Why I Blog

Why I Blog

Happy Tuesday!!! I hope everyone is having a great week so far. Can I just say how excited I am that it slightly feels like fall here in TX. I have been craving fall for quite some time now. But enough about fall! Today I wanted to share with you Why I Blog.

I have read blogs for years now and I loved the idea of having a blog. I have learned so many different things from reading other blogs: How To Style A Certain Outfit, What Products Are Worth Buying,etc. So I thought to myself why not share what I love with others?

I started this blog in March 2015. I had wanted to start a blog for a long time but never had the courage to do so. I was worried that people would think my blog sucks or I wasn’t good enough to be apart of the blogging community. After blogging for 7 months now, I’ve found that people actually like what I have to say. This has put my worry’s to rest. Now don’t get me wrong I’m sure there are some people that do not like my blog and that is perfectly fine with me. It happens.

I’ve found that since I started blogging it has been somewhat like a journal of my thoughts and experiences. It’s a greatΒ outlet to express myself. When I am going through a hard time or when something exciting happens in my life, I can share it on here. I also love that this blog is mine. It is my own space. I am able to decorate it like I want to (which I love because living with my boyfriend I don’t always get to decorate like I want to).

The blogging community. Need I say more? I have gotten to know so many amazing bloggers. The support in the blogging community is absolutely amazing. It has made blogging even more worth it. It’s also great to know that others have a passion for blogging just as much as you do.

Welcome to STH! I'm Mistle, a Texas based beauty and life style blogger. I'm a makeup enthusiast, who loves true crime tv and a good glass of moscato. I'm a wife and dog mom, who loves sharing my latest beauty finds and snippets of my life. Thanks for stopping by!

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31 Comments

  1. I feel like my blog is the only time I get be completely me. I love that yoy feel like you can express yourself-keep it going girl!

    Posted 10.20.15 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      I agree Melissa! Thank You! I hope to continue to express myself. πŸ™‚

      Posted 10.20.15 Reply
  2. Lisa Sharp wrote:

    I’ve been blogging for around 7 years now. It has been such a great outlet for me and I’ve met so many amazing people. Thanks for sharing!

    Posted 10.20.15 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Congrats on blogging for 7 years! That’s a long time! I hope that I can still be blogging come 7 years. πŸ™‚

      Posted 10.20.15 Reply
  3. Chelsie wrote:

    I wrote something a little similar on my post today; not only do I love to write and share my passions, but I love the blogging community because they share their passions with me! I am constantly challenged and pushed to try new things and have new experiences because of other blogs! Keep working at it, girl!

    Posted 10.20.15 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      I agree Chelsie that it’s awesome we can all share our passions with one another. Blogging has challenged me to learn more not just about blogging but other things in general. Very thankful for the blogging community.

      Posted 10.21.15 Reply
  4. Kam Kay wrote:

    Well said. Blogging community can be such a big support. It’s amazing how you form these connections when you start blogging and become part of a community.

    Posted 10.21.15 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Kam. I agree that the blogging community is a big support! I love being able to connect with other bloggers.

      Posted 10.21.15 Reply
  5. Adriana wrote:

    I began my blog this past January and honestly, the past 10 months have been some of the best of my life! I never realized how much I would love blogging – I’ve had a Tumblr for nearly 7 years now and I knew I wanted something more, just never realized how much! It’s a great community and meeting new bloggers like I’m meeting you now is my favorite part about it! Love your blog and so nice to meet you! : )
    xo Adriana – Daily Dose of Design

    Posted 10.21.15 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Adriana I am so happy that I finally decided to start blogging. Though it hasn’t always been easy, it has been well worth it. I’ve always enjoyed writing (I may not be the best at it but hey I try). Thank You so much for stopping by! I am so glad that I got to meet you as well. πŸ™‚

      Posted 10.21.15 Reply
  6. DT wrote:

    My reason to start blogging was on similar lines too πŸ™‚
    P.S. That planner is so cute!
    β€” DT | Here I Scribble

    Posted 10.21.15 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You! I think all of us bloggers have great reasons as to why we all started a blog. It’s great that we all get to support each other and connect.

      Posted 10.21.15 Reply
  7. Blogs are definitely great to have a space of your own. Glad you’re enjoying it.

    Posted 10.21.15 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      They are Alanna! Thank You! I am enjoying it so far. πŸ™‚

      Posted 10.21.15 Reply
  8. Chelsea wrote:

    So glad you have the courage to blog now! It’s a life-changing experience and contributes so much to my growth as a person. Plus, it’s healthy to write!

    Posted 10.21.15 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Chelsea I am glad too that I got the courage! I’ve always enjoyed writing since I was younger, so this was perfect for me.

      Posted 10.21.15 Reply
  9. Mitzi wrote:

    I love blogging as it serves as my creative outlet outside of work. I’ve been blogging for about a year now but have most recently been focusing more on it in the last few months. Every day I learn something new and now I’m ready to start helping others get started. It has allowed me to virtually meet a lot of wonderful people.

    Posted 10.21.15 Reply
  10. I’m glad you had the courage to start a blog! It really is a rewarding experience. It’s something that I do just love, for whatever reason πŸ™‚

    Posted 10.21.15 Reply
  11. I had no idea how many amazing people I would met before I started my blog a few months back. The blogging community is so wonderful! Congrats on making it to 7 months and good luck for many many more!

    Posted 10.21.15 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Alexandra I did not either but the community has been great. I am so happy I have got to know other bloggers. I’ve loved the journey so far and I hope to continue for a long time. πŸ™‚

      Posted 10.21.15 Reply
  12. Shann Eva wrote:

    I agree! The blogging community is amazing and so supportive. Plus, I love having a little space of my own too. I love reading posts like this…and your blog too. So happy to have “met” you! πŸ™‚

    Posted 10.21.15 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      It is Shann! I love the blogging community. Having your “own” space is really nice. Thank You for the kind words. I am glad that we got to “meet” each other as well. πŸ™‚

      Posted 10.21.15 Reply
  13. As a brand new blogger I can relate to being nervous about starting. I wanted to start a blog for so long but had all the same doubts you had. Finally I decided to just jump in and figure it as I go. My blog is my own little space where-as you put it-I can decorate as I like. And even though I’ve barely dipped my little toe in I’ve already found the blogging community to be amazingly supportive. Glad you got started. Looking forward to more of your posts!

    Posted 10.21.15 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Starting a blog is very nerve wrecking Jill. I never realized how much work it would be. It’s been worth it though! Good luck with your blogging! πŸ™‚

      Posted 10.22.15 Reply
  14. Kelsie wrote:

    I have definitely enjoyed the blogging community over the time I’ve been blogging.

    Posted 10.21.15 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      I’m glad you enjoy it Kelsie!

      Posted 10.22.15 Reply
  15. Autumn wrote:

    That’s one of my favorite parts of blogging too, the community you create and feel apart of is so invaluable. Thanks for sharing! And I LOVE your blog design.

    Posted 10.21.15 Reply
  16. Jasmine wrote:

    Being a stay at home, I feel like blogging for me is my “escape”, hobby and/or great way for me to communicate with other people throughout the day so I can stay sane lol Don’t get me wrong love being a mom but sometimes you need something for yourself and my blog is mine. πŸ™‚

    Posted 10.21.15 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Jasmine I wish I could be a stay at home sometimes (though I don’t have any kids). I think blogging keeps me sane at times, especially when I am having a rough day. I love that this blog is mine. πŸ™‚

      Posted 10.26.15 Reply
  17. Jessica wrote:

    I totally agree! Blogging is such a great outlet for all of our creativeness and personality.

    Posted 10.22.15 Reply