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?
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-Karen W. xx ❤