Why being a part-time blogger is not a defeat

20 Oct 2017

Well look at me writing another posting about blogging, but if you haven't quite notice it's a huge passion of mine which hopefully you too share or are at least interested in as you're following along my content! I have a huge fear of being repetitive when it comes to my blog, but for this post I'm coming at the subject from a complete different angle which is quite relevant to myself at the moment. 

If you follow me over on social media especially twitter you'll be in the loop with how my life has changed quite a bit this year, going from one position to another to finally settling down to a path I didn't quite intend but I am FRILLED.  Earlier this year I found myself so unhappy in a managers position in retail, I needed out because it was putting me mentally in a dark place and seriously affecting every aspect of my life. My relationship suffered, so did my passions in art and I just wasn't my happy loving life self. I decided to quit (walked out - story time coming soon looooool) and from there did everything imaginable to make myself happy again. I restarted my art business and created my art store Witchcrafts - also putting me in the position to blog full time as I worked from home every day. I loved it, but after a couple of months I found that of course I was only just starting out and money wise I needed something a little more stable whilst I built up my business. I wasn't looking for a job but along came an online assistant role for a vintage clothing company and so I found myself jumping right back into full time work! It was a shock to everyone especially myself because I thought I'd finally made it to be working for myself, but in reality I wasn't in a stable enough place with it all and if I'm honest I don't think thats a bad thing. Something I've noticed is if you're not full time at something it feels like a failure or as if you're not putting your all in like others who are; but thats not the case at all. 

I think as growing children we're told certain things that really strain as when we become adults - careers definitely being something as we're told to get normal jobs to pay the bills and pop out little babies. I always had a plan or atleast an idea of how I thought my twenties would go in terms of growing up, but in reality I'm 23, just escaped a break down and now I'm building things back up with a more positive look on things. I think being told how everyone should follow our their life is a terrible thing because the second it goes wrong you think you're a failure and your brain starts to implode on itself. I think one career I never thought would be a possibility was my own art business or more to the subject of this post blogging, which I think some people still don't consider to be a real career. When I started out blogging I soon started to realise I would love to do this as a full time job, which as others had done made me even more determed. I love blogging, so to be able to put that love into something every time would probably for me be the ultimate dream job. I think putting a something whether it's a career, an idea or even a person so high on goal pedestal is so dangerous because if your journey there is slow or gets delayed, panic can set in and 9 times out of 10 you feel like you're failing. 

I see all the time that people (I do all the time) go through spells of not wanting to or can't blog, but then they take it out on themselves thinking they're not good enough. It's as if just doing it part time isn't as good as doing it full time, as if just posting once or twice is seen as bad because others are posting more frequently. I think when taking on this new job I started to realise that I wasn't being defeated by getting a job instead of continuing full time blogging, but instead I was gaining a new journey to my path of just where life is taking me. For myself anyway if I continued to stress about no longer blogging full time or even attempting to stick to four/five posts a week as well as working 40 hours in my new job my brain definitely would of burnt out eventually. No one ever seems to have the goal of just wanting to blog part time whilst they dabble in other careers - so lets end the negative association and be kind to ourselves with less stress! 

When I started to have the realisation that I can just blog for myself the stress just seems to evaporate from me - so what if I don't upload on a regular schedule? I wanna post on a Monday? I'll post it on a Monday. Ooo I just took some awesome pictures and want to upload them asap, why wait till when everyone gets home from work to sit down on their laptops just post the thing! I think we've all got caught up in stats and wanting our blogs to thrive too much. Don't get me wrong of course I want people to read my blog, but I'm not going to cry over views because I have other things in my life going on. If you focus too much on stats and numbers its unhealthy, an online platform is going to affect you negativity and something as fun as blogging shouldn't be doing that. 

I've decided that I'm going to blog when I really want to over feeling the need to, because thats where I start to feel a writers block coming along. I love to take photographs and thats where I always get my biggest inspirations. I've been snapping away and the posts content springs to mind instantly! I love the blogging community, I love that we've created our own space on the internet that now can become a career! But just because I blog part time does not mean I put any less effort in than those who have tripple the followers I do. I'm removing the full time or part time terms from my life; I blog, I create art, I have an awesome job I love and I do it all together. Thats my life. No part time gigs here or there. 

I think the past couple of months has definitely taught me just how much life can change but it was definitely needed as I had gotten myself stuck in a rut. I think this is what adult life is going to look like but so far each change has been so positive to my growth as a person. I think an important thing to remember is you can meet any goal you want as long as you put your all in. Work hard, be kind, stay positive and go for your dreams. 

Until next time guys,

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