To confess is to admit something not many people know [if anyone], and as bloggers we have so many confessions. Well I do anyway. There are things I do all of the time that you wouldn’t know from the other side of the computer screen. You don’t see me roll my eyes when the same person for the 5th time that week has left their link in my comment section. You don’t see the countless hours I spend worrying about whether readers will like my posts, or the late night thinking about featured images – weird I know.
Blogging is the biggest blessing and has saved me in so many different ways but there are things we all do that we won’t admit to. With anything in life you find downsides or things that annoy you, so today I want to share those things. And admit some of the bad habits I have or the things that tick me off. Because we are all humans after all!
WE GET ANNOYED WITH RUDE PEOPLE
This is probably my biggest confession as a blogger because this one really annoys me. I understand that we put ourselves out there for the world to see and criticise. But I did not sign up for the rude people of this world. I have had countless people come to me in a rude manner demanding information from me about the themes I use or how to grow their blogs etc. Now I understand people want to learn new things about blogging but there are times and ways to approach people.
Approach with kindness, ask how the person is. Perhaps compliment their theme or whatever it is and enquire about where they purchased it from. Consider the time. Do they live in a different time zone? Is it night time or morning there? Perhaps wait until a better time. As my blog and social media accounts are assessable from my phone it means I really take my blog work to bed with me every night. We are allowed time off too! So don’t get annoyed if we don’t reply straight away and don’t feel entailed that you have to get an answer.
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WE’RE CONSTANTLY WORKING ON OUR BLOG
This one is one of the big confessions! And that is the fact that blogging is one of the biggest constants in my life. If I’m not writing then I’m checking stats, creating infographics for Instagram, scheduling posts or thinking of content ideas. The list goes on. There are always things that us bloggers are worrying about. Writing takes up probably 20-30% of the work and the rest is admin type jobs.
I don’t know about anybody else but I never feel 100% satisfied with my blog. There are always things I think need improving. I don’t think this is a bad thing necessarily but this doesn’t help with needing to switch your brain off!
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NEW IDEAS ALWAYS FILL OUR MINDS
New ideas pop into my mind at the most inconvenient times. Most of my brain storming happens when I’m trying to fall asleep – great right? And then by the time I have woken up the next morning the idea has completely gone. Other bloggers have told me they think of ideas in the shower too, that seemed to be a popular location.
Not only do we think of new blog post ideas but new things we can do on social media. My 30 day strategy plan idea came into my mind so randomly when I wasn’t even thinking of anything to do with blogging. I must be going crazy.
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SOMETIMES WE WANT TO GIVE UP
This one is a bit of a sad confession to admit, but I know so many bloggers have felt the same before. We put so much of our time and effort into our websites and we can often be left feeling discouraged for many different reasons. Sometimes its when posts don’t perform as well as we think they’re going to. Or our follower count has stayed the same for ages. Or nobody has brought the product we worked so hard on.
We get knocked back, rejected and let down alot. So its no wonder we often feel like giving up. Just last week I thought about taking a break for a few months due to some things that were going on blog wise. So blogger if you’re reading this and feeling the same, I know how it feels. But remember how hard you’ve worked already on your website, don’t give up when the going gets tough.
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What are some of your confessions as a blogger?
What are some things that you want to admit, that you do or don’t do?
What did you think of my confessions? I can’t wait to read other bloggers confessions to see if we have any that are similar!