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Blogging Myths That Need Cancelling

5 August 2017

Blogging, it's something many have turned to because we've either been inspired, need an outlet or simply feel inspired. But it can be hard when you don't know much about the blogging world, have no one around you who understands it or feel like you're not getting anywhere which is why I decided to write and dedicate this blog to you, whether you're a newbie or oldie.

You Can't Blog With Us:
No matter how new or old, big or small your blog is there is space for ALL of us in the blogging world or else there would be a limited amount of blogs the internet would allow us to have. Do not let what other bloggers, magazines or influencers say, if you want to blog go for it, there will be an amazing support system waiting to cheer you on post after post, (me included!). There can be a lot discouragement in the blogging world and it can sometimes take its toll on you but do not let the words of others put you off from doing something that you love, block the hate out and type on!

Blog Days Are Over:
It is totally normal to have moments during your blogging journey where you question whether blogging is still something you want to do? As I type this, I'm currently using this post to help me get out of my blog. For some reason I couldn't stop questioning my ability for the last two weeks. I kept questioning whether my blog was going anywhere? Does anyone actually read and like my blog? Is my photography even good enough to be charging people? But then I remember all the kind words, all the hard work I've put into my blog and how far it has come since my first post.

Thanks to my blog, last year I was able to write for Timeout London and that was totally crazy to me because I was at stage where I wasn't proud of my blog in the slightest because I didn't put effort in. But it just made me think if they see potential in me now imagine what could happen if I put my best in? So if you need a break from blogging, take one, no one will judge you for it. Sometimes we need to take a break and sit back from blogging and not pressure ourselves to be so constant.

Also here's a reminder that you ARE: amazing, talented, super, smart.

No one reads my blog:
Getting views on your blog can be hard sometimes, I had stages where when I posted that I wouldn't 0 views for nearly a week on it. But a great way to get your blog out there is using RT accounts. RT accounts are there to help you share your latest post with other bloggers who may be interested in the type of posts you do. Also try joining in on twitter chats hosted by RT accounts, it's a great way to find other bloggers to and meet like minded people.
some of my favourites:
@thebloggershub
@bloggerstribe
@blogggerbees 
@fbloggersUK
@futureblogbabes
@_bunchofblogs 

Here's another remind that your blog IS: worth reading, loved, interesting.


Pace & Comparison:
When it comes to your blog I can't say this enough: go at your own pace and do not compare yourself to others. It can be so easy to put so much pressure on yourself when it comes to blogging, whether it's about how many times you post a week, what you post, the quality of your pictures or something else. I'm fond of doing this myself, but that's how I end up taking away the joy of blogging when I stop focusing on myself and what I'm capable of and start focusing on what I want and what others are capable of.

If you can't post more than one post a week or every two weeks so be it, go at your own pace, don't feel pressure to be constantly sat at your laptop typing away. Life can get in the way sometimes and that's normal. If you have spare time to focus on blogging then go for it, don't force yourself because that's when you begin sucking the joy out of writing, it becomes a chore. 

Stay true to yourself too, don't feel like you have to change the types of post you do because 'this' or 'that' is proving to be popular because again, that's when blogging doesn't become that expressive and joyful outlet it once was, you'll be so busy focusing on others and trends that you'll be changing yourself all for the views. Be authentic, be you.

 Use what you have and make something special:
 I've recently started offering shoots for bloggers as well as running my blog and my camera is old, as in 2004 old. Sometimes I find myself comparing my camera to other photographers and cringe at the fact that mine is a 'pentax' whereas they have state of the art 'canons' but, then I look at what I'm capable of capturing with the camera I have and I remind myself it's not always having the best but about making the most with what you have already. When people can relate to you on a personal level as well as blog level, it's amazing, so don't feel like you have to put across a certain image in the blogging world to fit in. 

remember you're blogging for yourself and nobody else.
 if it makes you happy, no one else's opinion should matter.
until the next post,
with love yossy.
6 comments on "Blogging Myths That Need Cancelling"
  1. I always love reading your blog! I find myself constantly questioning if blogging is for me because I have bursts of productivity but then, life gets in the way, and I find myself too busy to do anything so I become inactive for ages! It's the worst feeling to think that you have failed yourself and other people but all I can do is my best and I have to accept that, sometimes, other aspects of my life need to be prioritised.

    Meg x | the-writeblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. I agree with all your points Yossy. One of the biggest issues a lot of bloggers including myself face is comparison. It never does any good to be honest and it certainly takes the fun out of blogging. Thanks for sharing those RT accounts, I'll check them out. xx
    Coco Bella Blog

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  3. I'm so glad you decided not to stop blogging! I love your blog and keep up with it on bloglovin'. I look forward to every post you make on here. You are so right there. Each of these things are are circulated throughout the blogosphere when in reality, none of these are true! Anyone can be a blogger, there is still room for all, and you shouldn't worry so much about what others are writing about, because you are your own person, with your own thoughts and views on things. Keep doing you love, absolutely love your blog xxxx

    Melina | www.ivefoundwaldo.com

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  4. All of these points are so true.
    Personally, I think pace is the thing that I struggle with the most. It's so easy to feel like you're not doing well because you're not posting as often as you think you should be, but actually the response that I've had on the posts that I have created has been so encouraging and that's what I need to focus on.
    So glad your still blogging, babe. You're a fave of mine

    www.seeweardo.co.uk

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  5. Reading posts like this really helps on those meh days when you feel like giving up with blogging! Writing for Timeout London is such a fab opportunity and even more amazing that it's thanks to your blog! I think it's so easy to get caught up in trying to establish the perfect online brand of yourself etc. and kind of lose the fun of blogging in the process... but when you really think about the amazing skills and opportunities that we get through sharing things online, it really puts it into perspective! And it's great to expand and go into other areas related to blogging, like you are doing with your photography! If only I lived closer to London I would 100% be asking you to do all my blog photos 🙈

    http://milenawears.com

    x

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  6. This has helped me out as I am new to blogging thanks for that my blog is http://www.thriftyyetelegant.com/

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