Do you ever find yourself evaluating why you do what you do? My intent was never to get too personal on this blog. I wanted to focus on handbags and home decor, nothing more and nothing less. But if you saw my previous posts on whether I should even continue blogging (so early after starting), I do think about why I’m doing this blog and what it means in the grander scheme of things.
Lately I’ve realized that many endeavours outside of one’s job, aren’t considered worthwhile unless they have some monetary gain. Starting a blog led me to some extensive conversations with my husband about it. I followed a couple of fashion blogs years ago, to learn how to dress better, as I was tired of throwing away clothes that frankly made me look awful. But those same blogs have changed over the years. It’s less about education and more about sponsorships and ads and affiliate links. I hate the ‘business’ aspect of these blogs and how it makes the content less personal and more marketing-like.
So I decided my blog would be like an online journal focussed on a few hobbies that I enjoy. I like hearing from people but I’m not doing this to make money or generate a ton of followers. This blog is more of a quiet space to write in the less than hour of free time I have every couple of days. I’m not complaining as I love my family life.