Here I am, sitting on my desk chair, staring at my laptop.
This is weird, typing my first blogpost. I'm questioning myself : Will anyone read this? I'm not sure.
It took me a long time to start my own blog. I am afraid, you know, expressing yourself on the internet, it's so scary.
Nevertheless, I took the challenge and decided to be brave.
It all started when I was scrolling through Pinterest, I came across one inspiring quote.
This immidiately made me think : Right, if this is what I want to do, make it true, make it happen.
From now on, I want to be more self-confident and I'm going to focus on what makes me happy.
I want to step out of my comfort-zone and start my own blog.
The first thing I started with was creating my own page and designing it the way I wanted, the way my page just screamed "me."
I hadn't had to think about the header too much, I knew it was obvious. Beauty - Fashion - Lifestyle. The things I'm the most passionate about. Combining this with typing away on a laptop makes it perfect for me.
Choosing my domain name was something that I struggled with the most. From day 1 I wanted it to be "Mylotte". Just my name, cause I want to make my blog personal and I don't want a name that hasn't got to do with myself. However I started thinking about the fact how people would pronounce my name because you can say it in many different ways.
After probably about 7 months of doubting I've made my decision and went with my first name anyway and I'm not even regretting it.
For the record, you pronounce it as"Me-lot-eh" :)
Whilist I was working on my blog, I kept asking myself, are you sure? What is everyone going to think? Isn't it going to be too much? Can you deal with everything?
I'm a person who's a huge scepticus, (although I'm not a libra haha). So I think about stuff twice as long as the average person would, which makes time go twice as fast for me. That's also the reason why I wait so long with everything. So I am a bit scared that's going to have a bad influence on my blog. I'm also scared to put myself on the internet, thinking that people might not like me for being me. It's something that I really want to overcome and don't want to think about, yet I know that's going to be hard.
Another question I asked myself was : How am I going to tell my family? Will they understand?
I once told my sister my ultimate dream was having my own blog. She probably never would've thought I was going to do it. When I told her, she was actually really excited and she couldn't wait for the outcome. Which made me so happy. However, my mom doesn't understand the whole blogging community. I explained everything to her and told her that this is what I really want to do for a long time now. As me and my mom have a good relationship (she's basically my best friend) she understood me and agreed. And my dad supports me in every decision I make in my life. I'm very glad and thankfull my family supports me so much.
I've set myself a deadline, otherwise I knew I was going to delay it. I want my blog to be up on the 15th of April, because April is one of my favourite months. It's spring and everything is fresh, which I think makes a perfect match with my blog.
In the meantime I've written my first 5 blogpost and months went by so quickly. I still can't cope with the fact I'm actually doing it. I'm actually making my dream come true. I spent hours searching on articles "how to blog", and have taught myself everything. Even though I was tempted to give up, SEVERAL times, I'm pretty proud of the endresult.
I will try and do my best to upload a blogpost each week, but do understand i'm still in secondary school and some weeks are busier than the other. I think it would be nice to put my blogposts up on a Sunday morning so you can read them with a nice cuppa coffee or a cuppa tea if you like.
This is a new hobby for me, so I don't want any pressure. As in life, some days are going to be better than others. Knowing myself, I know that there are going to be days that I'm going to regret what I'm doing. But always have in mind that life is too short, so be positive and do what YOU want to do. You live your life for you and not for someone else (getting serious there haha).
So now I'm a member of the blogging community and it makes me so happy that I'm finally going to do what I've always dreamed of : Writing about the things I love the most in life. Which I'm happily going to share with you.
Without further a do, I'm so excited to start this journey and I hope you want to follow me with it.
Spread some love, and I will see you in my next blogpost.
(I actually want to squeeze something now haha)