Coffee Chats | Why Did I Start Blogging? 

Hello lovelies! How is your Sunday going so far? Feel free to tell me in the comments. Now, today I’m going to be talking about; why the heck I started a blog? It’s a subject I havn’t talked about on my blog but I’ve told quiet a lot of people in real life. So, grab a cup of tea and biscuits to follow and keep on scrolling! (I mean if you prefer coffee and a croissant, then you’re allowed to grab that as well)

So, where to start… Well, I started my blog in September the 30th 2016 (yes, I know that’s a very long time ago) My first ever blog post was an Autumn makeup look, which might come as a surprise because now a days it’s kind of rare that I do a beauty related post. I started blogging thinking I would write about style, beauty and food (basically write about what ‘all the others’ did) Like there’s nothing wrong with that at all! It’s just that my blog is called my name aka ‘Karen Wodstrup’ and she’s a lot more than fashion and makeup (I can tell you that much) Now, months past and I probably did one post a month and I would get a few likes as well.

Then it hit me (not literally thought haha) I looked at the posts I’d done the past year and though: “Well, you can find a million other posts like these. Nothing really makes this my blog”. I thought about this is October last year, which was also the time where I was SO down. Like I was sad all the time and I would cry every single day. That’s when I thought; Hey, maybe I can help others by talking about this. And so I did. I made my first proper personal blog post. The support was so amazing, I’d never seen people interacting with me like they did on that blog post. So I was like: Well, if I can help this many people ‘just’ by talking about difficult topics then I might as well continue doing it. So I started my series called ‘Coffee Chats’ and let me tell you ever since I did, I’ve never loved blogging as much as I do now. The support and feedback I get on those posts is beyond incredible.

This was also the point were my amount of readers started growing, and I felt like I was building this littl’ community which were just all so supportive. And nothing has really changed about that ever since. I LOVE that I can discuss, help and interact with people which live on the other side of this globe. In a way I’m actually really proud of that.

It’s so funny because when I started this blog no one except a few of my very close friends knew about it. I was SO SO SO scared of people knowing. And now, I’m a bit like; Well, why was I so scared? I honestly wish I could give a proper answer to that, but I really can’t. I think I was just an insecure 14 year old girl, afraid of what the world’s reaction would be. Which I really do get, because you’re literally delivering and exposing a side of you for people to judge. And that my friend is scary AF, especially when your confidence level is a solid -2. However, I’ve grown a lot since then and I think I’m peaking when it comes to confidence (which I BTW also mentioned in last weeks post)

To sum things up, then I think my answer to Why Did I Start Blogging? Is, that the answer has changed from when I actually started to now and why I keep on blogging. If you’d asked me in 2016 I would have said; Because I’m obsessed with makeup and flat lay photos. And now it would be; Because I love helping and interacting with people. It’s still so amazing to have common hobbies such as bullet journaling, beauty products and so. But it’s even more amazing to have common difficulties such as anxiety, confidence issues and talk about them! Like high-five and well done us!!!!

So yeah, that’s it. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this post and getting a little wiser on why I’m still blogging. If that’s the case then feel free to like this post, and let me know in the comments:

Why did you start blogging? Has your answer changed as well? And also how are you feeling ATM?

If you don’t wanna miss out on next Sunday’s fun, then make sure to follow my blog or subscribe by e-mail. Until next Sunday – Have a wonderful week!!

-Karen W. xx ❤

50 Comments

    1. Karen Wodstrup

      Thank you so much! NO, don’t delete your blog – the poetry you do is really motivating and inspiring. If you don’t feel like blogging atm then just take a littl’ break, and then maybe you’ll return – just don’t delete it please : ) Thanks for reading!

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  1. crystalsandcurls

    I LOVE THIS SO SO MUCH! I’m honestly so glad you stuck with blogging because you’re one of my favourite bloggers and I love your lil corner of the internet. I definitely agree with you in that my reason for STARTING a blog and my reason for CONTINUING to blog are completely different… When I started out, I actually had a WRITING blog so I was just sharing tips for world building and character sheets, and then it turned into this really lovely community where I just wanted to share all my everyday thoughts ❤ xxx

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    1. Karen Wodstrup

      Aww Mia!! Your comment is actually making me want to burst into tears – you’re like the sweetest person EVER! Your blog is definitely one of the BEST out there, like I love every single post of yours whether it’s an amazing DIY or hearing about your thoughts – I LOVE IT ❤
      It's actually really interesting that almost everyone's reason for blogging has changed. And I'm really happy about the fact that you decided to go down another road of the blogging world – because you're amazing at it! <333 xxx

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  2. infinitelyadaydreamer

    I started blogging four years ago, back in 2014, when I was around ten. Most of my posts were horrible and about some stupid game, so I never really built up a following until recently (probably in the past year or so) when I gave my whole blog a revamp and started writing about things I really care about!

