12/02/2017

What Blogging Means To Me


It's a Saturday afternoon 1:14pm to be precise and I'm sat here at the Holborn Grind looking out the window as the snow softly falls upon a very cold London. I have been thinking to myself why am I doing this. Why do I blog? What does it mean to me? I wanted to sit down and really put what blogging means to me in a blog post. 

Blogging has never been about the numbers for me. Yes it feels good when the amount of people who read your blog increases or a brand starts to send you PR samples. There's no doubt that this plays a huge part in the blogging world but for me it's not about that and I'm hoping that I will never get wrapped up in needing PR samples.

I was lucky enough to receive a PR sample around month 3 of Asia Jade (My old blog name) being live. Being a "newish" blogger at that time I of course jumped at the chance. Looking back on it I probably wouldn't have taken upon the opportunity. I have done a few blog posts with companies now and I often turn loads down. I never want to work with a company just for the sake of it. If it doesn't fit in with my blog then I'll turn it down. 

Blogging is a way for me to express my thoughts and feelings in a way that I never imagined I would do. There's no filter that I can put on my blog. Yes of course I can write complete rubbish but I don't want to do that. I want it to be as raw as it can be. Of course there are a lot of things that I keep to myself for privacy reasons. 

Over the years I have slowly transformed my blog to represent who I am at that point in time. I'm all about spreading positivity but I'm also about being raw and honest on my blog. If I'm feeling crap one day then I want to write about that because my life is far from perfect. 

Blogging is a great escape for me I spend hours watching YouTube videos and reading blog posts. While it's a hobby for me and I hope it always will be it also helps to keep me grounded. I'm lucky because all of the hard work that I have put in has pulled off. You don't need fancy equipment or a flash computer to start a blog. I started with my run down computer & my iPhone 4s. 

I'm so happy with where my blog is now I can't wait to see what happens next with it. If it says in this position for the rest of it's life then I'll be happy because I know deep down how hard I have worked to get here. You don't need awards that you can put on top of your fireplace to feel proud of your blog. At the end of the day if you are happy with your blog then that's all that matters. 

I'm not sure if this blog post makes complete sense or not but either way I'm glad I took the time to sit down and write this blog post. I know in a few months time I'll look back on it and I'll remember how I was feeling at the time that I sat down to write it. 
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