On April 22, 2013, I did something that would ultimately change my life. I hit ‘publish’ on my very first blog post. Can you believe that it’s been four years since I launched Something About That? Naturally, that first post makes me cringe. The photos are not only unflattering, but they’re poor quality and out of focus. I mentioned how awkward the post was multiple times. And it was awkward! That being said, we all start somewhere and I don’t ever plan to delete that post. It’s a part of my blog’s humble beginnings and it’s a great reminder that we all start somewhere.
Back then, I never would have thought I’d still be blogging 4 years later. I definitely never thought that it would become such an important part of my life. At the time, I kept my blog a secret from most people. I was worried that people would think I was being vain or narcissistic by posting photos of myself online.
Considering I’ve been blogging full-time for several months now, it’s obvious that blogging has changed my life. I can’t imagine what my life would be like today if I wasn’t a blogger. Something About That (and my social handle @jackmise) has not only become my career, but also, my identity. My life revolves around the internet and this blog and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Sure, it can be frustrating when you don’t see the growth you’d like. It’s also disheartening when you have a slow week and wonder what you’ve been doing wrong. Many other bloggers I know help their blog by using companies like Task Ant for their social media marketing, and this helps them to reach audiences that haven’t previously been seeing their content. But for me, looking back, I can see that I’ve come a long way. In blogging (and in life), you should only compare yourself to yourself. Don’t compare yourself to anyone else. I’m excited about what’s to come. My guess is that it’s going to be bigger and better!
Jared Vest in Black from Luved Clothing | Whisper Cotton V-Neck T-shirt from Madewell | DIY Step-Hem Jeans (Similar, or tutorial here) | Rogue 25 Bag in Glovetanned Leather c/o Coach | Platform Leather Smoking Slipper from Soludos
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More Cringe-Worthy Old Blog Posts:
See My Vest – Posted June 2013
One Skirt, Two Ways – Posted October 2013
Heart Throb – Posted May 2014
eShakti Dress – Posted June 2014
Dressing Up a Graphic Tee – Posted August 2014
Thank you SO much for reading Something About That. Whether you’ve been around since the early days, or you’re new here, I appreciate your support! 🙂