Honest Chat – Taking Things Back to Basics

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I have absolutely loved creating content for my blog. Over the past few years it has become my favourite hobby and I spend most of my spare time thinking and working on blog posts, photos, Instagram and everything else that comes with it. That being said, it feels as though lately it has become a little bit too – for lack of a better word – serious. I have started to feel like every post HAS to be meaningful, perfect and relatable or useful for every single reader, but at the same time I sometimes I feel like they are missing some sparkle. They don’t always seem to reflect me or my life very well. My blog has my name and it was created to for me to capture all of my memories, to share what I had been up to, what I had been loving and just generally all my rambly thoughts on things. It was my little space on the internet.

The blogging industry is constantly growing and it’s saturated with amazing bloggers each doing their own thing – and absolutely nailing it! But that’s just it, the only thing that makes my blog unique is that it’s mine, it’s about me and it’s written by me. So, I have come to the conclusion that it’s lacking a little Laura-Simone sparkle.

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With that in mind I started thinking about not necessarily where I went wrong, but how did I drift away from what I initially created and loved. At what point did I begin to care about the Instagram algorithm or whether every single blog post was ground breaking? What happened to the short and sweet posts about a new product that I had been loving or my weekend adventures or a recipe that I threw together? I can’t seem to pin point that turning point, but regardless I know exactly what needs to change and that’s all I need to know.

So, basically, I’m taking things back to basics.

I’m going back to sharing my weekend escapades, things I’ve been loving and of course all my rambly thoughts. Don’t get me wrong, you will still see posts that I think are really useful or those that are a bit lengthier and really well thought out, but I also want to go back to sharing posts that help me capture memories. I have also realised that readers can relate to even the simple things in life and it doesn’t necessarily need to be ground breaking for it to be good.

So, here’s to going back to basics, to turning my little internet space in to somewhere thats relatable and realistic (not just a highlight reel)! Here’s to more honest chats, to rambling and a little less seriousness.

What would like to see more of on my blog? I’d love to hear your thoughts, so please leave me a comment below!

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22 responses to “Honest Chat – Taking Things Back to Basics”

  1. Jess says:

    I love this post, it is so down to earth. I look forward to reading your back to basics posts. Your amazing x

  2. Just read through this.. I Absolutely Agree with everything you have said. I prefer my blog to be the exact same…nothing too serious but relatable to me. I write about beauty and lifestyle but my blog is also a hobby…a passion I have outside of work. I enjoy it..I write when I want…what I want to and create my own photos too….ps love the mug xx

    • Laura says:

      Thats exactly how I feel. I love when people can relate to a blog post but at the same time I want it to be realistic and portray me and my life! Plus I think a lot of people relate to the little every day things, but sometimes we forget that. x

  3. Rosie says:

    I love this! It’s so nice to reflect and think why did you start this journey and the amazing places it’s taken you. Ultimately your blog is about putting out what makes you happy!

  4. Alicia says:

    I think with everything you need to just strip back every now and then for a little ‘cleanse’ so to speak. I’m looking forward to your more back to basic type posts!
    Alicia Xo

  5. B says:

    This is exactly how I feel with my blog atm! Don’t get me wrong I still love blogging and taking photos but I feel like it’s lost that special something that it had in the beginning when there was less pressure and it was just for me. I might take a leaf out of your book and take it back to basics and focus more on what I love. xx

    • Laura says:

      I would definitely recommend it, taking that bit of pressure away has helped me feel so much more motivated, I have had lots of new ideas and I am just excited to create and post on here again. x

  6. Lady Writes says:

    I think this is a great post because we all need to do this from time to time x

  7. I love this post. It’s so honest and I totally know how you feel about the blogosphere atm. I can’t wait to see what you bring us!

    Katie x

  8. Heather says:

    I love this post, its completely honest and sometimes I feel the same as you.

    Heather xo | http://www.xhighlandbeauty.co.uk

  9. Maria says:

    I completely get what you feel! This whole perfect post misconception has made me steer away from writing consistent posts that are part of my main blog topics and this must be why I have enjoyed simpler posts like blogging awards. We need to get freedom back and enjoy our blogs once again.Thanks for sharing this! You have a beautiful blog by the way!

    • Laura says:

      Thank you so much, I completely agree with you too! I feel so much more relaxed about my posts now and I am enjoying it a lot more. x

  10. bethan shuff says:

    blogging can be so frustrating sometimes! stepping back and bringing it back to basics seems like a great idea x

    • Laura says:

      I completely agree! Over the past few weeks I have done so much more of what I enjoy and its been so much better! x

  11. Completely agree with you on so much in this post. I definitely think going back to basics is the way forward!

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