Why I Love Being A Blogger

First off let me say I can not believe that I have been blogging for almost three years (in March). This journey has had its ups and downs but more ups to say the least. I never thought that I would have come this far with Sweet Tea & Hydrangeas. This all started out as a hobby with one of my childhood friends and has grown to be so much more. Don’t get me wrong I’m far from a perfect blogger but this blog has come a long way. I hope that I continue making small strides by improving Sweet Tea & Hydrangeas with time.

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about where I want Sweet Tea & Hydrangeas to go and what was the purpose of my blog (other than it being a hobby of mine). I want Sweet Tea & Hydrangeas to make you feel welcome and like you can be yourself, even on those not so great days. I will always be real with y’all because let’s face it….I’ve never been one to sugar coat anything. I was born way too honest. I want this blog to be a place where I inspire women to feel beautiful and comfortable in their own skin. Most importantly I want to bring women together through my everyday life experiences, beauty, health, fashion and blogging (of course I am not limiting myself to just those topics but these are the main one’s you’ll see on the blog). With that being said these are the reasons why I love being a blogger.

I get to connect with fellow bloggers//Β Most of my blogging friends I have met virtually through blogging facebook groups, which has been amazing!! These bloggers are all about lifting each other up and helping one another out. I’m so thankful for one of my blogging besties Leslie, who has been my biggest cheerleader and go to person to talk to when life gets crazy. I have met a few local bloggers here however, I have not really kept in touch with them but I am looking forward to hanging out with Kathleen soon! Being apart of the blogging community has connected me with so many amazing people who inspire me everyday. I also love that I get to connect with bloggers who share the same interests as me and completely understand why I even blog. (I’m always looking to connect with bloggers-so hit me up πŸ™‚ )

Blogging gives me a creative outlet// I started this blog to be able to share my love for beauty and fashion along with what’s going on in my life currently. I love being able to share what beauty products I’ve tried and if they’re really worth the hype (because who wants to buy something that’s not worth it). Though I am no fashion blogger by any means, I enjoy letting y’all know what trends I am obsessed with currently (maybe one day I’ll go back to sharing some of the outfits I put together). I also love giving you an insight into what’s going in my life. By sharing my life with y’all, I know I’m not the only one who has went through whatever craziness I have going on at the time.

My voice is heard// I remember when I first started reading blogs and how much I took other bloggers opinions into consideration when it came to certain topics (like what beauty product to buy next, etc). I love being able to share what I have to say in hopes that I will make a difference in someone’s life. Who doesn’t like being able to have their voice heard while sharing what their passionate about? Blogging gives me the chance to reach thousands of people, if not more by sharing what I have to say.

I learn new things//Β I am constantly learning new things from my readers and fellow bloggers. Being able to connect with y’all, gives me the chance to expand my knowledge on so many different topics. Blogging also means that I am constantly learning how to grow my social media channels, how to do html coding..the list goes on. I’ll never stop learning as a blogger.

I have been blessed with new opportunities// Being a blogger has opened up so many doors for me by being able to work with some amazing brands that I know and love. This may seem superficial to some but I never thought I’d have brands reach out and ask me to work with them. It’s an awesome perk of being a blogger. I am working more towards monetizing my blog and hope that one day I can become a full-time blogger. Which scares the living crap out of me but hey nothing wrong with that. No this doesn’t mean I will only have sponsored posts on my blog because that’s not what I’m all about; however, there may be more of those posts in the future. I am totally for supporting other bloggers who make money from sponsored posts because blogging isn’t cheap and it does cost money.

It has made me get out of my comfort zone//Β Being a blogger means putting yourself out there which can be absolutely terrifying! I remember when I wanted to start a blog I was like what if no one reads what I have to say or my blog sucks. By taking a leap of faith and starting this blog I faced those insecurities face to face. I’m so happy I did because blogging has been one heck of an awesome experience so far. I want to continue to challenge myself by putting myself out there more in the future. I’m working on this as we speak.

