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Pretty early on in my blogging career, someone started a thread about me on GOMI. If you don’t know what GOMI is, it’s a forum where anonymous users can start threads about a particular blogger and let out all of their feelings and criticisms. I never finished reading my thread before it got deleted because most of the comments were harsh (ex. “she’s not even that pretty,” and to that I say: I didn’t realize that I was entering a beauty pageant when I started a blog). However, I did spot one pretty valid criticism: I took on a blog sponsorships campaign that wasn’t a fit, and I did a horrible job trying to integrate the product into a blog post.
I started my blog eight years ago, purely as a hobby. I honestly had no idea that I could make money off of it, let alone that it would end up becoming my full-time gig. Overall, I began doing this because I liked writing, I loved photography, and I liked fashion. A hobby that combined all three of my passions? Sold!