On A Personal Note…

I feel like June is trying to sneak by us too fast! Doesn’t it seem like the Summer goes by so fast? You blink and it is over just like that lol. I know so many people wait for Summer because the local beaches are open, they can have their favorite Summer treats (mine is funnel cake), they can finally go on that vacation, break from work on so on. I am hoping to enjoy Summer this year, get out to the beach as much as I can and not let the season get away from me. Also its not officially Summertime for me until I hear the song belonging to the below GIF lol.

I also can’t believe we are in the second half of the year already. I have been seeing a lot of posts floating around on Instagram reminding me of my goals to level up and get myself together. I’ll admit that I’ve slacked a little bit but I’m determined to get back on track and smash these goals. Along the way I had to change some of my personal goals to best meet what was going on in my life. The ones I originally set just didn’t match how I was trying to grow and evolve. It is okay to realize that some goals will not help you achieve what you are looking for and you can change them. I feel so much better about the direction I am headed in and can’t wait to celebrate at the end of the year!

I honestly want to speak on a lot of what has been going on lately but I start to think if it fits my platform or should I even say anything. I know there are some things better left unsaid but why blog if you don’t write about what is on your mind or use your platform to speak out about things? Mostly likely these thoughts of mine will come on the blog sometime soon lol.

Hope you guys are having a great start to your week and see you tomorrow!

Will Blogging Be Dead in 5 Years?

It is the first post of the new year! I hope everyone started 2019 on a good note.

I was listening to a podcast one day and there was the statement of blogging will be dead in 5 years and I heard the same statement on another podcast. I have been thinking about this ever since I heard it. Will blogging ever die? Will it be obsolete in the next 5 years?

It honestly made me think about it and I honestly don’t think so. People enjoy different platforms for their own preferences and I believe there will be a need for actual blogs. I know there are audio books out now but I still enjoy turning actual pages and visualizing the words as I am reading them. I would give an audio book a try but to me, I don’t think it would be the same. I also love listening to podcasts. I just started listening to them last year and just fell in love with all the inspirational and motivational messages. You would think that it is a like an audio book and I kinda contradicted myself but I feel that they are different. What do you think?

I like to watch Youtube for different hair and makeup tutorials, vlogs and so on. I know there is a lot going with the “influencer” community now and a lot being exposed but there are people still out there producing quality and honest content. I purged through my list of people I was following and if I felt they were not influencing me in there right way, I had to unfollow them. If they didn’t practice the messages of self love and respect that they were preaching to their followers, I unfollowed. I feel so good not seeing them on my feed or watching their videos and I would encourage you all to do the same.

There are people out there who like to genuinely love to read and will read just about anything. I feel that blogs are full of amazing product reviews, motivational thoughts, tips on how to navigate through life and so on. There will always be a need for blogs and that is why I think they will not be dead in 5 years. There will be people like myself who will still be reading them and people that will be coming out with amazing blogs to read.

Blogging to me is a platform where you can express yourself through words and thoughts. You want to connect with others with like minds and just build your community or following. I started my blog as an outlet to talk about things I loved and it has grown and evolved so much. Just when I wanted to stop or give up sometimes, I would get a message or comment from someone telling me how much they like my content. It is kind words and encouragement that keeps me going. I find this platform as an expression of myself and a place where I can be happy to talk about the things I love so much.

Do you agree with the statement? What are your thoughts? Comment below and let me know. See you guys tomorrow!