It’s something that’s really struck a chord with me. When I changed up this blog back in December, I was really excited about being able to share more than just photos. I loved the idea of sharing new discoveries, favourite shops and just random musings.
But in the past few weeks I’ve noticed this creeping pressure to ‘keep up’. Sure, short, snappy and sticky copy is the way to get people to hang around and build readers, but I want to try and tell more stories, scratch more than just the surface, and be comfortable enough to share the not-so-perfect moments and to be a bit more, well, me in this space.
I admire people who aren’t afraid to show their vulnerability (some of my faves do so here, here, here and here), but I find it difficult. How can I enjoy working on a creative space that’s positive and still be authentic? This is the challenge, and it was really reassuring to see that others have been experiencing it too.
So I’m hoping to take inspiration from these bloggers and work on some more in-depth storytelling, collaborate more and spend time on all those projects I haven’t gotten around to. That’s the joy of having a space that’s all my own, right? It’s scary, but exciting.
[I thought the pic above of slightly smooshed less-than-perfect macaroons was a fitting pic for this post. They were in great nick when I got them (from The Cake Stand) but were a bit worse for wear after a trip home in my bag. I decided to play around with shooting them anyway, and loved the crumbly texture of the cracks. Proof, if I needed it, that it doesn’t have to be perfect to be interesting (or tasty!).]