Today is the fifth anniversary of my first ever blog post- a strawberry lip balm from ThebodyShop!
This is one of those posts where I don’t know how to start with expressing my love for my blog. There were times when I had nothing to look forward to in my life but my blog. Words can’t explain how thankful I am for its presence in my life.
It is my escape- a place where I can talk about beauty related stuff with people who share the same obsession as mine. I love my family and close friends but it’s just not interesting talking about beauty products with them. 90% of my makeup looks all same to them. This is where my little beauty-obsessed part of me gets to connect with similar people.
I’m not this chatty and open in person which helps me even more. When I write, I have time to edit my sentences. When I speak, my words stumble.
Jo Bhi Main, Kehna Chahoon Barbaad Karein, Alfaaz Mere, Alfaaz Mere
Then, most of the times, I am not even social. I’m not an anti-social but I do find the presence of people (even the ones I love) at a stretch to be draining. This is where social media (particularly my blog) prevents me from exhausting myself.
Also, it’s heart-breaking to see the circus the blogging world has become today. Marketing has taken a whole new form today. Be it beauty blogs, YouTube or social media channels, all have become a goldmine for the companies as well as the people behind it. The fine line between selling out and being a sell out was crossed long ago.
I’d really like to thank each one of you who reads this blog. You have no idea how every single comment makes me feel. Genuine ones of course, not the ones like “Good post, read my blog here!” Haha!
*Abrupt ending but my heart refuses to write more*