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.
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!