A couple of days ago I read a post by an amazing fellow blogger Thunderlove (check out her post here) in which she spoke about the mass amount of 'blogging advice' that is thrown around the internet. PR companies, increasing traffic, and generally how to have a successful blog seem to be the big advice areas at the moment. This got me thinking about the reason I blog, and why started a blog in the first place.
I started my blog originally as MacLoverGirl96, as a side step to go along with my youtube channel (which has taken the very back seat nowadays). It seemed an obvious move, as most youtubers had a blog in which they could write posts instead of filming a video. From June 2011 up until late April 2013 my blog stayed as MacLoverGirl96, when I decided it was time for a change. Beauty Babbles was a name that popped into my head at about 11pm one night when I was in bed, and I fell in love with my blog all over again.
Beauty Babbles has always been designed by me, and each time I redesign it I love it more and more. I find myself giving my blog a revamp when I'm feeling uninspired with it, or when I feel like it just doesn't reflect who I am anymore. There's no doubt I've changed over the past 3 years of blogging, but why I blog still remains the same. I blog because I love it. I love taking the photos for posts, and my photography skills have improved dramatically as a result. I love interacting with other bloggers, whether this is through twitter, blog comments, letters or even in real life! I love writing the posts, making sure I get my message across. I love seeing the post come together, with all its parts. I love feeling like I'm talking to a friend, whether it's about beauty or some of my advice posts (Like my moving out post here).
Blogging has never been about making money, or having a massive audience - each new follower I get I simply appreciate that they want to read what I've created, just like when someone buys an inventors product. I'm proud of my blog, and I really hope that other bloggers feel the same way as me. The blogging community inevitably will change in the coming years, but the hopeless romantic in me will always pray that at the bottom of the blogs is passion and love for what is produced, rather than the need for money and success.
Why do you blog/read blogs?