i once had a fashion blog
Heels on Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris.
She was a stunning, fashionable French girl with a sweet accent and friendly persona.
While it was short lived, it was worthwhile in that I learnt many lessons from writing that blog…
Setting a daily publishing expectation was stressful and the obligation was not how I wanted blogging to feel.
How few clothes I buy and therefore how little original content I could create. Acquiring new clothes just to blog wouldn’t sit well with my desire for less material items in our home.
It exposed me to companies trying to tell bloggers how and what to blog.
I buy about two fashion magazines a year which is not conducive to staying “in the loop”!
It limited my writing and images to one topic and didn’t allow me to explore other interests.
Most of all, I didn’t like how it made fashion the centre of my mind and created a heightened anxiety about keeping up with all the trends.
I realised that there is a clear point where my eyes glaze over with disinterest.
The full immersion and overexposure actually gave my minimalist desires a kick into overdrive to begin defining my personal style. It also made me realise that I wanted to blog on my own terms in a way that stays true to me and makes me happy. This is that space.
Interestingly, the two gorgeous friends I made from that blog have also taken different routes with their own blogs. Have any of you authored other blogs in the past? Did they teach you something about yourself or blog world? Has your current blog evolved into something completely different from what you first envisaged?