My blog will be 6 years old in September. I just think it is crazy how I have had my own little space on the internet to blab and I have some amazing people that continue to read what I have to say.
I don’t pretend to be the best around but I do feel like blogging has allowed me to find my own voice. At times it has been a great outlet and other times I have allowed it to become stressful. I’ve already learnt so much and i’m sure I will continue to learn so here’s what I have discovered so far.
Late content is better than sh*t content
When I first started blogging (and i’m even guilty of still doing it sometimes) I used to panic if I didn’t have Blog, Youtube or Instagram posts to go live when they needed to. Life just gets in the way sometimes. I am slowly learning that great content that I can spend time on means more than just getting a post up for the sake of it. At the end of the day, life is for living and sometimes you got to take it off line to get the inspiration you need (there’s a lesson in itself).
Natural light is everything
Winter is not my friend. I work full time therefore if I need to shoot content in the week I have to do to do it before work or after work. In the winter it is so dark all the time I find my content tend to be a little darker. I have lights for winter now but in the Summer I only really use my ring light as natural light always has the best effect.
Some people just aren’t made for the fashion posing life
I really enjoy doing fashion posts but I just haven’t nailed the posing (any tips, throw them my way). I get embarrassed and start laughing – yes these pictures end up looking more natural and maybe that’s my style but sometimes I do want a good fashion post. Maybe in due course I will become more confident in front of the camera. For now I have accepted that my strengths lie elsewhere.
Skincare is life
I used to be really in to make-up but now (and probably because i’m getting older) I love skincare. I have discovered that the best make-up is minimal but you have to have great skin under there to make it look good.
You don’t need fancy equipment
Yes you need relatively good things (i.e a decent camera) but you do not need a million lights and microphones etc. What you really need to do is take the time to take good quality pictures and discover what works best with what you already have. Yes, it is fun to get the best stuff but you will find yourself always ‘needing’ the next best camera or lighting system. In the process you will spend a lot of money and your content may not be that much better because you don’t know how to use everything properly.
Don’t take it too seriously
This isn’t my full time job so I always have to remind myself that this is an outlet. As I said earlier, life gets in the way and sometimes you just have to chill out and have some fun.
Are you a blogger? What have you learnt over the years?