What Blogging Has Done For Me
If you're reading this, thanks! Cue the awards speech:
Over the last eight months I have been able to share and express all the little things that are bottled up inside my mind. I got to inspire, be inspired and meet some incredible people across the world. I came up with The Glow Club, where I get to showcase those who I admire and I got to explore my creativity and my personality through this blog.
Since writing A Letter and seeing the support it received, my perspective and intentions with this blog has transformed into something that incorporated more creative freedom. I never thought FauxSilk would become so vital to me and to my happiness. Being able to communicate and share what I love with people who are like-minded is more fulfilling than I could have ever imagined. There's a lot more going on behind the scenes than I talk about, which is why I decided to make this post.
I want to thank each and every one of you who has messaged me, telling me my content has related to something you're going through, or just to tell me you're a new follower and you like my thoughts. To those that I've struck up a friendship with and who I value so much, thank you. You've made my life that little bit greater. So, what exactly has owning this blog done for me?
Blogging has given me insight, confidence and the freedom to speak about what I love. It's given me opportunities and a kind of purpose in something that was once "just a hobby" to me. (Reading back on this it kind of sounds like I'm breaking up with you guys, but I'm not, I promise!). This is a brief thank you note to all of you who often visit this lil' website of mine.
Starting this blog, I was embarrassed to tell people about it or show any passion towards the beauty industry. Primarily because I didn't want to come across as vain or self-centered - someone who just wants attention. I still struggle to tell new friends or talk about it a lot sometimes because I know it's not for everyone. But, things started to change once I felt a part of the community.
The beauty community I've stumbled across is the good side - the people who just want to support and enlighten their viewers, not force them into buying things they don't need. The people I've met online are like me- and it's so refreshing considering I don't really have anyone I can talk to about this part of my life without feeling like no one really understands the passion behind it.
FauxSilk will continue to be a passion project of mine, and I'm looking forward to bringing you guys along with all my detours, discoveries and upcoming travel adventures.
Lots of love as always,
PS: If you didn't read the whole thing, I basically just said thanks <3