A few weeks ago, a thought popped up in my head and I wondered idly… "What will happen when I run out of things to photograph and blog about?". And that thought followed me around, swirled around my head and made me squint. The answer? I have not a single clue. Will In My Sunday Best end up a desolate graveyard of a twenty something year old's odd sartorial choices and too much information writings complete with endless unmoderated spam comments relating to Viagra? Or would I just get bored one day and hit the delete key (If there is one?). The truth is, (And please no tiny violins yet, hear me out) i think i was feeling like i'm not 'hip' or 'cool' enough to be a blogger, and i think the fact that i used the words hip and cool in one sentence alone shows that i am not but i digress… You see blogging has become a powerful force, people are being taken seriously and bloggers are getting big bucks for their work, as they should be! Bloggers I began with and indeed bloggers who have started a year ago have far surpassed me in regards to blog achievements and sometimes I sit down and think oh sh*t, should I be doing this too? What should I be doing?! Omfg help! So, in essence today's post will be a wordy albeit upbeat one, about loving your work, yourself and being proud of yourself!
Comparison is the thief of joy as the old saying goes, and whilst it's healthy to look at other people's work and be inspired by it, you should not compare yourself to anyone, especially in blogging! It's such a mixture of luck, hard work, timing and being on trend sometimes that can seal the deal, and I've noticed a lot of people i started blogging with back in 2011 have abandoned their little pieces of the internet as they've found it hard to keep up with. I'll share with you a little golden nugget my friend Sherida shared with me whilst I was indeed running through the six (and the fridge) with my woes during a phone call with her. She said that everyone loves Queen B, and she's crazy popular and beautiful and people aspire to be like her and that's amazing but there are also people like Bjork who is equally as amazing but may have a smaller following or reach but it doesn't mean that people hate her music or anything, it's just that her niche market is very different. And that my friends was the little lightbulb moment I needed to feel inspired to feel good about my little blog baby, and I hope it makes you feel good about yours too, regardless of if you have a following / readership of 1 million or even just 1. Keep doing what you're doing, and remember why you're doing it in the first place. In my case, blogging is, and will always be a hobby. If you'd like your blog to take off and you'd like to be the next Leandra Medine, work towards that goal, create content that you love, take beautiful photographs, write passionately! You don't have to have a designer wardrobe (Although I wouldn't say no to the Mansur Gavriel Mini Bucket Bag if anyone is buying…), or a huge DSLR, or live in Kensington, you just haves to have heart, and to offset the cheesiness I will admit that it definitely is and will be easier for some rather than other but it's something that you'll just have to take on the chin during your blogging adventures.
What I Wore…
Dress - H&M (Sold out sadly, but this is similar!) | Shoes - Swedish Hasbeens | Lipstick - Limecrime's Red Velvet Velvetine