Give a little, Get a lot. #swiftly-painted selfie challenge: October

October: Writing prompt: Reflect and respond to this statement: your followers follow you willingly. Create an image of what describes you as a blogger. Bonus points for little clues about what’s going on in your life.


Cheers, to my first post of the #Swiftly Painted Self-Portrait Challenge. So as the first prompt goes… My life as a blogger has changed my perspective on life, my friends, my work flow and amped up my photography life. I started blogging this summer as I was waiting for my new website to be built and completed. It has been a great outlet and helped me get more of my voice out there as an artist.

I never realized until I started blogging how much I love to write. Blogging quickly became my thing. I love everything about it, especially the challenge of learning how to navigate around this new software. But as time went on I realized that I loved reading other bloggers blogs and getting a glimpse into others lives.

As I said before, I am a total people person. I love, love. I love hearing stories shared about up-bringings. Everything about a blogger is really just so interesting. Getting an inside perspective into someone else’s life, reading about the person behind the computer screen without knowing them, yet feeling like you already do. It’s a really interesting world that we live in.  This form of introduction and a basic level of intimacy in relationships can be built without ever being face to face. Welcome to the 21st century.

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THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR FOLLOWING ME ON THIS JOURNEY! I can’t wait to see what all of you come up with for the monthly challenges. If your looking for Annmarie’s blog to check out her challenge click here.

Now onto the link up! :) linking up with KAtie & Jess today because they are both awesome.

A few “rules”…

Let’s be honest for second, k? I’m not going to check up on all of you to make sure you follow these rules, but I trust you. Please be respectful.

1. Link back to Jess and Annmarie in your challenge post.

2. Follow Jess and Annmarie on Bloglovin’ (Bonus points for liking/following in these places… Annmarie: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter | Jess: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)

3. Visit other blogs, comment/like, make new friends. That’s how it happens.

If you feel like it…

Email Annmarie if you’re interested in co-hosting at! Please include your name, blog title, blog URL, and blog button image in your message!

Place our button in your post and/or on your sidebar to help spread the word about the challenge.

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Don’t forget that we’ll be including a featured post next week! Be sure to link up below so that we can see your work!

Love. Love. Love.

Annmarie & Jess

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