I’ve always toyed with the idea of having a blog; using Piczo in the early days to make shitty posts about nothing in particular which I expected people to want to read. I saw the error of my ways after a while and realised that I needed to choose something to write about. This is where my problems began.
In 2008-2009 I started getting into YouTube. Obviously this was great, and I soon discovered a lot of people who would make my next few years on the internet very enjoyable, and diverted my time away from blogging. My favourite YouTubers are, and have always been, vloggers. As quite a shy person, I’ve never found the guts to start a YouTube channel – ‘properly’ at least – and so I’ve always been envious of people who aren’t scared to put themselves out there. As I grew older, the range of videos I watched had grown from just vlogs to a load of different kinds of videos; I was subscribed to beauty channels, advice channels; all sorts really, but I was still pretty content with watching YouTube videos in my free time up until my A-Levels started.
I think A-Level Media will always hold a soft-spot in my heart. I am now studying a BA media and photography course at university, and although I did A-Level photography, this was nowhere near as inspiring as media. As part of my final project in both years, I had to create a blog – with a group – so that there was a record of our progress. I was once again drawn back into the blogging world, and my love for blogging grew. With something to actually write about, I was desperate to make content and loved every second of it.
Over the two years I was at college, I tried to start many blogs of my own. Armed with a passion for blogging and a list of topics I could blog about, I thought nothing could stop me. The problem with this for me was that I couldn’t seem to focus my ideas. One minute I wanted to have a beauty blog, the next I wanted to do fashion, then film, and in the end nothing worked because I didn’t have enough to say about any one of these topics to create an entire blog about. I thought I’d finally got it when I started university – let’s write a blog about what it’s like to be at university, but it’s not really that easy. Everyone’s experience is different, and really, nobody would want to read mine!
It was only after this also fell apart that I started to think about what I really wanted to blog about. Why was none of this satisfying my blogging needs? Well, I want to do it all. I want to post fashion related things when I’m feeling particularly fashionable, talk about beauty products that I love when I find some I like, and maybe sometimes give a little random outbursts of university advice. So, here’s my brand new blog. It’s got a stupid url, no title as of yet, and this first post is so ridiculously long that if you’ve actually read it all I’ll be completely shocked, but if you fancy sticking with me you’re more than welcome.
See you in my next one!