On Sunday my blog will have been around for one year! It’s really hard for me to fathom that. I thought I’d share some of my favorite posts as well as some thoughts about blogging for a year.
I started this blog last July because I was lonely, stressed about finding a job, and confused trying to navigate the post-graduation world while moving back home. I’ve been reading blogs (specifically Sea of Shoes) for an insanely long time but I never thought I could start one myself. “I’m not a model, I don’t know anything about fashion, people would think I’m shallow” – all thoughts that crossed my mind every time I thought about making my own space on the Internet.
And sure, some of these thoughts haven’t gone away. For example, I haven’t told many people in my “real life” about my blog. It’s a mix of embarrassment, fear and something else I can’t really pinpoint just yet. I’m getting much better about it though. I think most of it comes from the fact that I studied Fine Art photography in school and everyone made fun of fashion photography. But that is another post in itself!
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I’d be lying if I said I was happy with the success of my blog right now. Let’s be real, I’m not. But I suppose I need to remember how young my blog is all things considered. I also need to remember why I blog – because I love it! I honestly can’t believe what has come from this blog – working with brands, friendships, a rekindled love for photography when I was at a point in my life where I didn’t even want to pick up my camera.
But maybe the most important thing this blog gave me was a reason to get up in the morning, which I know might sound a bit dramatic but it’s true. When I started this blog, I didn’t want to get up. I had just graduated college and my time was dedicated to finding a job. It was soul crushing and hard. I got SO many rejections letters. I’d send resume after resume and never hear anything or a rejection. So I made this little blog the one thing I looked forward to during the day. It’s been keeping me sane for the last year and for that I am forever grateful (grateful to the internet? eh. oh well!). I’m also so grateful to all of you – my loyal readers!! You are one of the biggest reasons I keep going. I don’t want to get too sappy on this post though.