Idea (ahy-dee–uh, ahy-deeuh) noun. 1. A plan of action; an intention.
When we decided that a blog would be a good jumping off place for a YouTube channel we talked about what kinds of things would go on our blog. There were some obvious things, I would write about Ipsy once a month, Eduardo would write about tech things, Lucy would absolutely be a part of the blog… We didn’t want to have any one particular theme, we felt that would make us too boxy and wouldn’t allow us to change the blog while we grow and evolve as people.
In the beginning, we were posting sporadically, whenever a big idea hit. It was mostly a beauty blog, which wasn’t necessarily what we were going for, so I forced myself to write about other things. Forcing myself to write was hard, I didn’t like it, I got frustrated easily and gave up constantly. I tried to set a schedule of posting every MWF but I would fall behind, get upset, and not post for a full week.
It was when I stopped forcing myself to find things to write about that the ideas came to me. I found it easier to write about things that I want to read from other people. In December I got on a pretty good posting schedule, every MWF, until the holidays really kicked in. I was disappointed but I wasn’t going to let it get to me. This month I have yet to miss a scheduled posting day and I’m super proud of myself.
There are things that I want to write about but I’m not sure anyone would care, and that’s kind of my problem. I am constantly doubting myself. I know that not that many people see our blog and I don’t really write for any kind of intended audience. Sometimes, when I’m reading blogs or watching YouTube videos the person will say something that makes me feel normal, something that I did and (before) I thought it was weird, that I was the only one who felt that way. That’s what I want to do with this blog, make someone feel like they’re not weird.
I’ve thought about blogging more like a diary kind of blog. The thought behind this is that once a week, most likely on a Friday, I would share a summary of the week. The only problem I have with this is I think people might think it’s boring, and it might get tedious after a few weeks, but the only way to really know is to do it.
This year I’ll be studying abroad (only a few weeks, not a full semester) and I’ve considered writing about that. We’re going to be traveling so much this year (not internationally, just within the states) and I want to share all the things that have to do with that. Flights, hotels, activities once we get there, cars, Lucy.
There are other ideas I’ve had, like sharing my bullet journal (yes, I’m one of those crazy people), more about meal prepping, how we study, customer service experiences, home décor, hauls… You name it, I’ve thought about writing about it.
I think that I’m finally at a point where I’m comfortable writing for our blog and it’s a liberating feeling.