I've been blogging for around 3-ish years now and over this time I've had an incredible time meeting
some amazing new people, bonded over shared interests and attended some inspiring events, such as meeting French designer Roland Mouret.
The blogging industry, even after the short years that I've had my little space of the internet for, has changed so much. From my point of view, the industry has become overly saturated with people posting the same or very similar content which, in my opinion, has made blogging mundane. Also, the fact that some people (not all of them) put up false personas on their social media channels, yet when you meet them in real life or at blogging events, they act like complete shits or, worse still, they blank you all together even though you've been talking on Twitter for ages.. Vix Meldrew's post on this definitely hits the nail on the head here. For this reason, this is why I don't feel that I fit into this industry anymore.
I've also just started a full time job from being a graduate student and so far, it's proven tricky to manage my time producing content, particularly when it comes to shooting different outfit posts which was actually my original focus of my blog. So in this aspect, I feel that I let myself down when I don't have the capacity to produce quality content. and then to try and fill the gaps, I find myself blogging just for the sake of it.
I didn't want this post to be a rant or have a bitter tone to it, I just wanted to be clear of my reasonings to anyone else out there curious as to why I'm quitting my blog. Right now, I don't feel that my blog positively contributes towards my life anymore; I feel as though I've kind of grown out of it. I'll still be posting on Instagram (@oliviastocks in case any of you were wondering!) #OOTDs, recent purchases and of course sticking to a 'theme', but for now, goodbye Ramblings of Olivia, we've had a good time.