Happy Sunday! It is a very happy one indeed because I did something exciting on Friday. And that was purchase my dream camera which was a DSLR! I have been wanting one to bog with and I didn't just buy it for that reason even though it was one of the main reasons. If you didn't know I took photography in Uni and also in fashion school I took fashion photography so I needed a new camera to practice what I was taught as well.
I used to take my blog pictures with a Sony F282 which was about 12 years old or so and was my dad's who let me use it when i was still taking the course. It did me well and people said it was a pretty decent camera and I got a few comments saying how nice my pictures turned out but i was so critical of myself and thought they were rubbish compared to others who had a nice DSLR when mine was becoming vintage. I got so critical of my photography and if I hated the pictures I would disregard them and if I really needed them then I would reshoot. In the last couple months it was giving me so many problems not focusing and cutting out and every time I used it I was on the verge of tears and hated to use it since it made me feel this bad. It put me off with blogging a little bit and I was losing the magic. One of my favorite things was taking pictures for my blog so when my camera was refusing than it just made me feel like I should not be even putting out posts. Maybe you could tell and I was just using up old ones I had saved and looked decent enough to post.
I knew it was time to get a new one and if I really wanted to continue with blogging than it was time I upgrade. I did so much research and tried to narrow down brands. I knew I wanted to vari-angle screen which I can the flippy screen. I wanted either a Canon or Nikon and I finally decided on a Nikon D5300 but when I was looking online one more time last month I saw they had a newer version and so I did my research and then choose the Nikon d5500 in the end and I am real happy so far. It has everything I want and fit me perfectly.
So I wanted to get to why I titled this post 'Blogging Dreams Come True' and that is because my blog did this. My blog raised me enough money to buy me my dream camera. I repeat it was this thing I am writing now that made it possible. After four years of blogging I accomplished this. It blows my mind and if you told me when I was an early teen that writing on a blog about my favorite lipstick or my outfit of the day would become a job to afford this I would laugh and say that was impossible. But no I was here writing to you and I did it. I saved the money and made it happen. I'm going to get honest here. If you saw the past couple of months I have been doing a few sponsored posts a month well I decided that would help me out and I am investing into my blog. I didn't just start taking any opportunity that came my way and made sure it was the right pick for me and my blog. I really enjoyed writing some of them too especially the ones where I got to pick pretty dresses to feature or some bags that made me want to buy from the site as well. I made sure it wouldn't look out of place and I got some pretty good feedback on them so they couldn't be that bad. Sometimes I felt guilty and didn't want to be a sell out blogger just doing it for the money. I wont lie and accepted them to help fund me getting my camera but I hope I did it in a way that it was successful but you let me know if it made any difference to you. My readers are very important to me and it is you guys reading my babbles about random things. You made it possible for me to fulfill a dream of mine and I thank you very much from the bottom of my heart thank you. Who knew a depressed eighteen year old writing about her thoughts on the blog she started 4 years ago would get to this level? I am so grateful and can't believe how far fashionxfairytale has come.
What does this mean for fashionxfairytale?
I am still doing this part time. I'll be having a long photography session and just take pictures I have been putting off for a months. I'm also hoping to be focusing on doing more outfit pictures and finding new locations. The most exciting is me venturing into Youtube. I have thought about it all this time and feel like it will be exciting filming my outfits in different parts of the Philippines to show you this beautiful country. I have a few ideas and been planning for this for a couple months now but I was just waiting for my camera. I don't try to announce something until I know it is certain because I don't want to get my hopes up or jinx it because I actually believe in that. Before I announced I was going to ballet class again I made sure I was fully enrolled and I'm doing that with my camera and Youtube. I have mentioned I have a launch date but haven't said it yet until now. I'm hoping to put out my first video on July 19th. I am so excited and nervous and see where this takes me. It was a goal of mine this year and I'm looking forward to crossing it off my list.
That was pretty long but the point of this post wasn't to show off my camera but make it a point to say never give up something you love. I didn't know it would go this far and when I started fxf I didn't know what would come and I honestly thought I would get bored in less than a year. I may not be a huge blogger with millions of followers and I'm not nowhere near famous but I acknowledge the growth of my blog. I appreciate each follower and comment I get. I read each one and smile so big when I get an email saying I got a new one.
I hope you don't mind this long chatty and somewhat emotional post. I am so thankful and really can't wait for what else I can do. My advice is to never give up any dream of yours. I'm currently chasing another dream which is doing ballet in pointe shoes and hope to report back with that in the future.
Let me know what you like watching on Youtube and what blog posts you want to see as well. Also if you would like an unboxing and first impression of my new camera the Nikon D5500 I'd love to do one and let you know my thoughts. Thanks again everyone and see you in my next blog post and maybe my first Youtube video.
What would you like to accomplish with your blog?