Tuesday, 26 July 2016

28 Things All bloggers Want You To Know

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I have been blogging over two years now and I have written over 200 or so blog posts. It's safe to say I have learnt a lot, seen a lot and experienced a lot from being part of the blogging community. Granted not as much as some people who have been blogging since time began but enough time nonetheless. 

I love blogging. Period. Blogging is really important to me and I hope that I continue it on into the future. However sometimes blogging is stressful, like any job or hobby in life. People seem to have this false perception of what blogging is like. They think blogging is a walk in a park- well let me tell you, it ain't! 

Today I thought I would share with you 28 things all bloggers are thinking and want you to know. So if you do have non-blogger friends who don't seem to understand what blogging is all about, maybe you could share with them this post and give them an insight into what blogging is really like. 

1. Blogging isn't easy. Hands down. End of- I am not auguring with you.
2. It took me hours to take these photos and hours to edit them- please tell me you like them! Please?
3. I sometimes run out of ideas. Sometimes I have loads of ideas. And sometimes I have a list full of ideas but I don't want to write about any of them.
4. I get jealous of my blogging friends. Of their Instagram feeds and Snapchat stories. This can make me feel down in the dumps.
5. Blogging is expensive. Whatever type of blogger you are. Yes, there is free versions. Yes, there is shortcuts but you will never be happy till you have that £25 blog header and £40 layout everyone else has.
6. Sometimes I don't want to share everything with you on Twitter and sometimes I do. I am sorry.
7. Although I like to pretend I am being very productive- I have actually spent the last hour scrolling through Pinterest and haven't touched my email inboxes yet.
8. I don't like or get on with every blogger and that is okay.
9. Although I have many blogging friends. They are also my competition . If you want to succeed you have to work harder than anyone else that includes your friends. 
10. I spend hours of my life scheduling tweets and Instagram posts. No, it isn't fun and no I don't want to do.
11. It's hard to come up with fresh ideas all the time. Sometimes we take inspiration from other people. This is okay.
12. It's also hard to inject your personality into every post. Trying to be factually correct, not offend anyone and be funny is harder than you think

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13. Not all bloggers are in it for the money and fame 
14. We can't do everything. I can't join in every Twitter chat, upload everyday, maintain a perfect Instagram feed and boss my inboxes by 9 in the morning, everyday single day! Deal with it!
15. Blogging actually involves a lot of technical stuff, coding and HTML, and you were saying blogging is easy?
16. Bloggers get a bad rep. Celebrities are allowed to sponsor products but bloggers are criticised heavily, why is this?
17. When you blog: hobby or business - you work for yourself. You are responsible for getting up in the morning and writing a post. No one else does it for us!
18. We don't all want to be like Zoella
19. Most of us run blogs alongside college, school or full-time jobs- it's bloody hard. Cut us some slack!
20. Blogging is very creative. From the design of your blog to the style of your photos! And just like in any other creative Outlet- sometimes we are uninspired, this is okay!
21. No matter how many times I spell check a post I will always miss something- please forgive me!
22. We don't all live in fancy houses, with marble decor and companies swarming us with PR deals. We are all real people with real emotions
23. Your comments mean the world to us. Interaction means so much more than any others stats ever could.

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24. That photography isn't as simple as taking a photo, there's a lot of effort that goes into blog photography especially when you are trying to take photos on a cloudy, dark day.
25. We don't all have a following like Zoella that means in order to gain comments and followers we have to comment and follow other people- this takes up a hell lot of time 
26. Blogging requires a considerable amount of commitment- just like any other job. 
27. We don't just spend all day taking pictures of food or scrolling through Twitter, that's called working!
28. Although blogging is very difficult, more than you would ever imagine- we wouldn't give it up for the world. Period. 

Let me know if you agree with any of these things in the comments below or if there is anything else you would want your non-blogger friends and family to know!

