The blogging world is incredibly competitive, we are all so talented and have so many incredible strengths and talents it’s an incredible industry to be part of. Not only that I feel like it is one of the best communities to be part of. Anyway I have kind of digressed a little bit. With there being more fabulous and incredible opportunities more and more people are coming into the blogging world and that is one of the most wonderful things ever, with that I see that sometimes depending on the situation there can be a bit of competitiveness to get some collaborations.
Oh the struggle is real, any blogger who has Instagram will know how difficult it can be. There has been so much chat about Instagram lately, whether it is Instagram Pods, the use of bots and the algorithm, it’s becoming even harder for people to grow and basically for anyone to see the posts you actually post. I am getting to the point where I’m having to search for my favourites just see their posts, but end up seeing posts from about 2 weeks ago. It’s like Instagram is stuck in time and it forgets that it’s not about 2 weeks ago.
Honestly Instagram is the home to home goals, life goals, relationship goals, you name it, we probably get Instagram envious. I know I tend to, I’m not afraid to admit it! Especially when it comes to homeware, beauty tables and everything else. Honestly I think I have the green eye of envy all of the time, but do you honestly feel pressured into living the perfect Instagram life? Whether it is yes, no or you’re not sure I’m going to be looking at whether we all do feel a little pressure to have that perfect Instagram life.
Lately even though I might not have shown it too much because I was still writing posts I had kinda lost my blogging mojo, not in a massive way but I wasn’t exactly feeling blogging the way I used to. I was feeling a little down in the dumps about my blog, the way it looks, just everything about it, I couldn’t put my finger on why but I did and I just lost all love for it.
Page views are a massive part of blogging to be honest, that isn’t me just putting it mildly either. When it comes to working with brands they want to know the ins and outs of your stats and that is natural, but it also puts some serious pressure on you to make sure that your stats are good. Having lots of page views is a fantastic feeling, mainly because you think wow someone is actually reading my blog and enjoying what I’m writing, lately however, I’m making myself understand that page views aren’t everything. So why have I stopped worrying about page views?