Well, it’s been a hot minute since I wrote a blog post hasn’t it! Life went from cruising in the slow lane to taking off at about 300mph. I’m actually editing a post that I had started writing in November, ready to ask how everyone’s halloween was and if anyone was looking forward to Christmas because for the first time in two months I had five minutes to write a blog post. Turns out it literally was five minutes and I didn’t even get chance to finish it.
So here I am back again, after almost four(?) months now with a bit of time to dedicate to my blog and my time away has really made me question the purpose of my blog. Now I thought of catching up with all the beauty products, homeware and bits and bobs I could have reviewed and spoke about but I fancied just being a bit more real, acknowledging that I disappeared and having a good old chat. As much as I am a huge lover of all things beauty and lifestyle, pigeonholing myself into that blog category was stopping me from posting freely about whatever I was thinking about that day and thus my lack of posts.
I started my blog with the intention of this being my creative outlet and trying to fit in with social constructs of being a blogger just tired me out before I’d even really started. I don’t want to have a separate twitter account where I have to tweet every 20 minutes unless I lose followers. I don’t want to have a separate instagram account where I have to use 700 hashtags just to get my posts seen amongst the other thousands of bloggers taking better pictures and using better flatlays. Don’t get me wrong, I have absolutely nothing against those who do, in fact I have nothing but respect for full time beauty/lifestyle/fashion bloggers, I only wish I could make that much time to do what you do. But teaching full time, working as a freelancer, studying my 2nd degree and a long distance relationship just doesn’t really allow for that.
I just wanted my own little corner of the internet to talk about what I wanted to talk about or post pictures, videos, anything really. And that’s exactly what I’m going to do 🙂
ItsJustBecki – Re-brand, coming soon!