What Do I Want from my Blog? Who Do I Want to Be Online?

by - Tuesday, February 11, 2020

I've been blogging for 4 and a half years, and I still don't know what I want from it. Over the past year, my love for blogging has seriously declined, and even after a name change, I still don't know what I bloody want from this blog, so I'm going to just brain dump and spill all the tea about me.

I'm 25, but because of how short I am (I'm a solid 5 foot 2) I get mistaken for being a teenager (yes I have been carded at the liquor store, thanks). After graduating high school, I enrolled in my community college's nursing program, where I found out I wasn't quite suited to be a nurse. I switched to biotech, and then realized that the school wasn't right for me, so I took a year off, worked full time for a year, and then went back to school in May of 2018. I'm now currently a junior (I will be a senior when summer comes round-cue the inevitable dread of having to find a Real Job (tm)). I started blogging in 2015, and three variations of blog names later, here we are.

I actually secretly wanted to blog shortly after getting into Youtube at the tender age of 19-20, but was too scared and shy to do so because I'm not a fan of being thrown into the spotlight. About a year later, I booted up blogger at the school's library and made my very first blog. Albeit it was terrible-I only had a iPod 5th gen with no back camera at my disposal and a small amount of makeup. Four and a half years later, here we are, sitting with half a Sephora in my bedroom and two cameras at my disposal (along with upgrading from a ratty iPod 5th gen to an iPhone XS). I also currently work part time in retail, so you can imagine what working part time, studying full time, and throwing in all my side projects (gaming blog, photography portfolio, trying to promote and write for this blog, Instagram, etc etc.) is like. Zero free time.

Who I want to be online 
As for who I want to be online, I want to be relatable, but also aspirational (to an extent-you won't see this girl in Chanel or YSL in her lifetime).  I guess you could say I want to be in that budget designer category (if that even exists-think brands like Adidas, Calvin Klein, Steve Madden, Betsey Johnson, etc etc. thanks to my job), because I know out of all the people who are even on social media, .01% of you guys can afford high end, real designer stuff. I don't want to be the girl who's toting and flaunting around that Chanel boy bag. I don't want to be the girl who's decked out head to toe in Dior. I just want to be relatable. I want to set an example that it's okay to not have anything high end designer in your closet. I want to let people know it's okay to not buy the latest and greatest makeup releases (spoiler: they're not all great).

What do I want from my blog? 
There's a lot of things I want from my blog, but the most important thing to me is that I'm providing valuable content to you guys. That reading my content makes your day in some tiny sort of way, even if you will forget about it later due to your boss packing on ten thousand papers for you to do. Providing value is why I slowly stopped my beauty and haul posts-even though they did gather views, all I was doing was showing you stuff I bought, and why would you care about what I bought? The only haul posts I still even have up are a handful of Ulta hauls, that combined makeup haul from Target, Milani, and Sephora, and my most recent haul, a Victoria's Secret (Pink) and Bath & Body Works haul which, to be frank, should have probably gone up on Instagram instead of the blog.

That isn't to say that I won't stop writing about beauty-after all, I started out as a beauty blogger and now have progressed into a weird conglomerate of sorts-I write about lifestyle here, gaming on my gaming blog, post photos on my photography portfolio, but the beauty posts will definitely be an occasional thing as I found out I enjoy writing more about lifestyle-look at how long this post is already!

I also want to be the girl who gives advice about things-whether it's a breakup (friendship or otherwise), how to spend less, how to take care of yourself, how to take a break, etc etc. I love advice posts (to an extent-as long as it's not about how to grow your blog using some form of a paid program I am cheese), and I love writing about my experiences (to an extent-there's no getting too personal in this lobby!) and I really hope my posts can assist in some kind of manner.

So that's pretty much who I want to be online-a relatable girl, living in a smallish city in the Mid Atlantic section of the US, writing about her life and lifestyle experiences.

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