We all know that blogging is an immensely popular and rapidly expanding industry. I started my website just over a year ago and I still feel relatively new to it all! I love following and reading other people’s posts but lately I’ve been struggling with the fact that I haven’t felt able to contribute something. I realised I was getting jealous and comparing myself a lot more to other people that were doing their own thing. It’s a horrible feeling when those insecurities start creeping in and affect how you feel, especially when you actually do feel proud of those people!
GETTING BACK INTO IT
Oh hey there, it’s been a while hasn’t it?
I’m SO happy to finally be back on my blog after taking a bit of an unintentional break. I realised the last post I had written was about my trip to Hong Kong back in May and before that I can’t even remember! If I’m honest, I’ve been feeling out of the game with blogging; life has been very busy the last couple of months and I’ve definitely allowed it to get in the way. Just to catch you up to speed, I moved house, started a new position at work, my brother got married and my sister is about to have a baby! But I’ve also been taking a bit of time to reflect on my blog, why I have it and the kind of place I want it to be. You might notice there’s been a refresh on my website and I’ve been trying to change up the feel of it, so it’s a little more ‘me’.
I’ve always seen my blog as a place where I can be open and share the things I am going through that I think other people might relate to. But the last few months have also reminded me that it’s also a personal outlet for me to express how I feel. There’s something really satisfying with the process of writing on a topic I feel passionate about and putting it out there, even if no-one is going to read it! So I’d really encourage you to do the same in whichever way you relate to, writing, music, art- whatever!
I’ve got some ideas on how to keep this a place that reflects who I am and that can provoke discussion on different topics. But I think I’m going to leave that for now, because I really just wanted to say I am back, I am SO ready to get stuck into writing more and I feel really excited about what could happen over here on emilyjames.co
See you very soon,
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Photography: Olivia Foley