I feel very awkward writing this because I don't want to come off as ungrateful or that I'm only in this blogging deal for stupid things like fame and fortune. Would I love to be one of those bloggers who gets tons of free clothes and travel opportunities and possibly be able to blog for a living? Of course. Who wouldn't? But it's because I love it that I do it and want the best for it. I love writing and putting together outfits and taking pictures. I love traveling and discovering new destinations to explore and for photoshoots. I love working with other bloggers and brands that I truly admire and support. It's a great community, and I love being a part of it and will always want to be more and more a part of it.
I wouldn't use the terms jealous or envious, but I think sometimes I have feelings of longing or desire when I see the opportunities that other bloggers have had. I think it's so amazing to see bloggers get the recognition they deserve and it's really inspiring. But I can't be alone in thinking "when can that be me?". And it's not a matter of self pity or greed, it's more-so a feeling that inspires drive and ambition. It's like watching the super toned people in a workout video and seeing the results you will get once you are done. It drives you to be better and do something good for yourself. The success of my fellow bloggers does that for me. I see all of the hard work and dedication that bloggers like Tieka and Elizabeth have put into their blogs, and it is amazing. They have seen such awesome rewards for their talent, impeccable style, and ability to inspire others. Plus, they are just amazing girls! I strive to make my blog better because it makes me happy and seeing others do the same and get amazing results from it encourages and inspires me to achieve the goals I have.
I have been blogging for four years and I still haven't completely mastered the art of self promotion, marketing, and all the crazy SEO and traffic-driving methods there are out there. All I know is that I love sharing my thoughts and outfits and my life in general with you all, and I will keep bettering this blog and, in turn, bettering myself through it because I love it. This is my court, my field, my canvas, my instrument, my stage, my blank page. Where it will take me is unknown, but all the things it gives to me and means to me is priceless.
|Dress: ASOS//Sweater: Forever 21//Tights: Urban Outfitters//Socks: Apt. 9//Boots: Madden Girl//Belt: Forever 21//Necklace: Lauren Conrad via Kohl's|