Upgraded my website & how it all began

Hi there, I’m feeling very happy right now! I finally decided to go for a paid hosting service for my website, feels like a big step for me. If you’re not into all these technical website stuff you’ll probably won’t understand what I’m talking about but that’s okay. It just means my website will work much better and faster. At least I hope so.

I don’t know if any of you know this, but I’ve been blogging since I was 15 or so. That’s almost 5 years… Crazy right? The reason I started blogging is because I was feeling really lonely back then. I did have friends but I never felt understood. Blogging helped me with this, I never told anyone about it so it was my little secret. It was a safe-place for me where I could share anything I wanted without being judged.

Me, 2015, Blogpost 'A day in my life'
Me, 2016, Blogpost 'A Chique Playsuit'

I was in high school on that time, and I bet you know all about it, high school is hard. Especially when you’re not one of the populair one’s or when you are just a little bit different. Because that’s what I was. Different. I didn’t like it back than, but know I learned to be happy with who I am. To be proud of myself and not be ashamed of how I feel, what I like and how I look.

Me, 2017, Blogpost 'Who Am I?'
Me, 2020

So a lot changed looking back on when I was 15. But what never changed is this, me, sitting behind my laptop, writing. I did quit blogging for almost a year in 2019. But I missed it a lot, so that’s why I decided to build a new website. So I could start blogging again. Writing, taking pictures and sharing my life with strangers. Sounds weird, and maybe it is. But I don’t care anymore because I like it. And no matter what happens, you always have to keep doing what you love and what makes you happy.

And that’s why I decided to invest in my website, not because it was so extremely necessery but because I like it. It’s like a little gift to myself. And I’ve worked so hard for it, I’ve started off with a basic and standard WordPress blog and now I have build an entire website myself. Completely my style and just how I like it. Never would’ve thought this was possible. Just as my growing Instagram, I keep saying followers don’t matter but maybe it does. It’s nice to see people appreciating your work and your effort. For my website it’s a little different, not many people are reading it. I get almost no comments on my articles. I am really hoping for my blog to grow a little bigger now I’ve upgraded my website. But we will see. Blogging remains a hobby after all, so with or without visitors, I’ll just keep doing it. For myself.

This blogpost may be a bit random, but I felt like writing today. I didn’t even know what I was going to write about but it seems that I just let my thoughts flow this time. And that’s fine, cause that’s why I started my blog in the first place. To set my mind free when I couldn’t. And I guess I’m kind of going through the same situation right now, except high-school is my internship now.

But as long as I keep doing what I love, and don’t forget about who I am, I’ll be fine. And so are you!
xoxo Anne

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