Blogging has always been something I’ve really enjoyed doing. Coming across so many bloggers has opened my eyes to just how big of a community we are. My blog is somewhere I can be passionate about what I love the most. Fashion and anything else I like to write about. Lately, I’ve found it so hard. A mix of rejections, un-impressive view counts (which I know I shouldn’t dwell on) and negative thoughts. Sometimes it gets hard, and that’s okay because I know I will hopefully get back up and start blogging again.
Moving on out, Blog moving on up… So I thought?
When I moved out I was under the impression my blogging would start to pick up more, as I’d have my own space to do my blogging and get myself organised. I couldn’t be more wrong. Moving out has slowed my blogging down a lot and it all comes down to money and time. Not buying clothes, my blog doesn’t fit into the fashion niche. This is starting to get me down a lot. I loved doing my fashion pieces and having my YouTube videos to co-inside with the written pieces on my blog. When I come back from work now I have things to do like clean up my house, washing my own clothes, food shopping and preparing food for evening meals. People would just say it’s adult life and I totally understand that. Exhausted from working a full-time job I can’t get into the right frame of mind to type out new blogs. Even when I’ve got a day off I try to blog in the morning before I run my errands but I’m either visiting my parents and grandparents or seeing my boyfriend and if I do manage to sit down and blog I easily get distracted.
Fashion Forward or Fashion Backwards?
Being somewhat of a fashion blogger, tagging brands is what bloggers do to showcase to their followers who they are wearing. But for bloggers, it’s also a way of showcasing to the brand. Since starting my blog, tagging brands is something I’ve done every time I’ve posted a photograph to my social media outlets. When you post an outfit selfie and you think it’s going to do well or even get the brand to notice you, you get a little excited. However, a bigger, well-known blogger posts the same outfit and they will instantly be featured all over the brand’s social media channels. This is so disheartening when you know just how much time and effort has gone into showcasing this outfit. With how much planning has gone into not only planning the outfit but the shoot. Photographing the outfit on your own with no help. It’s just disheartening when you put in so much effort and don’t even get a like from the brand. I know I shouldn’t think like that and I know it’s not always about getting that brand to notice you but it would be nice to get a little recognition from time to time from us small bloggers.
Am I Invisible?
On my blog, I have over 8000 subscriptions. So that means 8000 of you will know when I post this post and any other posts. So why doesn’t my views showcase this? I’ve recently been watching my views on my blog and a really good day my blog can range from 60 – 150+ views, which for some is a bad day. Other days my blog can go unnoticed with no views or little views. Which once more is so disheartening when you put out content that you are proud of. As well as commenting on other peoples blogs and really showcasing how much you appreciate their content and how much you love what they’re doing. This is no way a calling out on anyone as I’m not that type of person to do so. But I just feel lately am I really the person for blogging. I just feel I’m boring and nobody wants to read my blogs? Am I doing something wrong that my blog goes unnoticed when I don’t post? Previous to what I said it’s so disheartening.
Regardless of having this moan, I enjoy blogging so much. It’s my outlet to be creative and be myself. I want to continue with my blogging journey but I need to find a way to be able to showcase my passion and admiration for it. Each month seems to be harder than the last and I just feel I’m losing my way with blogging. I don’t want to do personal posts nearly every week because I don’t want to feel like I’m boring people. I want to be creative and showcase outfits and do photoshoots like I used too. I’ve just got to try and think of ways to create blog posts about fashion outside of the box.
In conclusion with regards to views, I know bloggers shouldn’t get wrapped up them but at the end of the day, we want people to read our blog. I want to inspire people. I want people to come back and be inspired by my posts. The bloggers and readers that do show support to me are the most loyalists of bloggers and readers. I couldn’t do what I do without them. To all those amazing people that comment and view my blog, Thank you. You have no idea how much it means to me.