Today I am over on Bre's blog talking honestly about what happens during a typical workday in my life. I think that with how the blogging world has changed so much over the last few years, there is such a distorted view of what the typical life of a woman with a blog is truly like. When I started blogging years and years ago, my blog was a place for me to process, verbalize my contemplative thoughts, and connect with the sort of new friends that I couldn't find in the places that I live/d. My blog used to be called The Rumination Room. It was a place for me to think & connect. And the rest of the blogging world felt similar back in the day. Not many people were using blogging for business. It was just a way for people to express themselves and connect with others.
I'll admit that as blogs and this sphere that we all created changed and moved more towards a place of business with a personal twist, I moved that direction too. Obviously I started my etsy shop, I was a graphic designer, illustrator, and blog designer for a few years, and now I have a larger retail site. My blog was and still is an incredible connection between me as a regular old person & a business woman. But as things get more and more business focused in the blogging world, I feel like we see less and less of the honest people behind the blogs and more of the facade of success. I battle with that personally because I know that as a business owner, you sometimes need to project success to attain it. But now that I have reached a really high point in all my work efforts, I crave the honesty and vulnerability that I used to feel a lot more in the blogging world. I want readers & blog followers to know that I am human, I don't have everything I want, my life is not even close to being perfect, but I am very grateful for all that I do have in my life.
It's very tricky figuring out how to balance presenting all the great things and the hard things in life on a blog or really anywhere on social media. But hopefully the little peek into my life on Bre's blog will be a nice refreshing perspective for you guys. :)