Why I Started Blogging?

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I remember the day I decided to start “Thoughts With Carly.” It was like everything hit me at once. It was one of those moments when I knew it was what I was suppose to do. It has been almost 2 years since I started my blog and it has definitely grown a lot since then.

I am writing this post because the further along you get into blogging it becomes harder to remember why you started in the first place. You start to look at all the top bloggers out there and get a bit insecure. You see everything from fashion to beauty and you realise how many bloggers there really are.

When I sometimes feel like my blog is not where I want it to be yet I remember what my purpose was in the first place. I wanted to share my thoughts and wisdom with people. I wanted to spread positivity and inspiration to anyone who needed to hear it. Along the way, I have written about many different lifestyle topics but I always lean towards self improvement posts. The best thing about blogging is that you don’t have to follow a certain set of rules. If you want to blog about food one day then fashion the next you are totally allowed to do so. Blogging is all about what you enjoy and what you feel.

When I look back through my posts I can tell there were times where I went off course and was trying to be someone I wasn’t. It doesn’t matter how many times I try, I will never be that fashion blogger who takes the perfect pictures with the best clothes on. But why would I? That isn’t me and that isn’t why I started Thoughts With Carly. For all the bloggers that come to a point where they wonder why they are doing it, just remember why you started. What was your purpose of writing? Are you trying to inspire people through food and self improvement? Maybe you are trying to show people how they should care for their bodies. Whatever it might be try not to forget your purpose. Follow your own blogging path and you will find your own sense of success.

Carly Jensen xo

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18 thoughts on “Why I Started Blogging?

  1. Hi Carly, beautifully written. I understand the sentiment. Started my blog as a site where readers could go to see the pictures behind the stories in my books…not everyone knows where Gertrude street is! Now it’s become something completely different, all consuming and I find it hard not to post regularly. Sometimes I have to remind myself of the blogs original intention and stop doing posts about food. Maybe a story about ‘Naked for Satan’ is due! Merry Christmas and keep writing.

  2. Great post! 🙂 I feel like this too at times, but then I remember that I am not doing this for anyone, but myself. It is what I love to do.

  3. Hi Carly,
    This is a great post. I just started my blog, and your post has given me more inspiration to just be myself and try not to get caught up with what other blogs look like.

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