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