I just wanted to take a moment and thank everyone that reads my blog, comments and follows me. I do sometimes forget when I am writing and taking photos that people take the time to head over here and bother to read, I am baffled and humbled at the same time, I love blogging so much and being able to share so much with you and getting such a positive love and great responses from you all really means the world. I was reading all my tagged tweets from readers the other day for the #bbloggers feed and so many of you felt inspired by me which is so amazing and awesome and I do forget that.
Recently blogging has really been my only online creative outlet allowing me to speak to and get to know so many creative and inspiring people, there are so many layers to blogging it a full community of beautiful resources ready to inspire and produce the best in someone.
My turning point for this blog and realisation that i could be good at something was a break up of my long term relationship almost two years ago, it was a chance for me to do something for myself and push myself away from what I had been and what I had lost. All the negativity no longer had a place in my heart and ella was born (thats not a child thats just my name and my blog ha!). I am so grateful for that break up and how it ended, I do know that he still reads this so thank you. I am such a believer of fate and paths and things happening for a reasons and my path lead me here.
Blogging itself is more popular then ever, the amount of people who have blogs is astonishing and I really love it, people finding their voice online is truly amazing. If you had told me at school or even when I first started at uni that I would write and publish text on the internet I probably would of panicked and past out not a lot of you are aware that I have server Dyslexia like when I was tested at uni I got 1 out of 50 on the test, not to mention my 5 second memory, yep my short term memory is 5 seconds, pretty crazy right, i get a lot of people say “you haven’t emailed me back” sometimes i forget sorry, not a good trait in a blogger! The lady testing me was amazed that I had even got into university, what I am trying to say in my own ramble round about way, is that this blog has given me a voice and a passion that would of terrified me less then four years ago. The thought of sharing anything set fear in me, like you wouldn’t believe any now over sixty thousand people read it every month. When you see my art and creations ( which i love to share) the hard work of finding my place, pushing and working hard really didn’t come easy, and being supported by so many of you who return everyday to read is truly is heart warming. To put myself visually out there and then to put my illustrations and drawings out there to a warm reception not that i do it for that but it is a perk is always s lovely. This space is ever expanding, its a sort of extension of my brain and thoughts, a little like those early myspace days….how awesome where those! haha!
So what I am trying to say is if you want to blog do it, if you want to share pictures of your cat whats stopping you? nothing should be the answer. Don’t let the fact you can’t spell all that well, or your camera is rubbish..draw. If you want to share your passion and love you’ll find a way. Do what you love and do it well. Thank you