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Things Every Blogger Struggles With

I’ve had a blog since 2015 but I’ve only really began blogging within the past year. I received a light-box for my Christmas and have been taking a lot of photos since. Today, so many things went wrong I thought, why not write a post about blogger/blogging struggles. Let me know if you can relate and your experiences!

  1. When you’re trying to think of a blog post but nothing comes to you all day but later at night you have 101 ideas and naturally write them down or get your laptop to make a start. You wake up in the morning determined to do it and take photos…but instead you ignore it and watch Netflix or YouTube all day…PRODUCTIVE – YAY!
  2. In the UK we are blessed with natural lighting…(sarcasm) need I go on?
  3. Trying to grow your blog and engage more but Instagram only shows you the same six bloggers even though you’re following about 500 other people *sigh* JUST PUT OUR POSTS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
  4. When people steal your blog content or Instagram content and claim its theirs
  5. DON’T EAT YOUR FOOD. PUT IT BACK DOWN. NO. MOVE YOUR ARM. CAN YOU STAND UP, OKAY ACTUALLY NO JUST LEAVE THE ROOM YOU’RE IN THE SHOT. *leans over and knocks something over* *cries*
  6. When you get an e-mail with the word “opportunity” *sees the word “no pay” and “exposure” *delete*
  7. Do you ever scroll through your mail only to find something from a company or blogger than you NEVER signed up to? Yeah me too. ALL THE TIME.
  8. You hate drama but when it all kicks off in the blogging world you’ve got your feet up with some popcorn ready to see people being ‘exposed’ but sometimes you’re just so fed up you log off for the day and hope it all calms down…but then another one starts
  9. Instagram or twitter blogger groups who either engage too little or too much. If you’re in a group, you like and comment as much as possible. Please don’t start having a conversation so I have 200+ unread messages.
  10. When people steal your photo and don’t credit you so you invoice them and they do everything in their power to stop you from making them pay and ignore your messages (that’s why from now on I am water-marking my photos)
  11. Working your butt off to get your blog out there and to work with amazing brands because you love writing and then other ‘bloggers’ come along wanting ‘free stuff’ just because.
  12. Do you ever get a really good angle with great lighting, go to take the picture for the low battery screen to jump right up on you and you need to change battery therefore losing the good shot? or worse when the memory card is full or you’ve forgotten a memory card and its working with its internal storage so you’re running around trying to find it, you give up and use your phone only for your phone to run out too…
  13. Inviting friends to like your blog Facebook page but they don’t. They invite you and you like their page even though you have ZERO interest in said page.
  14. Always comparing your blogging skills to others and never feeling good about your blog.
  15. Wanting to comment on a blog but 101 AD’s appear so you give up.
  16. Bloggers who say they will do a comment swap so you write a 3-5 sentence comment and they write ‘great post’. Do I tell them? or should I just be thankful?
  17. Not getting any good photos or not having any photos related to your post and having to use Pixabay (yes, this post is an example)

11 Comments

  1. Cheyenne
    18th February 2018 / 9:06 pm

    yes to all of this. My ideas always come at weird times so I have put a note on whatever is closest to me. LOL . Also, I feel like instagram just keeps making matters worse.

    • Sophie
      Author
      19th February 2018 / 6:42 am

      Instagram needs chronological order!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. 31st January 2018 / 12:35 pm

    I agree with Britt and your post is SO true!

    Faye Jessica | fayejessica.co.uk

  3. 19th January 2018 / 7:21 pm

    The entitled newbie blogger that believes that just registering their blog name, before even putting the effort into writing their first post, that they are already entitled to pay and free stuff.. .They give all of us a bad name!
    Britt | http://alternativelyspeaking.ca

    • Sophie
      Author
      19th January 2018 / 7:21 pm

      A M E N to that, Britt!

    • Sophie
      Author
      17th January 2018 / 10:53 pm

      Blogger struggles happen to me all day, every day ๐Ÿ˜‚ and thank you Charlie! ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

  4. 16th January 2018 / 12:04 am

    Amazing post! Seriously, your writing is so engaging!๐Ÿ’• I love it!
    Netflix is dangerous!! Haha
    Sometimes is hard to not compare to others!! There are very good blogs around! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
    Thanks for sharing this post!!

    • Sophie
      Author
      17th January 2018 / 10:56 pm

      Thank you so much! X
      Netflix is the worst – love it but so addictive s
      Comparing is the worst but now Iโ€™ve gone, do you know what, itโ€™s my blog and there is always going to be better ones out there but at the same time theyโ€™re will be blogs you donโ€™t like. As long as youโ€™re happy with yours, thatโ€™s all that matters but I know what you mean – us bloggers are all unique and fab ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’–

  5. 11th January 2018 / 9:00 pm

    This is brilliant! Every single point I was like yes girl that just that!!! And the food one…now that is a reason why my friends never go for meals with me anymore!!!!

    • Sophie
      Author
      11th January 2018 / 9:09 pm

      Ahaha yes! I think my friends and family get annoyed because theyโ€™re food is probably getting cold ๐Ÿ˜‚

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