Wednesday, October 10, 2012

the truth about blogging.....

most some days I feel like my life is pretty boring...
I don't go to fancy parties, I don't go shopping everyday, I don't go have lunch or coffee with friends- I don't really have that many friends anyway....
Some days I just don't want to blog my "outfit of the day" because I don't even like it myself! ha ha ha

Some days I just can't take a semi-good picture, good enough to blog about...and I wonder how other bloggers take all these pictures of themselves like they didn't know a camera was around! ha ha ha

Sometimes I just don't think anyone will want to read the "semi-interesting" thing I want to blog about.

Sometimes I think all the other blogs in the world are cooler than mine.

I am amazed that anyone comes to read anything I write.

Sometimes I feel like the girl that doesn't get invited to all the parties, when I read other bloggers who just travel the world to shop and go to fashion shows and parties....while I'm typing my blog from my couch in my pajamas at 1 or 2 in the morning, and maybe I didn't even leave my house that day.

Yes, sometimes I am blessed to be able to do something fun...but in my heart I am so incredibly amazed and thankful...I sometimes feel silly because I can't believe I have an opportunity so amazing, and I look around and no one else treats it that way- they just think, "meh, another awards show.....ugh another fashion show...just another chance to show off my new outfit".....while I feel so blessed to even be there, I feel like Cinderella at the ball.

I don't type from glamorous places, usually.
I type with my laptop on my lap, sitting on my porch. Or sometimes I type on the floor in one of the kids bedrooms while they play. Mostly I type from the far right side of my couch.

Most days I wonder if what I write is interesting enough. I think my pictures don't look so perfect. I think I'm not thin enough to post outfit of the day pictures. I think I don't wear fancy enough clothes and shop as much as most other bloggers.

Some days I am awfully thankful when someone says: "I love your blogs! Don't ever stop blogging!"
I wish they knew how much that means to me! I want to hug them a million times and give them a present! Because some days I know the popular blogs are not ones that say kind things, they are not ones that tell you how to feel happy, they are not ones that send "hugs"....they are ones that just show you, other people pretending to be really cool,  lots of expensive things, how perfect their hair looks all the time, how thin they are, how amazing their uber exciting and fun lives are...and well, it eaves me feeling like I'm not good enough, cool enough, rich enough, pretty enough, skinny enough, and that I'm just boring and have a boring life with not really many friends.

Well, I hope in a cyber-sea full of "fashion and beauty blogs"....that seem like that- that my blog is place where you feel it's ok to be happy, it's ok if you don't have a million celebrity-status friends, it's ok if you don't have a thousand dollar purse, it's ok if you don't just have this "pretend" life of shopping and jet-setting around the globe.

My blog is not to show off how cool I am.... it's a place that inspires you to feel confident and cool no matter what! And show you some of the outfits I throw together, some make up fun, some days I make my hair look not so ugly, and just fun stuff I'd love to show you- my friends all over the world!

I love you guys and I love and am honored that you spend any moments of your day with me here on my bloggy, and on my other bloggy, Kandeeland!

Thank you guys for loving me back!

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47 comments:

Unknown said...

I love all your blogs and think you are the true definition of ” cool”!

meshellibel said...

Which is exactly why I personally love reading your blog. It is more about being real and I thank you For being more like an everyday Momma/Beauty Blogger that I can relate to!

Anonymous said...

I don't read any blogs except yours. I read both of yours every day. Not kidding. You're so pretty and amazing and inspiring, but you're also normal. I love that about you!! Sending you huge hugs Kandee!! Xoxoxo <3

Anonymous said...

Hi Kandee! Your blogs are so wonderful :) I read them both almost everyday. They are filled with so much love and great ideas for living a happy life.

P.s. I work at old navy and I so wish I worked at the one you shop at so I could meet you!!

Anonymous said...

U r so amazing!!! I love i so much Kandee! I read ur blogs every day. U make me feel happy

Meg said...

