WOW can you believe I’ve been blogging three years today?
From what started as an assignment, has grown into a hobby and Polished Couture definitely has a special place in my heart.
Three years ago I couldn’t even imagine where this blog would take me, it’s helped me achieve first class honours, visit so many blogger events and even met some amazing friends along the way. Over the years I’ve done a lot of things but I can honestly say this blog is one of only a few things I’ve stuck to. I guess today’s post is about what blogging has done for me personally and also reminisce on what I’ve got up to.
Unless you blog yourself, you never really know the impact it can make on someones life. It can build confidence, build a career portfolio but also its a place to let out your thoughts and let your imagination shine.
Sometimes its hard to explain to people what blogging is, why you do it and what it means to you.
For me, blogging has definitely boosted my confidence. Its allow me to develop my photography skills and even how I write. It’s helped me go out there and meet people and make me feel like I’m good enough. Sometimes I sit back and think wow people have read my blog, companies want me review their products and its so surreal at times.
Although I mainly focus on beauty and fashion, I still like to mention my personal life when I can in the hope it can relate to others. I feel more comfortable talking about my personal life on here than I would to someone face to face. It’s a way of letting your feelings out and it’s also a good thing to focus on. After losing someone very close to me a few year ago, blogging is the one thing that can boost my mood and take my mind off things.
I know a lot of people find comfort in blogging but for me it really is like a comfort bubble. Losing someone can affect people in different ways, but it’s empowered me to do well and this has given me opportunities I would never have thought of. We all deal with depression in separate ways, and like everyone I still have my good and bad days. My coping mechanism is definitely my blog and the blogging community I have got involved in online.
The blogging community is a huge help with anyone with mental health. It’s actually crazy the amount of local bloggers I’ve met through social media and a few of them I class as really good friends now. I’d recommend anyone to start blogging and for me, writing about what your interested in definitely makes it worthwhile.
I’ve worked with some amazing brands and I’ve honestly loved every blog post I’ve published. Looking through my archives, it’s also good to show progression and how I’ve developed and improved. I hope my blog lasts a lot longer and I hope anyone reading who blogs, or thinking about it can relate to this.
It’s so amazing to think I’ve done 3 years of blogging, generated over 18,000 followers while at university and now into my dream job. I just want to say a huge thank you to all my followers and readers who’ve stuck by my blogging journey – I love you all!
Ps. I can’t celebrate my blogs birthday without my cats can I?!
Happy birthday Polished Couture, here’s to the next three years!