I'm sorry that recently I've been showing my blog a bit of neglect. I haven't been posting as much as I'd like because I have so much on my mind at the moment.
I make no secret of the fact I suffer with depression and anxiety illnesses but recently I've started taking a new kind of medication. It has really done wonders for my mood and I've been a lot calmer and happier which is like a complete breath of fresh air. I feel like my head is a lot clearer and things are looking up. However, with all pills there have been some side effects, and these are one of the main reasons for my disappearance. I've found that whilst my body has been getting used to them, I have been tired almost constantly. I sleep all night and then can happily sleep for hours during the day too, and when you slot working and attending interviews, doing day to day chores and everything else in, it hasn't left a lot of time to blog. I'm sorry for my lack of posts but for now I need to put other things first for a little while so I'll just be posting when I can. I do have some lovely posts lined up for the next few days though including some reviews, my May empties, May favourites and my thoughts on the latest She Said Beauty box.
The other reason I have been a little less active with my blogging is that since attending the iFabbo conference on Saturday I have felt a little lost. I write this blog purely because I love beauty, fashion and generally fun things and I really enjoy sharing those things with other like minded people. At the conference I realised that I was surrounded by so many passionate bloggers who wanted to achieve real success from their blog, whether that be through monetizing to make money, or by becoming professional bloggers who work directly with brands on collaborations or large promotions. There was a panel focused purely on making money from your blog, a panel about working with companies and another about extending your reach by utilising social media. Now, don't get me wrong, I found all of the panels incredibly interesting and I learnt an awful lot but the whole time I felt that maybe I didn't belong there. Gaining followers and being well known aren't important to me.
What I care about is writing good quality posts about the things I think everyone should know about and sharing them with the people who enjoy the same things as I do. I've never been one to jump on the beauty bandwagon; I don't own a Clarisonic, I think the Revlon lip butters are crap and give me Tesco deep cleansing lotion over Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish any day. When it comes down to it, I write this blog to stray away from all of those hyped up items. If I write a review for something it is because I really love it and I think my readers will too.
For a few days I've been thinking this over and I've felt like a bit of an invader because what I'm doing as a hobby, some people are desperate to do as a career and I've felt like I should back off and let the big fish battle it out. But now I've realised that no matter why I write Three Little Buhos, and even if I only receive 300ish views per day at the moment, if there is someone out there who finds my blog interesting or helpful then that's what counts. I enjoy writing every single post and as long as there is someone out there who enjoys reading my blog then that is all I want to achieve and I will carry on blogging away and sharing my love for all things beauty...just don't expect to be reading about the Bourjois 1 Second Nail Varnish Remover on here any time soon!
Don't stress the small stuff and just enjoy writing, for what ever reason you choose.