The Truth About Blogging

The Truth About Blogging - Waketon Road wearing Old Navy graphic tee

Happy Monday everyone! Today’s post is a little different but I wanted to share a few thoughts I had this weekend. I am quickly approaching my one year blogiversary (more on that to come) and I have a few thoughts I want to share about this crazy blog world. There are so many misconceptions about bloggers some of which being it’s all superficial, shopping and free stuff. While I definitely do my fair share of shopping, my experience with blogging has been so much deeper than I ever expected.

The Truth About Blogging - Waketon Road wearing Old Navy graphic tee

The Truth About Blogging - Waketon Road wearing Old Navy graphic tee

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to have lunch with a fellow blogger, Molly (check out her amazing blog here) and it got me thinking. Molly and I connected over Instagram a few months ago and met for the first time in person on Sunday. It was so much fun getting to talk with someone who is just as passionate about blogging as I am. There was no competition only support for each other.

The Truth About Blogging - Waketon Road wearing Old Navy graphic tee

The Truth About Blogging - Waketon Road wearing Old Navy graphic tee

This is where I think people get it wrong about bloggers. Over the year I have connected with so many amazing girls who inspire me every day. We are there for each other for the highs and the lows and that is what community is all about. While blogging can seem superficial, I have found that the girls (and guys) behind the blogs are the complete opposite.

The Truth About Blogging - Waketon Road wearing Old Navy graphic tee

The Truth About Blogging - Waketon Road wearing Old Navy graphic tee

Photoshoots are staged, of course. And we don’t all wake up with the most Instagram worthy breakfast in bed. It takes work and time to create beautiful and inspiring content but that’s what is so fun! When you are passionate about something it doesn’t feel like work and when you are constantly inspired by the people around you, it comes easily!

The Truth About Blogging - Waketon Road wearing Old Navy graphic tee

The Truth About Blogging - Waketon Road wearing Old Navy graphic tee

The outfits I share with you are actually outfits that I wear. I really do go buy flowers for my home every weekend. Yes I spend a fortune on flowers but it makes me happy. The products that I share are things I truly use. But at the end of the day the words that I write are the most important thing. For me blogging is all about connecting, and I have been so grateful for the opportunity to get to know so many amazing people through this blog.

The Truth About Blogging - Waketon Road wearing Old Navy graphic tee

The Truth About Blogging - Waketon Road wearing Old Navy graphic tee

There you have it! My truth on blogging. Yes it is hard work but it is also incredibly rewarding when you get the opportunity to connect with bloggers and readers all over the world who share your passions and interests. Thank you for reading and I hope that this inspires you to think less competitively. There is more than enough room for everyone to experience success! xo Bryn

P.S. Another truth about blogging… WIND!!! It ruins your hair!

Shop the Look:

Old Navy: Tee and Sweater, Jeans: J.Crew, Bag: Cuyana, Shoes: DV for Target

22 thoughts on “The Truth About Blogging

  1. Molly

    LOVE this post so much! Couldn’t agree more with all the misconceptions there are about bloggers. I wish everyone knew how much time and passion it took! Also WHERE are those flowers from?! Obsessed!

    http://www.mollyonthemoveblog.com

  2. Dana Mannarino

    I loved this post, Bryn! I’m so happy we’ve connected over this crazy little community and I love following along on your blog and through Instagram!

    Pink Champagne Problems

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Me too Dana! I love following you! You are the cutest thing and have such amazing style! So glad we’ve gotten to connect! xo Bryn

  3. Mary Powers

    Yes to it all! Love this, Bryn! We are the creative types, so pretty images make us happy, but there’s so much more to it. Making incredible friends is the best part 🙂 I can’t wait to meet YOU in person!!!
    PS- YOu look gorg!

    – Mary
    http://www.MissMaryPowers.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      YES! I love being creative and seeing other people’s content but at the end of the day its all about the people and you are the best Mary! We need to get together very soon! xo Bryn

  4. Rachel Puccetti

    Great post! So true and definitely worth it! 🙂

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you Rachel! It’s hard work but it is so rewarding! xo Bryn

  5. Vanessa

    Loved reading your post! I love our blogging community as well, and the fact how supportive it actually is! So happy you got to meet Molly as well! She’s a doll—I agree!!! You look stunning and thank you for sharing your thoughts! Love the fact that your passionate about blogging too because I certainly am too!
    Happy Monday, babe!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    http://www.WhatWouldVWear.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thanks so much Vanessa!! I love that I’ve been able to connect with you and watch your beautiful family grow! And your passion shows! Thanks for reading! xo Bryn

  6. Chloe

    Amen sister! I adore this!! Love the blogging community and the chance to be creative online!
    http://beyondblessedblog.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      I agree Chloe!! Being creative is what fuels this for us! Always grateful for your support! xo Bryn

  7. Meghan

    I loved this post! I was thinking of doing something similar since I don’t talk about my personal life too much on my blog. But I definitely agree. I met up with some fellow blogger friends in LA last year and was so inspired by the energy. Nothing but love all around for each other and wanting to help each other’s blogs grow. As superficial as a blog can appear to be, there’s also a person behind that screen who puts in a ton of work at even weirder hours. A lot of people think we just take a beautiful photo and go…it can take awhile for that one perfect photo (and a lot of grumbles from the photographer). Overall, I do enjoy it and I am happy that I have someone who is willing to help as well!

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      So well said Meghan! It’s true… there is so much work involved and it can be hard for other people involved (ie the photographer) but it is such a rewarding experience and I love that it brings people together who have common interests who wouldn’t normally be able to connect. I enjoy your blog and following along so I would love to see a little more personal side as well! xo Bryn

  8. Bridget

    I thoroughly love reading your blog, Bryn and I will have to check out some of the other blogs too!
    Love the sweater and tee in the photos as well! 🙂

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you Bridget! I really appreciate that you read it!! xo Bryn

  9. Brooke

    Perfectly said, Bryn! So glad we connected and met on this blogging journey we’re on together! (And I couldn’t agree more…the wind really cramps my style some days)

    Much love.

    XO,
    Brooke
    Charmedjerseybelle@gmail.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you Brooke! I’m so grateful for you and your support!! It’s girls like you that make this community so much fun! xo Bryn

  10. Kasey

    I love this post, Bryn! I’m so happy we met via Instagram, you are such a beautiful person, inside and out! Next step, meet in person- it’s long overdue!

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Me too Kasey!! I’m so happy we connected I have learned so much from you!! And yes we need to get together very soon! xo Bryn

  11. Chantelle

    Lol AMEN to the wind Bryn! Love this post though! The blogging community is so supportive and I’ve loved getting to know you through your posts! Happy almost 1 year anniversary! 🙂

  12. Kathryn

    I really enjoyed reading this post! After you’ve been blogging for a year or more, it gives you a new insight into the “blogosphere”. You worded it perfectly!

    xx Kathryn
    http://www.chicandshimmer.com

  13. Karina

    Love this post, Bryn! Your content is beautiful and so well thought out. Thank you for sharing! ❤, a fellow Dallas blogger ☺️

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