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Stepping Out Of Your Comfort Zone As A Blogger

Monday, February 29, 2016

I struggle to put myself out there for others to judge or critique very often. Sounds funny coming from someone who posts regularly on a blog for the world to see, but I try to keep my posts within my comfort zone. I specifically choose the images that are posted, the topics that are covered and the personal info that I share. Daily I log on and read other blogs and posts and see what all these other amazing bloggers are doing, but shelter myself behind the walls of worry. So how can we push past those barriers we set for ourself and try new and different things we may not feel are within our comfort zone? Here's some of the things that help me do just that.
Be Inspired By Those You Admire:
I love Samantha from The Samantha Show's post on her 8 Tips For Shooting Outfit Pictures. She's one of those bloggers who's posts I read every day and pictures I constantly pin who I look at for inspiration and motivation to put myself out there more. It's hard for me to imagine myself a fashion blogger or taking photos of myself instead of other people or things, but I love her posts and her images. I can remember my parents telling me to be conscious of who you surround yourself with, and I think it's because we are so inspired by those around us. And I know this is the case for other bloggers I follow. I am constantly pushed to try new things and grow my blog in ways I could have never imagined when I first started typing in this space. If we don't continually push ourselves to do new things and step out of our comfort zone, we will never grow. I love how Samantha's Outfit Picture tips were so not something I felt like I related to at the time, but something I've remembered since she originally posted and that's motivated me to try some myself.

Choose things that make you feel good:
I am all about a statement necklace and jewelry. When it comes to my outfits and clothing choices, I tend to find pieces that work and stick to similar styles, colors and fits. But you can always dress an outfit up with some awesome jewelry, which is why I love Happiness Boutique and this gorgeous statement necklace. A friend and coworker once told me that her trick to nailing an interview was to dress in a dressy business outfit but put some of her own personality in the look with the jewelry or shoes so that she still felt like herself and felt confident but was still appropriate for the interview. I try to do this most of the time, using my jewelry or statement pieces to help me little by little step out of my comfort zone! This necklace from Happiness Boutique makes me feel confident and put together, even on days when I'm just wearing a "Mom" outfit. Even in a t-shirt, I feel like I can dress it up and feel a little more confident! If statement necklaces aren't your thing, check out some of their earrings, bracelets, rings or other awesome pieces that Happiness Boutique has to offer! I bet just one of their pieces will make you feel more put together, happier and more confident!
Enjoy Yourself:
Trying new things should be fun, albeit scary at times, but enjoy trying new things. If you try something and decide it isn't for you, you haven't lost out on anything. Do things that make you happy, and try your best not to worry about what other's think. Happiness in contagious, and I'm sure just like with the Happiness Boutique, if you're doing things that make you happy, other's will gain inspiration and happiness from you.

12 comments :

  1. Love this post, trying new things can be scary but you never know what will happen unless you try. I would much rather try something new and not get the result I wanted than not try at all.

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  2. I struggle to step out of my comfort zone as well!
    It can be so challenging but you got this girl :)

    xoxo, Jenny

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  3. That purple looks amazing on you! I struggle to step out of my comfort zonecascwe. That's why my baby is in all of my outfit posts. I feel like everybody is looking at her cute face not my flaws!

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  4. That was supposed to say as well! Autocorrect 😄

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  5. You look GORGEOUS and are so sweet! Thank you for including me in this... you made my day! xo

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  6. I love the idea of being inspired by those you admire. Helene in Between inspires me to keep blogging!

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  7. You look lovely! I love the combine of the purple and white. That necklaces is gorgeous!

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  8. I love that you mentioned being conscious of who you surround yourself with! It is incredibly important to do that and it can be so beneficial to surrounded by inspiring and positive individuals.

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  9. It is definitely important to step outside your comfort zone! It is also jsut as important to surround yourself with inspiring and positive people as it can make your own journey just as inspiring and positive.

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  10. This is so great for me because I am a new blogger. I struggle with the same things, but this was such a helpful reminder/helpful tips. That necklace is to die for!

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  11. I recently got asked to do a sponsored post that is totally on brand but out of my comfort zone!! I am realizing tho that as I step out I learn and gain confidence for future projects! Such a great post love!! xo

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  12. Love this post! I feel like as bloggers we tend to get stuck in a rut (in our aesthetic I guess!) and it's always good to stretch our comfort zone!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

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