Where Is thepoppyraptor Going?

You know that awkward stage in a relationship where one of you asks, “So…where is this going?”

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That’s where I’m at with this blog at the moment. Increasingly, I’m finding that I’m using it to write about my mental health and that’s also where I get the most engagement and seem to make the most genuine connections with other bloggers, but I never saw myself as becoming a ‘mental health blogger’.  Equally however,  never saw myself as a ‘beauty’ blogger as I’m not one of those picture perfect girls with glowing skin and killer eyeliner wings. A few months ago, I toyed with the idea of pushing this blog over to the ‘lifestyle’ community, until I realised that I don’t want to blog about food, and I’m not the best at crafts or home decorating. And when I post about history or books, I feel like a dusty old nerd who can’t keep up with the kids anymore.

 

In short, I’m floundering.

 

When you start off with a blog, it’s good to diversify your posts so you figure out what you most enjoy writing about, But thepoppyraptor is coming up to it’s 1 year anniversary in a few weeks, and I’ve yet to carve out a brand identity. Other bloggers who started at the same time as me, who kept a consistent instagram theme, brand identity and posting schedule now have 10,000 followers and massive brand deals, when I’m stuck on less than a tenth of those numbers. And I *know* it’s not about the numbers, I do, but, equally, I can see how they’ve gotten successful and I haven’t.

 

What I want, what I’ve always wanted, is for this blog to help and support me to turn writing into a career. But the beauty blogger industry is massively over-saturated and there’s a thousand people who write a little bit of everything. So I’ve decided to do what I do best and do something crazily different.

 

I’m not telling you what just yet.

 

No, not even if you beg.

 

But I didn’t get an 1st in Creative Writing for nothing, that’s all I’m saying,

 

So bear with me, whilst I get everything together over the next few weeks. But on it’s 1-year-old birthday, thepoppyraptor is gonna be back with a bish bosh BASH.

 

Just you wait.

 

Catch you later. P.

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