When I was younger I didn’t enjoy writing. I wouldn’t say I failed in my English lessons, but I just didn’t enjoy it. I found writing a chore. It was boring to me. I guess having ‘Animal Farm’ forced upon me and being made to write an essay on it didn’t thrill me.
As I grew older I realised it was ok to read things that interested me. I do not claim to be an avid reader, but what I love to read about are things that interest me. From Elle to business books, if it interests me, I will get lost in it.
Here’s where I discovered blogging.
I began reading fashion, photography and lifestyle blogs.. I was inspired. Creatively, these people pushed me to think of new ideas. I learnt new things and found a whole new world full of people who thought the way I did. Any problems I had in business, someone else had been through. Any question I wanted to know, someone had the answer.
So I opened a Tumblr account and began to basically blog. I shared some work and did the basics… but, I was doing the bare minimal. I wasn’t being me.
Here’s where I switched to WordPress.
I began to blog my weddings. I would blog a set of photographs and write a small piece about their day.
Feedback from this was positive. Perspective Brides and Grooms would look for ideas and see images from their venue to see how I worked there.
I then began to blog more about my life. Business tips, wedding tips and travel. I realised the best way to do this was to write how I speak.
If I spoke like myself, then people would know me. I didn’t have to be formal, I could be as dorky and crack the awful jokes I do in real life. I could be me.
As a fairly shy person, blogging is a great way to express myself.
I am really amazingly chuffed to have been named as a Coventry blogger you should be following in the Coventry Telegraph. (You can check out the article by clicking on the photograph above).
Thank you from the quiet girl in her English lesson.