Poutine and Prada though the years
When I first started posting regularly on Poutine and Prada I talked about beauty products almost exclusively. It was where I was at at the time. I still love talking make-up and skincare but I’m nearly ten years older than I was when I started this blog. My interests have changed and so have the topics I’m interested in talking about here. With these changes come some blogger struggles. I’m having a hard time with this because my blog doesn’t fit neatly into any one category any more. I feel like Poutine and Prada is disorganized and I’ve fallen into the trap of comparing my work with that of the bloggers I admire. My photos never look as good as theirs and my content never seems to read as smoothly.
Blogger Struggles: Conflict
My blog feels unfocused and unpolished. Most notably, my love of beauty products conflicts with my budding ethical and sustainable fashion journey. How can I talk about sustainability while still using make-up and skincare products that come in wasteful packaging? I guess the answer is, for me at least, that I’m not chasing perfection. I’m not perfect and I never will be, however, I do believe that when it comes to environmental concerns everything helps. You don’t have to completely overhaul your lifestyle to make a difference. Maybe one day I’ll start using products with sustainable or low waste packaging but that day is not today.
Blogger Struggles: Niche
I spend a lot of time reading about blogging. How to create great content and get people reading it. One of the things I’ve read over and over again is that you have to have a well developed niche and stick to it. Obviously, this is hard for me. I added lifestyle into the tagline of my blog but I still feel that beauty, fashion and lifestyle doesn’t quite encompass all my topics. I’m not sure whether I should spend a lot of time trying to make my content fit into one category or whether I should just focus on writing about what I want to write about. I’ve even thought about starting over, but the thing is that I love this blog. It’s not perfect but it’s undeniably me.
Do you have similar blogger struggles? Is there room for growth in blogging? Are you going to stick around for my journey? I’d love to know.