What Blogging Is Actually Like // 10 TRUE FACTS About Blogging

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      1. Hey! I’m a new blogger and this post defiantly resonates with me. Being a mom who is a freelance writer/graphic designer/author working from home and blogs I feel like my whole day is revolving around work and balancing caring for my toddler while my oldest is at school.
        It’s so important to take breaks and step back sometimes to just give yourself some self care.
        Thank you for your insights in this post!

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      2. Hello! First of all, welcome to the blogging world! And it’s awesome that you’re juggling so many things and managing all of them. I’m glad this post resonated with you. All the best for your ventures!

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  1. Fab post and I totally agree. I also think there has to be something deeper driving you than just blog posts if you know what I mean. I have been blogging since 2014 and I think there has to be some other force keeping me to this.

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    1. Thank you! And I agree. There has to be some force in all of us, continually driving us to blog. In my opinion, I think it changes? In the beginning I blogged for different reasons, and the reasons keep changing. Maybe it’s not one but many forces

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  2. If I could eternally applaud this post, I would! I feel each and every single one of these things, especially leading up to blogmas. I’m not sure if I want to do it because of how busy I am, but I also want to participate in this community-wide event. Blogging is such a challenge with college final exams and work becoming busier with the holiday season, but I know just how rewarding it can be (and my stats always go up).

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    1. Thank you!

      Now that you mention blogmas… I’m wondering should I do it as well? I have my finals in December and my projects due, it’ll be hectic but.. your points are so valid. It’s a community wide event which never fails to make me feel a part of it. There’s so much positivity going around, and the stats jump is a definite plus! Aaaah.

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  3. I’m going to hold my hands up here. I don’t normally have the time to read or respond to other blogger’s posts. When there is a blog post I like, I generally share it.

    For perfection, I make sure that I have the right information before publishing. But before that, I handwrite about 95% of my blog posts before I even think about typing it up, so then I know what I need to research. For example, when I have found a newspaper article that I could blog about (with reference, of course), I know what I need to research, like who works for the company that the article talks about.

    I do have one other hobby, Philately. It’s not only time I have issues with, but financially as well. As an active job seeker, I never have enough money to be able to purchase postage stamps. The thing is, I use blogging as part of my job search to share my knowledge, skills and experience for potential employers.

    I’m never jealous of other blogger’s work because there are bloggers out there who are better than me. They do a better job than me, or they know more about a particular subject than I do. Again, I share / RT their blog posts to show off their excellent work, and show appreciation of their excellent work.

    Thanks for sharing your blog post.

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    1. It’s great that you share blog posts that you enjoy because it definitely helps bloggers get more exposure.

      Hand writing blog posts before typing them out is a lot of work but I’m sure you thoroughly go through the topic and only give the best information in the end.

      Not being jealous of other bloggers and knowing what you’re good at is a great trait and I’m glad you have that sorted.

      Thank you for visiting and commenting!

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      1. Thanks for your reply.

        It is.

        It might be a lot of work, but it’s about being as organised as possible. If you’re not organised as a blogger, well, I feel that it would be a disaster. I go through all the information I have / get with a toothpick. Again, honesty goes a long way.

        Absolutely, and thanks.

        It’s about what we, as individuals, like writing about, our thoughts, what we know and like talking about, etc..

        Thanks again for your reply, and I look forward to reading more of your great posts!

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  4. Oh my gosh!! You hit everything exactly on the head LOL – I’ve been considering writing a similar post, but I don’t need to – you did it perfectly 😂 I ALWAYS feel guilty for not blog-hopping more, it’s a real struggle. I related to almost everything you said, but especially imposter-syndrome for PaperFury. I, too, have been blogging for a little over four years, but you were right, the longer you do it, the more there is to do 😅 Thank you for the lovely post and all your work!! ✨

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  5. This is it, this is the truth list! I was talking the other day with a friend and I was like “You know what I find the most fascinating thing about blogging? I can invest days thinking about a topic to write about, spend a day writing it, and it won’t get any reaction. I can sit and make a post in 2 hours, and it will get tons of views.” She laughed. I whined.

