So like I said in my last post, I’ve been dreaming about starting a blog for ages, but never really had the confidence to take the leap and try it out.
There are a few factors that have been holding me back for some time. The first being that putting yourself out there can be quite challenging. We all worry to some extent about what others think of us and our decisions. Well, recently I decided that I’d rather take this chance in my life and risk embarrassment than live unfulfilled and wondering.
I love fashion and everything beauty: clothing, jewelry, make up, hair, nails, skincare, perfume, EVERYTHING. However, that’s certainly not to say that I’m particularly knowledgeable when it comes to any of these. I fear that I don’t have the skill to come off as someone giving advice. So herein lies my hesitation to start a fashion blog.
I love following my bloggers – it’s a highlight of every day. However, I never felt that my personal style is anywhere near on par with theirs. Then I had the (admittedly brilliant) idea to dig deep into the archives of all my favorite bloggers and see where they started. Guess what I found… they all started exactly where I’m starting. Shocking, I know. I think this is what people mean when they say “don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle”… EVERYONE starts somewhere and more often then not, they too started with lower quality photos, less polished poses and outfits that are nowhere near as beautifully styled as the ones they post today.
So, I’m taking the plunge. I like writing.. but only for topics that captivate me. I love fashion and I really want to further curate my personal style. I also want to create a community for myself full of girls who love the same things that I do. I’ve always loved the idea of having loads of friends, but being somewhat of an introvert, I don’t have the easiest time putting myself out there to meet new people.
This brings me to my big idea. I’ve never really seen anything like this being done. I want to start a fashion blog… AND vlog the whole experience. That may sounds weird, but I figure there has to be people like me all over the world dying to get into blogging, but having hesitations and no idea where to start.
I’m a natural student, so I’ve done lots of research. I want to pass on what I’m learning as well as what I did to get this blog up and running (and hopefully soon gaining some readers). I want to show the behind the scenes – whatever that’s going to look like – as well as my mistakes and lessons along the way. This way, maybe all of you can feel a little more confident in starting your own blog, knowing that all other bloggers had to go through the same trials and learn the same lessons when they started theirs.
Talk soon friends,