When I started Blogging in August last year my sole purpose was to use it as an outlet for outpouring what I was thinking and feeling. A month before starting the Blog I had been signed off work sick and upon returning to work after that period found that I had been let go. I had become financially unstable overnight. I had gone from earning a good wage to earning nothing. Emotionally I was a wreck and decided that I needed to do something with my time other than wallow in the pits of my bed.
That’s when Reinventing Neesha was born. I literally wanted to reinvent myself, start a fresh, become a new me. I started the blog to give myself a focus each day, to have something to get up for. That’s what my blog’s sole purpose was, to keep me going. I never thought I would continue to blog for this long afterwards. I expected it to be used for a period until I found myself a new job and then it would fall to the wayside. That’s not quite what happened.
I knew absolutely nothing about Blogging when I started. I had bloggers I looked up to and admired but never thought I would get so involved with the community that I would be reviewing products and publishing sponsored content. That’s when I realised it wasn’t just a hobby anymore but it’s not a job either, so what is it?
Blogging to me has become a sort of way of life. When I’m out for the day I think ‘Oh great I can write a blog post about this’, when I’ve been out shopping for the day I think ‘I can make a haul post of all this’ and even when I’m about to eat my food I always take a photo for Instagram just in case I might want to post it. The majority of my day revolves around what I can do to better my blog and keep up a social media presence.
Basically what I’m trying to say is, I’d be lost without my Blog. I hope that Reinventing Neesha continues to grow in the way it has done over the last 12 months and I hope that I still have this passion for it in 5 years time.
What does your Blog mean to you?