I know I have way more reasons that I can come up with on why I love being a blogger but these are the main one’s. I want to continue to grow as a person through this blog and keep on pushing myself to learn more. I hope you enjoyed knowing about Why I Love Being A Blogger.

 

If you’re a blogger what are some reasons you love being a blogger? Let me know in the comments below.Β 

If you’re not a blogger, what’s stopping you from becoming one?Β 

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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65 Comments

  1. YASSS girl! I agree with all of these! Blogging is amazing! I particularly love how many new things I’ve learned!

    Posted 9.7.17 Reply
  2. Shannon wrote:

    I agree with all of these, I also love having a creative outlet and connecting with everyone, and want to work with brands some day- I did work with one!

    Posted 9.7.17 Reply
  3. Lex wrote:

    I completely agree with everything you’re saying here. Especially it being an amazing creative outlet and a great way to connect with other people. It’s so nice finding someone else’s life you can just dive into and read all about.

    Posted 9.7.17 Reply
  4. I love blogging too! I like having a voice, and I like being part of a discussion. πŸ™‚ While I’m not very artistic, I am very creative, and my blog/website gives me that outlet to create!

    Posted 9.7.17 Reply
  5. Great reasons! My favourite is probably having a creative outlet and connecting with people!

    Posted 9.7.17 Reply
  6. I agree 100% with all of these! Being a blogger is so much fun, and I feel lucky to do it.

    Posted 9.7.17 Reply
  7. summer wrote:

    Yes, yes, yesssss – this is so good and I completely agree with them all. I personally love the part about connection. It’s the best!

    Posted 9.7.17 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Summer! πŸ™‚ I love being able to connect with other bloggers. It has made this journey so much better!

      Posted 9.7.17 Reply
  8. There are many things I love about being a blogger, but I think the number one reason for me is that I get to be so creative doing so. For me, being able to be creative on a regular basis makes me so happy and leaves me feeling so fulfilled. That in and of itself is worth it!

    Posted 9.7.17 Reply
  9. When I started blogging years ago, I never expected that it would be such a learning experience. I’ve learned so much about the craft of blogging and promoting my writing. But like you, I’ve also learned so much about all kinds of other topics through networking with other bloggers. It has been, and continues to be, quite an education πŸ™‚

    Posted 9.7.17 Reply
  10. Ariana wrote:

    Blogging has so many amazing perks! I’m always asking myself “why didn’t I start blogging sooner?” Blogging has allowed me to get out of my comfort zone a bit more as well. I’m excited to see what lies ahead. Thanks for sharing.

    Posted 9.7.17 Reply
  11. LeeAnn wrote:

    I feel the same way! I love being able to connect with other bloggers and people around the world through my blog.

    Posted 9.7.17 Reply
  12. Jenny wrote:

    Yes, these are all so important and many of the reasons why I love being a blogger as well.

    Posted 9.7.17 Reply
  13. Magaly wrote:

    I think one of the things that’s drawn me in the most is the stimulation- learning new skills, learning new tricks, and just learning in general! It’s like going back to school but for a hobby you love:)

    Posted 9.8.17 Reply
  14. Couldn’t agree more! I love blogging because I love expressing my passion for fashion and working with some amazing brands.

    xx,
    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

    Posted 9.8.17 Reply
  15. Ashley wrote:

    I completely agree with these points! Blogging is such a great way to connect with people and is a great creative outlet for me as well!

    Posted 9.8.17 Reply
  16. Jordyn wrote:

    You love being a blogger for a lot of the reasons I love being a blogger too. I never imagined I would meet so many great online friends through blogging!

    Posted 9.8.17 Reply
  17. Johanne wrote:

    Totally agree!! Although I haven’t worked with brands yet, I would love to do so in the future. And I agree with you and Summer: as a blogger you get to connect with amazing people!

    Posted 9.8.17 Reply
  18. Misty wrote:

    Each of these is so true. I work with a lot of small businesses and I tell each and every one of them that they need to have a blog. It’s about so much more than making money… It’s about building community.

