In the short time I’ve been blogging, it’s become a big part of my life. It’s my hobby and my passion, and I’ve learnt a lot along the way – from how to manage my time, to learning about my writing style, to taking and editing a decent photo. I’m a small fish in a huge blogging pond, but I love it. Here are 21 things you might find when you’re a blogger…
- You can’t go anywhere without your phone or camera on hand so you never miss a good photo opportunity.
- You even look at things around you and see them as photos.
- You’ve got your editing technique down to a tee and have your go-to filters.
- You carry a notebook for when those ideas come to you from nowhere.
- You justify new purchases by saying ‘but this would make a good blogpost’.
- You can’t look at new makeup products without being absolutely covered in swatches.
- You might buy a product to review purely based on a recommendation from your favourite blogger.
- You feel proud when your favourite blogger likes your photo/post.
- The anticipation you feel when you press the ‘publish’ button on a post.
- Sometimes the blogposts you just throw together prove to be popular, while the ones you’ve spent more time on get less traffic.
- If you have no wifi or 3G, you have a problem.
- You have so many drafts of half-written posts and abandoned photos saved for a rainy blogging day.
- Your chargers are your best friends.
- You’re forever on a quest for the perfect flatlay.
- Blogger terms have become part of your everyday vocabulary.
- You check your stats at the most random times. Wakes up at 3am… checks blog stats. Waits for the washing to finish… checks blog stats.
- When you have a free day, you often devote it to blog planning.
- The slight panic you feel when someone you know says they’ve read your blog.
- You’ve realised just how much time, effort, and self discipline blogging involves.
- A successful blogpost with lots of traffic and nice comments can literally make your day.
- Your blog and social media are your babies, and you can’t remember how life was without them.
Can you relate to any of these? Thanks for reading.