Why Write?

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I have been one to try different things and still there’s probably a million and one things I could see myself pursuing.  I gave YouTube a shot, epic fail. Thought I wanted to be the next Erin Andrews and went to a school 1,100 miles from home, yeah hated that. Started up a blog freshman year of college, then forgot about it. Now I am an Advertising and Public Relations major and looking to work in Social Media, yeah I know typical millennial.

 

I have always wished I could be this super creative and talented writer but never thought I had it in me. I started my blog The College Insider, meanwhile thinking “Who do I think I am and why should people read my posts." My most read post was about the Bachelor finale. I realized I was writing about superficial stuff that I probably had no business talking about.

 

I got a position writing for Odyssey, which gave me a little boost of confidence, but not much.  I was now a Fashion and Beauty Influencer which I was thrilled to become, but in all honesty was terrified. I would love to be someone that people looked to for fashion and beauty advice but felt like that wasn’t really who I was.  

 

Finally, when I least expected it, a few months after putting blogging on the back burner someone asked me if I was still writing because they enjoyed my stuff. I decided that I was going to give it another shot, and completely redesign my blog and give it a new purpose.

 

I always admired lifestyle bloggers who have these aesthetically pleasing blog pages, with perfectly candid photos, and these inspirational posts about life. I looked at these and once again questioned why I was doing this.

 

It was then that I realized it doesn’t matter who I am and what I have to say, if people don’t like it they don’t have to read it, but for the people who do like reading it then that’s why I should post. I genuinely enjoy writing and get giddy when someone tells me they liked what I had to say. I may not be the next global blogging sensation, but I am going to keep doing what I love to do, writing.