Just a gentle reminder
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There are so many different ways to follow or catch up with bloggers through social media and the internet. I’ve been doing this for over 7 years now, and it has changed SO.VERY.MUCH. from the beginning. As with any change, some is really great and some is not so great, but that’s the nature of a developing and growing thing.
I was listening to the Young House Love podcast recently and John mentioned that he took social media off his phone and was left to just follow along with bloggers through their blogs. Believe it or not, this used to be the MAIN way to follow bloggers. He noted, and it made a lot of sense to me immediately, that he felt like he was missing out on things not following certain bloggers on social media.
The emphasis on social, especially instagram, has increased dramatically over the past few years. I’m definitely enjoying this and I think it provides nice variety for readers/followers to check in on who they enjoy following or reading. As with any “trend” I’m sure something new will pop up (like snapchat did for a minute before it died completely, or like Vine) and be a fun new channel to follow bloggers on in the future. I don’t think blogs are going anywhere though, and would still say that social is just an extension of the blogs, instead of operating in place of a blog!
All this backstory to say I’m sure there are a good portion of you who read the site that do not follow on social media, for whatever reason. And because of that, I feel like it’s been a long time since I’ve shared a bit of my heart through a blog post since I typically turn to instastories to have casual conversations with followers.
I absolutely love that I get to interact with so many of you on a regular basis and share beauty and life content with you through posts. One of the questions I ask myself repeatedly throughout the week is “how could this blog post help?” or “could someone else relate to this?”. For years I’ve loved experimenting with makeup and skincare and hair tools or products. I loved it so much I became a hairstylist before I turned 18. I did hair for years but decided to step away when I had my first son and wanted to focus solely on the blog.
The blog gave me, truly, a dream opportunity to share helpful tips, tricks, tutorials and reviews that were all created as a way to potentially help someone. I’ve been encouraged by so many of you that they have been helpful and that has been what has kept me going. I’m grateful to be a resource, while also very much on the journey of ever changing trends and products, with you.
Beauty stuff is fun, can lift your spirits, and give you a bit of confidence as well, but it certainly isn’t the end all focus for me. This should be rather evident on instastories because over half the time I’m chatting with followers with no makeup on in my robe. But those of you who just follow on the blog don’t get to see that.
So I wanted to just remind you that while all this beauty stuff is fun and I really enjoy it, it should never be where you put all your focus or confidence in. I wrote a post, years ago, about being recognized without makeup on that still rings very true for me. If hair and makeup start to become a crutch, it’s time to reset your focus. I remind myself of that fact from time to time.
Thanks for following and leaving comments. There is simply not enough time in the world for be to be able to interact and engage with you in a way I would enjoy (I’m thinking coffee date with everyone to chit chat about whatever), but I’m so deeply grateful to have this space and hope I’ve helped or inspired you along the way.