I cannot even tell you how many times people have said to me something along the lines of “Ohhhh I’d looooove to start a blog!” – to which I ALWAYS reply “OMG u sooooo should” and then they’re all like “Hmm no I can’t! I’m too scared.” STOP THIS NOW

In my eyes this is a tragedy. There’s nothing to be scared of, just like starting any hobby. I started my blog a year ago now and it’s so much fun, I just wished I had started earlier. For so long I was reading other blogs and admiring other girls who blogged I just thought it’s about time I had a go. And the first six months were definitely spent finding my feet. I’d forget to post and struggle to find time and inspiration. But now that my blog is a year old and I’ve really made it my own it’s literally one of the best things I’ve done.

In light of a certain successful blogger’s recent interview with Cosmopolitan, I’d just like to state that my opinion will and always will be that there is room for everybody in the blogging world. Do I agree it feels like there is a million and one girls who blog? Yeah, there are. But thats a good thing! That definitely shouldn’t stop any body who is considering starting it. Can we also talk about the fact that, even after posting a new article defending the original, Cosmopolitan actually went and changed Sarah's interview. See below for a before an after.

What is this about? Sarah? Cosmo? There's lots of bloggers out here that would like answers about what you really think. It's no doubt Sarah is hugely successful now, and I think this could easily be a case of a journalist twisting her words. If this is the case I do feel bad for Sarah. She will have lost a lot of support through this - from girls just like who me, who are only just begun their blogging journey, and the girls who might be reading this and thinking of starting. 

The blogging community is all about uplifting and inspiring other people to join in, not to compete with each other. This is why getting involved with blogger networks and chats are so much fun, and why supporting each other on social media is so important. 

There really is no rules, you could blog twice a week or once a month - there's plenty of bloggers who have out their own sites on the backseat and adopted instagram as a microblogging platform.

The final point I want to make is that numbers mean nothing! Even if only your best friend and your grandma reads your first blog post, you'll have so much fun writing new ones and creating new content it doesn't matter. It's not about followers, or likes, or the amount of freebies someone is sent. Similarly, there's lots of accounts which clearly buy their followers and likes. I think the best thing you can do is focus on making your content the best it can be, the views and likes will roll in on their own, but you can definitely speed things up by interacting with your desired audience and similar bloggers. 

It might be blogging, youtubing, snapchatting or instagramming, whatever it is that you want to make your opinions known and express yourself on you should just go ahead and start. Don't be afraid to go full on extra and put in the effort, you'll have way more fun. 

Anyway to finish, here's a few blogs you should be reading for serious inspiration:

Em Talks  - @emshelx - I've been a fan of this blog for a while because how well written the posts are so it's no surprise she's won so many awards! She is also one of the most down to earth bloggers I've met.

Shot from the Street - @shotfromthestreet - This blog is full of sophisticated style and is also really creative how she shoots on traditional film and writes over the top. Very very cool

In The Frow - @inthefrow - A really successful blogger and I have a hair crush on her amazing silver blonde hair. Girly style with plenty of travel in the mix. 

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