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.
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*