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Why I Struggle As A Blogger

15 October 2017


When it comes to blogging, I struggle with so much. Being creative, creating content and being content.
 

I struggle because of a lack of confidence:
Am I the only one who even though, they consider themselves a fashion blogger, still struggles to create and put together outfits? I do this thing where instead of focusing on what I like and what I'm comfortable in, I think too hard about the outfit I'm shooting and how it will be perceived. Or there's the other side of me, the lazy side. The side of me that doesn't like to plan outfits till the morning of shooting, throws together rubbish and ends up hating all the photos from the shoot and never ends up posting them, what a waste right? It's only recently thanks to my sisters constant pushing for me to do better and put in more effort that I'm trying harder. 

I can't help but hate how I look most of the times when I look at the photos taken. I focus on my acne, I focus on my tummy sticking out, arms looking flabby, its like I stare at my pictures with a magnifying glass and look for any imperfection I can find. I think to myself 'what would others think?' 'so and so looked flawless in their outfit pictures, why can't I?' I focus on perfection instead of being proud and happy with myself. This outfit post is probably the happiest I've been when looking back at the pictures. I've been waiting patiently to share these pictures with you even because for once I feel beautiful. For once, I'm happy with the way I look, the outfit I put together, the poses, everything. 

And can I just say, this is the best I've felt in a dress in ages, I've always loved these style of dresses but could never find one that fit me nicely, it was either too tight on my chest, too short or just didn't look flattering. You can find this dress here, along with so many other beautiful styles for this autumn. Also red lipstick too, I didn't think red looked good on me but I'm living for red lippie now. 


I struggle because I can't be creative:
When it comes to blogging, instagram and my instagram stories I try to be different with my execution of things. If you watch my instagram stories, you'll know I put in a lot of effort to make 'mini vintage movies' if you will, towards the end of my summer. I want to try stand out because it's so hard to grow. 

But something I've found hard as blogger is that, nothing you do, stays yours or stays sacred for long. There's always someone who's going to do something similar or the same as you've done and do it better, that's when I begin to worry about the quality of my work and if mine is any good. I struggle because I no longer know how to be different, how to take a different approach because every idea seems to be 'been there done that''. There are days where I think to myself, 'what makes someone want to come back to my blog?' because I just feel like what I'm doing isn't anything new or special.



I struggle because I can't be consistent:
Although I write about being inspired, motivated and wanting to be consitent, it's hard. Especially now that I'm back at university. I feel like there's an extra effort I need to put in to keep doing my posts. Maybe because I don't have my usual sunday routine where I can easily shoot with Sade, I always had that day safe. But at university I don't have blog friends and I rely on the help of my friends when they're not busy doing things themselves.

I have lectures, exams, revision and so much on my plate that I just use as an excuse to not bothering having to blog. I just don't feel bothered when I'm university and I hate that I'm lazy with it. So this year I'm trying to be better because during first year I went almost four months without bothering. But I'm already failing at keeping up like I originally planned to because I just want to curl up into a ball and sleep on my days off. 



I think I mainly struggle because of a general lack of confidence in everything I do, when it comes to my content, my outfits, how I look in comparison to other, anything I can doubt myself on, I will. I'm trying to kick the habit and slowly I am, it's been a journey but one day I know I'll be my own biggest fan when it comes to my blog.



Do you struggle with any of the things I touched on? Hoping I'm not the only one.

Shoes -  Ego Official
Bag - Primark
Necklaces - Aliexpress

until the next post,
with love yossy x
6 comments on "Why I Struggle As A Blogger"
  1. I definitely struggle with comparing myself to others. I always have an idea of what I want my pictures to look like, but in reality they never seem to match up to that or to what others are doing ("her flatlay looked so perfectly composed, why can't I do that?" or "she looked absolutely flawless in her holiday pics, why do I look so rubbish?")... And I also struggle with being lazy: most of the time, especially now that uni started again, I just can't be bothered to actually cut into my free time and take blog/Instagram pictures or write blog posts. I feel awful about it, especially since I do like blogging - a lot! It's just all a bit too much sometimes.

    xoxo
    Freya
    tgifreya.wordpress.com

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  2. I struggle a lot because I have bursts of creativity and motivation and become very active posting regularly on my blog but then there's a period where I just stop for ages and everyone forgets about me.
    Then BOOM! I'm back again! I'm so inconsistent, it's terrible!

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

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  3. I honestly love the content you create! It's difficult finding a balance between school, work, and blogging. I have faith that you'll find the balance eventually! You're an amazing blogger xxx

    Melina | www.ivefoundwaldo.com

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  4. I struggle with all these things as well! It really is hard to not feel like your pictures aren't nice when you see so many 'perfect' pictures of other bloggers floating around. But the catch is, the people who own these perfect pictures probably don't feel that way about said pictures. I think it's something everyone suffers from and I think that's very comforting to know. That you're not alone. I've gotten better at not comparing over the past year but there are still times when I do and I hate the feeling.

    Your dress looks so great and I love the red lip. Good luck with uni , blogging and everything else! xx
    Coco Bella Blog

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  5. Babe, you are gorgeous!!!!!!!
    But I feel the same, I always put so much pressure on myself to be the prefect blogger but I compare myself to others way too much and forget that I need to listen to myself more often. Too tired to write a post? Leave it! Uninspired but want to put out a post anyway? I should leave it. I'm learning, trying to be a better me for my blog :) XX

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  6. I can totally resonate with this post! i constantly feel im not good enough, lack in confidence and we just generally put this pressure on ourselves and forget why we all blog in the first place. Keep going, keep pushing and most of all just enjoy :)

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