GirlCrew land is awash with brains and creativity to beat the band, this series shines a little light and a lot of love on those who are beavering away in the blogosphere. Kicking things off is Sophie from I Left My Bed.
I’m Soph. I struggle to leave my bed in the way that most people do. Facing the real world is daunting for a lot of reasons and if you’re like me, sometimes you have to find the silver linings which is what my writing is about. I started writing an open diary to help me focus on the little things in life, what this thing we called life has to offer and the mega grey areas because I believe nothing is ever black and white. Throw in some (hopefully) thought provoking stuff, along with some psychology, philosophy, body positivity and really, basically anything that might come to me in my duvet days or adventures; and you’ve got ‘I left my bed’ – a lifestyle blog with a twist.
What is the biggest difference in your life post-blogging?
I feel like I am contributing something small, very positive and tangible to the world. I have done my best in life to be the little thing that makes people smile in their day in person. But the way this blog has touched people I haven’t met, people I don’t know, solidifies how important it is that I continue to make it apparent that someone cares, someone understands and make sure that’s readily available to anyone who needs it to the best of my ability.
What do you find the most frustrating aspect of blogging?
The ‘pressure’ that floats around the blogging industry of having to write every day. I don’t give into it because I would rather mean what I say than just put stuff out there. But on the opposite end of the spectrum, there is nothing more frustrating than having that burst of words or emotions ready to flow, but you’re in the middle of your nan’s party.
In the future where do you hope your blog will take you?
I hope it takes me somewhere when I am able to reach out to more people, be more open with people and the chance to then help more people; I’m studying psychology, and hoping to progress onto writing pieces that can be accredited to put on my blog. And who knows from there, honestly, I just want to help people live a happier life.
Do you have any specific goals for the rest of this year?
I’m guessing this is definitely blog related and not like ‘don’t have too many breakdowns’. I’m always thinking about new projects and threads for ‘I left my bed’ but I don’t work to a goal scale as of yet because I’ve wanted it to be organic to me; but as things grow (which has been so ace), I will be thinking about how I can get my message out more. I’ve started a vlog channel too, to compliment my blog, though I’m still not 100% sure what my style of video is so that will be something to look at this year. Oh and organised, get more organised. Is that possible for a writer?
If Sophie’s blog sounds like your cup of tea make sure you pop over to her site, to stay up to date on the trials and tribulations of her life as a modern girl figuring out the grey areas of life.