Keeping It Real…

Keeping It Real…

So many, worries, opinions and feelings have been flying around my head recently, nothing bad just things I want to discuss. I want to express them on here, as the bottom line is I want to  be honest with you guys…

Now my blog is starting to take off and I am receiving more of an audience (which I am so grateful for) I am starting to question how I am coming across. It’s so easy to get carried away with trying so hard to promote and build yourself up that you forget what you are trying to show to people. The main reason I wanted to write this particular post is because I like to be real and honest. And it had started to feel as though I wasn’t showing you who I REALLY AM.

I haven’t been ‘lying this whole time’, I just want to adjust the way I am presenting myself on Instagram, Twitter and my blog. One of the best things about social media is that you can create whatever persona for yourself you wish, but you can also fake a lot of things. Which I think is such a powerful, but manipulative tool (echoed in the media) and I think this is something that we should all consider when we are looking at our idols. Personally I have tried to be honest with you all in a way that will help me to grow my blog, which is think is totally fine, I am sure even some of the big bloggers do this. But there are some who say no to all of that and share who they really are. This, I think is me. After a while of playing this ‘social media game’, I saw the move of going self hosted as giving me a chance to kind of start things again.

To be brutally honest I have chosen to share and make people believe certain things about my lifestyle choices, which isn’t a bad thing necessarily. I have just come to the point where I don’t feel comfortable doing this. It is tiring to try and live up to expectations. I would just like to make sure I am showing all my readers/follwers who I really am instead of holding back on certain things because I am afraid of being judged. I want people to like me for what I like about myself, I want people to get to know me more. For example I’m not sure that all of my followers know of my age and the fact that I live at home with my little brother who’s 6 and my mum and step dad and that I go to school everyday – I barely share anything about school which is such a huge part of my everyday life. Obviously I do not want to share every tiny detail of my life as that would be even more exhausting and I am not willing to expose my family/friends. But there are some things that deserve to be shared in order for people to understand me more and to not jump to conclusions.

Therefore from now on, what you see/read will be me. I don’t want to talk to people how I wouldn’t talk to them in real life. I want to be real. Because I am real.

Thank you for reading, I would appreciate any comments and thoughts on this!

Tilly Rose X

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15 Comments

  1. December 15, 2016 / 4:09 pm

    So real, so true, so honest.

  2. December 15, 2016 / 8:16 pm

    I think what you’re doing is amazing and I know just how you feel. I felt like I was keeping up a fake persona up until recently too, I didn’t share the hardships I was going through and I only talked about good things which isn’t necessarily bad I guess but its not the real me. Anyway I cant wait to get to know you more in the future. xx

    Kate/ itskaterose.blogspot.com

    • lifeastillyrose
      December 15, 2016 / 8:17 pm

      Thank you for reading and I’m glad you can relate!xx

  3. December 15, 2016 / 9:08 pm

    Good on you girl it’s hard putting yourself out there, but honestly people will always judge and have their own opinions so you just need to do what makes you happy! You’re happiness comes first and I’m sure your audience will still love your blog maybe even more I know I will !
    Take care of yourself x

    • lifeastillyrose
      December 15, 2016 / 9:18 pm

      Aw thank you so much. Glad you can understand. Really appreciate the comment 🙂 xx

  4. December 16, 2016 / 4:34 am

    This is such a great perspective to have! I think the fact that you’re writing this post just shows how much you’re committed to having an honest and genuine relationship with your readers, which is so admirable. Looking forward to following along!

    • lifeastillyrose
      December 16, 2016 / 6:56 am

      Thank you so much, really appreciate your comment and I’m glad you can understand xx

  5. December 16, 2016 / 7:06 am

    Agree with rhus so much! So brave to have posted this. No matter what you post I know all your readers will love it xx

    • lifeastillyrose
      December 16, 2016 / 7:20 am

      thank you so much! Really appreciate it 🙂 xx

    • lifeastillyrose
      December 17, 2016 / 11:28 am

      Thank you, I’m glad you can relate xx

  6. December 16, 2016 / 5:35 pm

    So inspiring, thank you for being honest, I guess writing this post was not an easy task, but you did it right❤

    • lifeastillyrose
      December 16, 2016 / 6:01 pm

      Thank you for the support!xx

  7. December 16, 2016 / 5:58 pm

    This was such a lovely post! So honest and truthful xx

    • lifeastillyrose
      December 16, 2016 / 6:01 pm

      Thank you so much!x

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