I’ve been having a sort out of who and what I follow when it comes to blogs and on Twitter and Instagram. I want follow people and brands that inspire me to be the best me I can possibly be, by being who I am. I want to smile and laugh when things are funny, but I also want to be made to think and become more informed about topics I know less about. I want to be introduced to new things or be reminded that going back to basics is the best step to take. That is what I want to do for other people, so I need to follow people are like that.
It’s so easy to keep adding people to follow, but I really recommend taking the time every now and then to do through the list and take out people you don’t need any more. I usually go by the rule of thumb that if I can’t remember seeing your tweets, it’s time to go. I find that sometime I’m then introduced back to them when someone I do follow reintroduces their content, so I don’t worry about missing anything. I also find some people you don’t see their tweets as they are on the other side of the world and running in completely different time zones so your paths never cross. It’s okay to stop following people, as you can always re-follow them another time.
Lately I’ve been getting back into reading blogs for inspiration and have found I always return to the same three and search back through their archives for posts I remember and need to re-read. It feels familiar, but also going back and realising you are now in a similar place to where they were at some point in their life. I like these for all different reasons as they all have different content, but they are all strong women doing their thing and that’s what I love.
Love Lexi Life – I love Alex’s blog and social media feeds for her beauty updates (thank you for introducing me to Stila liquid eye liner) and the constant geekness I aspire to. I am currently inspired to work on my make up skills and up my geekness by bringing into my daily life.
Healthy Happier Bear – I love Ashley’s blog for her dedication to fitness and career, both of which are important to me. I love that Ashley has picked a sport (running in this case) and is working to make herself a better runner, which is what I want to do with swimming. I also love that she is dedicated to her career and is making a life of balance between working hard and enjoying life, another thing I aspire to in my own life.
Superlatively Rude – I love Laura’s work and she inspires me by writing with passion. I wish I could articulate my thoughts as Laura does, with no-nonsense and a level of vulnerability that I feel I am seeing into her mind with each piece she shares. I purchased her ebook, ‘The Book of Brave’ and cannot wait for her first book to be published this year. She inspires me to look at life as a journey and realise that every bit happens for a reason, but if you want to change it you can, you just have to work for it.
I want my blog to do what these blogs do for me. It only has to be one person and I would be so happy. My blog is an outlet for my thoughts and have never been about the numbers. This year I am going to work on improving my blog and being more consistent with content, while improving my writing skills. So watch out for more updates on where my improvement ideas take me.