Sunday, 5 August 2018

Finding My 'Blogging Aesthetic'

I feel like the term 'aesthetic' is thrown around a lot. In general, I think humans find identity an important thing. We use it to make decisions in regards to how we present ourselves, and what we surround ourselves with. 


As a result of this, I'm in a bit of a blogging crisis. 

Well, perhaps crisis is a bit strong.

I've been looking back at posts, and questioning whether they truly represented me as a person. Did they really show what I was interested in, and, more importantly, passionate about? Recently, I think I've been writing and creating in a style I feel I should be adhering to, rather than the content I want to be making. 

As bloggers, we're surrounded by beautiful platforms. And I think it's so easy to look at them and think to ourselves, "My blog is not as good as that. Why don't I make my blog like that?"

So that is what I did. I created a blog that I was proud of, don't get me wrong. But the squeaky clean images and the subjects I posted about... they weren't all me. And I started to think, if I'm not being genuine, and therefore not feeling passionate about my content, how are other people going to enjoy it?

So I've made a bit of a radical decision. I've changed up my blog, and have vowed to myself that I will only write about subjects that excite me. Because, otherwise, what's the point?

I began this blog as a hobby, and wrote about whatever was going through my head. Although this has now evolved into more of a business, I still want it to be as true to myself as possible. 

So I hope you stick around with me on this journey, as I try to create a blog that is as 'Lauren' as it can possibly be x 

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  1. I love when people's blogs reflect them, and aren't just trying to go with the trends.

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    1. Hopefully my blog will now do just that! Thank you for commenting Skye, hope you're well!

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    2. It is challenging to find your brand, I’m new to blogging and I also wonder where I’m headed. I am doing just what you said and writing about things that make me happy. Thank you for your honesty.

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  2. I think that's a great decision. Blog about what u love or what you are passionate about. 💚 Http://mummythomas.blog xx

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  3. I had a crisis like this about 4 months into blogging because I started to get too into what everyone else was doing. Good luck with your new journey, I'm excited to see what you find!

    Jas xx

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    1. It's so easy to do, isn't it? The blogging community is fab, but I find I become too wrapped up in it all, without realising! Thank you so much, so am I! Xx

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  4. first of all you look amazing in the pic, your top is SO pretty. I think we have all been through this as bloggers, it is always so important to write content YOU want and what you are passionate about. I have stopped doing as many beauty reviews because I did not enjoy writing them that much even though they got the most views, we have just gotta do what we wanna do xx https://lifeofshar.co.uk/

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    1. Ah thank you so much! It really is, I can totally relate to that. I was writing content I felt like I had to, which was absolutely the wrong way to go about things! Xx

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  5. I understand this completely! I'll be around for sure. I am looking forward to seeing what kind of content you post! Sometimes these realizations make for the best outcomes! <3

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    1. I'm so glad you do! Thank you so much, I can't wait to see you around! <3

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  6. I did the exact same thing about 8 months ago now and I love blogging about what I like rather than what I eel people would like! Change is good and I’m 100% sure it will work out for the best!
    Can’t wait to see more posts and the future!

    Liz xx

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    1. I'm so glad other people have been through the same thing, thank you so much for the support! Xx

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  7. We often end up comparing ourselves to others but at the end, we're all in different courses. E.g. we may compare ourselves to someone who has dedicated over a decade into the business, or etc. In the end, your blog is about you and your blog is a whole lot better when you've been genuine from the beginning. It's all about progression! Sending you lots of love!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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    1. That's so true, and yes blogging is definitely about progression. I've learnt so much about writing, photography... the list goes on! Sending lots of love back! <3

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  8. Love how honest this post is - such a relatable feeling and we've definitely all been confused by the 'aesthetic'. I guess it's the same way we're pressured to have a 'niche'. Your aesthetic is the combination of the things that you create - it's you. There's no need to try to find one - you're doing incredible!

    Nati x | http://www.naticreates.com | @naticreates

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    1. Thank you so much, I wanted to be as honest as possible about how I've been feeling about blogging, at the moment! Thank you, I'm so glad you think so! Xx

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  9. This is such a relatable topic! I had this feeling a while back too and decided to stay true to who I was and just do me. Hope you are having a great week so far!

    http://myclusterofthoughts.com/

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    1. I'm so glad that you've experienced the same feelings, I have decided to do exactly the same! You too, lovely!

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  10. Aww I love this Lauren! I'm always confused with what my blog is but I just do posts that I want to do and never posts that I don't and it helps me make my blog feel true to me. :)

    Nabila | Hot Town Cool Girl

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    1. Thank you so much, Nabila! That is fab advice, I think that's what blogging should be all about!

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