Why I Started My Blog + Blogging Tips Intro | Life Of Dahlia

Lifestyle: Why I Started My Blog + Blogging Tips Intro | Life Of Dahlia

Hey Guys, today I’m going to be talking about why I started my blog and introduce you to a new series of posts that I’ll be doing all about how you can start a blog and other tips on how to take photos for your blog, sharing on social media, etc. I’m very excited about this new series, I love learning and sharing things that I learn with other people.

Why I Started My Blog + Blogging Tips Intro | Life Of Dahlia
Retro Life Of Dahlia – What I Used To Post

Why I Started My Blog

I’ve been blogging on and off for many years, my blog has had a few name changes over the years and the content has also changed as I’ve gotten older and my interests have changed. My original blog was more fashion based I would share outfit photos and use Polyvore to create outfit inspiration to share on my blog, over the years I’ve been doing less of that, though it is something I would love to get back into.

I started my blog because I wanted to share things I loved with people but also as a place that I could be creative. I’ve had blogs on Tumblr, Blogger and now WordPress, I felt my blogger blogs didn’t do too bad but I loved that on WordPress I can find a community of other bloggers like myself and I overall I think that it was more user-friendly.

Why I Started My Blog + Blogging Tips Intro | Life Of Dahlia

Why I Chose My Blog Name

My current blog name ‘Life of Dahlia’ I’ve had for many years, I love nature and the Dahlia is one of my favourite flowers, I also love vintage things and I felt this encompassed both of those. Back in the day, I used to share a lot of thrifting and vintage hauls on my blog so this name really went well with that.

Over the years my blog has become more of a beauty blog, a few years back I really started getting into makeup and trying new things, exploring it as another creative outlet. This is where I’m at these days makeup has become a way I can express myself creatively and I wouldn’t change that at all.


My Personal Blogging Story

I took a bit of a break from my blog for a couple of years I was studying and my interests had changed I was creating art through photography and so I just didn’t have time to maintain this one. My blog has always just been a hobby so at the time I was fine with giving it up for a while.

The last few years were kind of difficult I wasn’t creating anything at all and I was going through a lot of personal things, I just didn’t have anything to inspire me and I just felt depressed.

Last year I decided to pick up writing again and start doing something different to help inspire me again, its taken me a while to realise that I’m always creating it may not have been in the way I had envisioned but for the first time in a long time I’m starting to feel inspired again. My blog has become a place for me to take refuge to share the things I love with other people.

This is why I really want to start writing about things I’ve learned because I’m always learning interesting things about photography, blogging, social media and all sorts of other things, I want to share this with people so that they can learn something. In my new series, I will be sharing those kinds of things with you guys.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post and I can’t wait to share my blogging tips posts and some more personal posts with you guys, I feel like I need to show more of myself of who I am in my posts because of my anxiety I am very reserved about what I share and I need to break out of that somewhat and not be afraid to show who I am.


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erin applebee

Erin Applebee is an Artist, Photographer, Graphic Designer, and Beauty Blogger from Adelaide, South Australia. Currently only posting to my beauty blog regularly Life of dahlia.

2 thoughts on “Lifestyle: Why I Started My Blog + Blogging Tips Intro | Life Of Dahlia

  1. The creativity point resonates with me Erin. I began blogging to take it full time, then over time I fell in love with the creative aspect of blogging. I wrote an eBook and thousands of posts because I dig helping people. I also have fun through the simple act of tapping in to my creative energies. Feels like a blast every time I sit down to write a blog post. Thanks for sharing.



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