I love my blog.

It sounds quite a bold, self-assured statement to put out there doesn’t it? But really, why would we continue writing one if we didn’t? I’m sure most of us do this to fufill something inside of ourselves, so it’s natural that we should love and care about what we publish.

In the days of everyone rebranding and losing blog motivation, I wanted to share why I love my little space on the internet, why I’m HAPPY with it, and not planning on changing it anytime soon.

It might sound silly to say, but my site is truly ME. Of course it’s not perfect and there will for sure be a few mistakes here and there (like myself, might I add) but it reflects my personality, the fact that I don’t have a topic schedule and post about whatever is in my brain, is exactly how I am in real life too. I’m always thinking about something, the topic varies every time. Some days I want to write something more heartfelt, others I like to write a list about things I’m happy about. I feel no restrictions here and I love that.

I don’t have amazing photography, which is something I’m still learning, but the words is what I’m passionate about sharing. Connecting with others from what my hands are typing to your eyes reading, that’s important to me and I think I’m doing myself justice. Well, even if you don’t agree I don’t ever publish something I’m not happy with, but hopefully you like it too!

In the future the lay-out might get more stream-lined and look a bit more professional, but in the background I’ll always be here, the same girl. I’ll never be anyone else or try to pretend to (no matter how successful they may be), and I promise to always be as honest and open and encouraging as I am today.

I started Natalie Leanne in April 2016 and it was the best decision ever.

Lets continue enjoying the ride together


  • YES! Perfect is overrated. I love your blog and how you keep it real by saying whatever is on your mind. <3

    Madison | Breakfast at Madisonโ€™s

    • PRAISE THE IMPERFECT! Maybe I should make that my branding! haha ๐Ÿ™‚ thank you so much for reading Madi

  • I love your blog too! x

    • and I LOVE yours too Amanda, such lovely comments on this post. I love the blogging community, isn’t it the best?

  • I love this, and your blog, and my blog as a matter-of-fact. I think it’s really important to believe in what you do and the best part about blogging as a hobby is enjoying it and reaping the rewards later!

    • totally, reading these comments has me smiling SO big right now ๐Ÿ™‚ thank you so much Ciara

  • I love your blog for this exact reason! It kind of feels like your little online diary and really personal ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

    Frances Kayleigh | Fashion & Lifestyle

    • YAY! This makes me so happy. You are too sweet Frances ๐Ÿ™‚ thank you

  • Amy Eade

    Natalie I love this post! Your positivity is so refreshing and the line about your blog having little mistakes just like you is my favourite! That’s a very healthy way to look at it.
    Amy xx

    • Thank you so much gal, and I love your blog too! xx

  • What a lovely post, Natalie! So inspiring as always ๐Ÿ™‚ I, too, love your blog!

    Fatima x http://www.fatimawrites.co.uk

    • Thanks so much Fatima for all of your support! You are too kind lady xx

  • I love your blog too. I’ve really got to know you from enjoying what you share. It’s gone from strength to strength. Which is so inspiring to see. Xxx

    Best wishes x

    Keep Calm and start writing ( milly x )


  • Such a lovely post – I love your blog too and how it reflects you so well! It always feels personal and a little diary-esque, and the mix of topics is one of the things that keeps it interesting xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

  • Zara

    I love your blog! I really like how it reflects your personality and I always think of it as a little more ‘homey’ (if that’s the right word) than blogs with a back and white design and glossy magazine pictures! Having a mix of topics is great! xx

    • YAYYY! I love homey cosy things so that is the best compliment ever! Thank you so much Zara xxx

  • Such a feel good post Natalie! I think you’ve pinpointed exactly why I love your blog so much, it feels like you! And whenever I read it, I read everything in your voice and it just has you all over!!

    I really want to fall back in love with my blog this month, so not into it at the moment but I’m sure I’ll be back with it soon!

    The Makeup Directory

    • That makes me SO happy, so thank you Sally for the lovely comment! I do read it back in my own voice too, haha if thats even a thing? I LOVE your blog and can’t wait for a new post and vlogs too! xxx

  • Rebekah

    Great post and your so right ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I love this, and your blog!
    Sarah Lillian | https://livinglifewithsarahlillian.blogspot.ca

  • I loved this, I also love your blog too you should be very proud of it xx

    • Aw thank you Jess, I appreciate your support so much xxx

  • Just imagine someone cheering at the screen and that’s me! oh gosh girlie this post is truly needed – we live in a world of such comparison, especially on social media and it’s alsolutely okay to SHOUT ABOUT YOU. We don’t do it enough and i think we need to remove the negative connotations associated with pride. What’s so wrong with it?

    For what it’s worth I LOVE YOUR BLOG too and i love it because you’re YOU!

    Bumble and Be

    • This totally make me smile Sophie, so thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ and thank you for coming back and reading! What a gem you are xxx

  • Lisa Autumn

    Ah so positive and upbeat! LOVE IT!

    xx Lisa | lisaautumn.com

  • yesyesyes. we should be our biggest fans!

    • YES gal! One day at a time and we’ll get there x

  • We love your blog too! You are so down to earth and that’s why people read. I too want to learn more about photography but hopefully I will get there one day! xxx

  • Kaiesha Stewart

    Iโ€™m lacking in the self love department but I agree with you, I do love my blog! Iโ€™ve also recently come across yours & you have a new reader ๐Ÿ™‚


  • Yes! It’s so great to love your blog because it’s an extension of yourself! I mean, I have my moments with my blog, but there’s no doubt that I love it to bits. No one is perfect and no blog is perfect. I don’t think anyone expects that. Yours looks amazing and I LOVE your ‘voice’ in your posts. I just love EVERYTHING. You have a new reader in me!

    xo, Victoria
    The Real Blonde

  • Sophies Choice ๐Ÿ’•

    This this so much! Such a great read and really inspiring ๐Ÿ™‚


  • This is such a lovely post, I love the positivity you have around your blog – it is so refreshing! Your blog is so fab and I love your posts & thoughts. I too, love my blog and how it reflects me as a person and I think that is something really special that we should all cherish!

    Holly from The Art of Being Holly xo