In the past month I have relaunched my blog with a new design, name and new content. So today I thought I would reintroduce myself and talk about my decision to make these changes.
I started blogging back in 2013 with a beauty blog that I created on Blogger. I was having a miserable time during my first year of college and needed a distraction. So I created emmihearts, a place to share my thoughts on makeup and skincare products. Talking to fellow bloggers and working hard on my photographs gave me a sense of purpose when I really needed one. A few years later I changed the name to emilyandhercamera and started sharing more lifestyle oriented posts to have a place for my photography work. Sadly that came to a hault due to a busy job, uni applications and honestly I just didn't know what I wanted to write about any more.
I never stopped reading blogs however and my first year of university has helped me learn a lot more about myself and where I want to be heading in life. As part of a degree module I had to create a portfolio website for my work which I did through Squarespace. However I started to feel disconnected from the idea of having a personal website as just a photography portfolio and began thinking about blogging again.
I didn't tell any of my friends about my previous two blogs and held back from really putting myself and my passions out there. One thing that has always held me back from doing what I really want to do is a fear of what other people will think. In the past I stuck to easy reading topics and didn't share too much about my personal life, but I have been reflecting on a lot of things recently...
It's a cringey ol saying but you only live once. Having a blog isn't a big deal in the grand scheme of things and having a voice shouldn't scare you. My new blog is self titled because I want it to be an extension of myself. I want to share the advice I'm full of in regards to university and creativity and I want to share my personal thoughts and anything that is inspiring me.