I mentioned a while ago that I didn't feel motivated to write posts and found that I lacked inspiration. Whilst I have since gone on to write more posts, I haven't felt that I wanted to jump straight back in and blog as much as I use to. I always try to be honest with my readers, so I will admit that over the last couple of months, I have thought that maybe my blog had reached its limit and that I should close it down. But then I thought no, when I'm in the right mood, I enjoy writing posts and I love the friendships and support the blogging community offers.
It got me thinking about what I wanted my blog to be about, because, after all, as my own personal space, I could write anything! I think this is where I have been struggling with content because there has been some things that I have wanted to write about but felt that I couldn't because it wouldn't suit the audience that I had. Then I thought why couldn't I? I know that some posts aren't going to be for everyone, but if I'm blogging about my life, why should I feel like I needed to block certain things out.
Some of you may not be aware, but I am very much an aviation enthusiast, geek, plane spotter - whatever you want to call it. This means that a large part of my summer is taken up by going to airshows, open days and such but I've always felt that I couldn't blog about this because its not 'girly'. As much as I've tried to blog about what I take for a day out in my bag or my summer essentials (for sitting at the end of a runway I might add!) there is only so many posts I can write, because every year is the same.
Its the same with my Instagram where I am trying to balance photos of my everyday life, make up, and aviation photos that I'm proud of taking. I was getting comments about why would I put planes on there from some people and the mick taken out of me by aviation friends for posting a photo of a lipstick - I just can't win!
I have therefore come to the decision that I can't please everyone and I know I am going to loose some of my audience who either don't agree or simply don't like the aviation part of my life but that's okay. I started my blog all those years ago as a place for me to write about anything I wanted to, about my life in general but over time, it became more about make up and skincare. Whilst I'm still going to blog about beauty related things, I actually don't wear make up about 70% of the time so I feel like I want to write about something else and that something else is me.
I am no longer going to think to myself, I can't blog about that. Instead, I am going to focus on the things I enjoy, so yes there will be some aviation and military content, there will be health and fitness related things and of course there will be beauty and skincare posts too because I want it to be all about my life, the good, the bad and the ugly!
But don't worry, I'm not going to write a post all about the ins and outs of a certain plane, I just want to simply be able to say I went to this airshow, I took some photos I'm really proud of and here they are.
My YouTube Channel will probably go the same way as well to a certain extent. I have really enjoyed vlogging over the past few months and am starting to feel confident enough to try vlogging at more public events. But I felt like I couldn't upload some vlogs because they were not beauty related and sometimes contained airshow footage. I have really enjoyed making videos for my channel but I don't really have anywhere specific that I can set up to film a sit down video and a lot of the time there are people coming and going in the house and so I am unable to film. I did start to wonder whether I should give up the whole YouTube thing as well but decided against it. I will occasionally film sit down videos mainly because I love doing monthly favourites and hauls but I think my main videos are going to be vlogging style, not only because they are easier to do, but because they are some of my favourite videos to watch.
I hope you don't mind the change in the format of my content and hope that you will join me in this new direction on the blog. I will leave all of my links down below so make sure you are following/ subscribed to them.
Until next time