I’ve been blogging for a long time now. I blogged before ‘more about cat’ was even an idea floating in the back of my head, and I’ve seen quite a few exciting changes as blogging has developed from a fun hobby to a genuine career for some.
Something has remained the same though. Creativity. Within the blogging world, genuine creativity has shone through. Whether it’s a flare with words, or particularly stunning photography, the blogs that flourish are those that are truly creative in numerous senses of the word.
What I have now started to see is that some of the most creative bunch on my reading list are branching out of their blog to sell their artistic creativity. From illustrations, to stationary and jewellery, bloggers are starting to become true entrepreneurs.
I can’t lie – I’m jealous. Whilst I have been quite open about my wish to not take blogging full time, I do wish that I had another creative past time that I could share. My problem is that I try many different creative activities but they just don’t seem to stick as I’m just no good at them!
In school, I tried to learn the saxophone and the piano. I gave up both. In more recent years, I got a sewing machine for my birthday – it’s still in its box. That art journal I started a little while ago? Untouched for at least a month.
Blogging has been my constant. In all the hobbies I have developed (or at least tried to), blogging has been that one true passion that I’ve stuck with. I’m incredibly proud of my space in the Internet, and I’m determined to keep developing it in every way I can. I do feel that writing, editing and taking photos for my blog is a very creative pursuit, but I would love to expand my horizons. But how?
Do you have any other creative hobbies outside of blogging, or do you struggle like me? Let me know in the comments!