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Am I the same blogger?

April 26, 2017

For a while now, i have been agitated with my blog, what I blog about and just everything I post and do on here. I feel like every blogger goes through those times where they feel no motivation to post, or hate their theme and desperately need a change but they just don’t know how.

The truth is, I’ve always wanted to be an organic and unique blogger. I’ve always wanted my content to separate itself from everyone else’s in the industry, for the simple fact that it’s a reflection of my thoughts. ‘ItsBeccaJayne’ is called itsbeccajayne, because it’s me. It’s what I think about. It’s what I feel. It’s everything that I need to get out in the open, and people just so happen to stumble across my content and relate to it which is a humbling bonus.

However, itsbeccajayne shares many other aspects of myself which I also want to express on this blog. I like make-up. I like the excitement of buying new products and wanting to tell the world over what beauty ‘must haves’ I’m lusting over. But that doesn’t necessarily make me a beauty blogger. I love fashion, and always have. I love experimenting with styles suited to each season, and telling the world about my favourite outfit of the day. But that doesn’t necessarily mean I’m a fashion blogger either.

The thing with blogging is that a lot of people feel like they have to fit into ‘one’ blogger category, and for a while, I thought I did too. I was worried that my readers would grow to dislike my blog if I blogged about other stuff I loved, or if diversity isn’t what they wanted. I didn’t want to blog about beauty or fashion, because I felt like I would have to separate myself from a ‘lifestyle blog’ to a beauty or fashion blog.

In reality, I am either all of those, or none of those. The fact of the matter is that it doesn’t really matter. I am me. And that’s what itsbeccajayne is. It’s everything I love, and everything I feel, congregated into one place on the internet. From make-up, to fashion, to mental health, to just general posts about life or whatever goes on in that head of mine. I don’t want to feel constrained on my blog anymore, nor do I want to let any of my readers down.

The question I asked in the title of the post still stands, however. Am I the same blogger I was 6 months ago? Am I the same blogger I was when I first started? Yes, and no. I am the same person, and I still love all the same things- I just never expressed the love for it on my blog back then. I feel as though my blog is growing with my interests. As I become more interested in things, I want to blog about them. I want to express my excitement; but I also want to blog about the same old things I’ve always blogged about. From ranting posts, to thoughts, to educating on mental health and Feminism. I want everything I blog about on here to be a reflection of me. That’s why it’s called itsbeccajayne. Because who I am is everything I blog about on here.

Love and happiness always,

xo, Becca

  1. I used to always think my blog posts are lacking something (especially when it comes to gaining Westerner readers). Like I talk too much about my life rather than what people would love to read and know about. Then I think again, it is my blog so why do I worry about what others would think? I write what I want to write even if I don’t get comments at all. I often join your blogger promo hour but I don’t get many feedback from that too but oh well, I’d still join in every week. Thank you for hosting it. And this is a great post, honestly. We all change at some point – new opinions, new likes, new life, and some readers might have noticed it but still, nothing should ever pull you back from blogging what you want to blog about. x Ain

    1. I write a lot about my life and for some weird reason people like that. It’s mostly people who aren’t bloggers though, I feel a lot of bloggers put other bloggers in boxes and only engage with specific things. For what it’s worth I’m now following you. Keep up the good work!

      And you Becca, of course. I think I’m nicking the blog topic btw (with credit!), it’s a great one.

  2. I think it’s really important for blogs to grow with the writer. Obviously as you change, so will your posts but I think that’s what will keep your readers engaged knowing that in six months time there will be new and fresh ideas about you and your views 🙂

  3. This is so true to many of us I’m sure! It’s so difficult not to feel like you have to fit in a certain category or niche but someone once said to me that your personality can be your niche and that has really stuck with me since! So like you said, this is your blog and it’s unique because it’s yours! I really agree with the above comment about blogs growing with the writer – it’s natural in real life so why shouldn’t it happen in the blogging world too! We are always being inspired in new, different ways to come up with fresh content so it’s perfectly normal to not be the same as 6 months ago! I loved this post and how relatable it is to all of us <3 x

  4. i loved this post! I feel like you’re growing and changing all the time, especially when it comes to blogging. I only just started writing about personal bits on my blog in the past couple of months and already by site has a completely different feel 🙂

    maria x

  5. I’ve been blogging since I was 13 or 14, and I’ve noticed that my content and writing style has changed throughout the years. But what remains is my desire to be organic and unique. Like you, I also prefer not to put myself and my blog in a specific category. I want to talk about various things and interact with different people with different interests. I think what’s most important is that as bloggers we don’t lose sense of who we truly are, no matter what it is we’re writing about.

  6. I think the important thing about blogging is that you have to do what you love.
    And if you are really interested in something and if you really love something, you will be so special and spread your positive energy through your blogposts and everyone will love it!
    I know this may sound a little childish but I really believe in it 🙂
    Wonderful post!

    xx, Sophie
    https://aperturewanderlust.wordpress.com/

  7. Leaving space for your blog to grow is essential I think, I touched on this thought in my new (and first since relaunching) post. Also the fact is if someone follows your blog because they share one of your interests there’s a good chance they might be interested in what else you have to say.
    Glad you’ve decided to not restrict yourself too much.

  8. Love this post! Can certainly relate – as I have often felt like I need to fit into a niche and…I don’t. I’m very much a diverse blogger, too. From fashion to pets to beauty to books, and everything in between. I love my blog that way though – it wouldn’t be me if I tried to pigeon hole myself. So I’m glad you’re not going to!!

  9. I love your honesty in this post. I think as bloggers we’re constantly changing and we owe it to ourselves to explore that.

  10. This was so honest but I completely agree! Bloggers always have to feel like they fit into a category and personally, my beauty posts get so many more views and comments than my other posts but I don’t want to be just a beauty blogger because I also LOVE clothes and just chatting about life. But I think it’s great that you are happy posting whatever you want and a bit of variety is the best – I always love hearing random thoughts going through people’s heads. xx

  11. I love this! Even though your audience is important, you have to be creating content that makes you happy!
    xoxo, Sarah
    lifestartzhere.com

  12. Great post and interesting thoughts – I struggled for a while with fitting into a certain category and also struggled with changing what I was passionate about to fit in with what was popular. Keep doing you!

  13. as a new blogger I was initially told to “find my niche” whatever that means. I get it, I really do, but like you, I like LOTS of different things, and don’t want to pigeon-hole myself. Thanks for the open and honest most, I’m sure it’s what many of us are thinking.

    Hannah @ The Northern Writes | http://www.thenorthernwrites.co.uk

  14. I love how honest this post is. It is apparent you’ve been asking a lot of important questions. If I may, I’d like to add that I genuinely don’t think we’re the same people we were 6 months ago. Personally, I feel like I evolve and grow everyday and that it’s a wonderful thing! We learn new things, encounter new experiences, and that changes us. I think you should post about whatever you want and that there will be readers like myself who encourage you to “do ya thang.”

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