I haven’t been blogging for a long time, maybe even a few months and that’s on and off.
I haven’t gone to any events and I’m not a part of the community yet.
However, that doesn’t put me off. I think I’m intimidated by a standard I have in my head for blogs to be.
Blogs must have just one theme
Blogs should have themes to them and be coherent, so you can’t be jumping from subject to subject; if you write about books, stick to books ect… but I chose the name ‘Jessies Journal’ for a reason. I can’t stick with a ‘theme’ or just one topic. I enjoy reading the news and learning about politics and maybe one day I will have a view I would like to share. I don’t want to feel restricted, or a saying I don’t particularly like ‘being put in a box’. I enjoy jumping from topic to topic because that’s who I am in person.
The Minimalist/Clean look
Although I have just changed my theme… for the 2nd time in a couple of days (oops – I’m still trying things out), while picking one out, I felt the need to go for one of the clean and sharp ones. One that doesn’t have much personality to it but is aesthetically pleasing. While I am trying to get a bit more minimalist, I also want my personality to shine out and not just in the words I use.
I may have changed themes, because I felt my old one was a little childish and this one still has pops of colour and a pretty header (if I do say so myself 😝) but I still felt this pressure to comply and do ‘what all the other bloggers are doing’.
After joining up to bloglovin’ just recently (go find me on it!), I have realised just how many people take amazingly clean, brilliantly lit photos to go with their blog and quite frankly, I don’t have the talent nor the time to do that every time I want to post but I feel like I definitely should be putting the effort in there, especially when I post on Instagram.
Maybe it will come with time and I’ll grow into being a ‘better blogger’ and collect the skills I need along the way or maybe I’ll find a little section in the blogging world that’s ‘me’ shaped, maybe I’ll make one.
But for now I’m going to keep bustling about on here for as long as I have something to say.