^^ Blogger brunch
Blogging has been a wild ride for me with many ups and downs. But overall I’ve been enjoying it greatly. I started out blogging as a hobby, something I did for fun but now it has become a part time job. Can I even call it a job if I love doing it so much? And I don’t have a quick way to list the things I love about blogging. So get comfortable, this post is going to be a long one. Here are the things I love about blogging:
Blogging is my personal therapy
I haven’t shared much about this here, only with friends who know me personally. I have a full time job as a software engineer. And I work from home as my team is in Texas while I reside in Colorado. You may think that’s weird, but working remote has become more and more common in tech field and a lot of people on my team do it.
But there’s goods and bads in working from home. The obvious advantage is you work at the comfort of your home. You can do so rolling out of bed, still in your pajamas with messy hair and stinky breath and no one would even know or care. But many might not know why this could become a bad thing. I work at home, so I don’t socialize in person with anyone but my two dogs. I don’t have a reason to change out of my pajamas (as well as to fix my hair and put on makeup). And being a girly girl who likes to dress up, this kills me.
So I decided that I would get up, get dressed as I would go to an office but instead sit at my desk at home. But that was still not a good enough solution for me. I felt like I was “waisting” my pretty clothes and good lipstick since no one was going to see my #ootd (besides my two dogs). For that reason I decided to blog. I don’t get pretty every single day. But on the days I shoot pictures for the blog, I’m excited to get dolled up. And I get to share the looks with you guys and am not just wearing lipstick for my dogs!
That’s how this blog keeps me from going insane. I now have good reasons to get dolled up a couple times a week. You never would have guessed getting dressed could make someone feel so useful and happy.
Blogging introduces me to the best of friends
Denver has the best blogging community. I’ve heard stories about bloggers in other cities and states who are not as nice and supportive of each other. I’m just so blessed to be a part of this Denver blogging scene where each single girl I’ve met is the sweetest and most supportive. So naturally we all hit it off and become friends. It is always so fun every time I get to work with them on a blog project.
And this circles back to my mentioned above personal therapy. Blogging adds a new social life to my boring days, especially since I’m new to Denver. I had no family and friends here to start with. Now I attend events with these blogger babes, host our own blogger brunches, go shopping, take blog photos for each other. And let me tell you, having girls who all love taking pictures of our food before we eat, don’t mind talking about dresses and shoes for hours, agree to retake selfies together 20 times is huge for me. I studied computer science in college, so I didn’t have a lot of girlfriends, leave alone have girly girlfriends. I couldn’t be happier with this circle of friends.
Blogging challenges and inspires
Blogging means writing, of one form or another: blog post, Instagram caption, Facebook post, Twitter tweets. Even just a single emoji on an Instagram caption is writing, and writing requires creativity.
Blogging means putting together a good photograph. Sure, a blogger may have a photographer to take photos of her, but she has to come up with a vision for the shoot. What is the theme of this post, what story is she telling through the visual? And this requires creativity.
For this reason, blogging challenges me to come up with product flat lay shots, putting a story in each post I write or picture I take. Blogging challenges my creativity in good ways, and it is never a bad idea to improve your creativity.
To inspire myself, I’ve picked up habits like reading books, listening to music, studying photography, etc. I learn something new every day, and it makes me feel good. Like Oscar Wilde says, you can never be over dressed or over educated. And see, with this blog, I will always try to dress better and learn more.
So if you are a blogger, share with me what do you love most about blogging?