    But seriously, the posts I think will do good, barely do anything 😀

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  6. this
    is
    so
    ME
    The only thing missing is a mini-rant at all the people who dismiss blogging as
    simply a hobby yeah it may seem so, but its so much more too, its community, its being a one man band
    Thats why I like to have blogging friends who understand the quest to find the perfect images and GIFs could take longer than writing the actual article
    ~B

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  7. Sumedha, all I can say is AMEN! Honest to goodness, you’ve shared the real truth behind so much of the blogging world. It can be all-consuming and it is definitely hard work.

    #5 for me is a big one. I love supporting other bloggers who have obviously put heart and soul into their posts. If I really don’t have time to comment, I at least share on social media platforms to try and get them more exposure. We bloggers, in my humble opinion, ought to do all we can to support one another and bring out the very best in all of us.

    Imposter syndrome is awful. It’s true that comparison is the thief of joy. We can come up with 100 different reasons why someone’s web design or content is better than ours. The reality is: there’s only one of us too! Just as we can never be anyone else, they can never be us. And that’s a beautiful thing. Each of us have value, purpose and gifts no one else can duplicate.

    Blessings to you & your family. I wish you nothing but success on your blogging journey. ♥

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    1. I’m very glad you could relate, Holly! While we’re all on different journies, there are these few things that we have in common.

      Totally agree with you that we should support each other as much as we can! And yes, there’s only one of each of us and that uniqueness shows in our content.

      Thank you very much! I wish you success as well. Stay safe and healthy ❤

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  8. I totally agree with you about what blogging is like! I try to not look at my stats too much. Kind of why I never set goals that is quantitative with viewers or follower count. I always make a point to return comments – especially when other bloggers spend the time on yours! Thanks for sharing!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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    1. It’s awesome that you take the time to return all comments! I try to but I honestly do not find the time sometimes and forget later. So I’ve been trying to return when I can and socialize through Twitter.

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  9. I love this, and I feel you on wondering why a random scribble has suddenly gone viral while writing I put hours into is just pottering along. It is true they say the best writing comes in the moment. 🙂

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  10. Thanks for the great post! I’m definitely the perfectionist. And as a new blogger I feel like everything takes me soooooo long! I’m also struggling with self-promotion as you mentioned. It feels like I’m asking such a huge favor to ask anyone I actually know to look at it.

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    1. It’s definitely hard to self-promo. I’ve been at this for over four years and I still find it hard. Hope you turn out better than me haha.

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  11. An awesome post! That really resonates. Pretty much all of the points you are writing about and I don’t quite know what to latch onto. Maybe the self-promo thing. I mean, I kinda keep it a secret from my friends because I feel like I’m somehow a different person when I blog? I’m not sure. It’s just different and I feel like I would be annoying all other people if I was around them like I am on my blog. I don’t really have any friends that read or at least that read the same genres that I read, so I’m so happy to blog.
    And I will never understand why some post which took blood, sweat and tears to write will get so much less attention than others. Maybe it’s some kind of collective curse that befalls all the bloggers?

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    1. Thank you! I understand about being a different person on the blog and it but being common with real life friends. Even though I blog about things other than books, must my friends just think that I blog about books and stay away. It’s kinda sad but also we have an entirely different community here.
      And yes, it seems to be a collective curse. This very post took me a lot of time to get right and it didn’t get much attention until I started marketing it a LOT.

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      1. Where do you promote it? I have seen it on Twitter but I’ve only used it since the beginning of the month and I’m not sure if it’s really helping. (Then again, I shouldn’t be impatient. I need to get more followers first.) But I really liked your post. I definitely believe that it took a long time to get it right. 🙂

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      2. I’ve been really promoting only on Twitter so far! Keep experimenting with Twitter, it’s taken me six months to start to understand it.
        Thank you! 😊

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  12. This is so relatable! Especially that part about that one random post getting all the views – I have one that was basically just me complaining about a book because I didn’t like the ending, and it still gets the most views on my blog even though it’s over six months old, and I have absolutely no idea why!

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  13. I’ve only been blogging for a few weeks but I can relate to almost all the points in this post!! And yes to the self-promo thing! I don’t feel confident enough with my blog to promote it. Even when people kindly ask to drop blog link because they’re going blog hopping or looking for new blogs to follow, I still feel hesitant about linking my blog 😅

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