Kandee- don't feel like your life is too boring or you have nothing "amazing" going on that day- we love you the way you are. We care what you have to say because not only do you make awesome videos but you are funny, and most of all a sweet, caring & genuine person!!!!!! The first video I ever watched of yours (oddly enough) was "the truth about kandee Johnson" and it was almost an hour long. I knew you were being genuine. I could tell. And I started watching your videos for about a year now & following you on your blog & Instagram. I love that you are down to earth. You are like "us" that read your blog-in so many ways. We can relate to you. Your honest. So many times I find myself thinking "I do that.. I wear that... I love that!" I've never entered a giveaway. I read & watch because I like you as a person. Keep blogging girl! :)

DarylAnn said...

Kandee I love you! I've been having a rough few years and this last week wasn't too great... Your blogs and videos always make me feel better and give me hope. You're are an amazingly wonderful person. I no longer have friends around here... But I do consider you to be my friend! I can really relate to this... I have a blog...not many people read it and nobody leaves me comments....

Anonymous said...

I want to be you're friend to leave you comments:))))

Anonymous said...

I wish there was something I could say to help you not feel this way.. Even if you were to blog about absolutely nothing,I would still read it and still truly enjoy it. Just bc you don't get to travel to places or go to parties all the time doesn't mean your blog isn't worth reading. You're so down to earth and fun and you always have something good to say regardless of were you are or what you're doing. And you shouldn't be so self conscious bc you're beautifuul inside & out! As you've said many times, and now its,time to tell you: Never give up on what you love! Your blog is beautiful just like you! Your clothes are amazing and so are your videos & blog, so please for me and yourself, continue :)

baby_hg4life said...

I love that your blog is normal and not extravagant it shows your down to earth and youre not boring your perfect love you. Hugs.

LMDB said...

As a new mom who loves makeup and fashion, your blogs have kept me sane and inspire me to not lose myself completely just because I had a baby. I love my baby to bits but sometimes we still need some "me" time and that's when I get to hang out with you ;) kinda! Keep on bloggin on!

Emma said...

Hiya Kandee, I stumbled across one of your you tube videos a while ago and have never liked back! I read your blogs every day-from smoothie making to make up to scoop on poop(which I found very handy!) I find you very inspiring and personally I don't find you boring at all :) keep with the blogging! Your friend Em - from across the pond in cold England! X

Anonymous said...

Kandee, I love your blogs! I read a few others but your blogs have always been and always will be my favourite to read by far. Its the same with your youtube videos too - I am subscribed to so many people but when I see a new video from you in my subscription box I get so excited! I have been watching your videos for so long and reading your blogs too and you are just an inspiration because you are so kind and so loving. I could ramble on for hours about how much I look up to you but I'll stop here before my comment gets too long... Thank you for helping me when I'm having a bad day and making me even more happy when I'm not! I can't describe how much of an inspiration you are to me! :)

Anonymous said...

You are perfekt just the way you are <3

Anonymous said...

I love your blogs dint ever stop blogging. You always make me feel good when im reading your blog. Your honest and sincere which i relate.
Higs from Puerto rico

Michelle said...

Hello from Canada with a big hug from my home to you! I just want you to know that probably most of us love reading you blogs and following you on a regular basis is because you are normal and fun and interesting to follow. You have such a great personality! Keep inspiring us all. We thank you to be the best blogger and cyber friend to us all, at least for me! Have an awesome day!

Anonymous said...

I have a "real" super busy life. I don't have/make time to read blogs but I do make a point everyday to try and read yours. Its like my own little fun/sunshine that I don't have to share but always inspires me to be a better person which in turn is shared with everyone else. Love you, you're the best!

Unknown said...

Kandee ive been reading your blog for a few years i read em both, i love that you're down to earth i read these every day because you are honest, kind & such an insipration to me and many others ive been ill over the last couple of years and your blogs and videos have kept me sane so thank you so much. We all love you! hugs all the way from Northern Ireland xxxx

Brenda J said...

I know God will doubly bless you for being such a blessing!

Sarah said...

