ANOTHER CORSET OUTFIT AND HOW I’M RE-INVENTING MY BLOG

Lifestyle blog post

It’s no secret to my blog readers that I love the corset trend. I mean how can I not?

I’ve styled it on the blog before in this post Here. And you can trust that I will be styling it again pretty soon. Why do I love the corset trend? Simple. It’s the one way I can wear something resembling an underwear out without actually wearing an underwear out. Plus it’s so sexy.

Anyway, I finally put my blog together. Did some random shit, got myself a blog planner, de-cluttered the blog. I also did some maintenance, some testing, and got a new expensive premium theme (I hope y’all like it o) PS: Check out the desktop version. Now I’m ready to roll (Lord, please help me be consistent)  I have always taken my blogging seriously. I love blogging, the amount of growth and understanding blogging has brought to me is almost overwhelming.

A few weeks ago, I began to feel a little bit lost, underwhelmed even. Blogging became work, I was lost, focusing too hard on SEO ratings. Trying hard to make sure I had a post to put out every week so I don’t lose following. Editing my posts so darn much that by the time I’m done, it almost did not sound like me anymore. I constantly had to google post ideas because I felt the ones I had were not good enough, engaging enough, educative enough. Someone said to me, “all bloggers are the same, doing the same shit in different words” and in a bid to not seem the same, I unfortunately lost sight of my goal, putting out content to please people, instead of putting out content I genuinely wanted to put out.

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I felt my life take on an unfortunate robotic quality. Trying so hard to please everyone, I needed brands to love me, wanted my fellow bloggers to adore me, my readers to believe me. Staying up counting blog stats and comments. Refreshing my DM’s and mailbox to see yet another message from a reader telling me how amazing I am. And in all of this, I forgot why I started blogging in the first place.

To have a voice, to share my thoughts, to share my experience, to document growth and lifestyle, to talk about things that matter to me, to just be a writer without a care in the world. There were so many posts on my draft that I refused to hit publish on because I feared how I would be perceived, maybe ”people won’t like it”  maybe it won’t fit in with my “nichemaybe ”brands won’t like it” so many maybe until I could not hear my own voice anymore.


Oh well, not anymore. If this break has taught me anything, it’s that this is my blog. Not a brand’s blog, not my reader’s blog, not the public blog. But my blog. No one gets to tell me how it should or should not be. I’m going to post stuffs I want to post, and I’m just going to be myself and love whatever outcome it brings.
Yes, I’m done ranting, who loves this simple ultra feminine look am sporting here, I got a lot of compliments on this day and a lot of toasters too (lol) + I may have even gotten a new job and partnership opportunity o, all cause looking cute is good business. I’ll let y’all know how it turns out.

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HAVE YOU EVER FELT YOU HAVE LOST YOUR WAY DUE TO EXCESSIVE SCRUTINY? HOW DID YOU DEAL WITH PEOPLE’S OPINION?

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  2. I liked this post and how you came clean to us! It gets like that sometimes. I’m hoping not to ever reach such a point, but if I do, I want to be able to rise above it and return my focus to where it should be. Glad to have you back! I hope this is a fresh start and you can continue to churn out awesome content! We’re rooting for you!

  3. I totally understand how you felt because I’ve felt this way for the longest time, at a point I lost all motivation and purpose to actually write something because I’d want it to sound acceptable enough, it wasn’t me anymore. But I realised the real reason I started blogging in the first place and had to take myself back to that point and honestly being myself truly has never felt better.
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  4. I’ve been going through this for a while now but I refuse to let rhe other aspect of blogging overwhelm me, I’ll keep doing it cause I love to do it. Thanks Salmah!

    • Thank you Wendy! And yes, we can’t always let people have their way with us every time.. if we did, we’ll get lost in the crowd and forget who we are.

  5. I must say, that this is just what I needed to read right now and I made sure I read every single word. It is our blog, so we’ll post whatever we want, however we want it because it just must serve It’s original purpose.
    And the theme is really great ??
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  6. Love the outfit! And yeah I couple of weeks back I was getting into that head space where I was thinking too much about the blog, and my stats went even encouraging, thank you for the encouragement ?

  7. yesss baby girl!!!! I’m glad your back and I’m even more glad you are not going to let anyone get in your way!!

  8. Sorry, typo. Am so glad you are back salmah. And you look stunning, can’t wait to see what you have instore for us.