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How To Be A Blogger


There's so many posts floating around the internet telling us what we should and shouldn't do with our blog and how and how not to be a blogger and as much as I enjoy reading and writing similar posts myself, is it really necessary?

I've learnt everything I know about blogging through other blogs and hands down I'd still be an unorganised mess if it wasn't for other bloggers sharing their tips but sometimes I feel very pressured that I need to be a certain way or have certain things to be seen as a blogger.

Success is measured differently by so many people, some may say success is making money and having high blog stats but that doesn't mean my blog will never be a success to me just because I don't make money and I don't have amazing stats... To me success is publishing a post you're really proud of and being genuinely happy with it. It's that feeling of pride you get when somebody leaves you a really nice comment or the moment you finish reading your own post and thinking "wow, I wrote that?"

Over the past year I have spent SO much money buying beautiful photo props which I don't even use, I've bought soft boxes, back drops, fairy lights, wallpaper, cardstock, candles, trinkets and all sorts and do you see them often in my blog posts? Nope, not all the time. Do you know why? Because I physically don't have the time anymore for beautiful flat lays, I can't master the perfect angles, I can't make my cluttered mess look like a beautiful set up and do you know what? That's okay. Truthfully I absolutely love simple, grainy photos with a warm, autumnal feel to it, I love less saturated images, I don't care if they're super clear or crisp as long as I can see what it is you're showing me! 

I can't do so many things all these other bloggers can, I can't take perfect photos, my house isn't white with beautiful furniture and trinkets, I don't post more than once a week and I don't force myself to churn out content every 5 minutes because I can't balance the pressure with my every day life, I'm not a robot.

Truthfully I'd love my home to be white, I love rose gold and marble, I love fairy lights, candles, expensive make up and designer clothes and stationary but I don't need them to be a blogger, to be a blogger I need a computer that works, an internet connection, pen & paper, a blogging platform and an opinion. I don't have to blog about lifestyle if I don't want to, I could blog about books, cake, ponies, pens, glitter, ANYTHING and I'd still be a blogger!

So many bloggers feel like they aren't real bloggers simply because we don't fit in the trend and we shouldn't have to feel that way just because we do things differently.

If you have a blog and you're happy with it, you're a successful blogger in my eyes. You don't need to feel pressured to do things a certain way, you don't need to force yourself to do anything you don't want too. You do you because you rock at it. 





14 comments

  1. I loved reading this post! You're right, there are so many people telling us that we need x y z to be a successful blogger! I'm really getting back into writing at the moment and every time I publish a post I am genuinely proud of myself and I agree that is what makes you a successful blogger!

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed reading it, knowing that has made my day!

      I'm so happy that you feel proud of your writing, that's how you should feel every time you post, you do you because you're rocking it! :)

      Thanks for dropping by lovely x

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  2. YES! I completely agree with everything you've said in this post - you don't need fancy lighting and perfect backdrops to be a blogger! Blogging is about more than that and personally, I'd rather read a down to earth, friendly inviting blog than a blog that appears as if it's being written by a robot!

    Stacey x
    www.fromonetothenextblog.wordpress.com

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    1. Exactly! I'm so glad you understand and agree with the point I'm trying to make, I think it's just so important that we're all ourselves. We don't have to do things a certain way!

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  3. Aww, such a great post. Really refreshing and different to all the other posts I've been reading lately about "how to be a blogger"! x www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

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    1. I'm really glad that this post is refreshing and stands out from the others! Super glad you enjoyed it x

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  4. I love your definition of a successful blogger. That is the true essence of what a blogger should be.

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  5. I love this post! I feel like I am a fail because mine doesn't look like everyone elses and my pictures are not as nice! Thanks for this post xx

    louiselovesbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. you're not a fail and you never will be! You and your blog are great x

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  6. Well said! I agree completely. Our blog is our creation and some may like it and some may not. As long as we are proud of what we've created and love what we're doing. I've been blogging for two months now and it's so much fun. Just stumbled across your beautiful blog a few minutes ago. Love it :-)

    Lorenza from buffyandrenza.blogspot.com

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  7. Well said! I agree completely. Our blog is our creation and some may like it and some may not. As long as we are proud of what we've created and love what we're doing. I've been blogging for two months now and it's so much fun. Just stumbled across your beautiful blog a few minutes ago. Love it :-)

    Lorenza from buffyandrenza.blogspot.com

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  8. Love this post! I'm a novice blogger and think my layout & photos prove it plus my weird topics! I also worry that I post sporadically despite the best intentions in my head. But your right I am a success in my own world - I enjoy what I do, spend hours thinking about it even if I'm not writing and posting.

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  9. I loved reading this.. it's the most honest and truthful post I've read in a long time. I don't have the money to buy expensive things for my blog and I've never wanted to be one of them blogs that looked fancy. My blog is for me and I enjoy my normal posts about normal average day things!

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