Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Doing My Own Thing... ♥
This blogger (J, you know who you are, thank you so much!) told me that she doesn't care who reads her blog, she writes to record all her memories with her son and that's all that matters to her. Oh my God were these words like the little light bulb going on for me, the tah-dah moment, the jolt I needed to remember just why I began blogging in the first place and why I should still be continuing, not for all the wrong, insignificant reasons - such as wanting people to read my words, see my photography and interact with me - these of course would be amazing but they are not the be all and end all.
I initially began blogging to share my love of makeup and beauty. After I had my son Dolly Dowsie was formed and it became my place to document my adventures with my baby boy as well as sharing everything else I love with the world. You have absolutely no idea how much I cherish this blog, it's like another baby to me and having all of my memories and adventures with my family to look back on in one place, on days where I need a pick me up or want to remember what my son was like before he sprouted a head full of golden curls, is so precious and priceless to me.
Why should I care if other bloggers chose to ignore me? After all, they're people I have never and probably will never meet in my entire life. Yes, it would be lovely if we could all get along and support each other and be friends but that's not going to happen with everyone, blogging is, unfortunately, a very competitive world and I've witnessed people not wanting to be there for each other or help each other out at all. To the ones who didn't want to know me or who bitched about me, best of luck in your blogging journeys, I wish you every success.
I have a very small group of friends who are also bloggers, some of whom I've met in 'real life' and some who I've only got to know via their blogs and Facebook messenger. I'm incredibly grateful to know these amazing people, the ones who opened up to me and support me on this little blogging journey of mine, I will always do the same for them. It only takes a second out of your day to show someone kindness and I'm ever so grateful that these girls did that for me.
I now blog for me and my son. I blog to share all I love with the world (lets face it, I'd be lost without my pretty things) and to document all my memories for my son of the times he'll never remember and ones which I possibly won't be able to remember either when I'm old and grey.
To those of you who have chosen to follow mine and my families adventures, thank you from the bottom of my heart. As someone who experiences loneliness on quite a regular basis, your comments have brightened my days on more than one occasion and are always appreciated, more than you'll ever truly know.
This is the start of a new chapter for me. I'm going back to my roots in blogging, not stressing about every little thing and just want to enjoy the ride and any wonderful opportunities which this little blog of mine brings me. The blog has had a makeover, I've had a mind makeover and I'm really to let my creativity flow.
Remember, blog for you and no one else. Don't let anyone bring you down or make you feel bad about your little space on the internet, it's yours and no one else's and quite simply, if they don't like it they can just click that little red x on the top of the browser. Be yourself and enjoy what you do. Let your personality and creativity flow through your blog and don't let anyone bring you down or dull your sparkle. I've learnt the hard way that the less you care about what other people think of you the happier you'll be n life, but believe me, that really is the secret to a happy existence.
Be you, be happy, be beautiful and share what you want, when you want, always.
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