I hope you are all well?
Yes, I know I am alive!!
For those of you who have no clue what you're doing here let me just fill you in a bit....
I started blogging spontaneously one day back in 2014 and loved it, I was regularly uploading and loved how my blog grew and developed (unlike myself) I was even able to see improvements in my writing and photography skills.
*Fast forwarding to July15 2016 at 22:02*
I am sitting here yet again writing another post.. if I'm being honest with you I'm slightly apprehensive about it as i haven't been blogging for the last 6 months (i decided to take a break) and I'm not really sure what I'm doing (as always)
You might have noticed a couple of things
1. The majority of my posts have been deleted
2. (you might not have noticed this but...) I got my own personal domain which i was thrilled with only to realise it then deleted all the comments on all my blogs post ever!! YAY well done Ali!!
The reason why I deleted the majority of my blog posts is because I was dissatisfied with the content.. I know I have come a long way since I started blogging however one of the major drawbacks for me personally was the lack of creativity. I had always wanted to go out to different locations and take my blog pictures in really cool settings and really put effort into all my posts however with an actual lack of confidence behind the camera I hated the idea of anyone else having to take my pictures which resulted in me putting the camera on timer and gracefully running into position before the 10 seconds was up.
I legit started to feel like I had to upload a blog post because if I didn't I would disappoint my readers which really left me feeling rubbish about the content I was providing and also the fact that I literally put the minimum amount of effort into my blog, like I said I seemed to convince myself that as long as a post went up then that would be ok. However it isn't ok which is why I have decided tonight rather spontaneously (yet again) to relaunch my blog!!!!
I am (believe it or not) 20 years old on Monday and I have come to the realisation that if you really love doing something and feel passionately about something then you should just go for it. I sadly made the mistake of feeling embarrassed and ashamed about my blogging when I should be feeling the opposite which is proud and rewarded with all the amazing opportunities to work with companies and meet other bloggers and just be a part of such a friend and passionate community.
I know this whole post makes probably now sense and is completely jumbled however when you're just going with the flow and typing away you don't really know what you'll end up typing.
So.... consider this the official relaunch of my blog.