There are a lot of blogs out there, that I hate to say, are superficial and exactly alike. These blogs have been discouraging me, as I feel as though they are giving us bloggers a bad name.
I don't want my blog to be like that! I need to keep believing in myself and my authenticity as a blogger, but in order for me to do that, I need to BE authentic, and be real. Nobody's life is perfect, I don't just want to blog about glitz and glam. Who is that helping?
For example, there's a fashion blogger who only showcases really expensive, designer clothes, and handbags. There's nothing wrong with that, but not everyone can relate to being able to afford those brands.... and it makes those of us who can't, feel like crap. I feel like, It's easy to look good all the time, when you're rich! 😂 Now, what's harder, and requires more fashion skill, is trying to look good with a budget, or let's just be real, trying to look good when you're BROKE AF! 😂
I was shopping at the thrift shops before Macklemore made it cool, guys. I just wanna keep it real! It wasn't called "wearing vintage" back then, it was called being POOR. Shoot, I feel like writing a blog post on how to shop at Ross.... that's something I know how to do well.
What about all of these "Summer Essential" blog posts? They're super fun to read but I don't believe any material thing is an "essential". Summer is just about having fun, and being outdoors! Guys, I know what it's like to be looking at other peoples lives, and feeling discouraged, or like your life really sucks compared to theirs. I don't want to make my followers feel like that, ever.
Please know that regardless of what I post about, or what products I get my hands on, my life is not glamorous. I struggle with depression, anxiety, and feeling alone. This is because no material thing, or amount of followers can fill the void in our lives. I feel like only God can inspire us, and give us contentment. 🙌🏽 This is why I am obsessed with nature, because I feel closer to God when I'm out there. 🌺🌵 and I feel true peace. All of this to say, that even though I considered it (again), I'm not giving up on blogging, I just need to stay true to myself and not care about what other people think, or how many followers I have.
My true desire in life is to get closer to God, and I can't get distracted along the way.