WHY I STARTED
Three years ago, I was still in school and like most kids, it didn’t particularly interest me. School is not something you choose, it’s an obligatory passage for everyone that wants to go on and have a higher education (aka university). I was going to school in Switzerland and was doing a very broad diploma with 12 subjects. Of course, out of those 12 subjects there was some that I didn’t particularly like but I didn’t really have a choice which is probably why I wasn’t super motivated. This was when I decided I would create a blog which could be an escape for me. Something that I choose to do. Where I would write and take pictures of everything I loved that I didn’t get to do in school. In addition, it’s not like I could really express myself fashion wise at school….mine had quite a strict dress code and it’s not a really appropriate place for that. So having my own blog gave me a sense of indenpendance and freedom at a time of my life where I didn’t really have any. I also always really loved to play with photography and this was an opportunity to combine all of my interests together.
WHY I CONTINUE
Three years later, I am still blogging. In fact, I keep getting more and more passionate about it. Over the years, I have learned a lot about blogging, technical tips, how to brand yourself on social media etc…which I think makes it even more interesting. If you keep learning about it and if it keeps evolving and you’re evolving with it, it’s stimulating. It’s also really rewarding, it gives me satisfaction like almost nothing else does. Blogging has also been very therapeutic for me, like an online diary. Even though I don’t necessarily put out personal things (which I have been thinking a lot about doing) I express myself through my pictures. Over the last year, my blog has switch to a more business side of things, which to my surprise has motivated me even more. It made realise that I’m no longer the only one interested by it but other people and brands now also care about it. Seeing something that you work so hard for flourish is very nice. Overall, blogging is an escape for me. It’s something personal that I do on my own, I’m my own boss and don’t have obligations (most of the time). If you found yourself lately not really passionate and motivated about life in general maybe try blogging about something you love. It could be about anything and it’s a lot of fun.