The Blog Journey

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

The Blog Journey
Being a blogger can be really hard sometimes, getting caught up in numbers, being judged, feeling left out and not good enough, comparing your blog to other blogs across the web. All in all, blogging consumes a large chunk of your life and you find yourself caught up in it all, but it's nice to take a step back and look at the journey you have taken as a blogger.
Although heythererobyn.com was created in September of 2014 it wasn't unil June of 2015 that I truly felt like I was a blogger, I began to take blogging seriously, see it as an art, it was no longer a hobby, it became something I found myself consumed in for hours on end without even thinking about it. I began to think of myself as a blogger, and sure I haven't quite fully found my voice as a blogger and I feel like I am still lost a lot of the time it's nice to look back at how far I have come.

In 2014 I was in my last year of college, I was applying to university and I was encouraged to start blogging. I was 18 and I had been reading blogs for about 2 and a half years beforehand and watching Youtube 2 years before that. I knew the popular bloggers and Youtubers, I knew the work that went into creating wonderful content and I knew that I had wanted to do it for a long time, but it wasn't until someone told me "Do it, you might not get into uni otherwise" that I felt like nothing else mattered, none of my worries and fears about blogging mattered anymore, I HAD to begin a blog and so I did. 

It was a rush, I didn't have a clue what I was doing, I read blogs, but I just didn't know how to be as good as them, jugging college, a social life, uni applications and a blog was a lot to deal with and I found myself doubting I would even continue after I got into university. 

The Blog Journey
But then college ended and all I wanted to do was blog, I had fallen in love with writing it. The way I would sit at my laptop my fingers hitting the keys, I felt calm, I felt like all that mattered was that my writing was good, It was no longer about university, it was about a passion I had found for sharing a piece of my life on a tiny corner of the internet. 

It's been a year since I realised my love for blogging and not a day goes by where I don't metaphorically pat myself on the back for taking the jump into the unknown. From blogging I have met amazing people, worked with wonderful companies and PRs, I have grew in confidence, learned new skills and even transferred those skills over into my university work. 

That's not to say it's not been hard, I am forever worrying that my content doesn't compare to the content out there in the blogosphere, I get down about stats and I freeze up on blog post ideas, doubting my every post, my ever idea. It's a roller coaster, some days I am on top of the world feeling like nothing can tear me down and the next I am wondering if I should delete my blog and move to Timbuktu because my blog is such an embarrassment. 

I forever have to remind myself that good things take time and I am learning and growing as a blogger. Nobody's perfect and my blog certainly isn't, but it's been a year and I have come a long way. Rome wasn't built in a day and I have to trust that everything is working out exactly how it is supposed to. 

Looking back over the past year of blogging I can't quite believe the journey I have taken and I can't wait to see where heythererobyn.com will be another year from now. 

When did you begin blogging? Where would you like to be with you blog a year from now? 

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