Why I Blog

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I decided to start up my own blog after months of reading other blogs. I enjoyed taking a look into other people's lives and reading all about what they enjoyed doing, what fashion and beauty products they loved - it's a perfect excuse for me to have a good old nose. I have always enjoyed writing since I was young, so I thought to myself 'I could write my own blog' but instantly the negative thoughts came - Why would anyone want to read about me? Would anybody even read it at all? My sister encouraged me to start my own blog eventually. One lazy Saturday, I set up Sweet Dreams. I decided to call my blog Sweet Dreams as I think it's a cute little message and also I am a huge lover of having a cosy lie-in! Straight away I was writing a long list of all things I wanted to write about and share with others.
 
I now class blogging as a hobby. I enjoy being able to think 'I could blog about that' or thinking of ideas for articles I would love to write in the hope I will put one on my blog one day - on a subject that I feel passionately about. It's a creative outlet for me as I am able to write about whatever I want - there are no rules to it. I can blog as many times as I like, or have days off when I just don't feel like it. I also feel that writing a blog has improved my self-confidence. It makes me feel so pleased when I get a nice comment from a fellow blogger on a post I have written, it encourages me to continue posting. Blogging also opened up new opportunities for me - after blogging for under a month I was lucky enough to be invited to a Benefit Beauty launch. I was left thinking - why on earth do they want me there?! I was glad I found the courage to attend the event as I didn't know anybody and I think this helped my confidence by proving to myself I could do it. I see my blog as an online diary. I never share much personal information, maybe as the months go on I will work on more personal posts as I think these are received well by other bloggers (I know I enjoy being nosey!). I can post inspirational quotes, images, things that make me happy. I try to keep my blog as positive as I can, if I am having a few down days then I don't feel the need to blog about this, I'll wait until I am feeling better and then share the good times with you.
 
So far, I have only had positive experiences in the blogging community. I always enjoy joining in the #bbloggers chat when I can. I have also found that lots of bloggers are willing to help you out when you need advice, all you have to do is ask! I will to continue to enjoy writing my blog. I feel I have things to improve on - I guess we all feel like that about our blogs. I would like to write more blog posts that I enjoy reading and I'm looking forward to doing so! If you are thinking of starting your own blog, I can only say to go for it! You have nothing to lose!
 
Why do you blog? (If you do?) x
 




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4 comments

  1. Some good advice, I do it because I enjoy it, love talking and am fascinated by products xx

    http://beautyqueenuk.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. This is such a great post - I totally agree with everything you've written. I started blogging for mostly the same reasons as you, but when I split up with my boyfriend I wanted something to throw myself into and blogging has definitely since become my new favourite hobby! :) xx

    http://glitterylove.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. great post! I worked in cosmetics for many years but as stay at home mum I really miss advising people, so my blog is a way to keep doing what I love so much.

    xo

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  4. Great post!
    I love blogging to share my views and opinions in this crazy industry and love reading other blogs to find hints and tips that I might have not typically discovered.
    You have a really great writing style, such a joy to read.
    Would love to follow each other on bloglovin and GFC.
    Let me know with a comment and I always follow back.
    Lots of love from London.
    Love G xx

    www.supercalafashionistic.com

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