Thursday, 4 August 2016

How to have more fun as a blogger


There has been a lot of negativity up and about in our blogging world recently. Everyone seems to be feeling a bit uninspired. We're all a bit tired of the same old, tired of the bitchy parts and often just tired of blogging. As someone who deleted my whole blog and came back anyway, I feel like I have a bit of experience in this negative space. We all get a bit put down sometimes and life gets in the way. I think there are a few ways we can make it fun again. I LOVE blogging and leaving it behind for a bit has only made me more obsessed with it now. I enjoy not just blogging but writing and I don’t think I would ever give it up. Now that I'm back in the swing of it, I've come up with a few ways to keep it fun as chase away the negativity. 

Forget the numbers

Unless you are in the small percentage of blogger that are able to do this full time, (in which case Well Done!!), it’s probably not your main source of income. Yes be driven and have goals, but obsessing over Instagram followers and page views is going to suck the fun out of it. Yes you can work on promotion to help boost your numbers but aside from that, there isn’t much you can do about it any way so why stress? It really shouldn't be a numbers driven thing. Blogging is about words, leave the maths at home. 

Stop comparing yourself

So maybe you aren’t Zoella just yet and you didn’t get that invite to that super amazing blogger party that other people did. That’s totally fine! That’s doesn’t mean that you can’t blog or that what you’re doing isn’t the start of something amazing for you. Nobody starts blogging with 1 million followers and all the latest beauty launches arriving at their door. I think one of the major keys to being happier as a blogger is simply to stop comparing yourself. You are amazing, a creator and completely unique. Whoever you are, as a blogger you should be proud of what you’re creating. Whatever other people are doing doesn’t make you any more or any less.

Embrace the community and share the love

We are an amazingly supportive group of guys and gals. Spreading some love will come back at you tenfold and make you appreciate being a part of such a wonderful community. Join in on Twitter chats, blogger meet ups and just spread some lovely comments to join in. Being a part of Jemma’s Girl Gang is so rewarding and everyone is so supportive, I really feel it adds to why I love being a blogger. 


Blog your interests

Forget those posts that you think will grow traffic or the ones you think are just ‘blogger’ type posts. You will enjoy blogging so much more if you write about your passions. Even if it doesn’t fit in your niche, your love for your interests will come across naturally and so much more genuine. I think placing too many restrictions on writing will stunt your creativity and ultimately, your happiness.

Remember why you started

There must have been a main reason you sat down at your computer and made this happen. Focus on why you wanted to do this in the first place. Maybe you have lost sight of what you had hoped to achieve. If you still love it then focus on that!

People loved blogging long before it became a viable career option. Let’s all have bit more fun with it and enjoy being creators. 
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