Things I Struggle With As A Blogger

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People always seem to think blogging is so easy, like you can just write a post and it doesn’t take a lot of time, it’s just as straight forward as that. In all honesty though it is more difficult than that, there are so many aspects to blogging and it can be so difficult to keep on top of things and be a blogger that is some what successful & that people want to read.

The problem with me is that I will never be the perfect blogger, I will probably make mistakes but that is just me! Want to see the things that I struggle with as a blogger? Let’s go!

Scheduling 

Scheduling is my least favourite thing to do, it doesn’t matter how many times I listen to Eminem or Hairspray the musical it doesn’t matter how much I sing along, it still takes forever and a day.

SEO

SEO is so difficult, I’m still trying to just get my head around it and just make sure that I get all of my keywords into my posts, I mean honestly, is it that simple? For me, not so much, it is just something I struggle with.

Photography

I’ve worked so hard on my photography recently, I struggle with it so much still though! Shadows are my worst nightmare, they are such a pain in the backside, I always feel like when there is a massive shadow it gets in the way of my entire photo. I just want a magic eraser for them!

Blog post writing

Recently I’ve been struggling so badly with blog post writing, it’s not just about making time to write the posts, I just don’t have that drive right now. I love my blog, I love blogging in general, I just have such a lack of motivation to just get things done.

Communicating with other bloggers

There never seems enough time in the day to talk to all of the bloggers that I love, I genuinely feel like I honestly feel like I’m being rude by not messaging them. I always feel like I’ve been that busy recently that I forget to talk to people, honestly what is wrong with me, I don’t want people to think that I’m being rude!

Remembering blog chats

Blog chats are some of my favourite things to do, I love being able to chat to people, it allows me to actually catch up with people! Especially because I currently suck at contacting people because I am so damn busy.

What are some of the things that you struggle with as a blogger? Leave your response in the comments!

Love Amie 2016

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30 Comments

  1. 04/08/2016 / 9:58 am

    Yeah I can relate to this. I don’t think people realise how hard blogging is! I am always so damn busy that I forget to reply to emails, miss chats, miss out on catching up with people. And I hate scheduling!! X

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      04/08/2016 / 1:55 pm

      I am the same at the moment, I had emails from last week and I forgot to reply, but I’m catching up slowly! <3

  2. Parie
    04/08/2016 / 10:01 am

    Yes , yes and yes to all of these! So much that comes with blogging!!

    Parie x
    classandglitter.com

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      04/08/2016 / 1:58 pm

      I know right? It is so difficult to juggle everything! <3

  3. 04/08/2016 / 10:09 am

    I can definitely relate to this! I find SEO quite difficult to get my head around too, and never have enough time to blog as much as I’d like. xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      04/08/2016 / 2:01 pm

      I am still juggling with the whole SEO thing, it is just the keyword stuff I need to get my head round. Time is very difficult, especially when you’re so busy with life in general! <3

  4. 04/08/2016 / 10:28 am

    I can really relate to this. Every time I write a post I second guess it, I never feel that its quite right, especially the photography! But I love blogging, its the best.

    Kez | acaciasdreams.com

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      04/08/2016 / 2:05 pm

      I am the same, I am always questioning everything that I do for some unknown reason, I think it is because I am a bit of a perfectionist. Blogging is literally one of my favourite things in the world. <3

  5. 04/08/2016 / 11:36 am

    I love blogging but I cannot keep up will ALL the things that come with it! I feel like other people have it all figured out and I am lost just typing away and hoping for the best

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      04/08/2016 / 2:11 pm

      I’m the same my darling it is always moving and improving and moving forward, it’s madness! <3

  6. 04/08/2016 / 5:06 pm

    Scheduling… I love it and I hate it. I love it because it makes my life easier. I hate it, because of the time it takes. I use Buffer and I upgraded to the pro version, so I hate it a little less now, but still. Urgh. I’m just getting the hang of it at the moment but I hope I’ll hate it less in time.

    Urgh. SEO too. I don’t even bother. I don’t care enough to care about that.

    I’m glad that I’m not really a niche blogger and that I just throw myself under the umbrella of “lifestyle” which to me really means “bang on about my every day life all the time” so I rarely have cause for any photos that have to be staged. I’m all outside photography and shadows are just part of the landscape and scenery. Unless the sun is in the wrong direction and the bird I want a photo of is in shadow, then I get irritated, but there’s not much I can do about a giant ball of fire.

