Blogging Vain or Personal Celebration?
The personal thoughts of an “over thinker,” I think about everything even though I have my own views and ideas on different things. I always think further than that about the good, the bad and the ugly. This past month I have been thinking a lot about my blog and how grateful I am to have a place to go to share my busy mind’s thoughts and ideas.
And then… I think about how the other side of society views “Blogs and Bloggers” That age-old question comes up is Blogging Vain or is it personal celebrating?
I honestly believe in my case it is really all about personal views, personal celebration and pure personal growth. Everyone has his or her own reasons for starting a blog, website or even a business. It is all about the branding of yourself (Blog) or your business (your brand). A lot of people consider blogging and bloggers to be vain and narcissistic and yet some of these people do not even consider maybe asking why we started the blog in the first place. You will be surprised and maybe a little embarrassed to find out not everyone is vain and out there to show the world themselves but are just sharing their love for a topic or thing as simple as that. Having a business is a lot like having a “blog” in my opinion it is about getting online and sharing your brand, your talent and love for your brand with the world whether they want to see it or not. So in all fairness it is the same, it is all about like said “self-branding and promoting”.
I have my own personal reasons for my blog and sadly some people in the world won’t bother to ask because well it will either make them look like the petty jealous fools they are or will actually set their shaming, gossiping and ridiculing straight. So I will just leave the reason why I started my blog below for those who want to know. I know we are not meant to worry about what other people think of us personally but as a blogger you kind of do open up yourself up to having to care a little about what your readers think and want from you. However, in no way must that affect you or your life. It is their personal opinions of you, I just hope that if the haters know the reason it will set them straight, and they will change their views. That is all.
WHY I STARTED MY BLOG
I first got the idea to start a “blog” in 2007 at the age of 15. I have always loved writing long letters to everyone and I decided that I wanted to be a writer one day. It was only after I got my first camera I knew that I loved photography as well and wanted to be a photographer (well my idea of what a photographer was at the age someone who takes pictures of everything) My dad always encouraged me to write and take pictures as he knew it was a love on mine, He also believed it would help with my school work and projects too. He always encouraged me to do what I loved and made sure he made it happen where and when he could. At this age though I knew nothing about websites and coding, yes we had internet and I had Facebook but all I ever used it for was sharing music videos. So my version of a blog was a magazine of copies of my pictures like a “scrapbook magazine” which I gave to family and friends.
I wish I had known the power of coding and social media back then because I knew that I wanted to be on “Google” but I didn’t know how to put my magazine on Google, so I left it but I never forgot about it. It was only in 2011 when I started modeling and working for an IT company that I found out all about website design and social media marketing. I decided that this was the perfect time to finally start my first website which was called Tamz Creations, my site was an online fashion shop which I used my modeling contacts to promote and target new customers and that is when I knew that I wanted to combine my writing and photography with fashion and that was my focus from there on out. I think because of my dad supporting all my different loves and interests it gave me the confidence to try it no matter if it was to fail or not at least I tried it. He believed that because I am so tall and outgoing modeling would be perfect for me as well as help me become more confident and allow me to make new friends outside of school. I stopped modeling because of work and traveling but I didn’t stop my writing, my shop and photography.
I stopped blogging for a while after my family had experienced a massive loss and trauma in 2013. My dad passed away and I moved away from my family home with my brother, life was a bit unstable at the time and I didn’t really have the passion and will to write anything then so it was left dormant while I was sorting out my life. I finally found some happiness and stability in my life, and so I decided I can be my own encouragement and that I can do this for myself by myself, and so I started a new, fresh blog called Tammy Wilson this blog is all about my thoughts, feelings and definitely still about my photography and writing passion.
I have met some new and amazing people, fellow Bloggers and influencers whist on my blogging journey and all of these people have encouraged me over the years to focus on my dreams and passions. To succeed in all I do in order to better myself. I dedicate my blog to my dad, my family and some amazing people I call friends and family that love and support me unconditionally all the way. I love and appreciate each one of you.