Confessions Of A Blogger: The Regrets


As some of you may know I’ve been blogging for over ten years now and in this time the industry has changed massively.  As the world of blogging has evolved, so have I, and if I look back over the years, which I do from time to time, I find myself with a few regrets.  I personally don’t see regrets as negative things, they are aspects within our lives that we learn from and more often than not they form us as a person.  But in the spirit of honesty and sharing with you guys, as it looks like you’re enjoying these kind of posts and getting to know me a bit better, I thought I’d share some of my blogging regrets…

1. Slacking

With 3 YouTube Videos a week, 2-3 blog posts a week and daily posts on Instagram I really don’t find myself slacking at this point in time but over the years I have gone through periods where the blog has taken a back seat.  Now I think this would be fair if the back seat was to other important life things but it wasn’t, it was just down to being lazy (and I don’t even mean taking time for myself).  When I first started I did an outfit every single day on my blog, this was just a single snap on a compact camera inside my apartment, it wasn’t fancy but it was the start.  There was no writing, just the outfit and outfit details, but people liked it.  I guess it was a quick fashion fix and before the likes of Pinterest and Instagram were born I was providing inspiration in one single image.  As the years rolled on, the blog developed and it became more and more work; shooting multiple images, editing images (now taken on a DSLR), finding outside locations to shoot in (horrific during winter), coming up with outfits constantly, the list goes on.  I might sound like I’m moaning and I probably have moaned a lot over the last 10 years but I think that’s only natural when your job revolves around, well, yourself (how much ‘me’ can I take?).  Maybe my inspiration was running dry, maybe I was just bored, I don’t know but I started to slack.  Posts dropped to 4 a week, 3 a week, 2 a week, 1 a week…none for a month.  This can happen in blogging as some of you will know, sometimes you just lose your mojo but my biggest regret is not constantly giving it my all.  Baring in mind I started at the same time as now-super bloggers like Chiara Ferragni, Aimee Song (still a fave of mine and a lovely human being), Kristina Bazan, Andy Torres and so many other incredible women who clearly ceased their moments and worked damned hard to make something happen.  I made excuses for myself that many of these bloggers started when they were in college and so they had the free time to invest into their blogs but I can’t help thinking maybe they were just more determined that I was, more hard working throughout.  Don’t get me wrong, I have definitely worked hard to get where I am, and I’m not for one second ungrateful, but the Leo in me wishes I had done more at times.  Funnily enough this point kind of links to the last so be patient with me here.



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