I'm always surprised that I still am. I know that probably sounds odd. I'm someone who couldn't keep a diary more than 2 days, or loses interests in some hobbies quickly. My love for nail polish hasn't dulled. I think once you've hit the 5 year mark, you're in it for the long haul. I'm not sure how long I'll be blogging. I still love it, and will continue until that love isn't there anymore or life throws me something that needs to be a bigger priority.
I'm not setting any blogging resolutions. I never have. I know I'm not the best, coolest, hippest, or even a relevant nail blogger these days. I review mostly individual nail polishes I've purchased. That is pretty much an outdated style of nail blogging now. It isn't remotely comparable to the bloggers who review full brand new collections or are talented nail artists.
I'm not either one of those bloggers. I will never be, nor do I want to be. I enjoy my little space on the internet where I can document my nail polish purchases and share with you my thoughts on them. I appreciate that many of you still support me as a blogger and enjoy reading Imperfectly Painted.
If I were to set any type of blogging resolution it would be to continue to be true myself as a blogger. It's hard not to feel inadequate when your peers are always striving for the best and have lofty blog goals. That's great for them, but I never want to feel that pressure. I have felt the pressure at times though, and I'm clearly feeling it now.
I always saw blogging as fun outlet for me to share my opinions and make connections with others, nothing more. My personal blogging style is a lonely one, as I do not know really any other bloggers who share a similar experience. I have enough things in my personal life that I always need to work on or strive for better. Blogging and nail polish are my break from that, my refuge. I'm going to keep it that way!
On to my New Year's nails!
Polishes Used: China Glaze My Way or the Highway (new Spring 2015 color), OPI Comet in the Sky, and KBShimmer Ecplise.
P.S. Throwback Thursday will resume either next week or the week after!