Like most people I’m sure, I came into blogging with a set of expectations that have pretty much been fully debunked in the year I’ve been doing it. For outsiders, I hope this gives you a full perspective into what blogging is actually like. When you’re watching it from the side-lines, I believe it’s completely different than when you’re actually partaking in it.
I will admit I didn’t consider how much effort actually goes into getting a post up onto your blog. I thought it was just write, snap a few pics, post, done! Oh how wrong I was. First you have to think up the idea. This can take anywhere from a few minutes to the entirety of your blogging career. Then you write. And if you’re anything like me, you don’t proof read. Thus ensuing a shedload of typos. Taking photos absolutely sucks; editing photos is slightly more fun. Compositions are hard, photos never look good, I hate photography (not really). Then you post and you have to promote that shit for the rest of your life if you want it to get out there. Post it everywhere, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, the town billboard – getting people to read your stuff is not easy and without promotion you may fall flat very quickly! Definitely not an easy job. Most bloggers have full time or part time jobs, or are students outside of their blog so fitting in time to get all of this done is tedious but so rewarding when you succeed.
OUR BLOGGING STATIONS ARE IMMACULATE
When I first started blogging I was like OH YEAH I’m gonna completely tidy up my whole desk and sit there and blog and feel organised. I can’t sit at my desk right now; I can’t see the chair because it is buried in clothes. I couldn’t even tell you what crap is on my desk because I’m honestly not even sure. I do all of my blogging from my bed; I take photos on my bed, I write on my bed, I don’t think I ever leave my bed to be honest. I’m never dressed when I’m doing all of this either, it’s either pyjamas or underwear or just my dressing gown. I am not a poster girl for ‘photogenic blogging’.