So, I’m about one year into this blog, and I’m still trying to figure out what I’m doing and were this is all going. And whether I should even be blogging in the first place. When I first started out, I planned to write a blog where I could primarily feature clothing and styling tips that petite girls like me might find useful. I saw a lot of blogs and posts on Pinterest aimed at petites, but nothing that really spoke to me – a 5 foot tall wife, mom, and attorney, nearing the twilight of ny 30’s. So many of the blogs I’ve read, well, the petite gals look simply amazing, so put together, and like they had endless boatloads of cash with which to purchase a fabulous wardrobe. But I was looking for something more attainable than what I was seeing. I wanted a blog that helped me put together cute and stylish outfits for a petite gal that didn’t break the bank; outfits that were appropriate for a working mom who doesn’t want to wear a mom uniform, or anyone who just wanted to look trendy without trying too hard. So I figured that even though I didn’t know the first thing about writing outside of the legal profession or blogging, maybe I could fill that void. And if I could throw in a few product reviews and other things that have made my chaotic life easier, all the better!
But after blogging for the last 10-11 months, I’m feeling like this blog just isn’t what I wanted it to be. I have these awesome outfits planned out in my head, but then they don’t always work out once I execute. Sometimes the colors don’t look that great together; sometimes the outfit looks great but for a top that’s a little too baggy or a skirt that bunches up a little too much, or a pair of pants that are too long; and sometimes, even if put tiger her a slammin outfit that looks great and fits well, the pictures look like poo (too grainy, too dark, too bright, or just whack)!! As if it wasn’t plainly obvious, I still haven’t figured out how to best photograph myself – I’m too embarassed to ask my husband to take pictures of me for my blog (he will just laugh), I don’t know whether to use my DLR or just my iPhone, I am awful at taking selfies, and even if I get a decent selfie, the lighting is crap. I look at photos other bloggers take on their blogs, and I wonder how they get such beautiful photos!
And seeing all of these shortcomings in my blog, I wonder, am I helping any petite gals out there? Is my blog a good use of my time? Is it worth it to continue?
As I approach my blogs one-year anniversary, and consider these really important questions, I feel like this blog, like me, is a work in progress. Maybe the blog isn’t what I thought it would be – not as pretty, not as stylish, and not as inspiring. But I still have a lot to learn, and I feel that there is a lot that I can do with Petite Girls Need Clothes Too. And it all starts RIGHT NOW!! I’m excited to see what I can accomplish with my blog this year…I hope everyone enjoys taking this ride with me!