Why I’m Still Blogging

Why I’m Still Blogging

Why I’m Still Blogging

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When I started blogging in the summer of 2015, I never imagined how difficult it would be. Despite learning a ton over the last 2.5 years about photo editing, content preparation, and search engine optimization, I struggle to define success in blogging in a way that brings me joy.

Blogging and social media influencing have exploded in popularity over the last few years, and it’s so easy to fall into the “numbers” trap. Instagram and Google analytics often feel like my worst enemies. When I’m defining my successes based on how many page views my blog gets or how many followers I have on Instagram, I start throwing myself a pity party. And this is not the type of party with balloons and glitter; this is party where I sit and feel bad about myself. As if I’m defined by all of these silly numbers. It’s times like these when I have to remind myself that I am so much more than my stats and my blog. If only I could stop forgetting that! In defining my successes in blogging in a meaningful way, I need to go back to the reasons I started my blog in the first place:

  1. To develop my personal style. I’ve enjoyed getting dressed ever since I was a little girl running around in a Cinderella costume. I see fashion as the most accessible form of art. Not everyone can paint, but everyone gets dressed. Though I’ve always enjoyed creating outfits, my wardrobe hasn’t always been cohesive. I tended to follow what I thought was cool, rather than showcasing my personality through what I wear. I’ve come a long way since I started the blog, and I’ve found that I truly enjoy mixing classic wardrobe staples with a little bit of whimsy! So I’ll continue unapologetically wearing my glitter keds! Now that I’ve figured out my personal style a little better, I hope I can inspire others to develop their style too.
  2. To share my journey through medicine. It’s probably no surprise to you that medicine is hard. I knew medicine would constantly challenge and shape me, and I wanted to document that process. Not only so that I can look back on the journey, but to share my experiences with others in medicine as well. When I read the blogs of other medical students, I feel a sense of solidarity knowing that I’m not alone in this struggle. I hope that the medical students who find their way to this blog feel the same way too.
  3. To widen my community. I think it is very important to have a community of people in your “real life.” Nothing can replace interaction in person with your friends and family. That being said, technology has given us the incredible opportunity to communicate with people across the globe from all walks of life. I have “met” some incredible people through blogging and social media who inspire me every day. Their friendship has been the most rewarding part of my blogging journey!

And these are all the reasons why I’m still blogging. I have grown so much through blogging, and that is a personal success.

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Sweater (on sale!) | Jeans | Earrings (similar) | Boots (old)

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  • The blogging struggle is real, isn’t it? I still beat myself up sometimes over my lack of growth the past few years. Some people make it look so easy! I have to remind myself that it’s not all about the numbers; it’s amazing that people even read what I have to say in the first place! Even if you do find the “success” you want or meet your goals, I don’t think bloggers ever stop constantly trying to improve and grow their content, just like in other professions. As long as you keep blogging because you want to and because you find value in it, it’s worth it. The fact that you’re still doing it this many years later means something. 🙂

    • Thank you for your insight! I think I’ll always strive to improve the blog, but I need to keep my attitude positive and not obsess over growth.

      Lexi

Lexi Sebren

Hi y’all! I’m a wife, third year medical student, and puppy momma from Louisiana. Welcome to Life, Love, & Medicine, your dose of outfit and lifestyle inspiration, with my journey through medical school mixed in!

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