Monday 15 September 2014

Personal: Why I Write.

 I don't normally like incorporating tags in to my blog but after seeing this one floating around the blogosphere and eventually being tagged by the lovely Sarah (Saloca in Wonderland), I thought I would give it a go. It's a little bit different than your usual tag post and I actually find it quite interesting to get to know the creative process behind people's blogs.

What am I working on?
Right now, I am working on bringing my blog back down to its roots a little bit. I mentioned in a blog post last month that I originally started my blog just for me, as a way of writing down my inner thoughts. This is why I am trying to intertwine some more personal lifestyle posts between my outfit posts and product reviews; my blog is an extension of me, my interests and my personality and I really want this to show.

I am also preparing to take the big leap to YouTube. It has been a long time coming and I have finally mustered up the courage to ramble at my camera in a few failed attempts at filming a video over the past couple of weeks. Unfortunately, this is due to a few technical difficulties, but as soon as these are sorted you will be able to watch me (and my awful accent) in all my awkward glory. Watch this space!

  How does my writing differ from others in my genre?
I think that most bloggers eventually find their niche, whether it be outfit posts, recipes, beauty reviews, DIY tutorials or a combination of a few things. However, I am a dabbler, an experimenter, and I have many passions in life ranging from fashion, to music, to healthy living, to travel, so the spectrum of topics I cover is wide because, as mentioned above, my blog is an extension of myself and I don't want to miss anything out. I hope that this way, everybody will find something that they are interested in reading when they click through my posts.

Why do I write?
I have always loved writing. When I was little I used to spend entire days penning short stories and pretend magazine articles, and I absolutely loved the creative writing parts of my English classes at school. I also think that it is because of this that I find writing to be the easiest way for me to express myself. Whether it be a quote I've read somewhere, a song or letter I've written or even a text message or email, I have always found it easier to speak my mind by text instead of voice. So naturally, when I discovered there was a way to share my thoughts, loves, hates and ideas with people through the medium of writing, I really took to it.

How does my writing process work?
In all honesty, I don't have any kind of organised routine when it comes to blogging. I have tried an endless amount of times to find something that works for me but I much prefer to blog about whatever I want, when I want to. Whenever I have tried to schedule blog posts in advance, I either get too eager to publish it or I re-read it after a few days and I hate it, so I find that it is better for me to spend a good few hours perfecting a blog post that I feel inspired to write at the time and publishing it straight away. Lately, however, I have found it very beneficial to always have a notebook to hand to keep track of what PR samples I have received and what events I have lined up so that I can plan the rest of my content between posts of a higher priority.


Now, I never know who to tag in these kinds of posts so I am not going to, but if you have done this tag then please link me to it as I have loved reading them! 

Why do you write?

Frances x


  1. I usually shy away from tags too but this seems like a really good one! I've found the same thing with scheduling - writing mixed lfestyle/fashiony posts just doesn't fit with being too strict about it for me. I love reading your 'dabbling' posts; please keep going!
    lily x

    1. Yes, it's a little bit different, isn't it? :) I'm exactly the same! Aww thank you so much lovely, I'm really glad you enjoy them :) xx

  2. Hi! I've been following your blog for a couple of years now and would love to see you on YouTube too!
    Good luck!

    1. Ohh thank you for being a long-time follower sweet! :) I'll be on YouTube very soon! :) xx

  3. Love that you did this tag, it's been one of my favourites! I'm always interested in the ins and outs of how and why others bloggers blog, I guess it's one of those conversations you can only really have with other bloggers!

    I feel the same as you, my blog is me and I am my blog, I think that's how it should be if I'm honest, especially when you're meeting readers and other bloggers, you want to just be genuine and yourself, you don't want to have to fake this personality you've portrayed online, that's just no fun!

    Sarah :)
    Saloca in Wonderland

    1. Thanks for tagging me lovely! Exactly! :)
      I've been loving your blog lately sweet, I had a good nosy at it the other day when I was looking for the questions for this post! I'm totally with you! xx


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