Blogging: The Process and Two Faced Bloggers
Hello everyone! I hope you're all well and having a lovely day so far - shame about this weather! It's dark and cloudy outside which is making me want to get on a plane and jet off to the sunshine! 🙂
This is a post which I've been meaning to write for a while.
I wanted to share my thoughts about blogging, the process and how I've personally experienced two-faced bloggers and how this is ruining the blogging industry.
The Truth About Blogging - It's NOT Easy
I really don't appreciate it when people assume that blogging is easy - it's not.
Personally, I work more than if I were working in an office - I start working in the morning, attend meetings and events during the day or go to shoots for outfit posts and then carry on writing content and editing videos in the evening.
I personally started blogging - not actually knowing that it could become a career or make any money from it but for the fact that I enjoyed writing.
You see the beautiful pictures, you see the lovely locations we travel to, you see the beauty products we get sent and you see the events we attend - but that's just it, that's the part you see.
You don't see how much effort and time is needed to write one blog post, one beauty review or how long it takes to create a lovely set-up for your photos.
I work full-time on my blog and I really LOVE every part of it. Despite working till around 3 in the morning for most days - it's something that I love and I wouldn't change this for anything.
When I tell people that I'm a blogger - they laugh!
Thanks, I didn't know it was that funny…., the sad thing is that it's easy for people to assume it's easy but there's so much more in this industry - it's not all coffee-drinking and posing.
Two Faced Bloggers - My Experience
I was lucky enough to be invited to a really beautiful blog event a little while ago - it was in London and I was introduced to the whole team who held the event and product launches.
The team then kindly introduced all the bloggers to one another.
Some I knew through blogging, some I had never met before.
One blogger started chatting to me - she was so lovely and I'm sure many of you follow her and see her videos on Youtube.
We chatted throughout the evening about the new products, the location we were in - we even followed each other on social media.
I asked her a few questions about blogging and how things have changed for her.
She has been involved in blogging for much longer than me and I always enjoy hearing people's opinions.
We organised to meet up for a coffee and to feature in each others Vlog's - how lovely? It's all about helping and supporting one another.
A few days later, I was scrolling through my social media pages only to realise that the blogger in question had unfollowed me - on all social media pages.
I could never be nice to someone and then do something different.
If I like you, I will chat with you, help you, support you and be a friend.
If I don't like you, you'll know about it - there's no two ways with me, I'm not two-faced and that's what I like from other people too.
The Truth About Blogging - Bloggers Who Think They're Better
If you think the above is bad - check this out!
In my very early days of blogging, I attended another event - again, this was in London.
One of my favourite bloggers was there, she has a big following and many of you will follow her and watch her videos regularly.
I went over to speak to her and when she looked at me, she just said "No".
I smiled not really realising what she meant and she repeated herself by saying "No, you can't sit here".
The group of bloggers next to her (all known) were sat together and as I was a 'new blogger' with a small following couldn't sit (or speak) to her.
I will never forget the feeling!
I was so embarrassed and felt so, so small!
I could never dream of doing that to someone!
There have been many occasions where I've felt pushed away by other bloggers. A lot of bloggers know one another and they create their own little groups.
It's nice to see people getting on with each other but at the same time, as bloggers - we should be role models and make the effort to get to know other bloggers too.
We are all the same - no matter how big or small our following, we are all doing the same thing and trying to do the best for ourselves.
The Truth About Blogging: The Process and Two Faced Bloggers
So, how can we change the industry?
I think we should all work together and support one another, instead of making people feel small or bad about themselves.
No matter if you're a newbie to blogging or have been in the industry for a while - we are all the same.
We work hard, we love what we do and by remaining true to yourself - you'll achieve the goals you set your mind to.
Don't change yourself to fit in or be accepted by others - that's what makes you beautiful and unique.
I'd like to think that through my blog and posts, I can provide some fort of hope and motivation to others out there - no matter where they are in the world!
There's a lot that you don't see when it comes to blogging. It's not easy and there's a lot of jealousy involved too.
I've learned so much in the past few months and regardless of this - I still love blogging! 🙂
I won't allow anyone to bring me down or hold me back.
Every experience / situation happens for a reason and as long as we learn from it and move forward - it can only help us to grow and become a better, stronger person!
I'd love to know your thoughts especially if you've been faced with problems like this….