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So…you blog?

I am a blogger. Yes, that’s who I am.

I’ve been blogging for almost 3 years now. I’ve done it in various formats, trying to find my niche. In 2008, I created Urbanista, a blog about fashion and beauty for the urban/city woman. This past January, I asked myself if that blog was really what I was all about. Don’t get me wrong, I love that blog. I’m actually thinking of going at in a different direction. But, I had to ask myself a few questions.

Do I love fashion? Yes.
Do I love beauty? Yes.
Do I love shopping? Yes.
Do I love to blog? Yes.

Wait…Why do I blog about fashion that I can’t wear? I’m a plus-size girl blogging in a NON-plus-size world. That’s when I decided to create Curves and Chaos. I’m so glad I did.

Why do I blog? It’s very simple…

I blog because I love to share information. I blog because it makes me very happy. I blog because I’ve had a dream to write since I was little. I blog because I have a degree in Journalism and I love this format of New Media. I blog because I love that I can write what I want, when I want, about anything I want. I blog because I can.

I do run a couple of other blogs and yes I consider this my “job.” I also consider it my passion.

I’ve learned a few things in the past couple of years as a blogger. I’d love to share them with you.

  • Write from your heart.
  • Be creative and original.
  • Stay true to yourself.
  • No one likes an egotistical blogger.
  • If at first your blog doesn’t succeed…try and try and try again.
  • It’s your blog…do whatever YOU want.

Over the past few weeks, I’ve become aware of a few things in this blogger community. This quote expresses exactly how I feel.

“When science discovers the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to find they are not it.” -Bernard Baily

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  • Cid Style File

    Great post! I too have found a passion for blogging. Its become a part of me. Love how I have connected with so many people all over the world. We all have this one great thing in common, plus size fashion!

  • Jennifer aka. Jasifer

    Nice written, your blog is great and unique and you're totally right with all your points, totally agree with you, gotta write with passion :D
    xoxo

  • DazzledGirl and Braticas

    You were just what I needed to read today! My daughter and I are curvy bloggers, we have a joint blog about her life at 25 and mine at fifty. You were very inspirational!
    http://www.halfheragetwiceherage.blogspot.com

  • NikStar

    How awesome are you?! :) I mean really. Thank you for putting this out there. I heart your blog…as I said before, it's definitely unique and is a great representation of you. <3

  • Sarah

    I really like this post – especially the quote at the bottom. Blogging is really about just writing about what you love and sometimes I think the politics of it all can ruin it for people.

    - Sarah @ Return to Sender

  • Monique

    Thank you so much for your encouraging comments. :)

  • Bombshell Beauty

    I'm with you! As a blogger, it can be hard not to get wrapped up in what other people are doing and stay true to what you want to do. So glad you're out there in the blogosphere!

  • Annissa

    I love these tips and as a new blogger, am definitely taking them to heart. Especially "try, try again" and "stay true to yourself". It's so easy to lose your own voice when you're just starting out, especially when you see other new blogs thrive. You're so right about all of this.

    http://bargainfatshionista.blogspot.com