What Blogging Means To Me

30th July 2017

My ‘blog story’ is a little messy. If you keep up with my blog or follow me on social media you may know that I was running another blog before this one for nearly 2 years and it was my baby. Life got in the way as it does and a combination of that and an issue with my hosting company meant I lost it. A few months later (March 2017) I started this.

It’s nearly August now and I don’t think there has been a single day since my first post went up on here that I haven’t spent hours thinking about my blog, or done something blog related. I am truly obsessed and I love it. I don’t know if it’s because I know more about blogging now than I did the first time round but I can’t believe how quickly this blog has grown compared to my previous one.

I always felt in school I was the one in my group of friends that didn’t really have a ‘thing’. I quit dancing when I was 7 because I decided I didn’t want to have to get up early on Saturday mornings anymore (can’t say I have changed, to be honest), I quit Karate because I decided I didn’t like the teacher and I stopped playing the guitar because I was more interested in having acrylic nails than being able to play the F chord. I wasn’t particularly smart and I just wasn’t passionate about anything. I’ve always been a very ‘all or nothing’ person and if something doesn’t 100% capture my attention then I probably won’t be bothered with it, similarly, if I’m going to do something then I will put absolutely everything into it or I won’t bother at all.

Although I didn’t know where my passion lay when I was younger, I always knew I wanted to create something. I always knew I wanted to build something up from nothing that was so intrinsically and unapologetically ‘me’, I just didn’t know what. I went through notions of wanting to be an author, a journalist, an editor and an entrepreneur but the one thing that stuck was I knew I wanted to create something.

Blogging is a combination of everything that I love: writing, creating, branding, marketing and everything else that comes with it. On top of getting to do all that, I get to write about the things I love AND I get to be part of the most amazing and supportive online community that there is.

I have big plans for the future of this little corner of the internet. I hope to continue to build this blog up for years to come sharing my experiences and life with all you guys and I really hope you’ll stick around for the journey x

Allanah xxx


  • I think having some blogging experience is a major plus, looking back there are a lot of things I wish I had known beforehand! Can’t wait to see more posts from you x

    Velvet Blush

  • I’m so glad you’ve found something that is such a passion for you! Blogging is absolutely incredible, isn’t it? The blogosphere has brought so much joy into my life!

  • It’s beautiful that you love blogging so much and that it involves everything you want to do.


  • Amazing amazing post and so relatable! I used to have a different blog too and my current one is so much more different this time around. Literally all I do is thinking about blogging everyday too 😂 I’m so glad that you found blogging and you enjoy it so much! It’s such an amazing inspiring positive place. Clare xxx

  • Agnese Hadebe

    This is such a great read, I can 100% relate to this. I used to have quite a few blogs as I kept changing my mind about the name I wanted and I only recently found out that you can buy a domain 😅 I also used to be that one kid that doesn’t really have a hobby, but now I’m very happy with my blog and it’s become a passion and I’m also constantly thinking how I can make it better as I do wish to make it into a career 🙈 I wish you all the best with your blog 💖


  • Joanna

    Lovely relatable read! 💜

  • Not Acc. for Looks

    Love this! Totally relate – my first blog post was about not fitting in but rocking it anyway, you’re doing that already.

  • Amazing post! I didn’t know you had a blog before, it’s crazy that you lost it with issues with the host! I used to be the person without a hobby too, but blogging has taken that over by full force haha! Love this!xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

  • Madison Anaya

    I just started my blog in July and I absolutely love this! Although I did have my “thing” or too as a kid.. they were things that couldn’t carry me through a career as an adult. There’s nothing I’m incredibly fond of for a career but I love blogging. I’m hoping that one day it could be my full-time job. I love having a creative outlet. It brings me life-as cliche as that sounds! Thank you for this!

  • This is such a great post. I was always creating websites when I was a kid but it was only recently that everything started to come together.


  • Elen Lees

    This is exactly how I’ve felt for a long time! I had hobbies as a kid, but they never stuck when I entered my teen years. I began blogging in November last year and have found a whole lot of passion that I never even knew existed.
    -El x

  • Reading this made me feel so understood! I totally was the same in my youth, and have been so fired up about blogging lately that my day job depresses me! It’s nice now, though, that when people ask me “what do you like to do for fun” I actually have an answer! Blogging has changed me for the better and has drawn out that same passion for creating I always knew I had. 🙂


  • Taylorfaith

    This is beautiful 💕💕

  • Jess Acorn

    It’s SO nice to hear that somebody else felt the same way growing up, blogging is the one thing that’s given me enough purpose to push myself to do better every single day

    Jess x

  • Well this sounds like me! Nice to know there are DOZENS of us!!

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