Friday, 15 January 2016
The Hardest Things About Blogging
When becoming you forget that there are hard jobs as well as easy to do. I have had my blog for twenty one months and have soon realised that blogging, at times, can be damn right hard. So I decided to compile a list of things I found and still find hard about blogging.
Coming Up With A Blog Name
Now that blogging is becoming evermore popular, it is becoming increasingly harder to come up with a good, memorable name. I remember when I was creating my blog and just how long it took for me to come up with a name I liked enough and that wasn't already taken.
Finding Time To Write and Prep For Posts
I am still a student, so I have to prioritise my time. I have to make sure all my college work is finished and then I can think about blogging. However, finding time is a lot harder as I have split my time between college, maintaining a social life, alone time and blogging. Now that I have started my first year of college I hardly get to see my old school friends as I have college for three days a week(they have college for five) and I spend my days off blogging or catching up on sleep and anything I have missed through the week. Luckily, I still get to text and phone my friends, so my social life isn't completely dead.
Coming Up With Fresh, New Content
When I first started blogging, I found it incredibly hard to come up with original blog post ideas. Anything I thought of, someone had already done and I knew mine wouldn't be as good. I still find it hard to come up with content, but I then know I either need to have a break or that I need to find inspiration, so I scroll through category after category on Bloglovin' explore.
Everyone knows that photos are a big part of a post, they are what attracts people attention. So in order to get people's attention, you need to have amazing photos. This means perfect lighting, a good selection of props and a good backdrop. When I first started blogging, I always took photos at night so I had an orange cast of my images from my light or it was poor quality because of the flash. Now, however, I have learnt that I need to take photos during the day from 10am - 2pm as that is when it is brightest, and that I need to find a suitable backdrop that isn't too cluttered.
Telling People You Have A Blog
It's not that I am ashamed of my blog, I am incredibly proud of the amount of people who read my blog. It is just that I feel like people will judge me for having a blog. But, I am slowly learning not to care about what people think, blogging is something I enjoy, so I am going to keep doing it.
What do you find hard about blogging?