Finding My Place in The Blogging World

Who am I? Where do I fit in? What’s my niche? These are some of the many questions I’ve asked myself since I’ve started blogging. Desperately trying to fit in, yet wanting to make my blog stand out... they kinda contradict each other don’t they? Always wondering what people want to read, what content they’d enjoy and sometimes who they’d want to read it from.

For years I struggled with not fitting in at school, cause I’m a bit of a weirdo, but I grew out of that and realized that I didn’t need to fit in with anyone. So why did it take me so long to do so with my blog?

I’ve always tried to have the bright photos, the clear layout, the marble, the copper, the everything that fits with the stereotype of a blogger and how you’re supposed to “succeed”. The funny thing is, I'd buy these things and set them up in a corner for photos but then once I'd finished they'd go in a draw. Why? Because they didn't fit with the style of my room at all. My room is black and red, kind of cozy... So a cactus and a copper letter didn't really go at all.

I always found myself unhappy with the style I was trying to achieve, it was never good enough, never me. Don’t get me wrong, I love the style and I love the photos and the marble etc... but it’s just not me. I can’t pull it off and be happy with it.

For the past two years, my style on my blog has changed a lot. My photos have evolved and so has my content, changing and growing with me as I find who I am and what I enjoy. If I’m honest, I don’t think that will ever stop as I’m constantly growing and changing and I’m okay with that. I'm still discovering so many things, so many styles, I love it.

Lately, I’ve stopped putting so much pressure on myself for my content to look how I think it should look and just started making it look how I want it to look, how I feel reflects who I am and my style. Does that make sense? Hence the makeover my blog had not long ago, I felt it needed to change as I had changed. I'm showing my style more and not trying so hard to fit in, and since I've been doing that things have been going really well and I've been really happy with what I've been putting out there.

I feel like I was living a lie by thinking that there were certain things you needed to be a good blogger or certain ways you needed to act. It's crazy, but it's how I felt.

The beauty of blogging is that there are no "how to's" because it's your blog, your platform to showcase what you enjoy and your style. Not anyone else's. I love going onto peoples blogs and seeing it represent who they are, it makes them stand out. So why has it taken me so long to do the same?