Sunday, July 2, 2017

Why I Took A Break & My Thoughts On The Blogging Industry

I've been doing a lot of thinking for quite some time about my blog and social platforms, and it's safe to say the industry has completely changed from when I began this little space on the internet in 2013/14, let alone how much it's changed from the very start! Not to say that it's a bad thing, but myself and bloggers alike are finding it difficult to find our feet, and where we fit in amongst the hundreds of thousands. I'd say this definitely applies if you're someone like me, who has taken a huge break, or multiple breaks in between. Where do I come back to, and where do I belong?

I began my blog solely as a fashion blogger, and I would post 3+ times a week, with different outfits shot in locations by my house. They weren't particular attractive locations, you know, the classic 'garden fence', or 'nearest plot of grass'. I can assure you they were nothing on the highly coveted streets of Kensington that we see all over our screens these days. 

Naturally, I began to change direction as I fell more and more in love with beauty. My content was a mixture of both, until I 'dropped' fashion posts in favour of reviewing new make-up, or sharing my current favourite products. This is definitely the path I've remained on, and I don't see myself straying, however I also don't intend to be a one-trick pony. I have a multitude of interests, why not share them? The bloggers and influencers I aspire to and keep up with the most are not limited to what they talk about, sure, they're loosely labeled as a 'fashion' blogger, a 'beauty' blogger etc, but the content varies, and that's what makes it interesting to me.

Anyway, back to why I took one hell of a back-seat. As my content was changing, my audience was changing too, and I wasn't comfortable with the idea of losing all of these followers that I'd built up from the start. People who loved fashion posts didn't necessarily want to stick around for beauty posts, and I totally understand that now. I want to build an audience that want to see my posts, and want to read my content, and I'm happy for that process to be however it will be. 

So where do I stand now? I'm comfortable with my place in the industry, despite it being smaller than a grain of rice. The main thing, and the reason I keep coming back is because I love producing content, I love writing, I love creating my own little space in this world for whatever I want. 
I don't want to neglect the efforts I've put in over the years, I want to nurture and grow this space I've created for myself, and give my passion the love and attention it deserves. 

I'm excited to re-join my journey, I hope you'll join me along the way!



  1. I'm one follower that's always stayed! Will always support any decision you make for your blog! I've always loved reading your content too, so I'm here to stay! Used to love your fashion posts, but I understand people change! Will always love your blog!

    Isobel x

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  2. That is so so sweet!!! Thank you so much! It's so nice to hear that you have stayed throughout all of my blog! And you're doing amazing too girl!! So happy to support each other!! xxxxx


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