So why did you start blogging?

February 14, 2018 in Blog - 12 Comments - 4 min read

OH, so you do that blogging thing?

Blogging is an outlet. It’s my creative outlet. I’ve been doing it in some form since 2012. So thats six years. I find that amazing. It’s the longest a hobby has ever stuck with me. I started blogging about film reviews and sharing what I learnt in my media studies class, early 2012. It didn’t really occur to me that there was a whole blogosphere out there. Even back then.

I started blogging because I was honestly so bored on my gap year. I was working in a service centre as an admin processor. Y’know I was bored and wanted more. Even though I knew at the the end of the year, I would be going to Uni. But, writing felt so far away. I loved writing  whether it was short stories or movie reviews. That blog, saved me from a very dull year.

When I got to Uni, I knew I wasn’t done with the whole blogging thing, although I didn’t know of anyone who also had an active blog, it was still something I really enjoyed. In 2014 I became a little wiser. I started paying attention to the blogosphere and started seeing there was a likeminded community out there. I was super happy to discover this. Although I wasn’t really on how to make connections, I started promoting my content and getting view and comments. It was that instant gratification. I loved getting it.


For around three years, I was blogging under the name Millymollymandy. Hi to those who recognise that name or remember me! I loved blogging under that name. However in the middle of 2017, I literally just woke up one day and was just done. I felt as though I had outgrown the name. I also had been working in digital marketing for around a year and learnt so much more about what a blog can do, represent and aspire too.

SO, this blog was born. I decided to invest in my own domain and all the essentials. Believe me, once you switch, you won’t ever want to look back. You just have so much more freedom to create. Such a good feeling. I’ve also got my girl boss shit together, content planning and creating my own editorial calendar. OH yea. Working in a busy, on the go marketing enviroment has paid off. Making my hobby so much more rewarding.

Since getting involved in the blogging community, I’ve had so many positive experiences and a few bad ones (just your casual online stalker, content stealing situation) Are you really a blogger if that stuff doesn’t happen to you? HOWEVER my positive experiences have always and will always outweigh the bad. I love blogging, I love connecting with other bloggers, I’ve been inspired by so many who are different levels. Throughout the coming months i’m going to do a series shouting out those bloggers who have literally lifted up my self esteem or even just giving me a perfect post to read on a Sunday morning.


There have been many negative experiences in the blogging industry lately. Unfortunately, there are bad eggs in any industry. The trick is to just be aware. Although I love my life online, you have to remember that some people put on an agenda and change their personality to morph into their version of an ideal blogger. In every success, no matter how small, there will be those who want to ruin it.

They might, stalk your tweets, stalk your conversations, literally follow every aspect of your digital footprint through fake accounts posing as their friend bob, Jimmy or sammy (even if you’ve blocked them). But remember this, ‘their bored and basic. Waiting to be thrown a bone.” You can’t help their obsession with you. Only they can help themselves. I learnt this the hard way.

After asking my online stalker to literally stop prowling (in the most respectful possible way might I add) I realised that it was never going to work. It might sound weird, but if someone continuously checks up on your social accounts in order to copy or just be negative, they clearly need you. My online stalker, needs to hunt for my content, because they’re unfulfilled somehow, whether its relationships, friendships or life in general. Its up to them to change. Not me. Not you.


After this realisation, I remember why I started blogging. I started for myself, by myself. Blogging is still my creative outlet. The blogosphere is an addition to my hobby. I have complete control over what part of the blogosphere I get myself involved in. I’ve made great friends in the community. I have those who inspire me and I have those who are inspired by me a little bit. Which is such a great feeling.

This blog has and will continue to concentrate on wellness, lifestyle and social media. I’m so happy to have found my little home on the internet. I just want to share one final message with you all. Blog because you love to blog. Don’t blog because you will you have to or because you feel you have to prove something. Thats when the fun stops.

I wrote this post because I’ve been thinking about sharing my little blogging world story for months now. Hopeful you all know a little more about me. Happy blogging, wherever you may be!


  • Erin February 14, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    I started because I was bored at home when my son started nursery, now 3 years later, I do it because its an addiction and I cannot seem to stop doing it – despite how busy I am lol

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  • Madi Dearson February 15, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    I just had to explain to a friend today why I love blogging so much- I just love the creative outlet and how it forces me to constantly be creative and inquisitive and learn new skills.

  • Becca (@beccasocial) February 15, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Love this post. Can’t believe how similarly we started off, I used to blog back in the day for media too! It’s so true tho, despite things which come along and might want to put us off, if you enjoy it, keep going!


  • foundationsandfairytales February 15, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    This was such a wonderful post! I’ve only been blogging 2 months I can’t believe you’ve been doing it 6 years that’s crazy! I started as I didn’t have a hobby anymore and thought it would be something I could enjoy doing in my free time and I’m loving it at the minute! Hopefully I’ll continue to enjoy it so I can keep creating content for others!
    Jess xx

  • staceydleber February 15, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    Thanks for sharing the good and the bad. I started my blog last summer but am now trying to build it better as I learn. I hope to be a full time writer one day and this is my first step!

  • itselliekblog February 15, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    I love blogging! I started it because I wanted a creative outlet and I missed it after quitting blogging a few years ago. It’s so great and I’m glad I’m blogging out of love because it makes it worthwhile.
    Ellie | xx

  • KHarris February 15, 2018 at 10:45 pm

    Because I have always loved writing and this seemed like a good outlet!

  • Dominique February 16, 2018 at 9:51 am

    I’m also one of those bloggers who only discovered the rest of the blogosphere much later. 😉 My favourite thing about blogging is thinking of, getting excited and trying to develop my own skills. Although reaching out to others can be very fulfilling (and most of all fun) in the end it’s how you go about it. I’ve never experienced something negative in blogging *touch wood* and can only imagine the impact such a thing can have on your blogging ‘life’. Good to hear how you eventually found a way to have peace with it!


  • Jasmine February 16, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    Blogging has become a way for me to share inspiration and have a hobby I enjoy outside of my job. It’s been a struggle to keep it up sometimes because I feel like I’m not posting enough but you are so right that it should not be about feeling like you HAVE to do something. Thanks for sharing!

  • Kat (@femenish) February 16, 2018 at 9:31 pm

    I love blogging – it is such a great way to get your thoughts, ideas and creativity out there. It’s what cheers me up after a bad day at work, and I love sitting down and reading blogs in the evening.

  • Angeli February 17, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    I too started blogging because I wanted a creative outlet. It’s also because of Instagram. I always shared things through Instagram and thought it’d be nice to go above and beyond and share more.

  • The NCHANTING whispers March 2, 2018 at 3:33 am

    Your journey is really interesting ..Even I’m new to this but happy to discover such a big community out here …And it is fun , to read blogs , post and appreciate ….I loved that you have a balance In your writing ..All said yet untold ….

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