Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about where I want to go with my blog and as I was trying to figure out my next move I thought why not write a post explaining how I’m feeling at the moment? This is something a little bit different for me so I’m hoping you’ll bear with and still read this new type of post. I’m not sure if this is a style of post that I’ll carry on doing but for now it’s something that I feel as though I want to share with you all. So, here’s what I’m currently thinking about with regards to my blog.
As you’ll all probably already know by now (from my constant updates on Twitter) I’ve just recently gone self-hosed with my blog which is something I’ve been wanting to do now for months (post on this coming soon). This was such a huge step forward for me in my blogging journey and I’m so proud of myself for finally getting around to going for it! However, as much as I’m absolutely loving all the new features and the freedom I’ve gained so far from being self-hosted, I still feel as though there’s so much more I want to do with my blog.
Don’t get me wrong, I know I’ve only been blogging for seven months which when you think about it really isn’t that long but I feel like I’ve reached a stage where I want to work on making more out of my blog. At the moment my blog is an amazing hobby and such a great use of my time while I’m working towards my art degree but at the same time I am a university student after all and I need to be thinking about where I’m going after university (good thing I still have a year left because I have NO clue where I’m going with my life).
With the stress of applying for part-time jobs and trying to find experience while I’m still at university I thought to myself that maybe I should take a little step back, calm down a bit and think of ways to expand and develop my blog instead. If I can’t find myself a part-time job then why not try and create my own work through what I love doing the most right now? – which is running Female Original.
So, after this little epiphany of mine I started thinking (oh no…she’s thinking again!). How can I go about expanding my blog? Well, I’m guessing that you’ve realised by now that something that I have yet to do on my blog is to feature myself on it.
This is something that I’ve been debating doing since I first started my blog last summer. It’s not that I’m scared to put myself out there (well…maybe I am a little bit) it’s just that I’m not sure I’m ready to or if it’ll even be worth doing. What I mean by this is that I’m not completely certain I’ll be able to do everything I want with my blog even if I do feature myself on it. I know I’m not alone in finding that it’s difficult to get someone to take outfit pictures of me and I’m worried that if I take the leap and start including myself on here that I won’t be able to capture my outfits/life properly. If I can’t do this then I think well what’s the point in putting myself out there if I can’t get it right? I’m probably making no sense whatsoever here but I thought I’d give it a go and try and explain how I’m feeling anyway. What I’m trying to say is that I feel like I’m missing out on all the creative things I could do if I just went ahead and featured myself on my blog.
I’ve kept my blog very private from the beginning and no one that I know in real life has discovered it so far and I love it that way. But, at the same time it’s stopping me from doing all of the things that I’d love to do with Female Original and I’m not okay with that!
I wish I could share my outfits with you guys because I honestly think you’d love seeing them just as much as I’d love sharing them with you! My interest in fashion has only grown since I started my blog and the idea of sharing my personal style with you all through my blog is something that, as much as I’d love to do, at this moment in time I feel as though I can’t. I’m just not sure I’m completely ready for my personal life to mingle with my secret blogging life (I just love a bit of mystery haha).
Does anyone else feel the same way as me about including themselves on their blogs? Please let me know below because I’m so torn between wanting to take my blog to the next level but fearing the idea of having my face attached to it in case someone finds it! Maybe attending a blogging event and meeting some of you guys in person would be the best way to start attaching a face to my blog. Comment your thoughts!