Why do I blog, a question to ask yourself now and again to keep you on your blogging path, keep you focused on your aim. There are so many other blogs to compare yourself to but the main aim is to enjoy them and compliment them, never compare yourself. In 2014 I learnt that this little blog is my space on the internet, to type about everything I love such as beauty and my life. From this I I took with me into 2015, a space to be proud of, to feel creative. which brings me to say to you that you should be proud of yourself too. It is hard not to compare yourself but I think it would be a boring place if we all had the same content right?
why do I blog? A question I ask myself every now and again so that I don't get side tracked by negativity from myself. It is hard not to compare yourself, asking yourself do I do enough or even feeling like you are no good. I am my own worse nightmare, I challenge myself and I beat myself up about so many small things. In 2014 If I missed a blog post I would feel awful and before I knew it I was feeling down about my blog. Towards the end of 2014 when I got nominated for an award with Cosmopolitan it woke me up, I felt proud for the first time since starting my blog. It made me realise that I should be proud no matter what, this is my space to feel creative and happy. Blogging makes me extremely happy, nothing in the world has ever made me want to work so hard to achieve great things.
My blog makes my boyfriend, my family and my friends so proud of me and that is a great feeling. The only other time I felt this way was when I graduated from university. Being able to tell family that I have not seen in years that I am doing well, moving from South Africa to England taught me more than I could ever imagine. I got given a great chance at education, being able to say now that I graduated with a degree made my family very proud and I feel the same way about my blog. I get asked about my blog everyday, family and friends are super supportive and I cannot thank you enough for reading this right now.
One of many highlights of my three years blogging, being recognised as a beauty blogger in the Manchester Evening Newspaper. This is something I will keep forever, frame it and everything. When my mom read this she wanted to show anyone who would listen, its great to see how supportive people can be when it comes to my blog. Not in a million years did I think a single person would read my blog, I have a small following compared to the mega bloggers but to me I am proud of where I am three years down the line. Cosmopolitan Magazine, a magazine I have read for years recognised my hard work and so did my readers, shortlisted to the top ten in the UK ( Best Established Beauty Blog) made my life. I may not have won but I made some amazing friends through that incredible experience, I gained so much from it. I must admit it's a night I will never stop talking about, it was something to remember forever. ( blog post)
I hope in 2015 and in years to come I can continue to grow my blog Kemples and to continue to feel proud. The best part about blogging, if it had to be one thing it would be meeting so many amazing fellow bloggers. We all bounce of each other and its such an amazing, supportive community.
Lydia Rose - Benefit Cosmetics Launch in London 2014.
Being able to attend a benefit Cosmetics launch was a highlight for me, it opened up my mind to the fact I can blog. I always doubt myself but over 2014 I grew as a person and a blogger Being able to meet bloggers like Lydia, attending events and working on content made me very happy in 2014. In this photograph I felt so nervous about being in the same room as bloggers I admire, I think it shows on my face. This was my first ever event and I have enjoyed every single one in 2014, this is such an amazing perk to blogging that I would never take for granted. Working with brands such as Make Up Revolution, Witch skin care and many more feel amazing, something I would not have predicted back in 2012 when I sat down to start my blog. working with brands, being sent products and attending events is something I never set off to do but being able to do it is a dream come true.
When I was a young girl I would buy magazines with my pocket money, working for a magazine was my ideal dream job. My mom told me to start my own but back when I lived in South Africa I had no idea about blogging so being able to write my blog now is something that makes me smile and it never feels like a chore. I want to continue to blog and see where it takes me, full time blogger who knows but yes that would be the dream but I am so happy and I hope to continue to meet so many amazing bloggers who inspire me everyday.
Let me know in the comments why you blog?