The free stuff, duh! Don’t worry, I’m totally kidding. I first discovered the world of life and style blogging a couple of years ago, and I found I really enjoyed learning about people’s stories and finding fashion and travel inspiration. I started thinking hey, maybe I should start one of these things. The more I talked about it with friends and family, the more excited I got. As I started to piece together components of my blog (choosing the name The Current Classic, setting up my IG handle, purchasing the domain name, etc.), I knew this was the right step for me. Now, I’m not saying that there aren’t going to be days where I cry from frustration or hurt because I’ve opened myself up to the whole world for criticism, but what I am saying is that for the first time, in a long time, I am approaching this with confidence – this is what I want to do.
Now for a few tangible reasons on why I’m drawn to this expensive hobby (but, hey, it’s a good excuse to purchase new shoes, right?!)…
The Learning Experience
[Insert glasses emoji here]. But seriously, I love to learn! Committing to The Current Classic has given me the necessary push to dive into web design and development, photography, writing, social networking, branding, and so on, all of which I really enjoy and had been wanting to learn. There would have been few other circumstances where I would have shelled out the big bucks for a DSLR or dedicated the time to building a website.
This was a huge selling point for me. While I can’t speak for all life and style bloggers, the people I’ve met have been incredibly supportive and are just all around awesome people. Megan from Attn: To Detail, Bryn from Waketon Road, and Brendan from The Adventure Daze have been beyond helpful in getting me to this point in blogging today. I’m really excited to join a community of bloggers who share a common interest of style and/or travel, and I am looking forward to having some great conversations both on and offline!
And Now For A Cliched Answer… The Creative Outlet
By day I’m an Analytics Manager in the media industry, which is the perfect role for me because I love telling stories with numbers. But on the flip side, it doesn’t leave too much room for creativity. I wanted a platform where I could have my own voice, write about topics that I’m passionate about, and have full ownership. To me, life and style blogging is like a digital (and, at my age, more socially acceptable) version of a scrapbook, a hobby I used to very much enjoy back in middle school. Maybe one day I’ll dig up those memory books for you…
… but for now, I just want to say, thank you for reading my blog, and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for The Current Classic!