Four Reasons Why I Feel Like A Bad Blogger

Four Reasons Why I Feel Like A Bad Blogger

I feel like I came into the blogging game quite late being in my mid twenties before I decided that a blog would be a nice idea to have, and I’ve only really had this space on the internet for about three years so in the grand scheme of things I am still a relative newbie especially when there’s bloggers I love that have been doing it for 6-8 years or sometimes longer.

I’ve never really had a proper blogging break other than the odd week when I go on holiday, but I’ve never really felt that I needed or wanted one either but putting your life and words on the internet can take it’s toll. More so over the past six month’s I’ve felt that I don’t really feel like I fit into the typical blogging category and this has pushed me into feeling like a pretty bad blogger.

I don’t want to be a full time blogger

I’ve spoken a few times about this but I didn’t start my blog in a hope to turn it into a full time job and now I still stand by that. I love running my blog as a hobby and yes I’m very grateful that it brings in an additional stream of income but that’s where it stops, I have no aspirations of becoming a full time blogger and sometimes this makes me feel like perhaps I’m not taking it seriously enough.

The idea of YouTube scares me

I don’t even like being in photos a lot of the time so the idea of making videos and being on YouTube scares the hell out of me even though I know certain posts and concepts would work so much better on video. Sometimes I think of a post idea and think how much easier it would be to film but the idea of my face or voice being live makes me scared, plus video editing is another skill I just don’t feel like I have the capacity to learn.

I’m not outgoing and talkative

Bloggers are some of the most charasmatic and outgoing people I know whether that’s with other bloggers at events, talking to brands and PR’s to sell themselves or just in general and I am none of those things. I am an introvert and very shy with new people and in new situations and I tend to find myself falling into the shadows because of my lack of confidence.

I’m struggling to find the time to balance everything

This is especially true now that I’m in new job as I leave earlier in the mornings, don’t come home at lunchtime and I’m a bit more tired in the evening which means I feel like I’m getting behind. Blogging is so much more than just writing down words there’s the images to take and format, the social media to schedule, the analytics to look into, the emails to answer and the community to interact with. Sometimes I do feel like taking a step back but I don’t want to lose what I’ve been trying to build for the past few years.

Do you feel you fit into the blogging world? Or do you feel like a bad blogger?

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23 Comments

  1. April 23, 2018 / 5:15 pm

    I can relate to you in so many levels. Just like you I am not outgoing and talkative and Youtube is definitely not my thing too. When it comes to photographs or content writing, I can do it without any hassle. Live videos scare me more! But it does not mean I am a bad blogger and neither are you. We are special in our own ways 🙂

  2. April 23, 2018 / 7:54 pm

    If I tell you that I am exactly like you on the 4 points you made, would you tell me I am a bad blogger? I don’t think so, so don’t judge yourself so harshly. Now all bloggers are the same (thankfully!)

  3. Hannah swancott
    April 23, 2018 / 7:59 pm

    I agree! Sometimes it’s not easy, people think it’s so simple and it’s hard work! I’m the same, I love blogging as a hobby! You’re doing an amazing job and you post so much, you’re so passionate and that’s amazing!

  4. April 23, 2018 / 8:38 pm

    I need to get onto YouTube but I’m not confident enough to get infront of the camera. I’m more of a video it and talk girl. I know what you mean about struggling to find time I think it’s a common problem amongst bloggers.

  5. Komal
    April 23, 2018 / 10:39 pm

    I don’t think there is a definition of a “real blogger” so don’t feel like your aren’t! Also the time thing is huge, especially when you already have a full time job. Keep at it girl!

  6. Geraline Batarra
    April 24, 2018 / 4:16 am

    In my own point of view, all blogger are the same you don’t need to be perfect about it to become a real blogger. I know you can do it!

  7. April 24, 2018 / 5:00 am

    I think at some point we all feel the same when it comes to YouTube and not being talkative enough. I guess that’s also why we preferred to blog in the first place. That doesn’t make you a bad blogger because to be honest we all have our own styles.

