Blogging and Confidence

Friday, 11 August 2017


Today I wanted to switch things up slightly. One of my aims to step up my blogging game was to write some different posts. By this, I meant posts which have a bit more thought behind them, and perhaps give my readers a bit of food for thought. A lot of things have changed in the past few years with myself, the biggest for me being my confidence. Blogging has been a big part of that.
 


Don't worry - this is still my usual outfit post, where I'm sharing one of my fave outfits right now. But as I was taking these snaps in a side street of Aldeburgh - a very busy place at this time of year, I thought to myself how much this little space on the internet has given me. I've been blogging for nearly 5 years. It was only in the past 2, or 3 at a push that I shared my blog online with people I knew in real life.



Putting yourself out there with something that's different, not what everyone else is doing at the time, is pretty scary. I'm a quiet and shy girl before I really get to know you, and shouting out about this weird thing I do for a hobby wasn't top of my list. Likewise, shooting out in the open, with actual real-life people around watching you, and not in the safety of my back garden with my tripod and trusty self-timer was not something I was comfortable with.

I think it's something that comes with age - learning to, putting it frankly, not give a sh*t. Sure enough I still worry what people might think of me at times, and I'll still get Jamie to stop taking photos when a stranger comes past, but the fact I'm out taking photos in the street is a pretty big deal for me. I'm putting myself out there that little bit more.



Nowadays, everyone knows I blog. It's something I kick ass at. Blogging gives me hundreds of opportunities, shows my skills in all that IT jazz, writing, photography and media, and gives me something to show off about. I struggle to find any talents I have - I can't sing, I can't dance (you should see my attempt of a 'shimmy'), I can't draw. Blogging is something I am good at, and not everyone can do it.


Bodysuit - ASOS // Dungaree Dress - Primark 

I don't really know where I wanted this post to go, other than to highlight a little bit of goodness that has come out of blogging. So guys and gals - if you're a fellow blogger this ones for you. You are awesome, you are talented, you are unique and you are fab-u-lous.

On other news - couldn't decide if this outfit was cute or if it looked like I was off to paint my nans shed. The dungaree dress was a cheeky Primark steal from last year and I've been dying to get it out again this summer. I always struggle to know what to wear underneath dungarees but figured this off the shoulder bodysuit worked ok. My quest to find cute locations to shoot at continues. This cute blue house was in the most picturesque seaside village ever Aldeburgh. It's a bit of a drive from Ipswich but so worth it, especially if you get their famous fish and chips which sadly J and I didn't do last weekend - I had a Sunday roast waiting for me at home that I didn't want to spoil!



Lucy x

14 comments :

  1. I can totally relate to not letting people you know IRL about your blog, I used to (still do) feel awkward about it. But you're right, as time goes on you simply just don't give a shit (in a good way haha).

    Blogging has certainly upped my confidence and I'm glad it has done the same for you. That's a cute outfit, perfect for a casual summer day. xx
    Coco Bella Blog

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  2. I've shared my blog with people in real life from the beginning but it's still so scary! But my confidence has come on leaps and bounds since joining the blogging community and finding new inspirations. You deserve absolutely every opportunity and good thing that comes your way Lucy x

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  3. Love this post Lucy☺️. So glad I found your blog, it's so easy to feel as tho know one understands what blogging is therefore we musn't tell anyone! But we so should, embrace the face that we are doing something new and different! You're right, it opens up so many opportunities that others would love to do, which has made me feel more proud to own a blog. Keep going, ya blog is amazing����
    Tilly
    lifeastillyrose.co.uk

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  4. Lovely post, it has such an important message! You are so good at blogging and it's amazing you have the confidence to share it with people! I haven't told lots of people about my blog because they wouldn't understand what it is but we shouldn't be afraid to tell anyone! Also I love your dress! X

    Erin // Everything Erin

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  5. I loved this post Lucy, I'm so happy your feeling more confident in blogging! Only a few people in my real life know about my blog, but I would love to reach where you are someday! xxx

    www.natalieleanne.com

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  6. LOVE this gal - and so glad you have found so much confidence in blogging! Not everyone in my 'real life' knows about my blog, but there are quite a few who do now and I expect that more and more people will do too as I get to grips with it (still feel so new at it all!). Also completely love that dungaree dress, it looks so good with the black body and especially against this dreamy background! xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

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  7. I loved reading this post, Lucy! Blogging is such a great way to boost your confidence. You're so right when you say that doing blogging when it isn't something that everyone does can be scary and to put yourself out there is tough. But blogging is definitely a lot of fun and worth all of that xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. I love this and I am so happy that you found your blogging confidence! It can be really hard to put yourself out there, but you're doing great. I love your outfit too!xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

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  9. Keep doing what you're doing girl. Don't worry about all those other people that may think you're weird. They probably want to know why you're taking pictures on the street, and it's a kind of interest.
    http://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

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  10. Love this girly!! You should feel so proud and confident to show off your blog, it's bloomin marvellous xx
    Liv
    livwrites.co.uk

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  11. How pretty! This outfit is so nice and I’m in love with your hair!
    xx Ele
    http://elewithlove.it/

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  12. I'm totally the same! I haven't told any of my family or friends about my blog yet but there will come a time when I feel comfortable to share it. I'm so glad that you've found the confidence to shoot pictures outside!
    Elizabeth || Liz Living

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  13. This is a great post, girl! You look so confident in these photos. I'm slowly trying to gain some and shoot outside. I definitely agree that when you get older, you just learn not to give an f haha. Love these pictures and that outfit :)

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

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  14. Absolutely loved this post Lucy, and also the outfit as well - blogging is something I'm actually good at as well (I think), and I'm so proud of it and the opportunities that come along with it. All us bloggers should be, its an amazing thing!

    Lucy | Forever September

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