    Blog chats are also a no no for me, Twitter in general is a no no for me. I will post to it, but I won’t actually look at it or use it. That saves me a bucket load of time. The only place I talk to other bloggers is in comments either replying to ones on my own blog, or writing them on other people’s. I’m most happy with that way of doing things.

    Maybe you should like about a break? I feel like these are all the things that annoy me and then I think it’s time for a little break. I step back from the commitment and the routine, to freshen you’re mind up and reignite what you find enjoyable in blogging. Just an idea 🙂 I had a nice break in July and now it’s August I’m feeling really refreshed to go again!

    ~ K

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      04/08/2016 / 5:32 pm

      I haven’t got my head around Buffer, I don’t really want to pay for it when I can do it for free (call me frugal) but I do it in small bursts sometimes! I am kinda glad I’m not too, I think if I was a niche blogger I’d end up running out of things to say and I think I would get bored and wouldn’t write as much as I would probably want to, especially when there are so many topics out there that I can speak about! You should always focus on the social networks that work best for you darling! I love blogging there are just some things that I get annoyed with or struggle with on a daily basis, I still love it as much as I used to if not more 🙂 <3

  7. 04/08/2016 / 5:33 pm

    I am with you in regards to all these struggles. I have them too. I still know nothing about SEO, I get writers block, and I’m still figuring out twitter chats. It’s just a lot going on and on top of that I work full time so there’s always something going on.

    Single Vegas Girl
    http://singlevegasgirl.blogspot.com

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      05/08/2016 / 10:18 am

      I totally understand what you are feeling, it is definitely a struggle and blogging is always changing which is so hard to keep up with. You’re doing a fantastic job my darling! <3

  8. 04/08/2016 / 9:13 pm

    These are the exact same things I struggle with! Scheduling is the bain of my life lol it’s so tedious! I find it really hard to find time for twitter chats because of the time difference. I love the Girl Gang chat but I’d have to get up at 5am to do it 🙁 Blogging is still worth it through all of the struggle though : )
    Steph x.
    marvelsteph.blogspot.co.nz

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      05/08/2016 / 10:20 am

      I’m totally with you with the scheduling, I literally try and put it off for as long as possible haha! I love the girl gang chat, it’s my favourite! Oh my gosh the time difference that must be so difficult darling but it’s totally worth it! <3

  9. Vicky Auld
    05/08/2016 / 9:12 pm

    I struggle with writers block so much and sometimes music helps but not always. I also would love to communicate with other bloggers but im always stuck at things to say to them.

    -Vicky x

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      09/08/2016 / 11:44 am

      We all struggle at some point with writers block, but you will be okay darling you can get through this. Just speak to people, maybe start off with what someone has tweeted about a blog post or blog chats are wonderful! <3

  10. 15/08/2016 / 9:58 pm

    Yes I agree with all of these! Keep at it though, I love your blog.

    Steph

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      16/08/2016 / 3:44 pm

      Thank you so much gorgeous it honestly means the world <3

  11. 17/08/2016 / 6:45 pm

    I can really relate to this. Thanks for reminding me that I’m not alone xx

    Great blog!

    Tajaljeh

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      27/08/2016 / 8:55 pm

      You’re never alone my love I promise you! <3

  12. 18/08/2016 / 3:52 pm

    Great post, very relatable!

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      27/08/2016 / 9:00 pm

      Thank you so much my darling! <3

  13. 22/08/2016 / 4:38 am

    I also love blog chats, but it’s so hard to find ones I like and remember when they are! They’re one of my favorite things about blogging, and I get so bummed when I miss my favorite. Right now, I have a huge chart I made and I’m highlighting the ones that still occur and the ones I like so I can narrow it down to only a few that I have to remember.

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      27/08/2016 / 9:20 pm

      I put them down in my bullet journal or if I don’t have my bullet journal I put my favourites on my phone as it is much easier for me. The girl gang chat is one of my faves! <3

  14. Lauren king
    01/09/2016 / 8:23 pm

    Oh gosh such a relatable post! I struggle with all of this and more. It’s hard work especially photography. That’s one thing that’s becoming more and more scrutinised now it has to be perfect.

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      06/09/2016 / 2:35 pm

      It is such a struggle right? And I find that with photography it is definitely something that I need to improve on! <3

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      08/10/2016 / 5:01 pm

      Take it one day at a time, I believe in you! <3