I’ve seen a few of these posts going about the blogosphere, I’m not trying to add to the list or take away from anyone else’s post, but I feel that everyone experiences things differently when it comes to blogging.
Blogging is not easy but its perceived to be this super simple thing that just everyone can do. Don’t get me wrong, anyone can start a blog if that’s what you wanna do, but you’ll find that there’s a lot more to it than just blasting out some words and hitting publish.
You have to consider your content. Are you writing simply for the sake of writing? Creating posts that will get you a lot of views, likes and comments? Or are you writing for yourself? Fulfilling a passion and making something you’re proud of? More often than not you’ll find yourself sacrificing your own happiness for more views, or vice versa. I know the types of posts that are going to bump up my stats for the month, but I don’t post based on that. I would rather make a post about something I am passionate about, something I’m proud to put out there. This means I spend a lot of time racking my brain for ideas and sometimes means my posts are far and few between, but hey, what can you do?
Every blogger knows the struggle of the lighting situation. There just doesn’t seem to be any natural light, and autumn/winter is when we notice it the most. I have two windows in my bedroom and I still struggle to make the most of the light I get. Days are gloomy and it leaves its mark all over our blog photography, instas, snaps, you name it. Some incredibly devoted bloggers invest in studio lighting; I admire this, but I’m in no financial position to do it myself. I’ll just have to struggle on and do the best I can with what I’ve got.
This is the set up I was working with one day for blog photos.
This is the photo I got (praise Jesus for editing apps!!).
Keeping with photography, I go through the war of “should I buy a swanky camera to take decent photos with?” every. single. day. It’s exhausting! Obviously, I can see all the benefits of having an amazing Canon camera, but like I said before, I can’t afford it at the mo. Perhaps some day (it’s a dream of mines and I try my best to make those come true) but for now, I’m using my iPhone 7 and editing the sh*t outta my pics.
Another struggle for me is that there NEVER seems to be enough time in the day. Obviously 24 hours is a long time, but it never seems to be enough to get everything I need to do done. Blogging isn’t my livelihood. I go to uni, I work, I have responsibilities outside of the blogosphere. Everyday I have a to-do list as long as my arm, and whatever doesn’t get done gets bumped to tomorrow’s to-do list, and the cycle goes on and on and on and…
This blog post feels pretty negative. It isn’t supposed to be. I love blogging. I am sooooo glad that I created this blog and decided to take it seriously. It’s given me some fantabulous opportunities, I’ve actually been paid to write on the internet and I’ve met some pretty incredible people! But, blogging isn’t just marble and copper, it takes some hard work and dedication, but it’s worth it in the long run!
Why did you start your blog? Are there any other ‘behind the scene’ struggles you deal with?
Until next time…