15 Truths We Don’t Like To Admit As Bloggers

Bloggers truths

I’ve been a blogger for a while now, and I feel like over that time there are certain things about being a blogger that often go unspoken. Secrets we keep so as not to come across as a “bad blogger”, or not quite fitting the mould of what a blogger is “supposed” to be.

It’s time to break the silence, shout it from the rooftops – or y’know, write a listicle about it on my blog. So soz guys, I’m spilling the beans.

1 / We don’t always find the time to actually read other blogs. It’s not because we don’t want to, it’s just the small amount of time we do have around full time jobs and a social life is being dedicated to keeping our own blogs updated.

2 / We also don’t always enjoy blogging. Hands up if you’ve ever actually begrudged blogging a little bit? Coming up with content ideas, writing and taking photographs…sometimes we just don’t feel like doing it.

3 / Not all content makes the cut. Sometimes we might create a post that sits in our drafts for months or even ends up getting deleted. What seemed like a good idea at the time just lost its oomph.

4 / We can’t always help the comparisons. As the expression goes – comparison is the thief of joy. But sometimes it’s damn near impossible not to compare our blog to another.

5 / Sometimes we want to complain. I may be painting us as a right miserable bunch, but sometimes we need to vent a bit about blogging. Whether it’s to other bloggers, to our partners or friends, if we didn’t moan we’d explode.

6 / A good opportunity can make our day. As much as blogging (for the majority of the community) is not about the PR opps, a decent collaboration offer is a way of saying we’ve made it, in our own little way.

7 / Occasionally, we leave the camera at home on purpose. Maybe this is just me, but there are times when you want to do something, go somewhere or eat something that isn’t chronicled on your blog with 598449 photos to edit to go with it.

8 / Personal photo editors should be a thing. Speaking of photo editing, I can’t be the only one who gets a bit fed up of going through over 50 photos of the same thing from different angles for the best shot. Can someone do it for me? I’ll pay with doughnuts or something.

9 / We’re embarrassed of our older content. I very rarely go back to look at my earliest posts. I want to forget that my photography was ever awful. I want to think my blog has always been at its peak.

10 / Sorry we don’t always catch the typos. No matter how many times I read a post through before (and after) publishing it, I don’t spot the mistakes.

11 / We don’t always have the same interests. There’s certain blogger tropes and trends that crop up occasionally that anyone outside the community might think all bloggers are into, but we’re actually a pretty diverse bunch. You can take your Michael Kors bags and matte lipsticks, I’ll take my comics and cheesecake thanks.

12 / Our flat lays are the only organised part of our rooms. Can I get a HELL YEAH from any fellow bloggers that have to be very selective about where to take their photos due to copious mess and clutter in every other square inch of the room?

13 / We feel a bit lost without social media. Twitter, in particular, is our lifeblood. It’s how we keep in touch with fellow bloggers and feel less alone in the world.

14 / We often blog in our pyjamas. Yup. It’s comfy and convenient, OK?

15 / We also don’t all have a swanky blogging office. Sitting in bed is just as effective as your average Pinterest-friendly office.

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45 Comments

    • Cat June 23, 2016 / 8:40 pm

      Hahah thank you so much, glad you enjoyed it and related to it too! x

  1. emma rankin June 21, 2016 / 7:57 am

    Love this post, I don’t know what I’d do without Twitter

    • Cat June 23, 2016 / 8:40 pm

      Thank you! I know, right?! I’d be so lost without it.

  2. Alice G June 21, 2016 / 6:08 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever written a blog post whilst being in any other clothes than pyjamas… haha

    Alice // the-rose-glow.blogspot.co.uk

    • Cat June 23, 2016 / 8:40 pm

      Hahaha, it’s the best way to be! x

    • Cat June 23, 2016 / 8:41 pm

      Love it! Wish I was…will probably pop them on soon! x

    • Cat June 23, 2016 / 8:41 pm

      Editing photos is the bane of my life, especially trying to improve ones taken in poor lighting! x

  3. Jessie June 22, 2016 / 10:25 am

    I can relate to everything! : ) Especially the blogging in your pjs and feeling lost without social media. I do wish I had a Pinterest-style blog office though xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

    • Cat June 23, 2016 / 8:42 pm

      Heheh, glad to hear it! I think we all wouldn’t say no to a Pinterest-style office, but we can live without it! x

    • Cat June 23, 2016 / 8:42 pm

      Thanks Abi! x

  4. Gaby June 22, 2016 / 6:09 pm

    Pretty accurate haha

    • Cat June 23, 2016 / 8:42 pm

      Thanks Gaby! x

  5. chloe June 22, 2016 / 6:41 pm

    I loved this post so much, I can relate to literally every point you have made! I must admit I have been in such a blogging slump recently, I couldn’t be bothered to read other peoples blogs let alone create content on my own blog (whoops!) thankfully Im getting back into the swing of things! -xo

    chloedanielle.co.uk

    • Cat June 23, 2016 / 8:43 pm

      Thank you so much, glad you like it! I think we all fall into that slump sometimes but we’re a bit scared to be honest and admit we haven’t found enough time to appreciate other people’s content! x

  6. Leah June 22, 2016 / 11:29 pm

    Yes to ALL of this! I’m currently having a short hiatus as I’m overwhelmed with all the coulda-woulda-shoulda crap that blogging sometimes entails so this was a really timely read for me. Sharing it!

