Ever since I was a little girl, writing has always given me so much joy, so blogging pretty much had to happen. I still find it super fascinating that with just one click, you can put anything you want out for the whole world to read. If only that many people would find their way to my page…
I think it’s been roughly ten years since I started blogging. And one would think, I’d be more successful with the numbers and all. But my intention was never to make money from it. And in the beginning, I had no clue and completely failed at gaining a following, cause I did not make proper use of tools like social media.
Once I figured some things out, I was pretty active for a few years by blogging regularly and promoting it on social media, participating in Twitter chats, visiting other blogs regularly, and so on. But for two or three years now, it has been a constant struggle. My head is always full of ideas, but I’m lacking motivation. And I think it’s because my job is pretty similar to blogging. I’m a journalist and I write, edit, take pictures, produce the paper, and whatnot. At the end of the day, I’ve been sitting in front of a computer long enough. And my body is also pretty messed up, so at some point, I just can’t sit anymore without being in pain.
I also have too many hobbies, which has pretty much always been the case. If my social life wasn’t close to non-existent, I probably wouldn’t get anything I love done. Aside from writing, I also love reading and scrapbooking, which can take up lots of time. Furthermore, I watch too much Netflix, etc., but at least, I can do that while doing most other things, except for reading. I am also lazy at times and a huge procrastinator.
I don’t see myself as an influencer at all, and I also do not like the term cause nobody should be influenced by others. Always form your own opinion. But I do like to inspire people. And if only a handful of people read what I put out into the world, like it, and can relate, I’m satisfied.
Writing and taking pictures is a lot of fun, and I’ve met amazing people from all over the world because of blogging. I don’t really have a niche cause I just love too many things, but that’s just how I am – a little bit of everything. I have my highs when I am absolutely in love with blogging like right now with doing Blogtober. I needed this challenge to get back to posting regularly, and I hope it sticks once October is over. It’s just that when I get overwhelmed by everything that’s going on in my life, I kinda fall out of love and it becomes a burden because pressuring myself into getting posts out there is never a good plan. But I’m hopeful that I’ll stay in love for a while now. Cause if I can manage Blogtober, I should be able to post a few times per week.