I have been blogging even way before Gelleesh came out. Although I initially and usually just talk about teen angst and how the world was against me, it’s still a blog. And yep, those blogs still exist because I totally forgot my passwords to them. I will not give you a link but if you’re crazy enough, you can Google them and I’ll let you laugh about how emo I was before.
To tell you quite frankly, I didn’t know blogging will be this big in the Philippines when I started out Gelleesh. The plan was just to have a place where I can dump my makeup reviews to promote my then existing online makeup shop. I started with Weebly until it got discovered by other bloggers, suggested I transfer to Blogger and a few months after, I finally bought GELLEESH.COM.
|Romper: Forever 21 | Cardigan: Cotton On | FlipFlops: Havainas|
I started out Gelleesh with everyday posts until the everyday became three times a week to two times a week, to once a week, to twice every month… And then eventually posting just when I wanted to post. There was a time when it became too stressful and I told myself, “I blog because it’s how I release stress. Why the hell am I stressing over this now?” And then a few months back, it hit me. I blog not just because it helps me release stress. I blog because I have a purpose before (well after the online makeup shop, I found a new purpose). I blog because I want to empower women that they can be whatever they want to be and that they can do whatever they want to do as long as they believe in their selves.
I had “haters” (as some people would call them). There were people who think I was too fat to blog about fashion, too baduy to be showing my OOTDs, too ugly to be showing FOTDs, and that my skin was too dirty to be blogging about makeup and skin care. Kudos to me for never stopping just because I wasn’t everybody’s cup of tea.
My blogging journey was not that of someone who already knows what she’s doing. I had bad brow days, too flashy eyeshadow moments, and too-edgy-for-my-own-good OOTD posts. But I never stopped. And so, here I am.
I am trying to go back to my old mission – to review local inexpensive makeup and skin care products. After getting a big promotion a year ago, I started buying not-so-affordable makeup hence some of my old readers may not be able to relate anymore.
I would also still blog about body love and acceptance. I gained weight but I’m happier and I also eat healthier (with the occasional weekend cheat days of course… Pizza and burgers!).
I am back to regularly blogging but only once a week. If you’d want me to blog more often, I’d love to hear it straight from you so that I know I’m not the only one enjoying my blog. What else do you want to see here in my blog? Do you want help with something I might be an “expert” at? I remember someone asking me about budgeting and maybe I’m not a big expert with regard to that but I have my techniques and I’d be glad to share them with you. Just shoot me an email anytime or leave a comment. I’d love to know what you guys think.
Again, happy to be blogging with you, for you, and for my own sanity for five years now! Happy Blogversary, to my blog - Gelleesh.