Oh, hello! It’s just me again. Malin. The digital marketer who sometimes likes to pretend that she can write and take pictures. Well, the summer rolled around and I lost every bit of motivation I had to continue with my old blog. It was a combination of different factors, I guess. I tried to come back to my old blog multiple times, but it just didn’t work for me. I considered many different possibilities, including never returning at all. Even though I couldn’t find the balance of what I wanted to do, where I wanted the blog to go and balancing my everyday life in-between it all, it just felt like a real shame to give it all up again. I think struggling to find my place in real life made it even harder for me to find my place online. There’s no denying that the blogosphere has changed immensely, and it has become so much more competitive.
To me, blogging was never really a competition for reaching the top. I was happy where I was, but I guess somehow I felt like I wasn’t doing good enough when I didn’t have that competitive instinct as everyone else. Somewhere along the line, I started caring more and more about the numbers and what other bloggers would think of me. To me, blogging was a creative outlet. I’ve loved writing since I was a little girl, and it has always been some sort of coping mechanism to me – when I struggled, I would reflect on the situation by writing about it. My laptop is filled with text files that will never see the light of day, but it’s there. And what I’ve realized is that that’s why I want to blog. I want to have a creative outlet where I can combine my passion for writing and photography, and if someone else than my mum reads my posts, that’s just a bonus. You see, I don’t have the aspirations of becoming the next Zoella or anything like that. If this outlet would ever create any opportunities, that’s just another huge bonus.
I guess what I’m trying to say, is that by starting a new blog on a new domain, I’m going back to basics. I’m going back to what I love about blogging – it being a creative outlet. When I first started, I did it because I wanted a creative outlet that would allow me to share my life through text and images, mainly because I was moving abroad at the time. And guess who’s moving abroad again? I’ll write more on this later, but for now I just want to say that this posts is the first posts proving that I’m going back to basics. I’ll blog because I want to and not because I feel I need to. I’m older, I’m wiser and I’ve realized that there’s more to life than numbers. It really is all about enjoying the process.
So yeah, that was a bit about what’s been going on in my head regarding blogging, and I’m very excited to be back!