Toward the end of college, I knew I wanted to start a blog but when I started my graduate degree, I directed all my efforts back to school and the thesis I inevitably had to write. In hindsight, I’m so glad I didn’t attempt to start in college. While I know many popular college bloggers, I think for me, I would’ve missed out on a lot of the memories I treasure most. Despite what it looks like or what anyone tells you, blogging is a lot of work!
By the time my graduate thesis was approved, I started tossing around names in my head but nothing stuck. I’ve always been a fan of alliteration & when “bellinis” popped into my head (as it often does) “bliss” shortly followed. Maybe because the two are synonymous in my mind. My initial post was merely announcing the launch but quickly expanded to a variety of topics and honestly, just my day to day life.
People began to ask me “what’s your blog about? fashion?” and when I’d post a recipe, I’d get “are you a food blogger now?” I loosely would say my content is lifestyle but in reality haven’t we all had (or wanted) that girlfriend that is your go-to on all your random life questions that pop in your head? What should I bring as a gift when meeting my boyfriend’s mom? What’s an easy recipe to impress my coworkers? What should I do on my vacation? What should I make for dinner tonight? What dress should I wear to my cousin’s wedding? What should I be putting on my skin? I don’t know about you but I have these types of questions all the time, every day! I can’t imagine I’m the only one.
My main goal when I started Bliss & Bellinis, is the same goal I have when I write today: to be that girlfriend.
While I certainly don’t know it all, I wholeheartedly want to. That’s why I read so many other blogs, try new things & share my experience with you. Good or bad.
The internet, while has the potential to be an extremely volatile place, can also be an incredible community & for the most part, I get to be in that space, thankfully. And thanks for coming on this ride with me, your support & readership mean the world!
Also, HAPPY FRIDAY!!