I am not sorry

I have got to that stage of blogging where I am doing something right. I am being myself. I will admit when I started I didn't know where I was going with my blog. I would write beauty reviews that personally I found boring. If I myself am finding them boring to write then how can I expect people to want to read them?

I have paused the beauty posts and focused on writing about things close to my heart. Personal posts. Experiences. Things that are true. Things I believe in. I worry that altering my blog so much will be frowned upon but then I think again and think of the reasons I blog. 

Blogging is something I started for me. I love to write, I love to read. I was told my writing is interesting so what better way to publicize that than writing it on a blog for the world to see? I do change my fonts. I do change my design. I do change my criteria. I do change the title of my posts. Because I am bettering my blog. I am making it the best I want it to be. And it is getting better. Since writing more personally I have seen an increase in page views. I have almost reached 1000 views in two weeks; a milestone I usually didn't hit until I'd reached a month. 

When people say that the key thing to being a successful blogger is just being yourself they weren't lying. Readers want to feel your personality in your writing. They don't just want to know if a shampoo is good. 

I am proud of myself and I am proud of where my blog is today. I have stopped comparing myself to other bloggers and their success. My blog hasn't got a million page views and if it does in the future then it does but right now it has just under 6000 page views and that's good enough for me. At the end of the day you're not a blogger for stats you're a blogger to express your personality, individuality and uniqueness online for others to read. 

I used the image above because I am human. I wrote this blog post lying in bed, out of the blue, whilst reading other blog posts and drinking a cup of tea. I don't have a fancy desk or bright lighting I just write in the places I feel comfortable. 

Why do you blog? 

Lots of Love
Jen xo


  1. YES, yes and yes again.

    I completely understand this post, this is how I felt when I started blogging.
    I was writing about beauty stuff when quite frankly beauty blogging bores me soooo bad.
    I much prefer this style of writing when people are themselves.

    Keep it up, I love your blog! xx

  2. Such a great post. You say so much truth. Blog for you and blog about what you want. Write a blog you want to read and write it because you love to. If you're not feeling shampoo reviews, don't write them. If you're feeling down and want to write about that to get it off your chest, go for it. This is your slice of the Internet to express yourself - don't feel like you have to post about something because 'everyone else is' - embrace your uniqueness. I love what you're saying here and this is a lovely blog. Keep up the awesomeness and never apologise for being yourself xxx

  3. I absolutely adore this. There is so much truth to this, and it's so easy to get wrapped up in stats and numbers. Our blogs are our own little corners of the internet to write and express ourselves, and we need to hold on to the meaning of that. Lovely post, I'm so glad you wrote this :)

    www.goldilocksnotebook.blogspot.com xx