I love reading your blog and watching your videos, your so down to earth and a real inspiration! I have been blogging since january and I have 6 followers but i love doing it so I carry on even though not many people read it. Keep up the good work!

Sarah, http://entirely-sarah.blogspot.com/ xx

Johanna said...

Kandee, honey, you are way cool! Don't you dare think otherwise :D I think the reason people love your work is because it's so real and honest, not a plastic fashion world or anything cold like that. You seem to have so much fun in your vids I always smile and laugh watching them (omg how I loved the queen of hearts, you were incredible!). You show me it's cool to be just me - not some fashionista who gets tons of freebies from everyone and their mom, but doesn't ever smile on the pictures. It would be a crazy honor if you ever had the time to come and see my humble little blog. That would be way too cool! But anyways, hugs to you, and keep on being the lovely personality you are. <3

Anonymous said...

<3 you are a real woman (and a super mum!) In a real world! Love your blog and your videos!!

Anonymous said...

I love your blogs and i read them everyday and i look forward to them everyday when i come home

k8lin said...

Thanks for always being true to yourself and encouraging others to do the same!!! I look forward to reading your blog everyday! I think that your blog is at its best when you are talking about little things from your day, because it shows that little things are important to you... It also reminds me that my life may not be super glamorous but I can always find something to be thankful for!!! Thank you for always having such a happy heart and sharing it with the world around you!!!

Anonymous said...

You are beautiful just the way you are, the way you express yourself in your blog is genuine. We are close in age, i bet we would've been great friends at school but i think of you as a friend even though you have never seen me. You are doing the the most important job in the world being a mother to four little cherubs. And you still have energy to give out extra love to us all. We love you right back!! <3 Julia from England xxx

Unknown said...

For this blog post is why I read ur blogs and follow u on YouTube, twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Oh and Pinterest! I love you dear keep doing u!

yannet razo said...

I loveee you blog nd videos!!!!
Every time I read your blog or i see one of your videos it makes me smile. And alsow because you so are always so happy and that just makes me happy :)

Erin Bridger said...

Honestly, I love your blogs. Your my favorite blogger! Those other girls who go to fashion shows lack the passion that you have in your writing, they lack the funny stories of your (absolutely adorable!) kids. Your writing is pure and honest & that's what your followers love about you, if you think a product stinks then you'll tell us! You blog when you want to (most people wouldn't have the dedication to stay up to 2am!) and that makes us know that you WANT to connect with us, not just have to. You're simply an amazing blogger, mother, & person, don't ever forget!

Shellyd said...

I subscribe to your blogs and your you tube channels. Today, I un-subscribed to six "beauty gurus " because I have zero things in common with them. I am a working mom of two that is trying her best to just to keep up and maintain. I can identify with your blog. Keep it up sista Alotta moms out here not only enjoy reading- we need it!

Anonymous said...

I don't believe u.i mean u always take pictures of urself and talk about yourself

Beauty-Ninja said...

I love you Kandee, and think you're the coolest. I started reading your blog and watching your videos back in 09, I believe. You were a happy little ray of sunshine then and you still are now. I love your mismatched earrings, your little bow ring (I recently finally found one so I can feel like a little fab Kandee Jr!), your white Hanes men's tanks, your Vans, everything. You are my style icon. Not someone wearing designer clothes and sky high heels, cause that's not my style. Please don't ever feel less than you are - amazing. Hugs and love. :)

Anonymous said...

Every night before I go to sleep I read your blog and it puts me in a good mood after a really long day. Truth is your an inspiration to me and I strive to be as good of a person as you. You have a heart of gold

Anonymous said...

That is why I love you and your blogs!! Your a normal mom with a life like mine and you are so amazingly happy, motivational, and bring a bit of sunshine into my normal and somtimes boring life!!

Anonymous said...

Your beautiful :) I believe you are a good person before I go to bed I have to read your blogs n go to your websites :) I love you and your the best

Yesica :)

Siomara said...

