I was clicking around on my computer (you know, the usual late night procrastination) and found a note I wrote about my blog about three months after The Fashion Newcomer was born. It made me smile and brought me back to the days when I thought my blog would hit it big and I could fully communicate with others who wanted to immerse themselves in fashion. I remembered my original objective- something I’ve lost sight of. I have been in quite a blogging slump lately, and I realized it’s because while I’m doing my best, this blog isn’t what I had originally pictured it to be.
A blog is hard work and something that has to keep being updated to prevent it slipping though the cracks and becoming irrelevant.
I have become irrelevant. Maybe I never was relevant to begin with – I’m not sure if I have an audience or if my musings on the fashion world have any impact on anyone except for the small window of my family and friends that know this website exists. That’s the problem with fashion, as Heidi Klum would say, “One day your in, one day you’re out.”
I was never in. I never worked hard enough to be “in.” I can’t pretend to stand among the rankings of other bloggers who have twice as many readers as I do and who pour their lives into their blogs and their content. I discovered bloggers such as Jessica of Bows & Sequins and Hallie of Corals & Cognacs and couldn’t believe how much of their time they probably spent into making their blog energetic and entertaining while also balancing full time jobs. They inspired me so much to recognize my mistakes, and begin anew with a harder work aesthetic and a greater push into the fashion world.
My content lately has been second rate – I’ve been too busy to be fully immersing myself in the fashion world. A few years ago, the fashion world was all I ever wanted and more. I wanted to be a blogger to inspire people to be a part of the fashion world.
If I’ve lost my hope in the fashion world, how can I think that others will read what I have to say?
Bottom line is: I want to make an impact. I want my voice to be heard. I want to be the powerful newcomer that I am – but this time, I want to be the PERMANENT newcomer.
I may be new to the scene …. But this time I’m here to stay. It’s not going to be easy, but I’m going to push myself to complete several blogging goals I’ve contemplated for quite awhile. I don’t know how long it will take me to get where I want to be, but it’s time for reinvention!
Welcome to The Fashion Newcomer 2.0.