I’ve been blogging for almost a decade. Yup, that long. But have you ever wondered how I started blogging? If you have, today is your lucky day. I made a video talking about how I started my blog and some of the things I’ve done along the way. It was fun to take a walk down memory lane {with a few sidetracks, of course} and share this with you guys.

The sound even worked properly. Yaaaas.

And not just that, I talked about how I made a move from Blogger to WordPress, how I named my blog {that E, though} and the blogging community within Australia. I went into some of the steps I took to grow the community around my blog and why that matters. Plus there are classic stories such as the time Blogger pulled my blog down and how I started outfit blogging. It’s jam-packed.

Last night I asked the Facebook community if they had any questions or queries about how I started blogging or why, so I could answer it within this post as a bit of a value add. It was after 9 pm when I put the post up though, so well, it didn’t go well. Who knew you lot went to bed so early. Weird. Are you sure you’re following the right girl?

Anyway, here are the questions about how I started blogging.

Taryn asks: What was it that first inspired you to create the blog? 

Suger answers: It’s one of those random moments actually. I came across the Blogger icon while looking around Google apps one night. I’ve always loved to write and take photos, so I just started doing that on the internet. Then once I was here, I found plus size bloggers and they encouraged me to start sharing my outfits. The rest, as they say, is history. Haha. The video pads that out a little. But that was the inspiration; a love of creating stuff.

Carmel asks: What was uh ha moment that led you to hit publish?

Suger answers: I think the only thing that had me hit publish on that first post was that I was anonymous. I’d never planned to share my identity. Haha. Later, when I started sharing outfits, it was encouragement from the community and friends I’d made online

Julie asks: Your writing style is so honest and brave – you put it all out there! Do you ever feel too exposed in front of your audience? (Asking for an introverted friend  )

Suger answers: I think the only time I’ve felt exposed was when people in town starting recognising me. It felt very real then, like anyone I pass on the street who might’ve read it. But I’m okay with what I share and I’ve learned to be okay with knowing other people read it.

That’s a wrap. I hope you enjoyed the casual format/chat type video and insight into how I started blogging. Getting started can be the hard; where to blog and how to get started. I hope you can see from that video that you have to dive in and figure it out as you go. No one has all the answers; if expressing yourself matters, you’ll figure it out.

I did. Sort of. Haha.

Don’t forget to check me out on YouTube if you’re there.