Mar 17, 2013

Blogging Changed My Life


So this is more of a personal post but one I've been meaning to write for a while. I was going to make it into a video, but If I'm completely honest, I get really emotional thinking about that time in my life and I'm not ready to talk about it in a video. As many of you know my new years resolution was to blog and vlog on a much more regular basis. So far so good, and I've really been enjoying creating videos. There can however, be a lot of negativity in the blogosphere. I'm not talking about 'hate' or 'trolling' because, quick frankly I couldn't give two f***s about that. I'm referring to the bitchiness, jealously and arguments over how and if bloggers should earn money. 

This post is a focus on the great side of blogging, the side that will always have a special place in my heart. Now I don't want to get too touchy feely on you, I hate talking about my emotions and there's nothing worse than a cheesy blog post but I felt what I have to say is important. I've met so many amazing people blogging and honestly I dont know what I were I would be in life if I didn't start a blog. I've been on and off blogging for years, I actually made youtube videos on an old channel when I was 16. I was going through a really rough time, but I managed to get back on my feet. 

When I was 19, I relapsed with a bout of depression after the loss of a family member and a few other things. I ended up being kicked out of the access course which I was doing in order to get into university and I was devastated. I wrote a blog post called 'I need your advice...' in which I ranted about my life, and asked for help. I got some lovely comments and tweets after that blog post and I wanted to thank you all for being there for me. In particular I wanted to thank Laura and Gemma who suggested I look into The Open University. I'm sure they don't even remember posting the comments they did but I honestly can't thank you enough, it completely turned my life around. I'm now halfway through my degree in English Literature and Language and if it wasn't for you two this would never have happened. My family and I knew nothing about OU so no one suggested it to me until I blogged asking for advice. I may not be a successful career woman just yet, but onwards and upwards :) I can honestly say you changed my life! 

This is just one of the many ways in which blogging has helped me and it has nothing to do with popularity, free stuff or showing off. I've made some great friends like Abby, Steph, and Carly! I've met some amazing people who I look up to like Gemma and Anna! 

This community is great, you just have to ignore the bullshit. Thank you again to all the amazing bloggers, tweeters, and youtubers who I've met, or talked to; who've offered me advice or comfort in times of need and just a bit of a giggle when I'm bored. When I say I love you guys, I mean it! It would mean the world if you could go check out all the amazing people I've mentioned as my small way of thanking them for being amazing! No more soppy blog posts I promise ;)

Happy Sunday! 

Onna x

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At March 17, 2013 , Blogger Winny. said...

good for you.
i love reading happy posts about hoe blogging has changed a persons life.

arebrightstarsreal.blogspot.com

 
At March 17, 2013 , Blogger Computergirl said...

I remember reading that post and commenting. I was very shocked that they could do that to you- I think tweeted you too. You're doing so well and I'm so glad that things are working for you. Sometimes we go through tough things but come out stronger the other side. We never know how things turn out, but the journey bring us fab friends :) xx

 
At March 17, 2013 , Blogger Raspberrykiss said...

So happy for you! P.s. You look stunning! xo

 
At March 17, 2013 , Blogger FromGemWithLove said...

Oh Onna, I do remember and I am so glad that it worked out for you. I really am, you are such an amazing, beautiful girl. Xx

 
At March 17, 2013 , Blogger gigglesandmakeup said...

Aww what a lovely post! I'm so glad your positiv and back on your feet now, your blog is something you should certinly be produd of! Xx

http://gigglesandmakeup.blogspot.co.uk/

 
At March 17, 2013 , Blogger lalalucy1000 said...

Aww what a lovely genuine post. You blog for exactly the right reasons and im glad its all worked out so well for you. You look amazing in your pic too btw xx

 
At March 18, 2013 , Blogger MirrorOnThe Wall said...

How lovely, I'm really glad things are working out for you and I have to agree that blogging has had a huge impact on my life too. I moved to the other side of the world with my other half, to a place where I didn't and couldn't fit in, no matter how hard I tried, and I have never been more miserable and lonely than I was then. Thankfully, three years in (I can't tell you how much I wish I had done it sooner) I discovered the beauty blogging community, and I haven't looked back since. Of course, I do have lots of good friends at home, but it's very much a case of 'out of sight, out of mind' once you've been gone for a while, so the friends I have met through blogging, and being able to rely on Twitter if ever I need a chat or some company has been amazing!
Good luck with the rest of your degree lovely, hope everything continues upwards for you.
Mel xx

melswallofmirrors.blogspot.co.uk

 
At March 18, 2013 , Blogger gleepface said...

So happy for you that OU is working out for you :)

Blogging is already such a positive experience for me too, just how welcoming everybody is especially. Makes me feel more 'at home' than I have in a long time.

www.gleepface.com

 
At March 18, 2013 , Blogger Laura said...

So glad everything is working out well for you! I'm taking English Language and Literature at college and I love it so much so I can understand why you love it too and I'm so happy OU is working out so well for you! Good luck with the rest of your degree and like you said, onwards and upwards, Laura xo

freckly-face.blogspot.co.uk

 
At March 18, 2013 , Anonymous Ellie said...

This is a great post - with all the drama and bad feeling that can rumble along sometimes, it's nice to remember that actually 90% of the people out there are helpful friendly folk.

Glad to hear that OU is working out well for you.

 
At April 14, 2013 , Blogger Jayde Paris said...

This is such a lovely post. Although I did laugh when you said you don't give two f**ks about 'trolling' and 'hate' - to be fair, it's all part of blogging and it wouldn't be the same without people doing it (however irritating it might come across.) It's so nice to read about another person going through a tough time and still coming out the other side, happy and looking on wards and upwards, it gives hope out there to anyone reading your post going through a bit of a hard time.

