Once in a while, we discover a hobby that we really enjoy and it becomes something that we feel lost without. Mine is blogging. Why? Well, it is my creative outlet, gives me a great excuse to spend hours with my nose in magazines and I get to spend time with some really interesting people who love blogging as much as me. That is what a hobby is.
If you really enjoyed playing with a ball and someone took it away from you and told you not to do it anymore, it would be pretty rubbish. Right? Well, that is how it feels to be told to stop blogging. Each month I pay a small fee to host this little blog. It may not be much, but I pay to do it because it is a hobby. Others pay for gym memberships, golf club fees or dance classes. I don’t see any difference.
There has been an assumption that I have generated an income through Lipstick and Loathing. My blog, as much as I love it, hasn’t earned me a penny. As I said, I pay to do this, I don’t get paid. People who are close to me and know my situation, know that this blog has been a great help and comfort to me in the last few months. Having it taken away from me has knocked me for six. I’m not going to turn this post into a pity party, that’s not me.
I wanted to write this to make it clear that this blog is my hobby, something I love doing and not my business, my job or an income… I’m no Zoella, Pixiwoo or Liberty London Girl… Anyone who knows blogging knows how hard it is to make a penny from doing this; and even then it is normally only a small part of that individual’s business. I don’t sell advertising, I don’t get commission from sales of any kind and I don’t take payment for posts.
I started this blog because fashion and beauty are interests of mine. By writing about them, I get to be part of something I enjoy. I didn’t set out to achieve a massive social media following and take over the world. I just enjoy writing. Simple as that…
I have no idea how long it will be before I am able to post on here again but I hope that you will continue to follow my social media pages and I’ll be back soon.
Thanks to everyone who reads Lipstick and Loathing xx