    Just Me Leah

    • Cat June 23, 2016 / 8:44 pm

      Thanks Leah! Thank you so much for sharing too :) I know how you feel, and a hiatus does often prove really handy! x

  7. nikki sumner June 23, 2016 / 7:45 am

    Love it and yes my flat lays never show the chaos around me!!! I also blog in my pjs!!! x

    • Cat June 23, 2016 / 8:44 pm

      The amount of times I have re-angled or cropped a photo just to get rid of the mess in the background is unreal! x

    • Cat June 23, 2016 / 8:45 pm

      Lol, I’ve definitely posted a draft by mistake before! x

  8. Katie June 25, 2016 / 6:08 pm

    I cannot disagree with a single point haha! Especially number one… I’ve been playing catch up over the past few days with unread posts from over 20 days ago!

    • Cat June 26, 2016 / 11:24 am

      Hahah bless you – playing catch up sometimes feels like a chore but then you find some great posts that could’ve been missed so it’s not all bad! x

  9. Aimee June 26, 2016 / 1:49 pm

    Oh my god, I love number 15!! I so often see photos on IG and Twitter of people’s blogging offices and feel so jealous because I just blog from my couch xD Can relate to so many of these, too. So true! x

    • Cat July 12, 2016 / 5:49 pm

      I’m all about blogging from my bed or my incredibly cluttered desk! x

  10. sadie July 5, 2016 / 8:15 am

    love this Cat! Someone tweeted it (the power of Twitter!) which is how I found it. Hope you don’t mind, but I am shamelessly copying the points and answering myself. I shall link back to your blog and give you full credit.

    Superb post. Thank you :O)

    • Cat July 5, 2016 / 7:11 pm

      Thanks Sadie – and that’s awesome that someone shared it :) I’d love to see the post once you publish it so make sure to share it (feel free to tag @moreaboutcat on twitter so I see it and I’ll give it an RT!) x

      • sadie July 5, 2016 / 8:41 pm

        thanks Cat, all done and thoroughly enjoyed it. I’ve had someone say they are going to do a version themselves too. Good fun. Thank you! :O) x

          • Cat July 12, 2016 / 5:49 pm

            I look forward to reading yours, and Sadies posts! x

  11. Hannah July 8, 2016 / 9:30 am

    This is one of those posts where you’re just like ‘Yep, yep, yeah, me, so me, yeah, hahahahah totally me, preach’ to every single point!

    Well done for bringing them all together in such a hilarious post! Loved reading this first thing on a Froday, it’s put me in a fabulous mood!

    Hannah xx

    • Cat July 9, 2016 / 11:30 am

      Aww thank you! I’m glad you relate haha :) Hope you had a great Friday and have an awesome weekend x

  12. Katy Alicia July 12, 2016 / 11:30 am

    I love this post! All very true and number 12 especially relates to my situation.

    • Cat July 12, 2016 / 5:50 pm

      I think a lot of us can definitely relate to that one in particular! x

    • Cat August 16, 2016 / 11:19 pm

      Heheh, thanks! x

  13. Becca Barnes September 7, 2016 / 9:27 am

    I loved this! Honestly its great to hear I’m not alone in feeling guilty for not reading enough blog posts. I try but there are only so many hours…
    Plus I have a sneaky suspicion that there are many bloggers out there who couldn’t give a * and never read other blogs.

    So props to us and all the lovely bloggers for trying eh?
    Great to meet you, Becca x
    http://www.mytwoblackdogs.com

    • Cat September 8, 2016 / 8:44 pm

      Hey Becca, thanks for your comment! It’s so hard to find time to read and engage in the community, especially when you work FT. Of course there will be those who don’t read or give a hoot about other blogs, but sod ’em! x

  14. Emily-Alice November 22, 2016 / 1:28 pm

    Can really relate to a lot of these! Haha especially everywhere being messy apart from the small square i photograph in the area with the best light! x

    emily-alice.co.uk

    • Cat November 24, 2016 / 6:33 pm

      Lol – every bloggers problem is trying to make it look like they’re actually super tidy and organised! x

  15. Hayley February 26, 2017 / 9:41 pm

    Great post, I relate to so many of these and people don’t own up to them often enough.

    • Cat March 6, 2017 / 1:52 pm

      I think we’re all guilty of not always owning up to our blogging sins! Thanks for commenting.

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