In Week 4 of the Blogging Challenge I have asked to talk about why I started blogging. One of the most asked questions I used to get when I first started blogging was why? Why did you start the blog? What do you blog about? How did your blog change direction and why is it still changing?
Back when I found out I was pregnant with Jensen I started reading a whole bunch of websites and naturally this lead me to stumble across a couple of parenting blogs. They were such a huge help to me and I thought that maybe, possibly, I might be able to help/inspire someone else that was going through something similar. My first blog back in 2009 was called Life at the Greenies and was mainly focused on my experiences as a pregnant and then new mommy. What I was going through and trying to cope with it all.
Naturally, my blog started changing direction as I started to change and grow and then it started to focus more on my life, my loves, my beauty and skin care regimes and how much I really, REALLY, started liking makeup and skin care. I renamed my blog Lipglossed Ninja and when I did that my blog really seemed to take off. I got an incredible amount of followers, comments and feedback and ran with the first Cape Town Blog Meet Up which was a huge success. I also made and met some incredible ladies, who I can honestly call my friends!
When I decided to move over the UK with my family I thought that it might be time to change my blog a little bit again, try to make it more about me and my lifestyle and possible travel experiences (none of which have happened as yet) and then ran through another rename and re-brand of the blog and landed up with Lately Lauren – a blog about life, love, beauty and maybe, possibly a little travel.
I really do want to start getting back into blogging about beauty and skin care but I am honestly finding it so difficult with the fact that I worked in a major luxury skin care company and I feel that it would be weird to blog about other skin care products as I don’t use anything other than the products my company makes and sells. I also don’t feel that I should blog about these products because it might come across as though I am biased or not being truthful about the products since I get paid to work for the brand.
I will however try to start blogging about beauty once again and I will obviously keep blogging about my life and everything that does happen – especially to try keep my friends and family updated back home in South Africa.