This is a rant sort of blog post… SOZ if you aren’t into that type of post but I think it’s important to get something off your chest if you have it there. And it makes good blog content yeah?!? I was watching Zoella’s vlog yesterday, and she had this little segment in it about her blog and the tasks that come with running it. She also mentioned about how frustrating it is when someone says something along the lines of ‘Bloggers don’t work hard’ or ‘Blogging isn’t a real job’. I was just like YES GAL U TELL THEM.
This is something that every blogger, no matter what you blog about will understand TO A TEE. TO A BIG MASSIVE TEE. It is something that actually when someone has said it to me upsets me so much because nobody ~ unless you are a blogger ~ realizes the effort and bloody hard work that goes into running a blog.
Blogging is hard work. There is no doubt about it. Anyone who says it in my opinion is just jealous that they aren’t doing as something cool as bloggers are… obvs. I have said this before and I will say it again, blogging is a 24/7 blog. You technically don’t get a break from it because of all the emails or social media notifications. You are always aware that it is there and it is hard to detach yourself from it.
Quite often those who are negative towards blogging one don’t understand really what it is and two don’t understand how the technological and social media world is growing and becoming hugely popular.
If you happen to be reading this because you agree that bloggers don’t try hard then I will give you little insight into my blogging life mixed with my personal life…
I have been running my blog since March 2016… I started it as a little everyday hobbies and since then it has transformed into a little corner of the internet which I share with nearly 10,000 other people. I *try to blog every 2-3 days if I can, that includes taking the photos (at home or going out on shoots), editing those photos, writing the blog post and then editing the blog post, managing the settings and SEO of my blog posts, publishing it and then catching up on comments. Then on my Instagram I try and post every day before nine pm, which includes editing my photos more to suit my theme, writing a catchy caption, adding hashtags which will boost the algorithm of my photo, and catching up on all 6 of the comment pods I am in. I tend to do that at 10PM before I go to bed. This also excludes all the emails, PR requests, Twitter (don’t even get me started on that…) stats and planning etc… YOU GET THE IDEA.
However whilst running that circus I also attend college 5 days a week, in which I am doing 2 A-Levels and a BTEC (FYI I have Geography coursework due in Friday and AHHHH!). I also have a job working behind for roughly 16 hours a week. So yeah… free time what?? What is that??
‘But blogging is a choice why complain about it’ – I am not complaining ooohhhh no! I LUVVV blogging or else why would I still be doing it. I hope it takes me somewhere in life, but if it doesn’t then I am fine with that too because it has increased my confidence a lot, has made me learn new skills which I am now obsessed with and has improved my vocabulary. I am not a huge book reader so my vocab is not spot on but this has helped a lot.
What do you think about all this? What is your opinion?
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