actually ok with being a little “free spirited,” but in the blog world, the problem is, it doesn’t always translate.

If you look at some of the more popular blogs, there is one thing missing from a lot of them, individuality. Many have the same sponsors, they all have the same red hunter boots, and they all have to have their starbucks. Don’t get me wrong, I love them and think they are stunning, but that is where I’m so torn.

I obviously want the blog to be a success, I would be lying if I said different. I want the blog to be successful, but I don’t want to lose myself in the process. I don’t drink starbucks every day, I wear Joules rain boots, I love bows and stripes, but not because it will make me money, and I sometimes look fat and don’t want to post my pictures.

I had to take a little blogging hiatus for many reasons, but some of this was part of it. I was putting so much pressure on myself to “fall in with other bloggers,” who for one, I can’t keep up with and for two, I just can’t be like because it’s not in the cards.

I don’t want to buy followers to prove I’m worth following. I want to impact people’s hearts, not just their eyes.

So now, I am here, pondering how to share my style, my photos, and my life with beauty and individuality.

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