You're a blogger, what's that?
For me, this is big, A huge leap even.
I feel a lot of anxiety for things like this, as my confidence isn’t the biggest amount owned and not to mention leaving my little nest, being without my littles for the day is a big step. A step out of my comfort zone, but one that I know will benefit me in more ways than one. I want to walk in there feeling that I deserve to be in the same room as all those amazing other bloggers, that I shouldn’t feel like im a fraud in the room, that my blog is worthy of being there & to learn & become more successful too. I feel a huge buzz of excitement, nerves, and just a little bit overwhelmed really. I’m not sure what to expect. I’m hopefully going to finally meet up with some lovely bloggers i’ve been speaking to online for a while, I’m particularly really looking forward to learning new things, getting lots of inspiration and to feel the vibe in the room around lots of people just like me.
In every day life the word ‘blogger’ doesn’t really have much understanding, or it has more of a misconception attached to it. I wouldn’t say I’ve ever felt embarrassed, just a little unsure as how to explain what I do, why I do it and what it’s all about in this wonderful little circle. All I know it’s something I feel so much passion for. Its a constant learning curve, albeit I do feel so pressured (often by myself) to meet deadlines, keep up with all the social media side of things, but all in good time.
These things come when the time is right.
Like I said above, i’ve spoken to so many lovely bloggers the past year or so. They are some of the friendliest people I have ever spoken to. Always there to offer advice, share a joke or just chat to. I’ve officially been blogging since the end of 2012, but only really understood that a blog was more than just me writing a few lines here and there like an online diary about a year ago. It was then that I started to know how to ‘follow’ and read others, network, actually build up the courage to talk to others. I’ve recently been contacted by the lovely Amelia at Oh little one sweet and I feel like we’ve already known each other for years, I really can’t wait to finally meet her at Blogtacular and it’s also going to be our first ever event! Taking that huge leap together!
I’m also so pleased to finally be meeting some of the beautiful ladies I’ve been talking to for about a year now, such as Jess, Lucy, Emily, Katie, Morgana, Lucy & Jenny to name a few. I’m sad a few of the other lovely ladies can’t make it too like Zoe, & Hayley. who i’d love to have met! I think I have missed a few, sorry but regardless, I can’t wait to meet you all, honestly.
I really do feel like blogging in a way has changed my life, or certainly little aspects of it. It has made me realised that the world can be your oyster. I really look forward to where my blog will be going in the future, I have a few personal projects lined up that i’m doing lots of work to get ready but for now, I will just enjoy to document my life, my happy place and all the things that go with it. An honest look from my eyes with words, and images.
Here’s to a fantastic, inspiring and magical time at Blogtacular 2015.
Hope to see you there!