Well dear readers, here I am with another week almost gone and the Easter weekend fast approaching! I have had a revelation about a series of posts that will be hitting the blog throughout April (I am so excited about sharing them with you all!! yay!!). Upon reading some of the recent posts by fellow bloggers, I realized how much I love to read post with raw transparency. You know, those posts where the blogger just lays it all out on the table and is totally honest about life, blogging, fashion, etc. So many times people might look at us and the way we dress thinking "Wow, she really has it all together!" and then throw being a fashion blogger into the mix and boy are we raised even higher on the pedestal!
However, the truth is that there is no differentiation between fashion bloggers and everyone else, we are still just ordinary people. Just because we might always look nice wherever we go; have our hair fixed, makeup done, and wear a smashing ensemble, does not mean that we are "Perfect." We still wake up some days to have our minds draw blanks on what to wear as we stair at our closet blindly and decide that, "you know what, today I am wearing pajamas" (not really, but you get the point). Nonetheless, while I would love to address this issue today, it will have to wait another week or so, for today I will be addressing MOTIVATION!
What do I mean by Motivation? Well, have you ever had those days where you pick out a great ensemble, have a plan for taking pictures of it later and writing up a post on it, and then by the end of the day you have no motivation whatsoever for refreshing your look to go out and snap a few pics (just a few)? Yeah, you know what I mean!
Monday was like that for me! I wore a comfortable outfit (since I had a cooking lab that day) and was planning on taking pictures later that day, but towards the end of the day I was almost to the point of postponing the pictures....but of course two people in the span of two minutes just had to tell me how much they loved my outfit, so.... what was I to do? I kinda had to go and take pictures of it, you know??!!:):):)
Then to top it off, there is the whole issue of the fact that I take my own pictures, using a trypod, so out with the gear, lug it to the picture spot, set it up, put the camera on self timer, press the button, run to the front of the camera, pose, check the pictures, ugh...they are blurry...try again, and repeat the process over till I get a wide range of decent shots (side note: I realized I cannot take self portraits in Manual, I have to use Auto to get them clear).
The thing is (and I am being fully transparent here), just because I am a fashion blogger does not mean that my whole life and mindset revolves around my blog (not totally, but mostly, :) ). To be honest, most days I schedule out to take pictures I end up being completely unmotivated for whatever reason; either I am tired, I really wasn't in love with my outfit, or I just plum do not want to go and take pictures!
Of course taking pictures means that I will write up a post.....thus begins the process of brainstorming ahead of time or holding off on processing what I will write about because I am completely uninspired (and in those instances stare at a blank screen for ten minutes). While there are some days that the words do not come, most days I don't mind writing my posts, because it gives me an excuse to write (which I love), but if I have not planned in advance what the topic of discussion will be, I might draw blanks?
|Shirt: Vintage (Minnie Muse); Sweater: Thrifted; |
Jeans: Levi's (Thrifted); Shoes: Keds (almost dead ones)
Nevertheless, though there are days that I feel unmotivated to take pictures or write posts, I know that I can never let the fact of being unmotivated stop me. I have to keep on going even when I don't want to, because when it is finished I am always happy to have stayed with it:) Plus, it always brings a smile to my face when I see the finished project and read all of the sweet comments from you lovely readers! You keep me inspired and motivated, THANK YOU!!
In the end, being a fashion blogger is not always about appearing put together. It is about being transparent for your readers, letting them in, and sharing who you are, your struggles, and what inspires you.
Before I wrap up this post however, I must write a short exerpt about what I wore on Monday. As I previously mentioned, I went pretty comfortable and casual (in my since) because I had a big lab project in my food prep class (which probably caused me to smell like Indian food most of the day). I chose to wear my trusty Levi high waisted jean capri pants, a blue and white stripped top, and a red sweater. All in all I ended up looking like a true patriot on the 4th of July, but I quite liked how everything went together :)
|Necklace: James Avery (gift from my dance girls at church for graduation)|
Never let the fact of not being motivated get you down....keep going!!
Hoppy Easter to all of you dear readers!!!
Do you every struggle with motivation when it comes to your blog?
What keeps you motivated?
Do you have any exciting Easter Plans?