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!