At present, I am trying to make a conscious effort to boot out the negativity in my life, and that starts close to home – with me. Unfortunately I’ve always been a bit of a ‘glass half empty’ kinda gal and I tend to consider the realistic outcome of things which comes across as negative at times, without me even meaning to be. Thinking realistically, do I think this blog will become some sort of global sensation? No chance. Do I think many people will read it and give a shit what I have to say? Probably not. Do either of the above things matter? Well, the work in progress Hannah who has her positive pants on answers that final question with definitely not! So why exactly have I started blogging?
Reason One: It is a space created by me, for me.
I really liked the idea of having my own space on the internet to be creative, to express my thoughts and free my mind. Think of it as the inner ramblings of my brain! I initially begun thinking about doing something like blogging when my Mum passed away. I am a huge believer that talking to people about your worries, fears and emotions is a positive for your mental health, however I fully appreciate this it is easier said than done. On so many occasions I felt like I was burdening people with my problems and didn’t like just randomly bringing up how I felt in conversation. Whilst I intend this blog to be an uplifting, inspiring and positive place to be (hence ‘Happy Hour’), I hope to use it as a way to spark up honest, real-talk conversations.
Reason Two: To be inspired.
From the blogs I have read so far, there are so many talented writers and content creators out there and it is a fabulous platform to get inspiration from. It is so diverse so there is inspo coming at you from all angles!
Reason Three: To Inspire.
Not only do I want to be inspired, but I would love to be able to inspire someone. Just to clarify that when I say this, I don’t mean I am wanting to be some sort of influencer that people look up to and want to copy- in fact I am not a massive fan of this word as I feel we all influence people in different ways in life, without the need to have a social following. Instead, I am just a techno-phobe with an overactive, overthinking mind! If you are like me and literally don’t have a clue what you’re doing with regards to the world of blogging or instagram, then join me and we can be clueless together! More than anything, I hope that my honest and open posts inspire people and start conversations that maybe we wouldn’t have had otherwise!
Reason Four: To write
I wouldn’t say I’m the best writer out there, but since school I have always been a fan of English and all the creative subjects (except Art ironically – I can’t draw for shit). Back in the day I used to write these ‘all about me/my personal profile’ things in my notepads, which was really cringe and looking back at it makes me look like I proper loved myself (I didn’t by the way). I’d be like ‘My name is Hannah, I am 10 years old, I love groovy chick and my best friend is Claire’ and it is embarrassing how many variations of this I did *holds head in hands in complete shame*. Truth is though, maybe there was always a writer in me!
Reason Five: To connect
Finally, what I’ve learnt so far by starting my bloggers instagram page is that there is such a supportive community in the blogosphere. It’s like a big party where anyone and everyone is invited! I love the idea of chatting to like-minded people and sharing ideas, inspiration and support.