Eager eyed readers may have noticed that my blog has been changing over recent months. It's not to say that I'm tired of beauty related content - it's one of my favourite things to write about and continues to be a true passion of mine - but I have been enjoying switching things up a little more. My blog was never intended to be a conventional 'beauty blog'; I hope to use thunderl0ve as a space to jot down thoughts on whatever takes my fancy. Beauty is a relatively small part of my life and I'm loving the opportunity to push my self creatively and explore other topics, too.
I feel as though more and more people are shying away from the traditional formats associated with blogging, which is incredibly refreshing. I mentioned in my latest YouTube video that I want my blog to be a place that I can look back over in years to come and still feel some relation to; something that I think is a lot harder to achieve when you try to fit into one specific category. For a long time I found myself agonising over statistics and questioning why my blog has such a slow growth rate compared to other blogs. Such a way of thinking only led to me becoming obsessed with the idea of being a true 'beauty blogger' and mimicking formulas that worked for other people. I've since realised that it really isn't about the follower count; that's not what I started blogging for and I regret ever falling into that trap. I've stopped trying to follow the rules and have instead tried to set my own; which I'm enjoying so much more. People talk about seeing your blog as a brand, but that's not something I've ever been interested in and I'm more than happy just plodding along as I am; knowing that I'm being completely true to myself and creating content that I'm super passionate about.