Ain’t that Same Old Been Done Kind. Yup, these are lyrics from one of my favorite Eric Church songs. The lyrics came to mind while I was thinking about how to summarize my thoughts for this post. Basically, my thoughts are about blogging and what it means to me on a personal level. Just that, what blogging means to me as an individual and what kind of blog I want. If any of this sounds rude then please forgive me because I’m not being rude, just honest.
I’ve learned so much since I started blogging. Some of my original thoughts about blogging have changed dramatically. The more I blog the more I know what I want and what I don’t want for my blog. For example, I don’t want to blog like everyone else blogs. I don’t want to be the same as everyone else. The same outfits, the same thoughts, the same brands, etc. etc. I want to just be me. Me and all my goofy and often weird ways.
Staying Real in a Glamorized World
I don’t want to post a picture because the style of the shot is a trendy theme (aka flowers in my purse). I want to post a picture because it speaks to me creatively. Who knows, someday I may put flowers in my purse but I highly doubt it because it seems kind of gross. I want to be honest in what I represent as a person and blogger. I want to be as real as I can in a virtual world that is overly glamorized. Let’s be honest, blog world is glammed up a bit for visual purposes. I don’t walk around in heels every single day folks. Some days, I’m a mess and will get embarrassed if you spot me in Kroger #realtalk.
I’ve said from the beginning, I want to be transparent in my posts and on my blog/social media. I have such respect for the bloggers who are honest, relatable, and real. The ones who seem like you could like them in real life. Those women have my respect.
In summary, I treat my blog like a business so of course there are business rules to follow in blog world. I know I can’t deny all blog trends. What do I mean? There are certain trends, themes, etc. that need to be followed to land a collab etc (or blog job as I like to call them). Overall though, I don’t want to get caught up in the blog hype. There is something to learn every day. The truth is, I don’t like it or enjoy it every day. Blogging is an up and down journey and balance of good, bad, fun, and not so fun.