Saturday, May 9
- Things Non-Bloggers Don't Understand About Blogging...
Before I get started, I want to quickly say that this post is meant to be light-hearted and just a bit of fun. You don't have to agree with any of these, and if you're not a blogger then please don't be offended. I'm sure most of you know this is simply meant to be an entertaining read, but I just wanted to make it clear. Since blogging, each of these points have randomly occurred to me, and it wasn't until I put them together I realised they could make a blog post. So here we go, things non-bloggers don't understand about blogging... 1. Blogging is time-consuming. I don't know about you other bloggers, but I find a lot of time and effort goes into blogging - sometimes more so than what a post directly portrays. It takes planning, discussing with another individual (if collaborating with a brand), taking photos (and praying for the weather to be on your side), editing photos, writing text, proof-reading, scheduling, promoting, interacting on social media - the list is pretty much endless. It can be difficult to reach a switch off point, so I now make sure I regularly schedule in time away from the laptop. 2. Fellow bloggers really are friends. Nowadays it's not weird to talk to someone online who you've never met IRL. If I see a tweet that I agree with, have something to add etc, I'll happily comment. Some of my non-blogger friends find this bizarre. I talk to those on Twitter as if they are already my friends. There is a lovely blogging community out there and it's great to interact with like-minded people. One of the best feelings is going to an event/meet-up and feeling like you've been friends for years. In fact, it's sometimes slightly overwhelming how many friendships I've made through blogging. 3. Free stuff is just a perk. I don't blog simply to gain free products. The amount of times people have
asked begged for freebies is tedious. If you're really that bothered about receiving 'free' items, start your own blog and see how much time & effort it takes. Oh, and then watch how your blog fails because you're in it for the wrong reasons... LOL
4. I'm not vain, promise.
When telling people about blogging, I've found the range of reactions really interesting. Most are really supportive and keen to learn more about it, others, however, are quick to judge and think taking hundreds of selfies with a different lipstick on is utter nonsense. Well, sorrynotsorry for showing what a product looks like on. The fact blogs show a real, true to life impression of a product plays a large role in the power and influence of the blogging community. Also, I used to despise having my photograph taken and now I couldn't give a crap so win-win really.
5. Instagram addiction exists.
Hands up if you've ever said/thought 'oooh that's so Instagrammable'? Yep, guilty. The thing is, not only does Instagram provide eye candy, but it's also a great way to connect in a more behind-the-scenes way. So yes, I am going to take a photo of my full English in a restaurant full of onlookers thinking 'WTF, why doesn't she just eat it?'. Also, 'pastel house appreciation' really is a thing. Oh and lastly, it really is vital I get that cherry blossom branch at the right angle, and for me to show what's on my feet that day.
I hope you enjoyed this post - remember it's just a bit of fun! Let me know what you think and feel free to add anything in the comments below!
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