To love your blog is the beginning of a life-long romance. Oh well, Oscar Wilde’s version was slighlty different, but you get the point.
When I think deeply about my life, I always get the impression that everything I do, I do it for somebody else. When I think about work, I think about when people ask me the question “what do you do” and what I will answer. When I think about boyfriend, marrying, children I often think about how my parents or his parents would feel about it. When I choose what to wear, I always think a bit too much about what other people will think when they see me.
When I think about my blog, it’s a whole different feeling: I’m not particularly proud of telling people “I write a fashion a blog”. I simply enjoy writing it. I write cause I feel the need to write. I always have.
Blogging is an evolution of my life, alright, online life, but it is. It all started with message boards, then it got to msn messenger and its statuses and profile pictures. Then it was Msn Space, then Splinder, Livejournal, Myspace, Blogger, and then Facebook and WordPress. (yes, I went through them all!)
I blog because I love it and I hope that someday it will be something more than a hobby, or a side project. I enjoy the process: sitting at my laptop, crossing my legs and researching, writing, choosing the right pictures, being pleased with the result.
- Blogging gives me strength because I’m being appreciated for the things I love doing.
- Blogging pushes me experimenting with my style.
But be careful: blogging can also ignite a weird process. For me it’s my blog name: since it is called “styleBizarre” I always feel like I’m not honouring that name enough. That I should have crazy hair, or dressing like Lady Gaga or something. Then I think about the reason why I gave this name to my blog, and I things get into perspective again.
For those of you who have a blog, how do you feel about your blog impacting on your offline life? Do you think it is helping you or making things worse? And for who doesn’t have one, have you ever thought about writing one? If yes, why haven’t you started already?