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.