By the way you look beautiful in your picture.
Lots of love and hugs ❤
xxx

 
At May 10, 2013 , Blogger Love A. said...

Ah such a nice post! very emotional and touching :) and really inspirational :)

 
At July 02, 2013 , Blogger Amber Says Hello said...

Hi Onna, I have been very inspired by blogs and Youtube and so far have decided to start my own blog. This post is so true-from-your-heart and I'm really hoping for blogging to have a positive effect on my life too.

Please check out my blog, it would be a great help!

Amber
http://ambersayshell0.blogspot.co.uk/

 

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Blogging Changed My Life


So this is more of a personal post but one I've been meaning to write for a while. I was going to make it into a video, but If I'm completely honest, I get really emotional thinking about that time in my life and I'm not ready to talk about it in a video. As many of you know my new years resolution was to blog and vlog on a much more regular basis. So far so good, and I've really been enjoying creating videos. There can however, be a lot of negativity in the blogosphere. I'm not talking about 'hate' or 'trolling' because, quick frankly I couldn't give two f***s about that. I'm referring to the bitchiness, jealously and arguments over how and if bloggers should earn money. 

This post is a focus on the great side of blogging, the side that will always have a special place in my heart. Now I don't want to get too touchy feely on you, I hate talking about my emotions and there's nothing worse than a cheesy blog post but I felt what I have to say is important. I've met so many amazing people blogging and honestly I dont know what I were I would be in life if I didn't start a blog. I've been on and off blogging for years, I actually made youtube videos on an old channel when I was 16. I was going through a really rough time, but I managed to get back on my feet. 

When I was 19, I relapsed with a bout of depression after the loss of a family member and a few other things. I ended up being kicked out of the access course which I was doing in order to get into university and I was devastated. I wrote a blog post called 'I need your advice...' in which I ranted about my life, and asked for help. I got some lovely comments and tweets after that blog post and I wanted to thank you all for being there for me. In particular I wanted to thank Laura and Gemma who suggested I look into The Open University. I'm sure they don't even remember posting the comments they did but I honestly can't thank you enough, it completely turned my life around. I'm now halfway through my degree in English Literature and Language and if it wasn't for you two this would never have happened. My family and I knew nothing about OU so no one suggested it to me until I blogged asking for advice. I may not be a successful career woman just yet, but onwards and upwards :) I can honestly say you changed my life! 

This is just one of the many ways in which blogging has helped me and it has nothing to do with popularity, free stuff or showing off. I've made some great friends like Abby, Steph, and Carly! I've met some amazing people who I look up to like Gemma and Anna! 

This community is great, you just have to ignore the bullshit. Thank you again to all the amazing bloggers, tweeters, and youtubers who I've met, or talked to; who've offered me advice or comfort in times of need and just a bit of a giggle when I'm bored. When I say I love you guys, I mean it! It would mean the world if you could go check out all the amazing people I've mentioned as my small way of thanking them for being amazing! No more soppy blog posts I promise ;)

Happy Sunday! 

Onna x

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Onna's Little Blog: Blogging Changed My Life

Blogging Changed My Life


So this is more of a personal post but one I've been meaning to write for a while. I was going to make it into a video, but If I'm completely honest, I get really emotional thinking about that time in my life and I'm not ready to talk about it in a video. As many of you know my new years resolution was to blog and vlog on a much more regular basis. So far so good, and I've really been enjoying creating videos. There can however, be a lot of negativity in the blogosphere. I'm not talking about 'hate' or 'trolling' because, quick frankly I couldn't give two f***s about that. I'm referring to the bitchiness, jealously and arguments over how and if bloggers should earn money. 

This post is a focus on the great side of blogging, the side that will always have a special place in my heart. Now I don't want to get too touchy feely on you, I hate talking about my emotions and there's nothing worse than a cheesy blog post but I felt what I have to say is important. I've met so many amazing people blogging and honestly I dont know what I were I would be in life if I didn't start a blog. I've been on and off blogging for years, I actually made youtube videos on an old channel when I was 16. I was going through a really rough time, but I managed to get back on my feet. 

When I was 19, I relapsed with a bout of depression after the loss of a family member and a few other things. I ended up being kicked out of the access course which I was doing in order to get into university and I was devastated. I wrote a blog post called 'I need your advice...' in which I ranted about my life, and asked for help. I got some lovely comments and tweets after that blog post and I wanted to thank you all for being there for me. In particular I wanted to thank Laura and Gemma who suggested I look into The Open University. I'm sure they don't even remember posting the comments they did but I honestly can't thank you enough, it completely turned my life around. I'm now halfway through my degree in English Literature and Language and if it wasn't for you two this would never have happened. My family and I knew nothing about OU so no one suggested it to me until I blogged asking for advice. I may not be a successful career woman just yet, but onwards and upwards :) I can honestly say you changed my life! 

This is just one of the many ways in which blogging has helped me and it has nothing to do with popularity, free stuff or showing off. I've made some great friends like Abby, Steph, and Carly! I've met some amazing people who I look up to like Gemma and Anna! 

This community is great, you just have to ignore the bullshit. Thank you again to all the amazing bloggers, tweeters, and youtubers who I've met, or talked to; who've offered me advice or comfort in times of need and just a bit of a giggle when I'm bored. When I say I love you guys, I mean it! It would mean the world if you could go check out all the amazing people I've mentioned as my small way of thanking them for being amazing! No more soppy blog posts I promise ;)

Happy Sunday! 

Onna x

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