From one mom to another , I just wanna say thank you. I love reading your blogs when I have time to get away from all my mommy duties. I love seeing your tutorials. Don't ever feel like your not good enough, you are a part of many people's lives now and we couldn't ask for more :) keep on bloggin
Xoxo

Anonymous said...

i read your blog with my phone allmost every day and i love your blog!!! life is not a bout all the extra fancy things..its about happynes and you are the most inspirational person on that sector of life! you are so full of energy and light..it s fun to watch and read!

maria from finland

Anonymous said...

You are the epitome of stupid

gloris adol said...

I know how you feel...you're a normal person and that's why I love reading your posts!

Anonymous said...

But Kandee that's why we read your blog and watch you on YouTube, because you don't pretend to do all those 'fake" things. your just you, your honest beautiful bubbly personality always manages to put a smile on my face no matter what day was like. and that my dear is why I love you like I would my best friend. you being you makes you cool!

Anonymous said...

I read your blogs every day, make sure I didn't miss a YouTube video, and always check Twitter and Facebook to see all of the inspiring things you post. You are my idol Kandee. You've taught me so much. You make me believe in myself and make me see that I do not have to try to impress everyone and try to be perfect. I am me, and being me IS perfect. I can't even put in words how much you inspire me. I feel like I've known you forever. I hope you know how special of a person you are. God bless your wonderful loving heart:) ♥

Aimee Arbios said...

Love your blogs, they brighten my day!

Anonymous said...

Even though we all do it at times don't doubt yourself! You are beautiful & have the greatest heart! I love to read your blogs, every time I check my email I open yours first! I love when you post your Thursday random picture! Reminds me of my youth! Haha!

Ms. Drea said...

Kandee! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blogs and super fun cute sweet videos.. I give you so much credit for being able to put yourself out there each and every day the way you do and let people into your life the way you do... I think it takes a lot of courage and strength to do so. I look forward to your posts each night and will bring my phone to bed to read them before I go to sleep (yes and often staying up till the wee hours of the morning doing so! Lol!) It's so nice to see that people like you do still exist in the world.. Thanks for being you Kandee - you're my bit of sunshine and happiness in my day each and every day .. I love getting your daily emails - so fun!! Bless your sweet pure heart.. Don't change a thing! Ps - on a side note I really think that you and mom should do a book on parenting.. If only everyone could have such great parents like you ; ) I think it would do really well..

Nat said...

Yours is the only blog that i read everyday. What i love is that i dont know what u will be blogging about that day so its exciting and therefore its not boring at all. There's all sorts on your blog and it feels more real. You are more relatable then most bloggers out there and i think thats what keeps people coming back. That and your smile and encouragement.

Thiink everyone has one of those days where they wish things were different and might feel a little down. If u ever feel like than Kandee, read one of YOUR blogs. It'll cheer u up like it does the rest of us :)
Here's to normal, but happy days!

Anonymous said...

Kandee! I started watching your videos about 2 years ago. Started off with your lemon trick vid, after that...I was HOOKED! You are so inspiring. Not only because what you with makeup is AMAZING, but also just you as a person. Now a days the world lacks genuine sweet folks like yourself, and that in itself is a great thing. Thanks for being you kandee! You're amazing! <3 Don't ever stop blogging!HUGE HUGS!! xoxo

Zulekha Bajwa said...

I love your...don't ever stop blogging :) <3

Unknown said...

Kandee,
I just want to say that you are so incredible. You are a true inspiration to the rest of us. I love reading your blogs and checking out what is new in your world because that's just it, you are like all of us. Yes there are tons of beauty guru/ bloggers out there, but there are very few of them that any one of us "real" women can identify with. They talk about how fancy and amazing their life is and how they wouldn't be caught dead with out touching up their dior stained lips. But you are not like that. You bring us all in to your world and show us how humble you are on a daily basis. Everything you have, you deserve and everything you will have you have earned. So never doubt your self or ever doubt us. We love you just the way you are!!!
I know you probably won't get to read my comment but just know that you add value to my life!!! Xoxo
- nellyo86@aol.com

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