Thank you for reading, as always X

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48 comments

  1. this was such a great read! definitely can relate haha! :)

    xo
    http://itsevelina.com

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  2. This is so relatable for every most bloggers! Great post :) Lily x

    meetmeinmelford.blogspot.com

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  3. This is a great post. Number 12 is so true, and it can make it so hard for me to write posts sometimes! I have ideas that I really, really want to write about - but then get so tangled up trying to be factually correct and 100% unoffensive, while also being funny and readable?! No chance!
    Jennifer x
    Ginevrella | Lifestyle Blog

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    1. haha, I feel you! I know the struggle very well x

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  4. I agree with all points :D
    Mia x | my-world-vibes.blogspot.com

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  5. I completely recognized myself in this post! I'm sure you work a lot on your blog but the results are incredible, really. x

    www.cactusholicgirl.com

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    1. AW THANK YOU! Yes, I do spend a lot of time on my blog x

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  6. Can definitely relate to this! Yes i am a blogger but that doesn't mean I get sent free stuff! xx
    blossomofhope.blogspot.com

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    1. I have never got anything for free! Glad I'm not the only one x

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  7. Loved this post! It can so much - especially number 3 and 4! Ellie xo

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  8. This is a great post! I agree with everything you've listed :) It gets annoying when people think it's easy or all they say when they ask about your blog is 'do you get paid to blog?' or 'do you get sent loads of free stuff!?', it's so stressful.

    Sarah | Raiin Monkey

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  9. I can definitely relate to Number 3; I've only just started my blog, but I have a big list of posts that I would like to have on my blog, but I just don't want to write about them! Also, I totally understand the point about photography- it takes aaaages to find a spot in my house with good lighting!
    Great post x
    - Amy. everythingamygeorgia.blogspot.com

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    1. aw bless you! You will find the great place in the end x

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  10. So much I agree. I have two jobs and just started a blog. And hell coffee doesn't work on me anymore. And I hardly have any followers. But writting a post about something you like even tho it is so exhausting is so satisfying in the end!

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  11. I loved this! I've started blogging seriously this year and it's a ton of work- but I love it. And I do get hit with envy when I see other bloggers' fabulous photos on their blogs or Instagram. I have to reassure myself that my pictures will one day get better and hopefully people will concentrate on my written content more than my photos ;) great post, yet again!! <3

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    1. aw thank you so much! Stay with it lovely! You will get there in the end x

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  12. Yes this is very accurate indeed, really happy that finally someone said it ��

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    1. haha! I'm glad I could be that person x

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  13. Yesss! I think you've literally just spoken on behalf of the whole blogging community on the internet! Loved it!
    Cloe X clxelouise.blogspot.com

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  14. This is sooooo relatable, I find myself saying at least three of these way to often!
    x L

    awkward-overload.blogspot.com

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  15. This is such a relatable post especially the one about everyone trying to be Zoella.... That's far from the truth.
    Róisín
    totallyro.blogspot.ie

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    1. I know right! I hate it when people say that x

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  16. Great post as always Nicole, and so relatable as well. Now just got to share with all my non-blogging friends ^_^

    Sophie | Sophie's Spot

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    1. aw thanks, please do share around x

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  17. Everything you said was on point! I've been blogging for less than a year yet I can relate to someone who has been blogging for two or so years. How funny is that?

    #sweetreats xx www.bakingboutiquebirds.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. haha, it is indeed! I have been thinking most of these things for so long now x

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  18. Love this, it's so relatable! My non blogger friends just don't get it *sigh* xx
    Emily May Designs

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    1. ah, it's so frustrating isn't it? xx

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  19. I can relate to every single point. My friends just don't understand how much is to be done when blogging, so may social media accounts have to managed I only do it because I'm dedicated and enjoy it a hell of a lot xx

    Claire ❤ | My Little Memoir

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  20. I totally agree with all of these! Thank you so much for this post ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

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  21. These are all so true! But its all part of then fun 😊

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  22. Oh goodness this made me laugh. As someone who is just starting their blog (and hopefully 'blogging career'!) I can relate to these even now. Thanks for posting this <3

    Erin | Wolf & Stag
    http://www.wolf-and-stag.com/

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    1. aw I'm glad it made you laugh! Good luck xx

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  23. I couldn't of put this better. I love all the points so much!

    Thanks for sharing
    Steph xx

    Steph's World | Lifestyle Blog | www.stephsworld.com

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  24. Cool post! You have a new follower :)

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