So, it’s been nearly 4 months since I last posted on here. I’ve had a few inboxes on Twitter asking why I don’t come on here as much anymore so I thought, why not post!
When I started my blog in 2012, I started it because of various reasons. The main reason was because I couldn’t leave my house because of severe anxiety and panic attacks, and the other reason was because I was incredibly bored and sought the comfort from like-minded people online. Little did I know that after just a few months of blogging I partnered with several companies which led me to have this incredible passion to continue blogging about beauty, fashion and lifestyle.
As years went by not only did my blog grow but as did my confidence to reach out in the real world to my other passions. Animals. I enrolled at college, got a job and my blog took a slight set back but was still very active.
I’ll fast forward onto now, because I could write a ton on what’s gone on over the last few years in terms of progression with myself but that could be saved for another post someday.
Right now I am in a great place. I left college with a Distinction in Animal Care and Management and the day I left I was offered a permanent job at my college as an Animal Care Technician. This is still my job role and I love it. Please don’t be alarmed by the “technician” part in my job title. I do NOT test on animals. My job is to care for a large range of animals at my work place and teach animal care students (like I was once one myself) how to look after them.
In January this year I was lucky enough to secure a voluntary zoo keeper place at Whipsnade Zoo. I get to work with some amazing people and amazing animals too.
My life is very busy at this moment in time, I work 4 days a week at college and volunteer the rest of my time at the zoo. This has left me little time to sit down and blog.
I’ve found over the last year my passion for beauty and fashion has faded incredibly. This is mainly down to the fact that I don’t have time to sit and spend hours on my hair and makeup. On a good day I would be lucky enough to have some time to slap on some foundation let alone the false lashes and lippy! The same goes for clothes too. I live in my muddy wellington boots and my comfy leggings and hoodies.
So, this is the main reason why I don’t blog nowadays. Now onto the other little reasons which may spark some sort of row in the blogging community.
I no longer enjoy the blogging community. Over the years I’ve slowly seen the relationship between bloggers turn from what was an incredibly supportive, friendly and caring community to a very competitive, bitchy community. I’m not saying that there aren’t caring bloggers out there. I still keep in touch with some of the bloggers I first met when I first started 4 years ago. I am extremely grateful for the friends that I have made and care so much about them. I love them to bits.
I just hate the bitchiness that surrounds the community now. When I first started the competitiveness wasn’t there. We would all share each others posts, promote one another on our pages. Now? It’s all about trying to see who can make the most page views, who can partner with the most companies, who can get the best looking layout and pictures from fancy cameras on their blogs. I just want to write… I just want to express my interest and not have anyone question why I am doing so and plaster it all over social media.
I don’t enjoy blogging as much as I did when I first started. I still loved the community and think there are still a lot of genuine, caring, like-minded bloggers out there but I just think it has become swallowed up by a lot of people that I just don’t like. I am sure many will disagree with me but I can’t help but point this out. I’m sure those who started out when I did can agree with some of my points. The community just isn’t the same anymore.
Will I ever return to blogging?
Will it be within the next few weeks?
Will it be about beauty & fashion?
No. Unless you want to see a day in the life of a zoo keepers clothing!
I am considering blogging but it will be more of a lifestyle blog than anything.
Sorry for the rant but I’ve gone off the radar and felt like I wanted to explain why.
Hope all of my past readers are doing amazingly well. I am so proud of my blogging friends who continue to blog about their interests. I am so grateful and thankful for meeting them and getting the chance to call them friends.
I wish every one all the best and hopefully speak to you all again soon!