Why I blog ?

by - June 09, 2017


It all started back in October in 2011, I was always coming across to blogs, I would Google something, images would pop up and if I clicked the link it would take me to a page, I didn’t understand what this was about, I remember even scrolling down at this girl’s blog archives and would even read her first post to know exactly what the site was about. I found out it was called a blog, I immediately felt the need to create my own, I did it but it took me a while to write my first ever post. At the same time, I was about to graduate, I didn’t know much about what I wanted to do with my life back then, coming across with blogs made me think “what if this helps me find my passion”, I – of course – have had a passion for fashion, it has always interested me and one of my dreams back then were to become in stylist, professional personal shopper - I watched lot of those "What Not to Wear episodes and many others from Discovery H&H, also a dream of mine has been to work for a magazine. I decided to take the plunge and start writing.



I started my blog in order to practice my English and also get better at writing and about the rest, well I just went with the flow. I remember my first posts and everything about what I started posting years ago, some of that content is now gone, but I can clearly remember all of it like if it was just yesterday but it’s been five years since I’ve been blogging. Blogging itself brought so many amazing things, I got to attend to fashion weeks held in my hometown and it gave me the opportunity to meet and work with amazing people and brands as well, many doors have opened others have closed but I’m still here thankful for each moment of all of this. 

Little did I know, I would find my dream career out of just a simple blog, also that I would find a passion and interest not only for fashion but also for photography and writing, I so enjoy doing all these three things together and I really want to keep on doing it. I feel like I owe it so much to my blog, that my way to give it “thanks” is coming here every now and then and update this little site that has been my journal, a space where I would come to just unplug myself from the world and just write and write and write, where I’ve seen myself grow and change as well as the years have gone by, my blog is just so special, so there are many memories I’ll carry on with me.


 SO, WHY DO I BLOG? 


To learn: Believe it or not we all learn from blogging, I've learned how to take pictures and edit them on my own, I've learned html codes / website codes you name it, learned how to write a post or an email and all of that thanks to the helpful and kind people that belong to this blogging community that takes the time to share tips here and there about blogging, also from experiences of successful bloggers and more. I guess, I know a lot more than I used to years ago. 

To be inspired and aspire to inspire: We all get inspired by so many things and many people and they're all the reason why we do what we do, why we pursue our dreams and follow our hearts and instinct and just go for it. I've gotten so inspired by many people that now I want to retribute all of it and inspire back many souls out here. :) and I'm sure I have inspired many of you more than I could think of, it's a beautiful thing when you get messages/emails and people tell you, you've inspired them to do this or that, that, that really makes me oh, so happy to be honest!

To interact and connect with you: This community is so big and already saturated that who's not a blogger these days? It's incredible when there's these events and you interact with people that also blogs, and or are interested in getting started and they ask for your best advices, I tell this because it's happened to me, also it's nice when we all take the time to reply comments from our readers, I love replying back and interacting with you guys as well, even if it's just for a short while. :)

Also, thanks to blogging I've met wonderful people that I now consider my internet friends, and I keep thinking I ever meet them all in real life, we would actually be real friends, or maybe best friends, because this also one of things blogging can do, meeting new people that then it leads to friendships. 

To write and share my love for everything that inspires me: Probably one of the main reasons to be honest, it's my journal and so I simply write and share all of my stories, to then look back at these posts and remember about how I felt when I wrote certain post, etc. I take the time to put and try my best to share what I really want to communicate and that you can also relate to it, always writing from the heart and also, that's why this blog is taking a new direction if you did not notice yet!

Be myself : What I share here, it comes all from my mind, heart, and it's just so me and goes according to my values, ethics. The bits you get to see here it's how I actually am in real life, a human with feelings and emotions who doesn't live the perfect life but at least tries to live a happy life instead. I have never been here to pretend to be someone I am not. 

Be creative: When it comes to finding creativity I'm sure some may struggle a lot with it or maybe is it just me? Finding something that makes you create original content and stick to it, everyone has their own unique style nowadays, and so I have mine and I think probably my creativity can be seen/read through my writing, simple posts with a single picture and a overly long text, yes that's so me! 


These are some of the reasons why I started blogging and why I still blog, now let me know in the comment box below why do you blog? what did it make you start blogging and how long have you been blogging? :)




PS: This post was supposed to go up this Monday, but been so busy with finals exams that decided to share it today. Perfect read for the weekend, don't you think?! Wish you guys a lovely day and happy weekend! 


Until next time! xx

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14 Comments

  1. Wow Melissa! This is so beautifully written, I love this new content and that you're dedicating it to your writing as well! I've been reading your blog since you started so, it's been good to see you and your blog grow together and believe it when people tell you that you inspire them. I've been one of those as well! ;) So, happy to know this helped you find a passion for something that you love and enjoy doing! Sending lots of love to your way! ♡ xx

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    1. Thank you so much Maria Paula! It makes me so happy to know you've been here for so long, thanks for your support! I'm so really happy to hear you're also enjoying this new content! I know, I never thought of finding a career throught a 'blog'. :) ♡ xx

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  2. such a great post girl!
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  3. Great post, Melissa! It's so great to go back to our roots from time to time and remember how and why something good started!

    Xx, Lora | Cherry Cola Style

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    1. Thank you so much Lora! Yes, I totally agree with you on that! It feels good, to be honest and I'm always looking back remembering how everything started and I'm proud of the little achievement it brought along the way. So, forever thankful! :) xx

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  4. blogging is also my creative outlet to just me be! Lovely post~

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE
    IG | @VIVIYUNN_

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    1. Thanks so much Vivian for your comment and also sharing why you blog! xx

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  5. love this, reminds me why i like to blog! xx

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    1. Thanks so much dear! Happy to hear that! :) xx

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  6. Hope your exam went well... this is a good sharing and your English is perfect!
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    IG @grace_njio

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    1. Thank you so much dear!!! It actually went well to be honest, just one more left, oh wow, that really means alot to me! :) xx

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  7. I totally went into blogging for the same reasons! It's evolved a lot in the past few years, but thankfully it's still a fun creative outlet!

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    1. That's amazing to know! I totally agree with you on that, it's fun and we all enjoy blogging! :) Thanks so much for your comment! xx

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