    Posted 9.8.17 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Misty. I do believe that community is very important as a blogger. Of course making money is a plus side too it but building relationships as a blogger is very needed.

      Posted 9.18.17 Reply
  19. Brittany wrote:

    This is wonderful! I have learned so many new things from others as well! I also love the name of your blog and it is very welcoming!! Keep up the great work!

    Posted 9.8.17 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Brittany! Blogging is such a great learning experience. Thank You for the kind words!

      Posted 9.18.17 Reply
  20. Wow! I think we’re on the same page! I lvoe blogging for the same reasons! I think we’re a good blogging buddy match! πŸ™‚

    Posted 9.8.17 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      That’s awesome that you love blogging for the same reasons Karla!! Blogging is such a great experience!

      Posted 9.18.17 Reply
  21. kara wrote:

    I love this! One of my favorite things to do as a blogger is networking with other bloggers and brands. I also agree it is an incredible creative outlet πŸ™‚

    Posted 9.8.17 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Kara!! So glad you love it! Being able to connect with others through blogging has been an amazing experience. I am so happy that I am apart of the blogging community.

      Posted 9.18.17 Reply
  22. Roxy wrote:

    Totally agree with all of this reasons. I also love being a blogger when a reader lets me know that my post helped them or they can relate to it or that they are glad to know they aren’t alone. I love helping others.

    Posted 9.8.17 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Roxy! I think that being able to help others rather it be through a direct tutorial on your blog or just your words is always awesome. Bloggers help a lot of people and it’s awesome that we get to be apart of it.

      Posted 9.18.17 Reply
  23. Lily wrote:

    YES to all of this! Blogging has brought me some amazing oppurtunies that I otherwise would have never had the chance for and I have made some incredible friends along the way.

    Posted 9.8.17 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Lilly I agree! Blogging has opened up several doors for me and I am so blessed for it. I have loved meeting other bloggers and I can not wait to continue to see where this journey goes.

      Posted 9.12.17 Reply
  24. Bailey wrote:

    Isn’t the blogging community amazing? I’m so blessed by all the blogging friends I’ve made.

    Posted 9.8.17 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Bailey it is amazing! I am so glad that I have been able to connect with other bloggers. πŸ™‚

      Posted 9.12.17 Reply
  25. Shann Eva wrote:

    Yes! I agree with every single one! It’s sometimes hard to put yourself out there, but when you get feedback and friendships form with other bloggers and readers, it’s definitely worth it. Love your blog, and I think it’s amazing how it’s transformed in the almost three years. Congrats and cheers to many more!

    Posted 9.8.17 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Shann! It really is intimidating to put yourself out there because you never know what type of comments you’re going to get for it. I’ve only had to deal with one negative blogger and I confronted them about it. I agree that forming relationships and getting positive feedback from other bloggers and readers make it so worth it though. I love your blog as well!! I have learned so many things from your blog that I never knew about. Can’t wait to see where we both go in the future.

      Posted 9.12.17 Reply
  26. Susannah wrote:

    Yes! These are all so true! There are SO MANY reasons to love blogging but the connections I’ve made are my favorite reasons! <3

    Posted 9.8.17 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Susannah!! I agree that connecting with other bloggers is one of the best reasons to be a blogger!

      Posted 9.11.17 Reply
  27. Connecting with and meeting other bloggers has probably been my favorite part–alongside of getting to be creative. Blogging is a whole new world full of friendships and super fun opportunities.

    Posted 9.8.17 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Kirsten I agree! I love being able to connect with other bloggers. I’ve learned so much from other bloggers and couldn’t be happier to have connected with them.

      Posted 9.11.17 Reply
  28. I love this post! I can completely 100% connect with your thoughts! I have felt more myself, come out of the comfort zone, connected with fellow bloggers & appreciated a lot of things! #BloggersUnite πŸ™‚

    Posted 9.8.17 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Aishwarya! Blogging has made me become a better writer and made me come out of my comfort zone. I’m so happy that I started this journey and have met some amazing bloggers.

