Hello all and happy Wednesday!
Thank you so much for all the love on my last post chatting about my experience of being in love and getting (bunny ears at the ready) left behind. You are all the best and I love it when we really connect over a shared experience, especially when it’s a fuck boy.
When something ends, new life is breathed into fresh ideas and relationships and that was how blogging started for me. I was searching for a creative outlet and really needed something of my own. That was how kirstiestillpetite was born.
Listening to the Blogosphere podcast the other day there were quite a few comments about some new bloggers, a breed of people who just want to make money, sell anything to anyone and how that’s not what it’s about. I couldn’t agree more however I started to get a sweaty palm situation going on and thought to my self – do all the bloggers I look up to think of me like this? New to the trade and just hungry for money?
Not that Victoria knows who I am of course, but we’re mates in my head, I don’t want to be thought of in this way just because I was late to the party. There will always be people who abuse the fact they have a following. Anyone from politicians, celebrities and yes some bloggers and it’s important to keep your values at the forefront of all you do.
I love to write, jump around like an idiot in front of the camera and connect with you all. It’s not about making a quick buck for me and it never has been.
I don’t feel ashamed for telling you I started this blog with the hope one day it would give me freedom from the nine till five that I crave so much and my own business, something I’ve always wanted. Who wouldn’t want to do what they love most and get paid for it, it’s the dream right? I work really hard to create content I/others will love so I don’t feel embarrassed that one day I’d like to get paid for it. That also doesn’t mean I’m here to sell you things you don’t need like crocs and salad (just saying).
Anyone who puts content out into the universe has a duty to do so with ethical and sustainable values at the heart. It’s not enough these days to just do something for money. People follow people and that’s not going to change any time soon. I’ll only ever share with you my honest opinions, my real body, products I truly love, fashion I wear & words that are my own.
Just because you and I were late to the blogging party doesn’t mean our voice is any less valuable. I’ve been working on my little corner of the internet for nearly two years. It’s cost me money and I’ve not made a penny since it began. I love it so much it doesn’t bother me and I’ll continue spending every spare minute of my time making it somewhere you can go to feel like your not alone and find a jumpsuit that doesn’t look ridiculous when you stand at 4ft 11. A space you can see that someone is thinking the same thing and making a few cock ups along the way.
Thank you so much for supporting my journey so far, I’d love to hear your thoughts on joining the blogging industry after the ‘originals’. Don’t be put off starting your blog because there are more established creators out there, no one is you and no one has to give what you have.
Lots of love,