17 Aug 2016

Six Years of Colours and Carousels

Six Years Blogging Advice Lessons Learned | Colours and Carousels - Scottish Lifestyle, Beauty and Fashion blog
Six Years Blogging Advice Lessons Learned | Colours and Carousels - Scottish Lifestyle, Beauty and Fashion blog

If my blog was a person, it would have started primary school by now. That's weird, right?

Okay, so you might be looking at my blog right now and thinking "Six years, really?! Yeah right, small fry", and you're not wrong. Sure, my blog isn't as glossy or as famous as other people who started at the same time as me, or even some who have started a whole lot more recently, and there are days where that thought fills me with fear, but I love my blog. I'm proud of my blog. My blog has always been a hobby, a part time on the side sort of thing, and making the leap into full-time blogger territory is something I've never seen as all that viable, or all that appealing if I'm honest.

For the past six years, my blog has been my escape from whatever's going on in the offline world, and I can't imagine enjoying it half as much as I do if I was relying on it for an income. Hey, I'm not going to rule it out completely, because as much as being my own boss would worry me I feel like being able to make a living from sharing my rambling thoughts online would be kind of cool.

I like to think I've learned a few things in the past six years, thanks to my blog, and if you'd known me pre-blog then I think you'd agree. Having a blog has not only given me some very valuable skills and brought incredible people into my life (such as Hayley who bought me this fantastic t-shirt for my birthday) but it's also boosted my confidence in a way I'd never imagined and really helped me find my self-worth - which is a very important thing.

Not everyone understands blogging, and that's okay, but I don't know where I'd be without my blog and the internet in general. I'd be lying if I said it hadn't changed my life for the better, so it can't be a bad thing right? Sure, it might seem weird that I share my life and bare my heart and soul on the internet for all to see, but it's just who I am now. I love documenting my life and sharing the things that make me smile, the things that I'm passionate about and the things that make me want to dance around my kitchen in my pyjamas.

My blog has brought me some incredible opportunities which is something I'll be eternally grateful for. I still can't believe that I've actually kept it up this long, and that people actually care about what I have to say. I'm wildly in love with blogging - even if we do have our fall outs from time to time - and I wouldn't change what I've experienced in the past six years for the world. I've made friends for life, organised my own blogger meet up and raised over three hundred pounds for charity, I've worked with brands I could only dream of and it's all because I'm a chronic over-sharer who likes taking photos of food.

I started this blog as a fifteen-year-old girl sitting in her bedroom wanting to talk about the clothes she wished she could buy, and here I am six years later still at it. This blog has seen me through so much, some real ups and downs, and I think it's a friendship that's made to last.

Here's to the next six years, wherever they might take me!

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