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Saturday, 23 August 2014

How blogging has inspired me

This post is going to be a little lengthy and wordy not one of my normal beauty reviews, this is more of a post about why I started blogging and how it's changed me in a the few months since I started. 

I started this blog in mid March just as a hobby, it actually started because my work colleagues had started theirs and they were always talking about it and it just made me want to join in. I've always loved writing and I have a degree in journalism. About half way through my course, I fell out of love with writing and never thought about becoming a journalist again, I had well and truly closed that door for years. When I started Honeypot Blogs, I still didn't really see it as anything, it was literally something I could do to waste my time.

Recently my posts have become a little longer and I am putting a lot more content in than what I did when I first started, which lead me to start thinking why? Why I was starting to put more effort and focusing on the content when we all know that pictures probably play a bigger part in blogs than the content?

I was having a bit of a rummage around my old folders and stuff when I came across this black and white one and it gave my heart a little flutter because it made me remember what was inside. 




Now these are just the smallest amount of Elle articles I had cut out and saved, all of them are double sided but it gives you and idea. When I started my journalism degree, I was passionate. I was 100% sure that I would be a journalist and I was in love with reading and writing. I would save all articles I loved from several different magazines and several different journalists, as I said this is one small selection from one magazine. When I started looking over these pieces, I started to feel that buzz again. 

In this folder I also found one of my old assignments, one I probably got the highest score from and it was about my favourite lifestyle journalist at the time - Avril Mair who is now the Fashion Director at Harper's Bazaar.



At the time she used to write the best lifestyle posts for Elle, she was strong, confident and would try anything. There was some incredibly random things she would try out but I would read each word like it was my last. The woman was fearless and she was who I wanted to be. Needless to say after discovering this folder again it's sparked my passion, had I not started this blog I would still have my journo door locked tightly but it's now fractionally open. 

I love my job, I'm currently in online marketing and I'm going to be realistic and say I'm probably never going to be able to go fully into journalism, but who knows maybe in 5/10 years time I could do a bit of freelance on the side. How amazing would that be? I love writing and my blog has given me the opportunity to start developing my skills and write about what I love. It has reminded me of my passion and helped grow my confidence in writing again.

When I told my best friend Vernia, she really liked my blog, she was in my uni class as well and it's so nice to have someone share that sort of stuff with. She has always been a massive inspiration to me, because she is a born writer, we was an editor of a magazine and still writes on the side of her full time job and she just inspires me. With every blog post a write I'm keeping that fire alive, it's giving me a focus and I can truly say that I am happy to write again.

I don't have a lot of followers, this is a very humble blog, there is so much more that it has given me than just that. It feels really good to have that spark and that passion again. 

How have you rediscovered your passion?
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  1. Love this post! Blogging's such a great creative outlet and something thats no pressure. Definitely make sure you keep it up and one day you may be as good as your colleagues hahaha

    xxx

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    1. Thanks Hannah!! You're right, it really is a creative outlet!xxx

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  2. I love this post and it was so well written it could easily have been something I read in a magazine. Never close a door, leave it ajar - who knows what life will bring x

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    1. Thank you so much! You have no idea how much that means to me! Thanks for reading!!xx

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  3. It's so great that blogging has allowed you to rediscover your passion. Im not sure what exactly my passion is yet or if blogging has anything to do with it, but Im loving blogging and Im hoping to incorporate things Im passionate about onto my blog more, they're just a bit more heavy than things I'd normally post.

    Emma x
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