To The People Who Say Blogging Is Easy

Oh blogging is something that I am beyond passionate about, it has become something that is so important to me and something that makes me appreciate the journey that I have been on. However what I have seen over my journey, not from close friends but some people over the internet believe that blogging is easy. Trust me it is one of the hardest things you will ever do, as there are a variety of different things that contribute to blogging, it’s not all about getting free stuff.

Blogging for myself and most people is not about getting free things, it is about sharing a voice on things that are important to us, things we love, things we enjoy and things we want to share with others. My main reason for starting my blog was because sharing my voice really helped my mental health. When my blog grew and became more popular brands wanted to talk to me more and really took an interest, that was literally a bonus, not the reason. I have been so lucky with the collaborations that I have had over the last 2 years, but it is an added bonus getting to work with some incredible people!

So I thought it would be a good idea to write a letter to the people who think blogging is all about free stuff.

To the people who think blogging is an easy thing to do,

Blogging is hard. End of.

Whether it is the hours taking photos of products, or doing photos for upcoming blog posts, getting that light perfect without it going too dark and making sure everything is visible.

Not only that you have to take into account things like SEO. Now if you’re a blogger or in PR or a social media wizard like so many people I know, you will understand what I mean with SEO. When I started 2 years ago I had no bloody idea what SEO was, nor did I know what it was supposed to do. But as the years have gone on, I’ve managed to understanding of what is and also how important it is for my blog. SEO is all about the traffic that gets driven to your site and the quality and where it gets ranked on Google and other search engines. Using the right keywords is beyond crucial and not only that making sure that you use the right ones for your website.

Then there is the whole promotional aspect, making sure you promote on all the platforms that you use, understand what platforms work best for you and when the right times are to post. there are so many different things to take into consideration and I think people forget that. I’ve spent hours and hours making sure I have enough tweets scheduled so people know that I have a new blog post and that my blog is still up and running.

So when people say oh it’s easy there’s hours and hours of work that can go into just one post, we don’t always get paid or compensated for our hard work, but it’s not all about that, we do it because we enjoy it and because we want to share our voices with others.

Blogging is such a rewarding thing for me, it brings so much happiness to my life and I’ve met some of the best people through it, but don’t dismiss all our hard work. 1 it’s not fair on us, the people who work so damn hard to create amazing content, 2 it’s a lot of fun and 3 it isn’t all about the free stuff.

I don’t know where my life would be without blogging but I definitely feel like there would be a massive hole in my life.

What are your thoughts on blogging? Let me know in the comments!

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20 Comments

  1. 12/07/2017 / 10:27 am

    I wholeheartedly agree with this all – you’ve nailed it. People think it’s easy and effortless but in actual fact it’s time consuming and hard work – it takes passion and drive to make it work. But your hard work shows in your blog Amie – it’s one of my favourites x

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      12/07/2017 / 5:44 pm

      Thank you so much for such an amazing comment it honestly means so much to Me! I try to work as hard as possible and I think it is important people see behind the scenes! Xxx

  2. 12/07/2017 / 1:16 pm

    I really think that the idea that blogging is easy can make me feel so disheartened sometimes! When I thin of all the time and effort I put in to everything, and get hardly anything in return, it makes me feel like I’m doing something completely wrong because I’m not finding everything super easy. I think more bloggers need to speak up about this!

    Steph – http://www.nourishmeblog.co.uk

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      12/07/2017 / 5:46 pm

      I totally agree, so much work goes into one post! Please don’t think you’re doing anything wrong, you’re an amazing blogger! Xxx

  3. 12/07/2017 / 2:14 pm

    Spot on! Blogging is SO hard! And I know I haven’t put all the work I need to into my website, I’m kind of dreading it!

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      12/07/2017 / 6:03 pm

      You’re doing an amazing job my lovely! Don’t forget That! Xxx

  4. 12/07/2017 / 5:20 pm

    Blogging is SO incredibly difficult. It takes hours and so much attention,love and immense of care. But, it’s simultaneously one of the most rewarding things that I’ve ever done and that makes all the work very worth it!

    Steph
    http://www.socialspying.com

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      18/07/2017 / 1:39 pm

      It really is isn’t it Steph?! I am so grateful for the opportunities that I have received through blogging and it is one of the best things I’ve ever done! xxxx

  5. 12/07/2017 / 9:19 pm

    Totally agree with this post. It’s so hard to actually run a blog and try and make it as successful as you can and achieve some kind of audience! Xxx

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      18/07/2017 / 12:57 pm

      It really is isn’t it? But the important thing is that you enjoy it at the same time! xxxx

  6. 13/07/2017 / 9:33 am

    I agree, I love blogging but it is bloody hard work!! Sometimes I don’t know where I used to get the time from. 3 years on though I still don’t understand SEO, don’t think I ever will! xx

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      18/07/2017 / 12:58 pm

      SEO is definitely the hardest part of blogging! I honestly struggle with it! xxxx

  7. Jasmine
    13/07/2017 / 10:42 am

    Say it louder for the people in the back gal!! BLOGGING AINT A WALK IN THE PARK!! Hours go into writing one post – photos, editing if required, writing the post, links, proof reading etc. If I’m honest, I’ve been blogging for 3 and a half years and still don’t 100% understand SEO ha!! xxx

    Jasmine || http://www.blogsallbeautyy.blogspot.co.uk

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      18/07/2017 / 12:59 pm

      Thank you! It’s such a hard thing to do, but do you know what it is also super rewarding! SEO is like the pain in my backside that drives me round the bend! xxxx

  8. Megan McCoig
    13/07/2017 / 11:49 am

    I totally agree with this! It is not an easy thing as you need to know so many different aspects and trying to be a tech whiz is the hardest part! Love this post a lot xx

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      18/07/2017 / 1:02 pm

      I wish I was a bloody tech whiz, but it doesn’t always work like that haha! You’re doing so well my lovely! xxxx

  9. 13/07/2017 / 3:50 pm

    People who say blogging is easy drives me insane. They don’t think about photography, content, seo, social media. It takes forever.

    http://www.EmmyWritesAbout.com

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      18/07/2017 / 1:31 pm

      Same! It’s so not easy, and there are so many pieces to take into consideration! xxx

  10. 15/07/2017 / 2:18 pm

    Blogging really isn’t easy! People thing it’s all freebies and events (if only ay) such a good post Amie xx

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      18/07/2017 / 1:32 pm

      If only it was that easy! It’s such an amazing thing to be part of but it is so difficult! xxxx

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