Blogging saved me, in so many ways. You can probably relate to what I’m about to write as I know alot of other bloggers feel the same. It gave me a sense of purpose and provided me with a life long hobby. It has connected me with new amazing people that I never would have met. It’s given me countless opportunities to spread love and good into this dark world. I am so thankful for that.
As bloggers we put our heart and soul into our websites. Our posts are probably 20% of the work that you see. You don’t see the late night writing posts or the long chore of choosing images for our websites. You don’t see the time, effort and costs that goes into running a blog, running social media pages and our day jobs. Its alot, but I wouldn’t change it. I love what I do, and its helped me in so many ways over the last months.
I HAVE A PURPOSE
Running a blog has really given me a purpose in life which one main reason how blogging saved me. I know there are other people counting on me for support and advice. I know there are a group of wonderful people on the other side of my computer screen eagerly awaiting what advice I share. That alone gives me purpose. I wake up everyday knowing I have things to do with my blog and people I need to get back to. Its filled up alot of quiet time that I had before with purposeful work instead.
It’s an amazing feeling knowing that you’re helping other people. Even if I have helped just one person thats a win for me. It was never about numbers, and it still isn’t. It’s more than that. Impacting one life and one soul is a big achievement.
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IT’S GIVEN ME A FOCUS
If you don’t know my blog journey by now, I re-started this blog after taking 4 YEARS off from blogging. I completely re-branded into olivialucieblake.com from a beauty blog. So, I decided to give this space a new focus and knew I wanted to reach more people than just those interested in beauty. I re-started right in the middle of summer and in the middle of the pandemic. I know alot of people can relate to this, that during those first lockdowns we had no idea this would be going on for so I made sure I to start new hobbies that I could continue. And here we are nearly a year later!
Back then I knew I needed a new focus, something to spend my time doing that was productive. And thats one main reason how blogging saved me.
Little did I know that blogging would become like a day job for me. The best job I have ever had.
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IT HAS PROVIDED OPPORTUNITIES
Wow, where do I even begin. This blog has given me so many opportunities that I’ve lost count. I have the opportunity to build a brand for myself and a little side hustle. It’s allowed me to start working with really well known brands and get PR products (Still so insane to think about!), make money and make life long friends.
Aside from all of that, it’s given me the best opportunity of all. It’s given me the opportunity to connect and form relationships with new people. It’s allowed me to have a small impact in this world. And thats such a big goal and achievement of mine. I want to spread love and positivity into the world, and with my blog I am allowed to do that.
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Why did you start your blog?
How has blogging impacted your life?
I’m not sure where my blog will go from here, but I am thankful to look back and reflect on how far I have come already!