My name is Kirstie. I am from London, though I probably will not die there.


Thanks for that title Collette; I feel as though it sums me up quite well. I was also considering 'last night I dreamt I went to the Golden Globes again' or 'when Kirstie Wheeler, of London, announced that she would be shortly winning the Booker Prize with a novel of much magnificence, there was much talk and excitement across her twitter feed', but I didn't think they would hold much gravitas.

I have been writing random posts here for a while, reviews, travel guides, nonsensical ramblings, but I have recently been a little MIA. MIA because the thought of planning, writing, scheduling, and whatever else you do with a blog post gave me massive amounts of anxiety.

It sounds cliched, but writing has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember; it also sounds cliched that I am noting the use of my clichè, but nevertheless, it is true. I attempted to turn my blog into a career and it took the fun out of it for me, so I have decided to quit. Not quit my blog, just quit the career aspect. I am a firm believer that if something is making you miserable, you stop doing it.

I am still going to be writing here, however, you can expect to find more posts like this. A blog is supposed to be personal, and I think kirstiekinsblogs lost that personal touch somewhere along the way. I was comparing my little blog to the big blogs with thousands of followers and was getting really disheartened when I wasn't seeing the results that I wanted. I was upset that I was nothing like these influencers that travel all the time and always seem to have perfect lifestyles. It is easy to compare yourself to people that seem perfect online; people only show their 'best bits' on the internet.

So here is the deal.

I am not an influencer, I am not perfect, and I am no longer comparing myself to all the big blogs out there. I am here, being my authentic self, writing for myself, and just generally being me. Follow me, or don't follow me, numbers don't matter anymore. I am not here to make money or pedal weightloss products, I am just here to write. Though, I will occasionally write in return for free food.

I am also going to start using from time to time.  There is nothing there yet, but I am going to be using it to document my writing career. I have decided that I would like to win a Golden Globe or a BAFTA, or perhaps be recognised by the Screen Writers Guild of America.

Until then...


  1. I think it's great that you're kinda taking it "back to basics" and being more personal. We really can lose our way when we blog and I totally feel you with the comparing your blog to others. I always do that and it doesn't achieve anything does it?

    Looking forward to seeing more chatty and personal posts from you!


  2. YES! I have felt this SO strongly recently. My blog got completely consumed with brand collabs and sponsored posts and as flattering as that is, I wasn't writing anymore. I was just advertising. I've been trying to find more of a balance lately and hopefully it will re-ignite my passion for blogging. I'm excited to see the personal posts you have coming up!
    Beth x Adventure & Anxiety


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