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    1. Karen Wodstrup

      Thanks it definitely was (for me it’s Monday Morning now, but yesterday was a great day)
      Uhh, well I’ll be sure to check your blog out then, because I really love reading about people’s feeling and experiences ❤ Have a wonderful week xx

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    1. Karen Wodstrup

      Thank you so much! Yeah that’s so amazing, it makes me really happy to have the possibility to interact with people – and it must feel even more amazing when you have a number of readers like yours <33 xx Thanks for reading

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  3. The Style of Laura Jane

    I can really relate to this post. I wanted to blog for years, but felt so scared and worried about putting my thoughts out there. When I began, I went straight for writing about beauty and fashion. But like you, I wanted to share more, and started putting my personal thoughts out there. It’s amazing when you get a great response back, and I think the WordPress community inspire me to keep going. Great post! 🙂

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    1. Karen Wodstrup

      Oh yeah! I mean I honestly couldn’t agree more even if I tried. It’s so amazing how we really motivate and help each other in this community. Like even though I haven’t met a single on of them (just yet) I still feel really close to them – do you feel like that as well? Thanks for your support! ❤ xx

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  4. Brandon's Bullet Journal

    I love this post! I was definitely the same way where I was always scared about my blog and only told a few close friends but I love what I blog about and think it’s a big part of who I am and I shouldn’t close that off. I also love your pants in the second pic!!

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    1. Karen Wodstrup

      Aww, it’s kind of cute that we’re on the same page here. Like I totally get you and I’m also just so glad that you’ve decided to share your amazing bullet journal skills with the world – Because it needs talent like yours ❤ BTW Thank you so much for your compliment on my trousers – I absolutely love a gingham pattern! Have a great week x

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  5. LAURA❄

    I really liked this blogpost Karen ! It was quite inspiring and very interesting to know the answer !
    I started blogging in August 2016 because I wanted to interact with people from all around the world who had the same interests as I did, even though now my interests are quite different from 15 year old Laura haha
    Your blogpost inspired me to make one about my own journey actually haha
    Have an amazing one Karen ❤️

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    1. Karen Wodstrup

      First of all thank you so much Laura, you’re such a sweetheart! It’s so interesting how quickly we change only over a couple of years – Like that’s actually quiet mind blowing. I’ll be sure to check your’s out as well, I can’t wait to read it actually xx Have a wonderful week Laura ❤

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  6. thelongestroadtowalk

    I started blogging in 2016 on WordPress, but not on this blog! My previous blog was a mess and it didn’t feel too serious, so I didn’t take it seriously. I started it when I was studying creative writing in college, and I wanted a place to upload the pieces from my class!
    Then, I started this blog in March 2017 with only one post, until I picked it up again in February 2018. This time round, I wanted to get back into writing as a hobby and get a little more serious! So here we are!

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  7. Renard Moreau

    [ Smiles ] So far, my Sunday has been fabulous.

    I started blogging somewhere around 2006; it all started with Blogger.

    A few years after, I went over to WordPress.

    Then I left WordPress and I went back to Blogger.

    Recently, I left Blogger and I created a new blog here on WordPress.

    For the record, I have no intentions of ever returning to Blogger.

    It is grat to be back home!

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  8. Ciara's Little Blog

    I started my blog many moons ago (think 2014ish) on a completely different site and domain. I wanted somewhere to express myself and interact with others. However I soon fell out of love with that blog but since starting up again on a new site with my current blog, I am LOVING it! Sure I still have a small following but I’m proud of when I’ve created and love chatting with the people who read my content. I believe blogging brings people together. I love that you have found yourself and know what you love and want to write about, your blog (for me) is one of the best out there xx

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    1. Karen Wodstrup

      Aww Ciara! Am I allowed to cry now? – you’re the sweetest thing ever. It’s so funny because I actually remember discovering your blog, and thinking; Hey, this girl is just like me. And that’s also one of the main reasons why I love your blog so much. I completely agree with the fact that blogging brings people together xxx Have a wonderful week you lovely girl <33

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  9. rafstheticallypleasing

    i began blogging as my friend had a blog! i have alwayssss wanted a blog, but never knew how to :)! i have been so so so lucky with all the support i have had <3! i only began about 7 months ago, and have been so grateful to get 500+ followers :0! anYwho, lovely post x

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