I’ve been feeling a little unmotivated lately to write my regular blog posts, here on Cherry and Me. Instead, I’ve been focusing my energy on running exciting giveaways over on the Cherry and Me Facebook page and have also been enthralled with Snapchat and Instagram Stories every day; when I’m out of the house, living life, sharing personal, real experiences and things I don’t normally blog about. If you don’t follow my snaps… Why the bloody hell not? They’re awesome! Do it! @cherryandme
So, I thought I’d take this opportunity to pause and reflect on why I started blogging back in the first place and share some things that motivate me in hope to get my blogging mojo back!
I first started this blog back in 2010 when baby Cherry was brewing in my belly. I had just finished up working in a fabulous Melbourne Art Galley of 10 years and was also freelancing as a graphic designer on various creative projects. (You can view my work here). The world of blogging was brand new and I was obsessed with a few incredible bloggers such as Lucy Feagans from The Design Files, Phoebe from Lady Melbourne and Adele Enerson from Milla’s Daydream. I thought, I can do this! I was inspired by elements from each of these blogs, Interior Design from The Design Files, Feminine Fashionista Selfies from Lady Melbourne and Stylised Baby Photoshoots from Milla’s Daydream. My husband bought me an SLR for my birthday, thinking it would be great for recording memories our new growing family. I’d studied photography at University but usually, the camera was set to “auto mode” and still to this day is! Most of the magic happens in post editing, in Photoshop using my graphic design experience
With practice and inspiration from the creative women in my family, I learned to style and take pictorial stories of creative things in daily life and posted regular weekly stories every Sunday.
Now, six years into the future, things have changed dramatically and the world blogging has exploded! I’m currently signed up with several specialised Blogging PR agencies and am often approaches to write sponsored posts. I don’t say yes to every opportunity and only wrote from the heart.
Social Media has become part of me and my family’s daily life and today I’m going to try something very exciting and new… It’s called Shoebox Timeline! Shoebox is a new platform where you can build a story using your personal pics, movies or documents and create a story to share with friends, family and followers.
So this is my story, my precious Shoebox of memories since I started blogging in hope to re-inspire me! Enjoy