Blogging is always a challenge. Even for bloggers who have been doing it for a while. Bloggers blog about different things and for different reasons. But what we have in common are the challenges that we face such as creating valuable content and having a loyal audience to read and share our posts.
A lot of effort goes on behind the scenes. Sometimes on my low points, I wonder why the hell am I blogging for? But I blog because I love writing and I love the engagement that I get from like-minded bloggers from around the world.
I write about several topics, from lifestyle, travel, blogging to family life. It’s not always easy to keep an audience from a variety of subjects. Many bloggers have a specific niche, I have a few, and sometimes, trying to keep up is a challenge in itself.
So with a light-hearted overview, I would like to share with you some of the frustrations and achievements that I have experienced over the years as a blogger.
Once in a while, you’ll lose your blogging mojo. You’ll find yourself staring at a blank screen trying to catch a whiff of inspiration.
Burning the midnight oil and literally spending hours and hours writing, finding images, editing images, proof-reading 100x just to make sure your content is ‘perfect’…
…then you hit publish and notice a typo!!!
There are days when your blogging self-esteem is like a steaming pile of poo! Anything you write about or do is just not good enough!
When a brand collaboration email pops up and your heart skips a beat…
…then finding out they want your blood for free and the product they want you to write about is not even relevant to your blog.
Taking hundreds of photos for the perfect blog images and then finding out that you only like a couple.
Feeling guilty about everything because you think you spend most of your time blogging and working.
Being obsessed with stats and traffic! Argghh, make it stop!!! Seriously, I need more!
Having a great idea your head and then finding it difficult to express it through writing.
When someone from the same niche follows your blog and social media accounts! We love you! Thank you!
The great support and camaraderie that you have found on Facebook Groups. Having reassurance that you’re not alone!
The feeling of utter smugness knowing you’ve organised and scheduled your blog posts for the next few weeks.
…your blogging confidence returns and you feel like you can do anything! Bring it on!!!
When all that SEO and quality content is finally paying off…
…because your life is ruled by these three colours….
…and you spend a lot of time on social media!
So there you go my lovelies, a description of my blogging highs and lows using emojis. I hope they’ve amused you and also gave you some reassurance that us bloggers go through similar dilemmas and triumphs. Remember, you’re not alone!
How did you overcome your blogging lows? Do you want to share something that you’re proud of? Feel free to let me know in the comments below!
Emojis via Apple