You don’t have to be a blogger long to know right away there is something amazing about the blogosphere on the internet. I love that whether you have been blogging one minute or ten years, for the most part, everyone will welcome you. You can constantly find answers and help from supportive bloggers on any social media outlet at any time of the day which is an even bigger bonus. I started blogging just under two years ago and it really has changed my life completely in so many ways.
Bloggers both starting out and ones that have been here from the beginning, inspire me each and every day. They might just inspire me to be happier on a particular day from a post they wrote and shared or go as far as making me want to start my very own business. That’s the beauty of the blogosphere, people encourages each other and advise each other on following their dreams, whatever they may be, all the time.
I have friends that have done just that like Morgana from Butwhymummywhy starting Little & Fierce which is a very trendy little girls’ and boys’ accessories shop. And Fritha from Tigerlilly Quinn running her shop on her blog full of unique gifts, homeware, children toys and fun trinkets. These are just two of so many amazing bloggers that have added on from their amazing blogs to create their own businesses. I admire them for the risk they take and the strength that they both have to run a family, blog and a full time business of their own from home. That’s one huge job. They are both lovely ladies in person too, who share their experiences all the time.
I have made good friends with a handful of bloggers in real life that have gone on to inspire me to be a healthier fit person, better parent, and happier in life (thank you Lucy). I now couldn’t imagine my life without blogging and the people in it because of it. Each blogger puts so much heart, soul, sweat and tears into their space online. It’s hard work. I feel like I can relate to them more than I can sometime other friends because they understand how much it takes to keep your blog going and everything else that requires your attention in a given day. If you are a blogger full time you really understand that it’s probably harder work than you did at any job to date. If you disagree I would love to know your secret.
I have always wanted to own my own business while I probably will never own or create a business online those that have done it continue to inspire me to further my passions into something I can do for a living. Something that will challenge me and I can create into something meaningful and great. I have heard many call themselves pinterest failures or say they can’t stop comparing themselves to other bloggers and blogs. In my mind, I think of it the other way around, comparing is good, it’s positive, and it motivates me. It makes me think outside my comfort zones and get my creativity flowing.
It’s not just bloggers on their blogs that I am influenced by. Bloggers on instagram inspire me with their amazing home decor shots (thank you Rachel), their wardrobe selfies (thank you Emma), their weekend bakes or foodie captures of the day (thank you Emily) their gorgeous garage kids’ photoshoots (thank you Katie) and last but not least the amazing flower power (thank you Lucy). These are just a few of my favorite categories that have thousands of amazing bloggers within them sharing and tuning in together.
No matter what I will forever be grateful for those that have become my real life friends through blogging and those that have become my close online friends via social media for always encouraging me to be better, do more, and achieve higher. When I fall they are always there to help guide me back up every step of the way. Being an expat I can say I only have a true handful of friends in this country and blogging has filled that whole I had so very much the last two years.
Who knows where I will be in ten years time and if I will still be blogging but I know I will look back and feel like I was apart of something great. I will have a record of it and all the memories along with some many other amazing bloggers out there. I look forward to meeting new ones each and every day. I may not run out and get a loan to start a business tomorrow but it is possible it could be sooner than I ever thought it could be.
To all the bloggers out there, thanks for stopping by LTM, thanks for your continual support and thank you most of all for all inspire me in so many ways, each and every day.
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