If you consider my very first blog, I have been blogging for over ten years. Although I have only been blogging on this space since about 2013, I have had a blog and been blogging since my junior year in high school. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, what was once a place for me to vent all of my teenage frustrations had become a medium for me to express my creativity in a way that has become another form of outlet for me.
However, what happens if God wills it for us to have children one day? Will I become a mommy blogger, stay the same or refrain from blogging in general?
What happens when I become middle aged? Will my interests and therefore enjoyment of blogging change as a result of some newfound priorities or will I still be at it?
Something that has sparked this inner discussion even more is seeing a couple of people shaming this blogger online for having chest that wasn’t “perky” if you get what I’m saying. I was shocked – especially in this day and age when we seem to be moving away from body shaming and more towards body acceptance in all shapes and sizes.
Then within the same time frame, I saw someone else shame a blogger because they had streaks of grey hair in their head.
Personally, I don’t think age matters when it comes to blogging as I follow quite a few women who are middle-age, who have great content – one of them is even a fashion blogger! I enjoy reading their content just as much as I enjoy reading the content of someone nearly two decades younger than them.
As I approach thirty in the next couple of years, I would be amiss if I didn’t say that I haven’t considered the longevity of this blog. I absolutely love this space and I love how it allows me to connect with others I normally would not have, but it is an investment also. I invest not only my time, but money into determining ways to make this space not only more me, but hopefully more functional and user-friendly for you.
But when I’m 40, will people still be interested in hearing what my favorite fashion finds are or my favorite home decor purchases?
Will I channel my artistic and creative passions into writing Young Adult novels (I write short stories during my free time)?
Will I take my appreciation and love for photographer into an investment, looking into improving my camera gear and turning it into something I can use to help others?
Will I still be blogging, typing feverishly at my laptop’s keyboard, sharing my tips, inspirational posts and favorite finds?
Will I do none of those things and focus on a life outside the internet, keeping my creative writing to my journal or under a pseudonym?
Not only that, but people both from my past who I have not spoken to in years and people I know have found my blog. While I do not have anything to hide and I do not post anything embarrassing, I think the fact that I sometimes share posts that are from the heart and sensitive in nature that it almost feels weird knowing that just as easily as these people have found my blog, people who have proven to be harmful influences in my life in the past can, too. That as silly as this sounds, this space I worked so hard on it, isn’t really “my space” anymore.
My blog, that’s a space where I can express myself creatively without worrying about how I’m received, has now become a place where I am more often than not thinking, “if so and so sees this and then sees me this weekend, how will they view me after reading this post?”
The short and long answer to this question is right now, I do not know. I have an idea, but I do not know definitively as of today.
I don’t know how I will feel in two years let alone ten when it comes to blogging, but I do know that it’s something I truly enjoy.
I do know that I love getting to share aspects of my life with you in hopes of encouraging and helping others.
I do know that I love sharing things that I find like I do with my close friends because I love a good sale.
I do know that right now I enjoy blogging online and getting to connect with a greater community of bloggers and readers.
I do know that right now, I don’t know how long I will be blogging, but it is giving me a lot to think about.
Do you think there’s an age limit on blogging? If you’re a blogger, is this a question you have thought about as well?