When starting a blog it’s as if you just gave birth in a way (without the C-section or Episiotomy, I’ve suffered both). It’s small, doesn’t really have a personality yet but a ton of time to grow and mature. You have to tend to it daily by feeding it posts or dressing it to look appealing to the eye. I had so many ideas when I started out but no sense of direction, my thoughts were a bit chaotic and all over the place so I had to think about what I wanted to achieve with this space. I love that I’m able to sit back and see how far I’ve come along not only as a blogger but as a person too. My personal style for certain things in life has become the ‘less is more” approach and I’ve achieved it all through blogging. I didn’t need to do what everyone else was doing because it just didn’t matter, I wrote and still write about what makes me happy. I’ve always been true to myself and this blog but as it started to grow so did I. Blogs essentially as a whole are the same, we write about sh*t, take pictures, and write some more sh*t. I’m genuinely content with what I’ve achieved so far and while some other people deem success on huge collabs or big numbers, that isn’t the case with LWSS. Those things are great experiences no doubt but success to me means the struggle, long nights, brainstorming and all the little milestones. The tiny memories I can look back at and finally say “I did it, I worked my ass off and now I see what defines success”. Creativity is something I try to incorporate into every single post and photograph I take. I push and push because I need to be satisfied before anyone else is. At times I can be very hard on myself but that is just me as a person. I often get asked how do I create content or for blogging advice and this is what I have to say as of today . . .
- Consistency is key but only take on what you can handle, too much at once can cause major stress and can diminish the quality of your work.
- Your blog is a reflection of yourself so try to show emotion through your writing.
- Write about whatever the hell you want! Who cares if it isn’t a hit in the stats department, if you smile when you hit that preview button then the next step is publish.
- Please be polite, I’m so sick of “bloggers” talking about other bloggers in a very indirect way. People choose to do things at their own pace the way they want, how they go about their business shouldn’t be any of your concern. Stop bitching and going on what I like to call “post rants”. The world will never be 100% on your side, it’s cruel but realistic. Complain about the little things on your own time.
Be fearless, we all have to start somewhere right?