I don’t really have a set plan in writing this post, but it’s been on my mind rather a lot recently. And what do we writers do to process our thoughts and feels? We write them down, of course (or at least we should – in fact, we all should, writer or not).
I’ve been thinking about this blog, and the way it has changed over the last three years. Most of the time I am over the moon excited and proud of how it has grown and evolved; blogging is such a rewarding investment which I get so much out of. Sometimes, though, I focus on the more negative aspects of change and development: am I too fickle in my themes? Why can’t I just stick to writing about one thing? Should I delete my old posts?
I am probably the only person fretting so much about the content on here.
As you may have noticed, I have mostly been blogging about cruelty-free cosmetics and lifestyle on here for a while now. Cruelty-free (and, more recently, Vegan) living is a topic that I have grown increasingly passionate about over the last year or so, and one that I adore generating ideas and putting together posts on. Whether I’m reviewing a bunch of new lipsticks, sharing a beauty regime or some tips on going Vegan, I put thought and effort into every post and genuinely get a lil thrill every time I hit Publish. Maybe I need to get out more?
This blog has kind of followed the interests and phases of my life over the last few years I’ve been writing it. It started out as a place for me to express my opinions on pop culture and news, before morphing into a more personal blog. I’ve dabbled in DIY posts, lifestyle and travel, too. More likely than not, I will occasionally want to write about those things as well in the future. But for some reason, as my blog has evolved, I have felt pressure to fit a certain niche, which has left me a little worried that I’ll limit the content I post and, ultimately, my creativity.
So what if I post about a difficult personal experience one day and do a product review the next? Variety can’t be such a bad thing, can it? The main thing is that I write about things I enjoy writing about. As creators, I think we sometimes put unnecessary pressure on ourselves. I guess this is what I’ve been doing recently.
From here on out, I’m going to concentrate on not caring so much, going with the flow of what I want to write, and embracing the natural progression of my blog. And I would be honoured if you followed along.
Do you have blogging doubts and thoughts like these? How do you deal with them? I’d love to hear from you!