Hello darlings, hope you are all well and taking care of yourselves. I don’t even know how to start this post because all I really had in mind was the title.
I think I was spurned on by the fact that I’m feeling a tad all over the place today, I’m in a weird mood, it’s not the best feeling in the world but whatever. Here I am. Writing a post because I’m fully aware that I don’t have anything scheduled for the next few days. I know, what kind of trash “blogger” am I? I guess we’re about to find out
So according to all the self help pages and “how to grow your blog in blablabla” posts, this is why I may never become a successful blogger (btw this is not bashing any of these sorts of posts, they’re actually very useful. I just don’t know how follow instructions clearly)
- Utilise Pinterest and Facebook to increase traffic to your blog. First of all, I didn’t even know FB or Pinterest were that important in the blogging world. Apologies for my ignorance but I only started taking my blog more seriously this year, and by “this year” what I really mean is this month. Yes. All two days of it.
2. Use apps like Tailwind, Buffer, Board Booster etc: All these apps just confuse the heck out of me. What is a tribe? How do I do all the above without actually having to do any of it?
3.Post frequently: My posts are sporadic and infrequent. This is mainly because I let life get in the way of blogging quite a bit, but I’m actively trying to improve that.
4. Write amazing content that people want to read: This one is a bit up in the air. I don’t know if people like my posts! Do you like my posts? Anyone? Anywhere? *crickets*.
5. Have a niche’: No. I’m not organised enough to have a niche’. Neither am I organised to have a theme on my Instagram, tried it once, failed miserably. My blog topics vary depending on what I feel like posting and I don’t want to have to think of whether this is “unique” enough to post or whether it goes with my blogs niche’. I’m not great at make-up which seems to be HIGHLY popular in blogging and I don’t care about fashion that much either, I have more of a passion for eating rather than cooking, and I don’t travel that often. So I just post what I feel like posting and hope someone likes it.
You know what? There are so many other reasons (I can be very lazy, not all my photos are Instagram “worthy”, SEO may as well be another language to me) but, the main question is: Do I care? The answer in short: I don’t know. Yes I want to build my blog up, and yes it would be great to be successful with this, but I started this blog because I wanted an outlet as well as wanting to make people happy. I feel like if I get sucked into the whole blogger life then I’ll end up compromising myself just for numbers which I don’t want. I will however make more of an effort with this blog, and my life as a whole so I might try a few of these tips and see what the outcome will be. At the end of the day, don’t compare yourself to other bloggers/influencers, you’re not them, you don’t have their life, so stay true to yourself and do you boo.
This post is sponsored by Tailwi…nah I’m joking.