People who think being a blogger is straight forward and easy, I promise you it is the furthest thing from that because there are so many things that you have to consider when you’re writing and in general to be honest. I swear though if I hear one more person say oh blogging is easy I don’t know what your problem is, I think I would probably scream, I mean honestly it’s not as simple as it probably seems from the outside! So are you ready? Let’s go.
1. Natural Lighting
Oh my god when it comes to Autumn/Winter natural lighting is hard to come by, so if you’re trying so hard to take photographs of products, or photos for a blog post, then honestly you’re going to have a huge battle on your hands. WHERE HAS THE LIGHT GONE, WHY HAVE YOU ABANDONED ME IN MY HOUR OF NEED!
2. Topic For Next Blog Post
Sometimes the creative juices just don’t flow when you need them to, and it is really difficult to be able to get the thoughts from your brain to the computer, so if you’re me, I just sit there and procrastinate, because guess what procrastination is like my best friend. If you’re struggling creatively, I have an amazing post for you here.
When you work really hard on a blog post and you get next to no engagement, it is one of the most difficult things to process because you think, what are you doing wrong, what could I do better, or are my blog posts just not right for everyone? I have had this previously, it is one of the most difficult things in the world when you don’t get the engagement that you hope for.
4. Quality Over Quantity
This is one that I struggle with, especially because I think oh my god I haven’t posted in like 2 days, I need to get writing because my blog will start to fade into the distance! You can’t always write a blog post everyday, if you can that is amazing, but don’t feel pressured into doing it!
5. Comments Are Lacking
I honestly struggle with this because I think what am I doing wrong, are people not enjoying my blog posts which is why they’re not commenting or are people feeling like I’m not drawing them in enough to get them to leave a comment. The struggle is real I tell you.
6. I Can’t Dedicate As Much Time As I Would Like
People do have lives outside of their blog, which means they have families, careers, school, social lives and sometimes you just genuinely can’t dedicate as much time as you would want to and you look at people who are full time and it’s like TEACH ME YOUR WAYS!
7. Photography Problems
Besides the natural lighting, sometimes you just genuinely cannot get the shot to work, whether you change the angles that you come from, if you change the props, sometimes it just doesn’t happen. It usually happens on one of those times when you need to get everything done too which is annoying to say the least.
There are so many negative people in the world, and sometimes it can be so difficult to deal with, but do you know what, if someone says something negative, let them get on with it, at the end of the day, most of the time they’re looking for a reaction from you, they’re looking for you to have a go at them, but let’s be honest, they’re not worth the time of day!
9. The Number Struggle
Whether it is like on your Instagram or the amount of followers you have overall, we’re all trying to better ourselves and grow our blogs, but sometimes comparing ourselves to others and how they have grown their blogs, but to be honest it shouldn’t matter! We are all doing different things, and trying to achieve a variety of things in life, do you, not someone else!
I am currently struggling with this, because I look at how others are growing and I feel like I’ve hit a blogging slump, like what am I doing, what am I trying to be, and trying to find my space within the community is so difficult. I feel like I am not achieving much right now too, which is one of the most difficult things in the world. I’m envious of the people who have found their space and are thriving!
Are you feeling similar right now? Have I missed out any? Leave your response in the comments! I’d love to hear from you!
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