Hello, hello, hello!
What annoys me the most about being part of the blogging community is the pressure to upload constantly and consistently. It’s the same situation with Instagram. The most successful among us tend to attribute their high view count and following to maintaining a consistent upload schedule. I am not disputing that. I am certain posting frequently helps with growth. It’s pretty hard to argue against that.
However, as a new blogger, I feel a bit like a headless chicken when it comes to pushing out posts. I don’t know if anyone can relate to this? I have so many ideas I want to publish but at the same time, I am still trying to find my feet and set the tone of my blog. I also feel that the pressure to upload all of the time makes me more tempted to post empty, low-effort or unfinished content.
Being a popular blogger is not a concern of mine. Yes, I would like more people to read my blog (I think we all want at least one pair of eyeballs). No, I do not plan to make a serious income off of it. If it ever happens, great but I can’t even imagine what that would be like. As I said, it’s not a concern of mine.
I write this blog because it’s fun but the pressure to upload has made it feel a bit tedious at times. At the moment, I live alone in Seattle and I don’t have that many friends. That sounds really pathetic but I have an abundance of friends in the UK so admittedly, I haven’t really bothered. I am also perfectly happy being by myself. Having said that, I have no one to take photos of me. Sure, I can hire a photographer but I can’t afford to do that as much as I would like.
All in all, producing content for a fashion blog is fairly challenging when you’re by yourself. I am trying my best but I think it will still be a few weeks until I properly get into the swing of things and starting posting somewhat regularly.
In January, I had some photos taken by the lovely Haley McLain. I had never worked with a photographer before so the entire shoot seemed a little daunting. In fact, I remember being slightly embarrassed to tell my friends that I’d hired a professional photographer to take outfit photos for my blog. Looking back now, I don’t know why I was so nervous. Haley made me feel so comfortable and the shoot was incrediby fun. We shot at the Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle.
Also, before you scroll through my OOTD, let’s address the elephant in the room. This is not the most flattering blouse. It refuses to be tucked in and makes me look like I have a beer belly. It upsets me too.
Blouse – Storets
Skirt – Lulus ON SALE!
I posted two Instagrams of this outfit. You can check them out below!