I’m not a full time blogger, and truth be told I don’t think I ever will be. I’m happy with blogging as hobby, plus I don’t think I could ever put myself under the pressure of becoming full time. After nearly 4 years of having my little corner of the internet, I’ve learnt a fair few blogging home truths along the way. It’s not all sunshine, rainbows and perfectly edited photos.
It can be lonely and you end up becoming slight anti social. I have only handful of blogger friends, and friends who understand the whole blogging thing in general. I do actually find myself saying no to hanging out with friends cause I just wanna stay in my cosy spot writing and planning new content – not just for my blog itself but also for Instagram and working on other social media platforms.
Blogging and having a full time job is hard work. You’re not going to get over night success, it takes time, effort and perseverance. I started my blog thinking that I wouldn’t get any readers for at least the first 6 months, and I was okay with that. I started blogging as a creative outlet, obviously I wanted readers but I knew that was going to take time and effort.
Creating that one perfect shot can take hours, 56 outtakes and although the flat lay may look perfect the mess around says the complete opposite. Like seriously, it takes a lot to get things how you want them, and then you’ll come to edit and realise you don’t have the shot you really want anyway. Back to the drawing board.
It took me a while to find my place in the blogging world too, like I’ve never really had much of a niche. Although I’d label myself as a lifestyle blogger, I don’t really think I have a set type of posts I write about, I’m a bit of a rambler and it probably isn’t very good for my ‘brand’ – I certainly don’t have a theme to my Insta. But I’m just doing me, and I’m happy so what else matters.
Well, there you go. Those are my blogging home truths, I’m sorry if all of my rambling bored you a little, buy hey a girl gotta get these things off her chest sometimes.