In majority of my posts I would often talk about how much I am loving winter white, and the best ways to wear and style your favorite white pieces from summer, into your winter wardrobe. However, lately I have been much more expressive about my New Year goals and allowing myself to be more transparent to what is actually going on in my life.
It seems as if the “business of blogging” has become a constant trend across the internet. How people are trying to quit their 9-5 to focus on blogging full time. Working on Eleventh & Sixteenth in my spare time certainly keeps me in the blogging realm, and it’s easy to get caught up in the competition and grow of similar bloggers. Even though I have absolutely no intentions on giving up my career to work on creating my part time project into a full-time gig, I cannot lie… It’s hard not to wish you were growing faster. I know a lot of you are bloggers, or even if you have a hobby you invest countless hours into to perfect. You tend to wonder what it is that you are doing, or what you aren’t doing to achieve your goals.
What we don’t tell ourselves is, “People are watching even if they don’t say anything.” We forget that these blogging celebrities or YouTube sensations might have taken off over night, but no one remembers the years of hard work it took from them to get to that point, because no one talked about them before. These days anyone can buy Instagram followers, likes, or even place ads on their Facebook pages to try to engage readers for traffic, inflating their social numbers. People then to hide behind a “k” to represent the thousands of people who follow them. Even amazing bloggers and creatives who have real followings are hard not to envy. I won’t lie, this even discourages me at times.
I just wanted to give all of you out there a little shout out and let you know that people know how hard you work and it is appreciated much more than you actually think, so keep doing what you are doing! I am so inspired by all the creative men and women I find online, trying new things or putting their hard work up for criticism. So whether I am telling you my favorite styling tips on how to wear winter white, your comments, suggestions, and even engagements on social media mean much more then you think! Don’t be afraid to share your feedback or even put yourself out there to receive it. People appreciate your work, so don’t be discouraged to share it! End Rant… *drops mic*
Photos: Haley Nord