Blogging is Expensive!

I have to be entirely honest, at this very moment in time, I just don’t have the money to purchase all the fantastic new skincare and cosmetics on the market.

I’ve been in and out of blogging and Instagram for a while and pretty much disappeared off YouTube, but that’s a whole other story for another time.

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YouTube making me do this right now

Instagram and WordPressΒ remains for now, the platforms I wish to promote, review and advise on. Thing is I don’t have a small fortune to solely dedicate on new products every week as much as I’d love to. With my ever increasing love for skincare, trust I’d rather be out everyday shopping for new researched products and helping you guys out the same. However, I am living vicariously through the wonderful community of unique individuals I follow online who provide awesome content.

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That song by Destiny’s Child is playing in my mind. When you’re my age, married with a house/mortgage and everything in between to keep a household running, there’s not a lot left to spend on hobbies.

When I started promoting myself online, I had quite a lot I wanted to share and I did so. Heck, I think I have an entire drawer filled with things I could possibly review now that I have’t but it’s not new and it’s not fresh or relevant.

Then I started to get bogged down, all the effort with very little evidence of reaching an audience. At the risk of making this sound like a rant I want to be clear that it’s difficult to ‘break’ into anything these days. Unless of course someone with an incredible amount of followers on YouTube/IG/Snapchat gives you a shout out, or you’re miraculously discovered online by your unbelievable talent (Justin Beiber style). Odds are pretty slim.

Motivation – Why I’m Continuing & You Should Too

I’m not in this for fame. I’m in this for helping others out.

I’m not going to force myself to create content and neither should you. The pressure to produce content leads to burn out. When our audiences demand a schedule of 40 min vlogs and descriptive, heavily picture laden blogs every day of the week in can get a little stressful.

We’re all just trying to keep our heads above the water. We should keep doing what makes us happy without running the risk of going broke. If this truly makes us happy then we should keep going, once you start hating it, then it’s time to close that door and wait for the next door of opportunity to open.

So I hope this reaches someone and gives you the motivation to keep doing what you love πŸ™‚