Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Figuring Out What I Like To Write

If you're a regular reader you may have noticed a bit of a change in my content over the last few months. When I first started this blog, it was very much focused on books and beauty. I gradually began to incorporate more travel and lifestyle posts throughout 2016, and this stayed constant until around this summer. As minimal makeup became more of a trend, I also began to be less interested in writing and wearing makeup. I've had, and am still having, lots of issues with my skin since the beginning of 2017, and skincare has become a much larger part of my life, usurping makeup in many ways. 

Night walk photo November 17

I also found that I only enjoyed writing makeup posts when they were actually well-informed and researched, rather than a simple 'these are the things I like right now' with no in-depth explanation as to why. Sure, it helps to beef up the amount of content you can publish, but I find writing and reading them pretty boring. 

This is a trend I've noticed throughout my blog. When I'm just churning out content for the sake of it, whether it's a review of a book I'm not particularly enthusiastic about or just a post about a favourite lipstick with a pretty flatlay, I find myself being reluctant to even post it. The things I like to write and feel proud of publishing tend to be posts that are either highly emotional and personal, or well researched and factual. Hopefully, I can continue writing the kind of content that I like and don't fall into the same trap I have in the past, whereby I end up writing things I don't like for the sake of writing something.

I'm treating this blog post as a kind of reminder to myself, so I thought I'd list and link some of the blog posts that I really enjoyed reading and am proud of so that I can refer back to it if I ever feel lost with my blog content. 


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