  8. April 24, 2018 / 12:04 pm

    Preach it girl! Blogging is hard! Like I didn’t realise how hard it was to get views etc and dedicate your time. But if you enjoy it just do it for you. Just do you and all will be good

  9. April 24, 2018 / 12:50 pm

    this post was like reading my own words! I am afraid youtube and I do not know how to have a video. I cannot be full time blogger (especially during Summer) and I have lost the balance! So… it seems there are more ladies like you and me 🙂

  10. Autumn Murray
    April 24, 2018 / 2:28 pm

    What I have always heard about blogging is that in order for it to be successful you have to be true to yourself and be authentic. Not everyone is meant to be a YouTuber – so don’t! Mater and focus on whatever aspects you like about blogging!

  11. April 24, 2018 / 5:36 pm

    You’re definitely not a bad blogger and I think you’ve been doing a great job so far! It’s all about how you maintain your blog and if that’s your style then that’s how it goes.

  12. April 24, 2018 / 6:04 pm

    Darling, this by no means makes you a bad blogger. You have stuck to your guns and do what feels right to you. Keep it up and I’ll keep on reading.

  13. April 25, 2018 / 1:00 am

    I can definitely relate, like people have told me I should start Youtube because they find me funny but I always feel self conscious and pull funny faces when I am on camera, so its not a platform that I would be very comfortable with at the moment. I don’t think its a bad thing to be an introvert, introverts are often the most creative and you do have a great blog!

  14. April 25, 2018 / 7:37 pm

    I can certainly relate to this on so many levels.. I just started this blogging journey less then a year ago and I definitively don’t feel like I fit in the blogging world. Mainly because my blog seems to be so different from the others I’ve seen and read. Also, everyone seems to be much younger then myself since I just turned 40 this month. I too struggle with YouTube. Although I do have a channel and post regularly I’m not the biggest fan of putting myself out there for all to see, it’s definitely outside my comfort zone, but I’m working on that!! However I LOVE all forms of creativity! I love writing, crafting, photography, videography..etc. I just love creating! So blogging is the perfect platform for me to explore and do all the things I love, so I shall keep going and push through my many insecurities about fitting into the world of blogging! If you enjoy doing it then do it simply because it makes you happy! No other reason is needed

  15. Jennifer Prince
    April 26, 2018 / 7:48 pm

    Oh gosh! I’m right there with you. There are so many people that do YouTube as their main thing that it does scare me!

  16. Blair Villanueva
    April 27, 2018 / 7:59 am

    I like your 4 pointers here. Blogging is a continuous learning and I don’t believe you are a bad blogger.
    Keep on learning, and you will improve.

  17. April 29, 2018 / 11:28 am

    I can definitely relate to this as I too sometimes feel like maybe i am not taking blogging seriously as i dont want to be full time and with my day job i dont often manage my time properly

  18. April 29, 2018 / 12:07 pm

    I can relate to this, I feel I am not taking my blog seriously at times, I suppose you could call me a full time blogger, but that is because I have to be home for my Daughter and various appointments she has, but my blog is something for me, something I am in conrol of and somewhere I can share and talk about everything and anything I want to. I think in the Blogging world it really does not matter if you are full time and blogging all day every day or you blog once a month x

  19. April 29, 2018 / 12:08 pm

    I can relate to this, I feel I am not taking my blog seriously at times, I suppose you could call me a full time blogger, but that is because I have to be home for my Daughter and various appointments she has, but my blog is something for me, something I am in conrol of and somewhere I can share and talk about everything and anything I want to. I think in the Blogging world it really does not matter if you are full time and blogging all day every day or you blog once a month x

  20. April 29, 2018 / 9:06 pm

    I so relate to this! I don’t want to be there on youtube with my face out talking away, I am really quite shy and struggle with my confidence, and yet I do this full time because in all honesty, it keeps me sane! I don’t think there is any need to be outgoing or all over youtube to be a success!

  21. April 30, 2018 / 7:11 am

    This post really resonates with me! I’ve actually been blogging for 10 years now – I started when I was on maternity leave with first child…now have 3! I’m not naturally outgoing and am actually quite a quiet person. I have no desire to do You Tube video’s either. Definitely feel like I don’t fit the mould.

  22. May 1, 2018 / 12:42 pm

    I do blog full time but as a stay at home mum I do it to add a bit of extra income and keep my brain working! I absolutely hate being videoed but I think that’s the way blogging seems to be going.

  23. May 6, 2018 / 7:36 pm

    I’m just starting to warm up to YouTube myself. As a tour guide, it’s something I need!

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