I have been attempting to blog since 2013. It has only been over the past few months though where I have actually figured out exactly what I want from blogging.
Not to be out in a damn box.
“You must have a niche”
“Top 10 lists are overdone”
“You need to write a post weekly if not more”
“You can’t talk about that topic if you are a travel blogger”
It was all rules and no fun. I didn’t enjoy the whole process of creating a blogpost or creating images for social media. People were in it for the followers, the money or to be an “influencer”. The ones that would succeed would be the ones who were pumping out the same unoriginal stuff.
So I made the decision to step out of out of the little box I was put in and wow, HELLO WORLD!
I like to think that I am a pretty complex yet simple human. Emotionally complex, yet easy going and chill. Anyone relate? I began to realise that the only reason why I hadn’t been putting any love into my blog or even wanted to open up WordPress and begin writing was it was just too much damn pressure these days.
Too much damn pressure to compete with people. Too much pressure to write this and that. I had a huge epiphany a few months ago and began to slowly re-evaluate what the actual hell I am doing online, on my blog and on my social media channels.
So here I am 2019. I am no longer a travel blogger.
I’m just a blogger.
Yes, OK most of my content will be about travel, because that’s my biggest passion but you know what!?
I love food, I love cooking. I like to watch movies and TV series, eat copious amounts of cheese and read my horoscopes way too much. I’m not OK with being told that I have to have one niche to make it as a blogger.
This is a restart, this is 2019 and I am ready to get involved. To enjoy creating, writing again and to expand and keep growing my amazing and loving community.
Who’s with me? Who’s ready to stop letting the overwhelming pressure get to us. To not worry that if we take a digital detox that we will be “forgotten”, to not worry that our content isn’t good enough, that our blog isn’t getting as many views as others, or that our social media followers are declining and not growing.
You’ve got this. We’ve got this. Now let’s remember why we are here on this crazy online platform and begin to love the journey and personal growth that comes with blogging for ourselves first and not for others.
Love Lucie xx