All The Things I Love About Blogging

Hello, gorgeousness! I'll be honest, I am currently in a creative rut. I feel like I am in a fog of writer's block and I can't seem to figure out what to say exactly. It happens all the time, but it's fine! All I need is a good break but not today! I just need a little push from the blogging gods to spark a topic. 

All The Things I Love About Blogging

So while I was sitting down in front of my laptop staring at a blank page and thinking lots of thoughts, my brain sparked an amazing topic that I can absolutely share and maybe you can resonate with these things too; I am going to compile a list of things I love the most about blogging. What a better way to regain my blogging mojo!

I have been blogging pretty consistently for the past few years and I am so proud of that. Blogging has taught me so much and I cherish every moment. As context, I am not a full-time blogger, but I spend just as much time blogging as I do in my day job, which is also blogging LOL but specifically being a freelance. But why do I love it so much? Why I can't let blogging go? Why do I give up sleeping in on the weekends for it?

Well, here's the list of things I love about blogging and the things I plan to keep in mind the next time I might be feeling demotivated:

I get to write things I truly care about.

It's really rewarding to be able to write a post on something you care about and have people read, give a response to it and learn from it. I am especially happy when people let me know that my post has helped them.

A few colleagues of mine from secondary school (who I haven't spoken to since I left the school), messaged me and said they'd read most of my beauty posts and some of my beauty tips and recommendations ended up becoming one of their holy grails. I was elated! 

The opportunities have been pretty amazing.

I am not making millions from blogging but I have experienced a lot of wonderful opportunities as a result of this blog, all of which I am really thankful for. But it comes with a lot of work, focus and huge responsibilities. I spend an average of 5-6 hours on each post — this includes writing, researching, photo editing, etc.

Apart from that, the best thing that's happened so far is that I quit my job, I was able to make a career switch and now work for some amazing international brands while managing a small business. Had it not been for the experience I have acquired through blogging, none of this would have been possible.

One of my favourite creative outlets.

I have always loved writing and blogging has given me the chance to write and improve my writing. It's also another reason for me to get excited to brainstorm a good blog post and plan shoots, take a bunch of beautiful photos and edit them. It sounds like a lot of work (it is) but also satisfying — I like experimenting with different styles and moods to create something that I find "aesthetic".

I have learned and improved so many skills.

Over the years, I have definitely improved my writing skills (it's not perfect or anything but I am making progress). Being able to look back at my older posts and notice how I can make my writing better proves that blogging is a valuable resource to have.

Basically, everything I have done for the blog is new to me. I had no previous experience with the technical side of blogging (codes and HTML), blog photography, internet marketing or designing. These are just a few of the many skills I have acquired since I started blogging.

I have connections from all over the world.

I have connected with so many people through blogging. I have readers and made friends from Canada, Germany, Netherlands, England, France, California, Indonesia — the list goes on. While I am not regularly in touch with everyone, I have been so lucky to have meaningful conversations and internet friendships with people I might have not met. 

The ability to help and inspire people.

By having this blog and putting advice out there I know I am helping others. I just love writing about topics that I have benefited from having access to and it's always heartwarming when someone sends a message saying that a post I have written has helped them in some way. It definitely validates why I blog. The thought always leaves me feeling satisfied with what I do and create.

Blogging cheers me up.

I feel a deep sense of accomplishment once I complete a blog post, hit that publish button and share it across my social media. This fulfilment benefits my mental health and it's vital and makes everything worthwhile.

Me-time.

Writing on my blog has become something I do solely for myself. It's absolutely incredible that other people can read and comment on my post but I do this for me. Writing a blog post has become part of my mindfulness and something I thoroughly enjoy doing. I make time to write a blog post and complete other blogging tasks, this is pure love right here.

I really could talk all day long about blogging and why I love it. It's a part of me and I wouldn't be who I am without it. Wearing so many hats at a time as a blogger and trying to face other challenges that life throws at me but the passion I have for what I do never fades.

What do you love most about blogging?

14 comments

  1. I love blogging as well.. Kadang tak tahu macam mana mau explain perasaan terlalu suka berblog.. Even just buka laptop dan hadap blog tanpa buat apa-apa lagi pun sudah buat perasaan jadi nyaman hahaha~ Blogging is my therapy

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    1. It's so true! Blogging can be therapeutic xx

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  2. I feel like all bloggers go through moments where it's tough to find inspiration. Love that you look for the positive in this situation and remind yourself of what you love about blogging. Blogging does give you so many skills that you can reuse professionnally and I love that too!

    Julia x
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    1. I think finding inspiration can be quite the obstacle for me. But yup I love to turn the situation around and remind myself why I do this and I'll be fine! Thank you so much for stopping by! xx

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  3. It's totally understandable that you are feeling a bit like you're in a creative rut. I think creative people sometimes feel like their talents plateau, and it can be a challenge to get out of that headspace. That being said, I think this topic for a blog post is a great one! It can be helpful to remind ourselves of why we do what we do in the first place to improve motivation. <3

    xoxo,
    Sydney

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  4. Ooh, I love this. It's definitely a creative outlet. It feels like therapy.

    www.becomingtia.com

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  5. I love the connection with regular readers/commenters too! Also, discovering new brands that I may not have tried otherwise! x

    Beautylymin

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    1. Oh yes, definitely! Discovering new and reliable brands are so pleasing! xx

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  6. This was such a fantastic post to read sweetie!

    Danielle | thereluctantblogger.co.uk

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