When I first started blogging I read a lot of blogs and all I ever wanted to do was master their effortless writing style and their fresh and professional images. They were my inspiration and I wanted them to help me to mould my own blog’s personality.
But I soon realised that my blog was never going to be like their blogs. I’m not the crisp white bedsheets and coffee kinda girl. I’m more of a campervan print bedsheets and apple juice kinda girl and that’s the kind of girl I didn’t see much of when I first started blogging.
I wanted to be myself, but I didn’t feel like the right person to have a blog. I don’t have a vast collection of MAC make-up, in fact I don’t have any make-up, so I was never going to be a beauty blogger. But even the cutest lifestyle blogs I’d seen published beauty posts every now and then.
My bedroom is teeny tiny so I could never take those well lit professional pictures that I see so many other bloggers sharing. I tried to use Pinterest once but I didn’t have a clue what I was doing, which was probably a blessing because my photography skills really weren’t up to scratch.
I tried to do the odd outfit of the day post every now and then but my wardrobe isn’t very varied and I always felt silly and didn’t know where or how to pose. Plus my boyfriend Jordan hated how long it took to take all of the pictures and, it wasn’t his fault, but he never took them quite how I wanted them.
I’ve been thinking and I’ve realised that you don’t need to be a certain type of person to have a blog. There isn’t a list of criteria that you need to meet before you can call yourself a blogger.
Your blog doesn’t need to be perfect either. It just needs to be something you love working on because people can tell from the writing when a blog means something to someone and a blog is so much more interesting when it’s authentic.
I might post the odd outfit of the day every now and then but it’ll be an outfit that I think is cute, whether it’s stylish or not. I’ll always try and add pictures to my posts, but they’ll never be perfect. And I will never write a beauty post because that’s just not my thing.
Your blog doesn’t have to match up to the enormously successful ones, just enjoy yourself and write what you feel.
Image taken by Helene in Between