When I heard about Johns campaign, I was happy for the opportunity to get involved. I’ve always used my blog as a way to document who I am along side aspects of my life.
I first started blogging as a teenager with low self-esteem. I didn’t feel like I had a voice worth being heard, so I started writing and overtime realised that my voice was worth something after all. Blogging gave me the confidence to let myself be heard and embrace my individuality. Sometimes, I can’t help but wonder who I’d be without it.
I’m a big supporter of allowing people the freedom to express themselves and that is what so many of us do as bloggers. We have our own lives and experiences and we’re diverse in age, gender, sexuality, race, abilities culture and so on. Whether we write about personal development, makeup, fashion, food, fitness, wellness, daily life, technology or crafts at the end of the day it’s all self expression.
We’re all just people united by the belief that we have something worth sharing.
As a blogger that regularly uses social media, sometimes it does seem that the dominant blogger type is a white female lifestyle (beauty, fashion, food and travel) blogger. But I’m very much aware that there is so much more out there. The fact that I notice all this highlights the importance of seeking out and supporting a more diverse range of bloggers. I love reading and learning about other peoples experiences and opinions. You don’t need to be like someone to enjoy their content. You don’t need to follow ‘blogging rules’ to be a good blogger, its about sharing your story, ideas, interests or vision.
‘…in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.’ -Maya Angelou