It feels almost foreign being sat here again, writing out the first blog post in well over a month but I couldn’t think of a better reason for my return than my blog turning one!
I started my blog on the 1st of Jan 2017 as a new years resolution. I had recently been diagnosed with depression and needed something to keep me distracted and productive and so elisekirstenspeaks was born! I couldn’t have imagined the response I received from my first post, so many people read it and reached out to me which gave me this really uplifting feeling. Instantly, I realised I could use my blog as a platform to reach out to people, raise awareness and influence others positively.
The positive reaction is what really made me want to keep writing. Once I realised people were actually interested in reading about what I had to say, it had a snowball affect on my content. Ironically I didn’t start my blog aiming to actually be a blogger, it was solely a place I could talk about whatever to clear my mind and I had the mentality that if people read it then great, but if they didn’t – they didn’t and that was okay too.
The journey over the past year has been great! I think I’ve learnt a lot about myself through blogging alone as it’s extremely reflective. My blog is probably the one place I’ll happily talk about situations in my personal life because there’s always someone who can relate and that’s important to me. On my journey over the past year I’ve been lucky enough to meet some amazing people, work with upcoming brands and build on my own project. I can only look forward to what the next year may bring.
I took some time out from blogging and social media in the past month because I felt I needed it. I always take breaks if I feel I need the time to create content or mentally it becomes too draining. I also enjoy taking breaks from social media every now and again but it’s a new year and I’m ready to get back into it! I have new content, projects and events planned for this year and I can’t wait to see it all happen!
Thank You to everyone who’s taken the time to read my posts and support elisekirstenspeaks! I always welcome feedback as well as suggestions so don’t be shy!