Hi fellow bloggers today’s discussion topic is all about dreams.
Does blogging help you reach your dreams? Help you being more creative? Develop new talents?
Confession time: what did you want to be when you were a kid? Astronaut? Singer? Ballerina? Cowboy? Come on, dish! 😀
My dream was working for Disney. I drew funny animals all the time and I wanted to make cartoons for a living. I cried watching Bamby and sang with Snow White. I even hoped a prince would kiss me and wake me up but so far it’s rather been my dog slobber. And she is a girl…
But life and reality got in the way.
Being an artist and living from his art takes courage. I’m in awe of all these writers, painters, sculptors, graphic designers, photographers… because they are braver than I’ve been. They were bold and decided to go for it.
When I began bloggin I would never have thought in a million years it would lead to that amount of creativity.
Blogging pushed me to learn.To take risks. I dared. I tried and I failed just to begin again.
The first step was designing MY blog. Go read my other posts on blogging and you’ll see my personal journey and disasters. But of course you already know all about the wonders and misery of blogging.
Choosing the template the logo the colors the layout…I had total freedom to express my creativity in what would be my space.
The blog is my baby. It’s my little bubble of joy, freedom, friendship and art.
Once set up I fed it with my reviews. Whatever others might think writing is creating.
A recent excellent posted by Thewellthumbedreader stated that bloggers don’t like reviews. I think that’s sad. I love reading and writing reviews.
Reviewing is an outlet: putting words to all the feelings bursting through my soul when reading exceptional books or provocative stories or…You would know all about it: writing reviews takes hours sometime.
A review is a creation! Reviewing is making art.
Graphics and teasers is another way to express my creativity and love for aesthetic. YOU INSPIRED ME. Yes you all bloggers extraordinaires with the gorgeous vectors graphics mood boards etc. You pushed me to learn. To become better. To express my personality while creating graphics. I have you all to thanks for!
Then again thanks to you I discovered IG.
Bookstagrams is artgasm!!! I entered the bookstagram world like Starr revealed the truth: shy and tentative at first then bold and confident.
I create bookstagrams like I would a painting. Playing with colors with matters using all kind of props. Everything to highlight the book express its mood its universe and the feels I got from the read.
I discovered amazingly talented or original or playful bookstagrammers.
Photographing books is quicker than painting but gives me nearly the same feeling of accomplishment.
I created beauty (or at least I tried to).
Today I woke up and decided to be bold.
I will erase some pictures on IG to build a better feed. I will try to be more coherent. I want to own the books I promote to create my own art with ebooks or preferably hardcovers and paperbacks. I will publish artistic teasers and quotes if they suit my sensitivity. I will also change my future giveaways pictures on IG to blend smoothly in my feed.
So that’s how blogging helped me finally reach my dream to create beauty and express my soul. I’m proud of what I’ve done so far and I’m overjoyed as I know I have so much to learn and discover. This is only the beginning.
What does blogging do for you? Did it surprised you? Did you discover talents you did not know possessing? Did you amaze yourself?
Thanks for reading!