Why I Am Getting A Little More Personal

Why I Am Getting A Little More Personal on Waketon Road

I feel like I’ve been getting a little more personal on the blog lately. Maybe you like reading my thoughts? Maybe not! While I love writing about fashion, trends and upcoming styles, sometimes there are just things I feel like talking about. I started blogging for many reasons, but one of the main reasons is because I’m a writer. Writing is therapeutic for me. It always helps me work through things when I write it out. I can have way too many thoughts running through my head so when I put the pen to paper, everything seems to come together.

Why I Am Getting A Little More Personal on Waketon Road

Why I Am Getting A Little More Personal on Waketon Road

The side effect of being this open is that I am exposing my vulnerabilities to the world. It can be really freeing but it can also be upsetting. For the most part my experience has been extremely positive. I find that most people are extremely supportive and caring. I think the majority of us can admit that life has ups and downs and we all go through things. We can usually relate to each other on some level.

Why I Am Getting A Little More Personal on Waketon Road

There will always be people who disagree with you or just don’t like you, which is normal. But my question is why do we let one negative comment outweigh all of the positive? I should probably say that this post isn’t the result of someone being nasty to me. I’ve just been thinking about it. One of my favorite blogger ladies, Dana, wrote a great blog post on putting yourself out there as a blogger.

Why I Am Getting A Little More Personal on Waketon Road

When I sit down to write a more personal post, I don’t think about the people who are going to be judgmental. Instead I think about the people who might be going through the same thing, or who can connect to my words or experiences. I’ve seen blogging change from something that can be perceived as superficial, to a space that is more open and creative.

Why I Am Getting A Little More Personal on Waketon Road

Why I Am Getting A Little More Personal on Waketon Road

So because of this change, and in an effort to stay true to myself, I’ve been switching up my content a little more lately. Fashion, home and travel will always be my main focuses but I want this blog to be a resource for you. Or at the very least to encourage you in all areas! So I’ve made a change to my categories to include a “personal” tab in that hope that you will find it helpful.

I always appreciate you taking the time to read, especially the more personal posts! Hopefully I don’t ramble on for too long! xo Bryn

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9 thoughts on “Why I Am Getting A Little More Personal

  1. Rach

    I’m with ya and being personal on a post can be hard but I see it the same way too…. hoping it can help others! I look forward to learning more about you!


  2. Taylor

    I think this is so great, Bryn! It can be intimidating and challenging to get personal while blogging but I love what you shared in this post. So great to be doing for the right reasons and to provide content that can help encourage/inspire readers in all aspects of life!

    Taylor | http://www.livingtaylored.com

  3. Katherine Swain

    I’m with you on this! I think the personal content is received better by readers, helps me in my writing, and is more fun to create. I always love your personal posts as well as the fashion ones. Keep it up! 🙂

    Katherine | http://www.oneswainkycouple.com

  4. Mary Powers

    My new favorite tab ☺️ I love that you are opening up more and you’re right, there are LOTS of people that are going through it and it helps so much to know you aren’t alone 🙌🏼

    – Mary

  5. Dana

    Thank you for incorporating my post into today’s post, Bryn! I hope you know I’ll always have your back when it comes to this crazy blogging community 😀 I love getting to know you through your more personal posts!

    Pink Champagne Problems

  6. Bridget

    I love the personal posts! You are genuine and we can all relate and lift each other up! I love all of Waketon Road! 🙂

  7. Courtney Hardy

    It’s awesome that you are getting more personal. I don’t see a lot of bloggers get personal with thier audience, and they just focus on the content that their viewer wants to see. I am one to do this. This really inspired me to start being more personal on my blog.

  8. Kristen

    Bryn – I really enjoyed reading this post. I have tried getting more personal on my blog as well. I thought I wouldn’t, but it makes it more special to share and makes me feel more personable with my audience. I agree that there are so many people that may or may not like you, but it is so much more fun to do something like this for yourself!

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thanks Kristen! I didn’t think I would get as personal when I first started, so it’s funny how things shift as we go along. Thanks for reading! xo Bryn

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