I feel truly blessed. When I first began blogging three years ago, it was a totally solo enterprise. I set up office in my childhood bedroom, opened my laptop and signed into blogger for the first time. My Mum took my outfit photos for me in the garden or on the streets outside and I obsessively spent my weeknights typing up posts and commenting on other blogs, and my weekends shooting more content. I was a woman possessed and I adored absorbing myself in everything this new world had to offer me.
Fast forward a few months and I was lucky enough to start making friends. First it was Ally, Fii and Aftab, and soon enough I had my own little group of fellow amigos obsessed with all things fashion and blogging. I’m thrilled to call Jess, Rach, Jess, Robyn, Aoife, Paige, Kinga, Emma and Emilina my friends and it makes me feel very lucky that I’ve met such an amazing group through the hobby that I love the most.
While I’m blessed to have an amazing and supportive group around me, I’m aware from browsing Twitter that there are some bloggers out there who don’t feel like they’ve found their tribe yet and this makes me sad. I talk to my blog friends about everything from the industry to things happening in my personal life and I want every blogger to have that support network. Sometimes you need someone who totally gets the industry to rant to about the things that annoy you whether it be bot drama, follow/unfollow or even the latest Twitter bust up and while your non internet friends are amazing and wonderful people they don’t always understand this funny old industry.
Anyway, I guess the point of this post is to say: if you’ve found your blogger tribe then I am so happy for you but if you haven’t, don’t stress! Talk to people on Twitter, join in chats and conversations, comment on blogs and over time you’ll meet those like minded people that are so important in our lives. In the meantime however, my inbox is always open for anyone who needs a friend – I’m woefully slow at replying but my intentions are good I swear!