Saturday

listen to your own voice...

There has been something that has been bothering me, lately... and, it's reading too much advice from other bloggers on what they think you should blog about, and what should be off limits to you. In my opinion, no one should give advice like that. Since it's your blog, you govern the right to say whatever you'd like, whenever you'd like to say it. I just want others to listen to their very own voice and realize (if you're feeling pressured) that no matter what type/style of blog you have... it's yours and that is a special thing. Don't wish you had someone else's blog and start blogging (or not blogging) about certain things to cater to them. I've made this mistake, and it really bothers me that others have, too! Just stay true to yourself and let your emotions pour out...
Of course, having boundaries for your blog is a very good thing at times... and I know I have them. Those boundaries about what you will and you won't say are totally up to you! If you're interested, I'll tell you a little bit about my boundaries that I set for this blog, personally...
1. No cursing 
2. No nudity
3. No bashing other people
I always want to make sure that this blog stays appropriate for all ages to be inspired. I don't want my blog to be off limits or considered rash in the eyes of parents. I want to keep it family friendly... and this is my personal goal. Yours may be different and that is okay! The beauty of blogging lies in diversity.
I love my blog! (and I'm SO not ashamed!) I hope you have a blog that relieves your stress
and it's a happy place for you!!
love, polly

15 comments:

Maria Elyse said...

Yes, yes, yes! I totes agree with you. It makes me so upset when people say what you should or shouldn't post about on your blog. Your blog should be your happy place where you can just be you and not have to conform.

I love you dress! So fall-ish and pretty. :) ♥

xo
Maria

Irene Wibowo said...

deal !! i agree with you! your blog is a happy place! :)

Love Simple Green

Rachel, Cold Knees said...

I very much agree with you! A lot of bloggers ask their followers what they should blog about as if they need to pander to an audience, but I don't think that's the way really. Love the outfit and the background! xx

Mri said...

I totally agree :)
I love your blog and I love mine. I don't have much readers, but I don't mind. Because it's just a place for me to keep my memories :)

Lela said...

I can totally agree with you. I blog about what seems interesting to me.

Just love the fourth picture!!

poohpoopidoo* said...

as usual, your post is so cool!
I love your pictures, and your outfits!
bisous :)

Cailin´s Place said...

nice photos!kisses

Bad Taste Toast said...

True words, I love how you put it! I never got what this discussions are all about anyway. My blog, my rules, basta! :)

Bad Taste Toast said...

Now I forgot to say that the pictures above are absolutely wonderful! You and you're suitcases, so pretty!

Little Lo Hood said...

Love these pictures and I think you're right! Sometimes it is hard to get caught up in what other bloggersa are doing but I do try to stay true to myself! Congrats on the 700! Wow, I'm trying to make it to 100..and it is slow going so props to you my dear! :) -Lo

I am a Rabbit said...

this post is so dead on. i love it! thank you for posting this <3

Alyssa said...

This advice was written at a really good time! I'm really new to blogging, and I've been worried lately about going off in too many different directions with my topics, but your post helped to make me feel better~. Thank you. :3

ftashion said...

This is really good advice for new bloggers like us. Thank you Polly for sharing! =D

Melita Kiely said...

your blog is beautiful, i love how vintagey it looks/feels! really enjoying reading through it x

Mary Stackhouse said...

Well put, and a great reminder as a blogger. So glad to have found your blog. Your site has a happy feel and your photos are beautiful! Following you now, and will look forward to more updates from you! Would love for you to check out my site and follow me as well!

x, M

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