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There’s endless reasons why you may want to start a blog, but I wanted to highlight a few good ones incase you haven’t plucked up the courage to hit publish… yet.


You have something to say

I wouldn’t advise to start a blog just because they seem to be ‘popular’ and you want to hop on the bandwagon. I mean, you do you, but if you have something to say, that’s a great reason to join the Blogosphere in my opinion. If you are passionate about a certain topic, whether that be makeup, books, or mental health, a blog is the perfect opportunity for you to share that with other people, and a space where your passion will thrive to even greater lengths.


You want to connect with others

Absolutely my favourite thing about blogging and social media in general is connecting with other like-minded people. There is nothing better. It’s not always applicable to meet online friends in real-life if you don’t live close to one another, but having an online space to come together and share your journey is a really beautiful thing in my eyes. Especially if like me, you often can feel lonely, it’s lovely to chat to people out there that can offer you encouragement and support when you need it.


You want something of your ‘own’

I totally get why you might want to start a blog for a place of your own. It was definitely one of the reasons behind why I started mine. Maybe that’s why I loved having a secret diary as a child, that feeling of having something that is only yours and doesn’t affect anybody else. A place to write your thoughts and feelings that only you can see (or you can post for the internet, like I do now). It’s feels so nourishing to me that I have an outlet for my creativity and mind, I must say I don’t know what I would do now without if I didn’t have blogging in my life!


Why did you start your blog? Or do you want to start one but haven’t done it yet?

  • These are all great reasons to start blogging! I definitely started my blog to have something of my own. I also started for myself as a way to document my life (almost like an online scrapbook.) I can look back and remember moments, thoughts, and feelings. <3


    • I love that! I definitely feel like I did a bit of that too. Its nice to see how far you’ve come isn’t it?

  • I really like these reasons – particularly the first one! I started my blog because I’m passionate about social justice and creating more awareness surrounding social issues, and also because I just like being able to write on my terms. 🙂 x

    Alicia |

    • That’s amazing! I love that you speak about what is important to you 🙌🏼

  • I so agree with all these reasons! I started blogging for a place where I could share my photography in an online journal, but I also use it as a way to connect with others! It’s such a lovely community 🙂 x

    Kayleigh |

  • Amy Eade

    I used to write a diary when I was younger too so I think it’s quite a natural extension of that!
    Amy xx

  • Just the thing to read in a bid to reignite my writing into the new year!!! xxx Merry Christmas love! xxx

  • Good on you for writing this post Natalie! I’ve seen countless ‘big’ bloggers say that nobody should start blogs anymore, which is not only super negative, but also very untrue! If someone created a blog today and began writing about tea, books, cats, interiors, food and/or skincare, I would absolutely love their content and read it on a regular basis. There’s room for us all in this space!

    I hope you had a fabulous Christmas babe.

    Sharni xo
    A Girl & Grey

  • This is such a lovely and inspiring post Natalie! 🙂
    I’ve been following your Instagram for a while now and have recently started reading your blog now its the holidays. Your blog is so inspiring and is definitely one I will be following for inspiration and wisdom throughout the new year.

    Love, Daisy xxx

    • Oh that’s SO kind of you and you’ve completely made my day xxx

  • Lovely words. Just perfect to start the new year with and a lovely way to remember how special blogging can be for anyone! I’m hoping to devote more time to mine in 2018. It’s such a therapeutic joy to have, a space of your own xxxxx

    I will as always, continue to follow along with yours xxxx

    Best wishes,

    Keep Calm and start writing –

    • I find writing SO therapeutic too. Thank you so much for joining me on this journey lovely xxx

  • This is sucha great post! I have really fallen back in love with my blog this year, even more so since I actually feel like I have something to say, and be proud of!
    a life of a charlotte

  • Agnese Hadebe

    I’ve always been a big fan of social media and connecting with people online as it’s quite difficult for me to build friendships in real life which sounds strange, but it is what it is and that’s one of the reasons I made my blog. i feel like blogging allows to connect with likeminded people.

    Lots of love,
    Agnese |

    • I totally agree, I find meeting new people in real life tough too. It’s nice to have online friends xxx

  • I know blogging is really fun but extremely challenging at the same time. It takes commitment, passion and hard work to succeed. I agree, finding like minded individuals is priceless.

    StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

    • It definitely does, if you want it to that is! xx

  • These three are very good points for having a blog. I also love the fact that your blog can evolve and change to what you make of it because, like you said, it’s you’re own thing. I love the flexibility of it!