April 20, 2016

MID WEEK NATTER. HOW INIKA & A NOTE FROM A PR SAVED ME FROM PACKING IT ALL IN!


Over the last few months, most bloggers have felt some sort of shift in the world of blogging. The prospect of being a full time blogger seems to have become the norm and if you can't keep up with your everyday job and blogging like me, you will sooner or later fall behind the pack.

It's been a tough one for me as my feelings are split about whether to carry on, as my head says you can't keep up and you'll be blogging by and TO myself forever but my heart loves what I do and without it I just wouldn't know what to do with myself (probably more time for The House Wives of Beverly Hills lol!). 


Before Christmas, I had kinda given up with LLP. Christmas was the focus, I hadn't joined the blogging world on endless Christmas gift guides, I found everyone was just doing the same thing and I gave up on making my dig at it. I compared myself to everyone and it's a slippery slope. I guess I just didn't feel myself enough to write and sound like me...I didn't want to write for the sake of keeping up appearances.

But then...this beautiful gift from Inika arrived on my doorstep.

It wasn't until after those hermit weeks of Christmas that I actually took the time to open my blogger mail that I felt suddenly so overwhelmed, I almost cried. This parcel from Inika included such a special little touch - my name on a makeup case  - that it shook me to realise how lucky I was to have kept LLP running even through some of the toughest years of my life and that readers and PR's still saw me as someone influential. 


Sometimes, I see so many bloggers getting sent so many things that their draws are exploding but do they really realise how lucky we are to be seen as influencers. Our opinions do matter and especially that this blog isn't even my career, it has become an extension of me.

Something as simple as this beautiful personalised gift really woke me up to how much blogging and especially my love for beauty really is deep rooted in me and I realised I can't let it go. So yes I am still here and still trying my best to get stuck into everything I possibly can, by also not putting too much pressure on myself to stick to a schedule (even though I do hope I can some day!).

I would love to hear your thoughts and hopefully I'm not alone in feeling like this! Again thank you so much to Chalk PR & Inika for making me feel special and for believing in me.

Hugs & Kisses
Becki xox



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  1. It's funny, I quite often wonder if there's any point in my carrying on blogging too because sometimes I just don't feel as if I am making a difference. But like you say sometimes the smallest thing can help you remember why you started.
    Rebecca Notes From September
    Xx

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  2. The point is my lovely that it doesn't matter what everyone else is doing, it is what you are doing and how it makes you feel that counts. If you enjoy it, then balls to everyone else and their stats and their gift guides or their view on the latest hair dye x

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  3. I totally agree with the blogger feeling shifting recently! It feels like everyone is desperately vying for attention and there are so many amazing blogs out there that are so good but don't get much recognition. It seems that if you don't post about the right things or clog up people's social feeds with links then you're not doing it right, but that's not how it should be.

    I love blogging and if people read and like my posts then that's a bonus! I've given up on the dream of becoming a full time blogger who gets sent amazing products and is, essentially, their own boss - but if it were to happen that would still be pretty great!

    I discovered your blog this evening and am really enjoying reading your posts! Just for the record haha.

    Georgie xo
    www.georgienicks.blogspot.co.uk

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