It's my belated, again, BLOGIVERSARY! And of course, for some reason, I am beyond motivated in the fall and completely made over my blog again! I started blogging in the fall so something about it just makes me feel blogg-y. Maybe it's because autumn is the best time of the year?! No joke - the weather, the fashion, the activities, the food... can autumn just be all the time?!
For my blogiversary (made up but totally awesome word) I want to do something a little "embarrassing". I want to show the progression of my blog. I actually started a blog in middle and maybe (?) high school but over the year I deleted and restarted them. How cool would it have been to have one that was 10 years old? Maybe I would be as famous as Zoella by now!? Oh well. Anyways, one of the things I get most caught up with is comparing myself to other bloggers. I find travel bloggers like Lauren Stephanie Wells or home bloggers like Boxwood Ave and instantly hate my photos and want to be more like them.
I think it's easy to want to be better, especially with my career and personality type, and to forget how far we've come. Although I don't like my older posts/photos/layouts, they keep me grounded! And I want them to be an inspiration for others out there
I recently tried to "filter" my photos, shown below. I did kind of a smoky one for Montana because it was on fire and a fall one here back in Reno. But I have noticed I am not getting as much engagement from it so I feel like it's a bust! I think I need to keep with the bright fun photos I used to post :)
I recently asked a friend why they followed me and they replied because I was honest and vulnerable. Another friend told me my inspiring and vulnerable posts are her favorite. So I think I recieved the message. People can tell when you are not being yourself. I plan on getting back to myself in the next month and I cannot wait to bring you along!
PS I am SOOO sad! I didn't take a picture of my last layout and I seriously loved it too. I will have to search harder to see if I have something!
I would LOVE to hear your thoughts! Comment below.