Inspiring others

Since starting my blog I’ve often been called ‘inspirational’ and I often wonder why, I would never consider myself to be an inspirational person and I am in no way writing my blog to be labelled as inspirational. But when I hear someone call me an inspiration or that my writing is inspiring in some way, I feel truly humbled and quite honestly gobsmacked.

I don’t want people to call me an inspiration because of my vision impairment, I don’t want sympathy in any way because at the end of the day I am just a normal person and I’m writing this blog in the hope of helping people who are in a similar situation to myself and I  hope to educate others whilst doing so.


(A photo of myself working on my blog).

I love writing and blogging is one of my main passions in life, I don’t write this blog in the hope of receiving comments such as one calling me inspirational but when I do I am truly grateful. I can’t begin to describe the feeling I have when people call my writing and my blog posts inspirational because at the end of the day all I’m doing is writing about my experiences and trying to spread positivity as best I can.When I receive comments and messages from my readers saying that my blog has helped them in some way or that they’ve learned something from it, I get a sense of happiness inside as I know that what I’m doing is reaching out to people and helping people in some way, that has always been my aim, if I’m only able to help or educate one person then that’s enough for me as I know that all this writing is worthwhile.

I think that being called inspirational is one of the best compliments you can receive (that’s just my opinion of course) but for me it’s truly special, knowing that some people label my writing as ‘inspiring’ shocks me everyday. I look up to other people and I consider them to be so inspiring, I would never consider myself to be one of those people and I know that I’m not but as I said the fact that some people find me to be inspiring in some way blows my mind.

I started this blog in the hope of helping fellow visually impaired people, to make them realise that having a vision impairment or any other disability shouldn’t stop them from living a happy and positive life, everyone deserves that. Where my blog is at today amazes me, I never thought I’d gain so many amazing readers who I love to engage with. None of this is about numbers but I can’t quite believe that over 700 people now follow me on my little blog, I’d like to thank every single one of you for hitting that follow button and for liking and commenting on my posts, I will be forever grateful. Interacting with you all definitely makes me feel very happy and you always manage to brighten up my day. You all leave such amazing and lovely comments and they fill my heart with happiness and joy (cheesy I know but 100% true).

I don’t think I’ll ever get used to the fact that some people find me inspirational, it’s just crazy to me. All I’m doing is writing about my experiences, noting some accounts of my life and I try to also share some tips with you all, whether I do that well or not, I don’t know but I love it. I love everything about blogging, the writing, the people involved and everything in between. I love being a part of the blogging community. I’d like to thank you all for joining me on this blogging journey, my blog is going places I never expected it to go and that is down to all of you reading this right now so thank you!

I don’t think anyone will ever find themselves to be inspiring but when you hear it from others it’s a truly special feeling and I’m glad that my blog is able to educate and inspire people.

You can inspire people too, I think the way to do so is to be yourself, share your experiences, spread positivity and never letting go of who you really are. Everyone has their stories and although some might not want to be ‘inspirational’ because of them, there is always someone out there who will look up to you and admire you for how you approach life, you might not realise it but it’s the truth.

So am I inspirational? I can’t decide but maybe you can.

Elin x

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12 Comments

  1. February 17, 2017 / 11:17 pm

    I think this is one of my favourite posts of yours! I can really relate to the whole concept of being called an inspiration. You are one of the most amazing people I know and your determination, motivation and positivity inspires me everyday! I feel so lucky to call you my best friend! Keep being you 💗

    • February 18, 2017 / 8:43 am

      This was the loveliest comment to wake up to! Thank you so so much Hols, you have no idea how much this means to me! You inspire me every single day! I’m the lucky one 💗

  2. Seren
    February 17, 2017 / 11:35 pm

    You are unbelievably inspiring never forget
    That, its seren by the way remeber me? Yeah of course I’m still reading every post

    • February 18, 2017 / 8:45 am

      Hi Seren, thank you so much, that means so much to me! Of course I remember, thank you so much for your continued support. I hope you’re doing well x

  3. February 18, 2017 / 10:14 am

    I can relate on people calling me inspirational. I’ve had a couple comments saying that I’ve inspired people to make a blog which shocked me. And I wonder to myself, how??

    And this is such a lovely post and don’t ever think your not inspirational because you are for sharing your experiences when you don’t have to. And people are learning and understanding visual impairments through your blog and there are others who don’t feel alone. That’s why your readers think your inspirational. Never think otherwise💖

    • February 18, 2017 / 10:19 am

      Thank you so much lovely, that means a lot. Don’t question yourself either, your blog is amazing and incredibly inspiring, that’s why you’re one of my favourite bloggers! Your writing is amazing and there are so many reasons why people find you inspirational. Thank you so much for reading as always <3

  4. February 19, 2017 / 5:52 pm

    I think i have found a great blog to follow 🙂

    • February 19, 2017 / 6:39 pm

      Thank you so much, I hope you enjoy my future posts 🙂

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