Confessions of a Blogger Tag

I don’t usually go for tags, but Hayley tagged me to do this on Monday and it seemed pretty interesting so I decided to give it a go!

1. When did you start your blog?
I’ve had my blog for a loooong time, my first official post was in August 2010 but even then I’d had this little space for a while before starting to use it.
2. Why did you start your blog?
I was originally inspired to start a blog by Gem Fatale but I didn’t keep it up very well at first, I then got a lot more in to blogging and decided it would be a pretty valuable asset to have on my CV/personal statement and ultimately help me use my ‘passion for fashion’ (what a cliché) to help me get further towards my goals in life.
3. Did you have any other past online presence before?
Yup – like most typical teenagers I was on all the social networks really! Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr… back when I was around 13 I had an abundance of Piczo sites dedicated to photoshop and other things too.
4. When did you first become serious about your blog?
I would say maybe early 2011? I can’t quite remember, but I got quite ill towards the end of 2011 and it became less important for a while. I’d say I’ve been incredibly serious about it since this time last year.
5. What was your first post?
Wow, reading it back is very embarrassing. I suppose it was an introduction post but it turned in to a rant about the new blazers my school brought in that were navy when our uniform was black… Teenage girl problems.
6. What has been your biggest challenge about blogging?
Telling people about it. I’m not embarrassed of my blog in the slightest, in fact I’m quite proud of it, but I just feel awkward telling people. I think I’m mostly just scared of peoples reactions. I actually found out yesterday that my mum reads my blog, and I kind of wish I’d told her sooner but I’m glad she knows now and I don’t have to be so nervous about it. At the end of the day, this blog is a great experience for me and I’m proud of all the hard work I’ve put in. I remember when some people at school somehow found it and I was SO embarrassed but they only had nice things to say about it!
7. Where do you see your blog in a year?
Hopefully not falling to pieces… I’m not sure really. I’m having a bit of a crisis at the moment blog wise as I’m not sure where to go from here, but hopefully this time next year I’ll be including a lot more outfits alongside my rambles. Who knows, I don’t like to set a very distinct path as it disheartens me if things don’t go how I planned, I like to just set a very rough aim and work my way there.
8. What is the most rewarding thing, to you, about blogging?
Probably people telling me that they’ve enjoyed or agree with what I ramble on about. It’s a shallow thing to say but it’s always nice to have your effort appreciated. Also – some of the people I’ve met through this amazing community!
9. What is your lasting inspiration or motivation?
Seeing other bloggers do well really, for example, Gem who I mentioned earlier now has basically my dream job at Company Magazine, something that I would really like to do in the future. 
10. Who do you tag?
Amy, Zoe, Islay, Sam and anyone else who would like to do it!