So, I don’t really use Facebook that much. I use it for my business page and that’s about it. I used to (and still do) get fed up when people put every little thing on Facebook. How much their child has eaten today – how they went to the shops and their child was good/bad – how they don’t like the weather. Useless and pointless information that clogs up my newsfeed. But then I got thinking – am I not just doing the exact same over on Instagram and my blog? Am I annoying people by posting my life on the internet? It then got me thinking further and I realised I actually just don’t care. Dear Little Daisy has expanded into a business. In the creative industry that I’m in, you NEED to be seen. People won’t find your work if they can’t see you even exist. Let’s look at it from a business point of view, online shops that are straying away from brick and mortar outlets have different challenges when it comes to being found online compared to on a high street or in a mall. Many stores are creating online store counterparts in order to create more business, but how do they go about getting seen? These eCommerce stores look for online marketing strategies and perhaps look for the assistance of digital marketing companies such as Victorious to optimize their online store in hopes of more potential customers to see their website. This is an actual business though, how do personal bloggers go about marketing their private content to others without overstepping boundaries?
It’s tough though as I’m quite a shy and reserved person. Putting my life on the internet is a little scary and still nowadays (4 years on) I find it a little out of my comfort zone. Before hitting publish on a blog post I think “Oh god, I hope no one I know reads this post” yet in the same sense I hope that it reaches people. Strange, I know. One thing I try not to do (and succeed in not doing so) is to share my WHOLE life online. I don’t think anyone cares about the Wednesday evening food shops or the millions of coffee stops we fit in the space of a week. Instagram is my weakness. I LOVE Instagram. Stories are incredibly fun. I tend to use my main feed to share pretty photos taken on my camera. Stories is a nice way to show snippets of what I’m up to – keeping it raw and simple.
It’s hard to find the line – it’s a pretty thin one. I don’t want to overshare – I don’t want my whole life bombarded all over the internet. Yet at the same time, because this is my job now – if I want to make money then I need to be present. I always worry that people just don’t get it. (The whole blogging thing) and I can’t blame them really. It’s becoming more ‘normal’ but it still sometimes feels a little alien. Why share every detail online? Why show everyone what you’re up to all the time?
I’m a really passionate and enthusiastic person behind my quiet and introverted persona. I love to travel, I want people to realise just HOW much fun traveling with children is. I LOVE photography – I want to share my photos with other people and I want to take photos FOR other people.. brands.. companies.. individuals. I LOVE writing and I write mostly for myself and for Daisy. Everyone has a different reason for blogging. Mine? It took me a while to figure out exactly why I blog – but I’ve recently discovered that it’s because I LOVE having the creative space to write and create. It’s because I wanted to turn this hobby into a job. It’s because with hard work and determination I have done just that. So, the more I think about it – the more I just don’t care. I don’t share everything, but I share a lot. Because it’s my job, but mostly because I love it, so why the hell not?!
*Pictures of flowers completely unrelated – haha*