A lot of people never realise how much work goes into blogging, behind the writing and pictures there is a totally different world. What you see is probably only 10% of the work that goes into blogging.
I remember the other day someone said to me ‘blogging must be easy really, sitting at home just writing posts’ oh boy, how wrong was she. I mean don’t get me wrong if you just blog for you personally, more like journal and you don’t promote it to the world… it’s definitely easy. However me as a blogger, I want my blog to be my future career so it honestly takes up all my time which I don’t mind because I love it so much!
On average day I get up, go the gym, come home, get ready, go out and shoot photos, then edit edit edit, write a blog post or two, film a YouTube video and edit it. Alongside all this I need to be active on social media, reply to emails and promote everything as a whole.
I spend majority of my days up until early hours of the morning simply trying to make my blog looks its best – alongside my daily antics I have my personal life and social life as well blogging which is pretty much 24/7. Obviously it’s your choice how much time you spend on blogging – but me, working with brands and knowing bloggers from all around the world is amazing, but it’s makes the day to day blogging job never ending.
‘YOU NEED A BREAK SOMETIMES‘
Every blogger eventually has a down day and realises it’s a lot of work – needing to take a break. It’s never wrong to take a day off, especially from social media as it can be so overwhelming at times.
Ever so often I will always have a day where I’m both physically and mentally exhausted… but in reality being a blogger or not, we all have them days. Some days I literally hate my blog and my Instagram feed but I’ve learnt to look at all of this as a learning curve, I’m constantly evaluating my blog and improving it to make it better and better every day.
Talking about needing a time out, the blogging community itself can be so hot headed and too much at times. Don’t get me wrong I’ve never been in any blogging drama, you will see a lot of the days on twitter, my feed can be full of drama which can also be very overwhelming and stressful. However, when there isn’t any drama it switches to love and support from all the different bloggers around the world and it is just incredible. The blogging community can be such a strong community full of love. There will always be advantages and disadvantages to the blogging world itself…Don’t you agree?
THE REALITY BEHIND BLOG POSTS
One of the most annoying realities about writing blog posts is definitely having a writers block. After going through a lot of great blog posts, you will come to a point where you struggle to think of other blog post topics. Before you even write a blog post, I always have to plan and schedule so they all are relevant and fit into my blog nicely – I have to make time to go take pictures too.
Blogging has changed my life for the better, it’s made me actually believe in myself and my future to come. My confidence has pretty much shot through the roof, alongside this I’ve never been amazing at English but it is constantly improving my English from day to day. Being a blogger is such an amazing feeling, besides any drama and the down days, I would never regret becoming a blogger.
This blog post has simply just outlined the home truths about blogging as a whole, but honestly you will never truly know the proper ins and outs of the blogging world if you’re not a blogger. If you ever feel like starting a blog, I completely support you and wish you all the luck – it’s a truly remarkable feeling from the love, support and opportunities you get from the blogging community and friends and family.
If you are starting a blog and need advice, you can check out my blog post ‘How To Start A Blog‘ here.
You can also message me anytime at this email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
There is absolutely nothing I would change about becoming a blogger or the blogging community itself.