Happy New Year to all of you lovely lot reading this! I have sat and thought for quite a while about what I wanted to do for my first post of 2015 (or the last of 2014, depending on when this goes up) - which is testament to the fact that I'm not currently producing TV and have far too much time on my hands - and it has left me a little trumped.
You see, I could sit here and write New Years Resolutions like I did last year, and the year before that, but let's be honest here - I'm completely bored of professing that this is the year that I start doing some form of exercise other than walking to the fridge and up and down Oxford street. Or the year that I start to eat healthily, take more time off of work to make sure I'm not always so stressed etc. I've been there, I've said I'm going to change, and I...well, I haven't done those things. So instead of churning out sentimental, motivational
Stop making resolutions. As controversial as that may be, I think we - and I believe bloggers especially - put far too much pressure on ourselves to reach targets or goals. Of course it's important to have things to work towards, but I think it also brings on an unnecessary form of competition. Of 'Blogger bashing' - the whole Zoella scandal a case in point - of bringing others down rather than celebrating their achievements.
Stop thinking about when you're going to reach your next Bloglovin milestone (having just reached one myself, I know how hard this is to do), write what you want to write and let it happen organically. There's more to life than numbers, if you're in blogging for the right reasons - because you love to write, you love photography, you love to express yourself (as opposed to doing it for the followers and freebies etc.) whatever the reason may be - then let the fact that you've put the effort in and hit the publish button be enough.
*Again, for the millionth time on this blog, feel free to punch me in the face for using 'blogosphere' in this post.
So, because I am well aware that if you're still with me at this point,
you go glen coco you have the patience of a saint, I will begin to wrap this up. I just want to take this moment to thank you all so much for reading - whether this is the first post of mine that you've read, or the one hundred and first (I'm not totally sure I've even posted 101 posts but you get the gist) - I am so grateful to each and every one of you for taking the time to read my little corner of the internet. I really hope you'll stick with me and carry on reading throughout the rest of 2015 :)
If I don't already follow you, please link your blogs below for me to peruse throughout 2015 too.
(Because there's only so much Homeland a girl can watch before she needs another form of procrastination, right?)
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