The Best Thing About Being A Blogger


It's March! First of all, how did that even happen?! I feel like it was New Year, I blinked and now it's March... Second, I have huge mixed feelings about this month. I'm ridiculously excited because it's my birthday, I'm turning 21 and we're going to see Wicked in London to celebrate - gah! But also, I'm internally screaming with fear because March means that April is fast approaching and with that comes my dissertation deadline - oh crap! I have to admit, I haven't really been the perfect student and, in true Jemma fashion, I have well and truly left it to the last minute which means my March has suddenly become pretty hectic, haha! (It doesn't help that out internet is down at the moment and sky literally don't have a clue what the issue is... I'm actually writing the 'first draft' of this blog post by hand right now - it has got to that point, haha!) So yeah, I suppose what I'm trying to say is that I apologise if the blog goes a bit lapse this month but unfortunately (as much as I love blogging and wish I could do nothing but blog for the entire month!) uni work has to take priority - for now (you can bet as soon as I've handed in this work I'll be blogging as often as possible - I cannot wait for that day!) but for now, I'm aiming to get a blog post up every other day to the best of my ability, but if that doesn't happen for some reason you know why, haha! But anyway, that was a good enough segway into todays topic right?! I wanted to share some of my favourite things about blogging today, because as cringey as it sounds I truly do fall more and more in love with blogging every day! So yeah, here are some of the reasons why I love blogging. Let me know in the comments if you agree with any of my reasons and also feel free to share your own reasons too! Oh also! I know this intro is getting ridiculously long but I have to give photo credit to Ethan - we discovered this gorgeous row of houses near where we live and I knew I wanted to snap a few pictures of it, but I was way too embarrassed to take pictures of peoples houses, so I sat in the car while Ethan got out and took pictures for me... he'd hate me if I didn't give credit, haha! 


YOU CAN SHARE YOUR VOICE // Before I started blogging I never really had an opinion (or I suppose the confidence to share my opinion) I was one of those really annoying people who would just agree with what you said to avoid conflict and to be honest I might have even gone as far as to say I never really had anything interesting to share - well apparently I do! One and a half years later of rambling on my blog and I still have so much to say, I suppose I just prefer sharing my voice in a different way, and that's fine! I've shared so many opinions now on this little space and I suppose it's kind of interesting considering people actually want to come back and read it again and again. haha! I don't know why but I really do find it so easy to share what I want to say on my blog and I love being able to voice my opinion and share than with my readers. 

I'VE LEARNED SO SO MUCH // Blogging has taught me so much beyond just photography and writing. (Although I feel like both of those have come such a long way since I started!) I'd only really dabbled with HTML before I started this blog, but I've learned so much more about it now from messing around with my blog layout.. as much as it gives me such a headache to mess with, with a little bit of patience I almost always end up doing it right and you feel so successful afterwards! I've also learned so much about working with companies, how to properly email - as simple as that sounds I feel like I'm much more confident when it comes to emailing nowadays compared to 2 years ago! There are just so many new things that I'm learning every day and that makes this such an amazing hobby. 

YOU CAN SUPPORT OTHERS SO EASILY // When I first wrote and shared my anxiety story over a year ago I never even knew how much it would support others! I've written so many mental health posts since then, sharing tips based on how I cope with my anxiety and it's so amazing seeing all of the lovely responses - even if it means that one person feels like they're not alone then I've done my job! It makes me feel so happy knowing that I can use my anxiety for good and share my bad days on this little blog to support others. 

OPPORTUNITIES! // When I started my blog I never even dreamed of all the opportunities I'd be met with. Only a year and a half in and I've worked with loads of lovely brands, reviewing and sharing their products! I'm so grateful for all of these opportunities I've had, it makes me feel like a proper blogger, haha! 

I CAN LOOK BACK WHENEVER I WANT! // I'm a pretty nostalgic person so I think one of the best reasons I love having a blog is the fact that I can go and look back at my old posts - even if it is just to cringe at my really old ones, haha! I hope in years time I can come back to this space and see what I was up to. Especially with my update posts where I literally just spill everything because as much as pictures are great for memories I just know I'll love coming back and reading exactly how I felt at the time - even if it is just to cringe even more, haha!  

IT'S A GREAT STRESS RELIEF! // As you will know if you've read some of my recent update posts, blogging has become a huge stress reliever for me! In those update posts I literally just spill everything I've been feeling recently (especially at the moment... what with my dissertation stressing me out, haha!) and it feels amazing just to get everything off my chest! Also, honestly all of your lovely comments really help to ground me and make realise that I don't need to freak out! I also just find writing posts to be such a stress reliever too, I can just snuggle up, stick some music on and write a post - it's one of my favourite things to do on a cosy evening! 

6 comments :

  1. Sorry for the totally off topic comment but I totally clicked this post because I recognised that street! Do you live in Portsmouth, by any chance?

    My birthday is in March too! Yay for March babies. Hope you have a good birthday xx

    Angi www.twodifferentworlds.com

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    1. That's so funny - I do live in Portsmouth, do you? :)
      Hope you have a good birthday too, lovely! x

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  2. I agree with every point you listed in this post! After doing blogging for one year (realized this as of today!) that you grow along with every post you write, and with the people who decide to follow you on your journey. I've even had help from a couple of my readers that helped me out irl issues I was going through. You meet some really great people as well :) My most recent post was on blogging for who you are, not anybody else, if you'd like to check that out. Relates to your post a ton xx

    Kyia at WANDERLUSTGIRL// Lifestyle & Beauty
    Let’s be BLOGLOVIN friends!

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  3. I've only been blogging since the beginning of January, but I've really enjoyed the process so far - I have a lot to learn yet x

    www.sheintheknow.co.uk

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  4. This is all so true! Such a great post :)

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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  5. Aww I loved reading this! Love being a blogger :)

    Tiffany x www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

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