      Posted 9.11.17 Reply
  29. Felicia wrote:

    Great post! Blogging will change you in ways that you never imagined! I never thought I’d be where I am at this point in my life – especially having a blog!

    xx
    The Felicia Renee | a minimalist lifestyle & beauty blog

    Posted 9.9.17 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Felicia! Blogging has been an awesome experience for me and I can not wait to see where it goes.

      Posted 9.11.17 Reply
  30. Trish wrote:

    This is such a great list! I love the creativity of blogging AND I love connecting with other bloggers and readers. That makes it all worthwhile for me!

    Posted 9.9.17 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Trish! I agree that it’s great to have a creative outlet and to be able to meet so many other bloggers.

      Posted 9.11.17 Reply
  31. Thena wrote:

    Blogging rocks. and the blogging community is so amazing!

    Posted 9.9.17 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      I agree Thena! Blogging is a lot of fun and there are so many great bloggers in the community.

      Posted 9.11.17 Reply
  32. I love all of these! I think one of my favorite things about being a blogger is the blogging community. There are so many creative and inspiring bloggers out there, and the friends that I’ve made through blogging mean the world to me.

    Posted 9.9.17 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Crystal!!! The blogging community has been awesome! I am so glad I became apart of it and met so many awesome bloggers.

      Posted 9.11.17 Reply
  33. Nicole wrote:

    Yes! I too have had many doors open for me as a blogger! I love having my own space in the world where I can share what I want to share.

    Posted 9.9.17 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Nicole!! Blogging has opened so many great doors for me. I am so glad that I started blogging.

      Posted 9.11.17 Reply
  34. Jill wrote:

    Awww I love this post SO MUCH! I love blogging too! We have so many of the same reasons for loving what we do. Great post, girl!

    Posted 9.9.17 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      So happy you enjoyed this post Jill!!! Blogging has been a great adventure for me so far.

      Posted 9.10.17 Reply
  35. Anna wrote:

    Oh my gosh, I love all of these! Being a blogger has really helped me to connect with others and express my thoughts!

    Posted 9.9.17 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Anna!!! Blogging is such a great outlet for so many reasons!

      Posted 9.10.17 Reply
  36. Heather wrote:

    It’s so great to get other blogger’s perspective on why he or she loves doing what they do. It gives me the reassurance to know that my reasons for blogging aren’t as ridiculous as I sometimes imagine them to be.

    Posted 9.9.17 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Heather all of us bloggers have different reasons for blogging. We are all unique, so no one’s reasons are ridiculous.

      Posted 9.10.17 Reply
  37. Sarah wrote:

    I recently started blogging as well and have some of the same feelings. It is definitely a wonderful creative outlet for me as well!

    Posted 9.10.17 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Sarah congrats on taking the plunge to be a blogger! I hope you’re enjoying it so far!

      Posted 9.10.17 Reply
  38. mikela wrote:

    I am also so thankful for all that’s been happening on my blogging road. It’s now been my 4th anniversary! Great post, love it!

    Mikela from http://www.doraward.com

    Posted 9.10.17 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Mikela I loved your post about your 4th anniversary!!! Congrats!!! Blogging is such a great journey to be on!

      Posted 9.10.17 Reply
  39. cara wrote:

    Loved this post! It’s amazing how blogging really does push you out of your comfort zone and I know I’ve learned a ton from the process and continue to learn something every day. Glad I’ve got to meet you through this process as well! πŸ˜‰

    Posted 9.11.17 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Cara!!! Blogging is a real eye opener when it comes to putting yourself out there. Sometimes it’s hard because you’re like what if negative things/comments get thrown at me,etc? I am so glad though that I started this journey! I am always learning new things and trying to become a better blogger. I’m so glad I have met you as well while blogging!!! πŸ™‚

      Posted 9.12.17 Reply
  40. I totally agree with everything you said! I started blogging almost 2 years ago and never expected to be where I am today. I’m so grateful for the friendships and opportunities to learn and grow and share things with others.

    Posted 9.11.17 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Shani! Blogging is such a great way to meet others and to grow altogether.

      Posted 9.12.17 Reply