Wednesday, 8 February 2017

How My Blog Has Changed My Life

I'm sure you're thinking to yourself, 'wow, that's a bit melodramatic isn't it?', and to be honest, I'm not going to argue with you there. But I've been thinking a lot lately about blogging, and I'm sure if you sit for moment and do the same, you won't be able to imagine your life without it. In a couple of months it will be the three year anniversary of my corner of the internet (unbelievably crazy to think about), and its definitely about time I expressed my gratitude to the idea of having a blog.
It always gives me something to do.
If there's one mood that I really cannot thrive under, its boredom. I'm an over thinker, so boredom gives me way too much time to dwell on things that I can't change and land myself in a miserable rut. Blogging is so constantly evolving and moving in new directions that there is always something to do. Even when you think you couldn't possibly schedule any more posts or reply to more comments or emails, it hits you that a little thing called tweet scheduling exists. And then you're back on the blog cycle. Thank goodness (although some days I really would rather watch paint dry than schedule any more tweets, you know how it goes.)
Its an introverts way to creativity.
Creativity has been on my mind in the past week or so. I've always considered myself solely academic, since I don't express myself in bold ways like dance, drama or art, but when you look at a blog, and the time and effort put into it, its actually like taking a look inside the mind of a creative. If you're a bit quiet in reality but still want to express your creativity, I feel like blogging is the ideal way to do that. Often the shyest people have the most to say.
It has kept me writing.
Throughout my whole life, writing has been integral to my spare time. I have vivid memories of writing a story about an underwater school with my Mum's help when I was about seven, and from then on it's pretty much all I've done. The dream is to publish a book, but for a while I lost my train of thought story-wise, and turned to blogging. Consistently writing posts has meant that I haven't lost my style of writing, and it made it so much easier to jump back into writing when I was ready again.

There are other, more blatantly obvious ways in which ASD has changed my outlook and the pattern of my days. Going to events and communicating with other bloggers and brands has increased my confidence in leaps and bounds, and I'm grateful that my eyes are slightly more open to the world of business. It's also ignited my love affair with make up, but I'm not entirely sure that my bank account would agree that that has always been a change for the better. Writing about make up and taking apart in an online community can often seem so fickle if you're on the outskirts of it, but I can't imagine my life without it, and I don't see that outlook in a negative light.
As more people are starting to read the words I put on here, particularly those from my everyday life, its clear to me the effect that my blog can have on other people. Sometimes though, its nice to reflect on what writing a blog has done for yourself. How has blogging changed your life?


  1. I screamed YES on the whole boredom part because that was what pushed me to start blogging last summer, then I became so passionate about expressing my thoughts that publishing a book has become a dream of mine as well lol this was a fun post to read cause It related to me so much!

    Nikki O

    1. Its the perfect cure for boredom! Aw I'm so glad that you liked it Nikki, I really appreciate you taking the time to comment :) Good luck with the book!

      Em x


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