Sometimes I think what is the point of blogging when there are 1000s of amazing blogs dedicated to the same subject as mine out there?? Specially when I have been very busy, and the pressure of keeping up with the posts increase by the day…All started back in Nov 2008 when Kate (since them, Kate has became a wonderful mum to Ella and Alice and have moved to Norwich, so she is not with chocolate creative blog anymore), decided to open an account with blogger and convinced me that it was a good idea to create our own diary of things we like, and are interested in. Well after a little while I got hooked and here I am, still blogging!!
I do it out of curiosity and passion for design, craft, interiors, etc… I used to talk more about other people’s work than my own, never really felt like showing what I do, or bits of my personal life, but as things have evolved, and the blog is somehow connected to my business and myself, I decided that I would start mentioning and showing more and more the creative process behind my work, and a bit about my personal life, as Margarita is chocolate creative and vice-versa.
Blogging, has given me the opportunity of meeting very nice people, some of who I have met personally, and other who I have an online friendship and connection, people who live far from me, and have similar views and interests.
A while ago I read this post by Holly from Decor 8, and this morning came across this post by Jen from Made by the Girl, and this one by Get it Girl Style, and wanted to express my views on the subject. I am not a competitive person at all, when studying Fine Art (design), I disliked the competition around so much, that I would go as far as I could from arrogant and mean people. I am not going to lie if I say that I don’t expect comments in my posts, as that is how I connect with people out there, I love reading them, and following back to their blogs, making comments etc…So many times I keep leaving comments in some of my favorites blogs, and never never get their comments in return, never mind, I won’t stop following them for that reason, as long as they keep posting about things that I like I would keep going back to their blogs, regardless if they think that my blog is not worth a comment!!
I would only blog if I have something to say or show, I don’t do it daily as I run a business, that takes almost all my time, plus sometimes I don’t have anything interesting to say or show, so if you don’t see me around that much, is for these reasons, as said I LOVE blogging and would continue doing as long as I keep enjoying it, I won’t put any more pressure on it, (and please excuse my spelling and grammar, I am Spanish, and English is only my second language!
By the way, I would love to hear your thoughts on this matter, why do you blog?
Kisses from sunny Peckham, London