Tuesday, 18 February 2014

The Cons of Blogging - Part 2

Hello everyone!

This post was notably harder to write than the pros to blogging, because well... blogging is something I love! I had to really dig down a bit and see what I don't like so much about it, but all these things really depend on the person. In my opinion it is very:

Time consuming. You've got to be prepared to stick to a blog and make time for it. Not just doing things worth writing about and posting. But you need social media sites for advertising, you need to be active online constantly and reading blogs! There's so much to do and when I set a time limit for blogging-stuff, I sometimes wonder where the time has gone!

Be honest. But don't me down right rude. There's too many blogs I've seen where people state their opinion in a rude way, and down talk other people's thoughts and dismiss feelings so quickly. Be wary around controversial subjects, so you state your opinion but don't point out that anyone else's is wrong, because maybe YOU are in the wrong after all. Remember, you might be on the internet but the people reading can be just as offended as in real life.

Competition. I put a lot of time into gathering followers and reading other peoples blogs through other social media sites. And still it is hard to find people who read my blog continuously as well as subscribe by email :( If you are reading this, you should! Just on the bar to the right :D But really, there are a lot of blogs out there and it is hard to find people willing to read yours ^^ Nowadays I see a lot of popular blogs just getting more popular. ;) The quote there is for those struggling with their blog getting noticed :)

Really, there isn't more to it. I can't think of anything I don't like about blogging. If you want to see my pros list it's a lot longer. In my opinion a blog is definitely something to start. So what if you don't get many views. It's still fun ;) Have a good week!

Olivia-Savannah x

14 comments:

  1. Hi :) Just to let you know i've nominated you for The Liebster Blog Award. The rules are over on my blog! I can't wait to read your reply. xo http://beingmejess.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! I feel super please ^^ I guess I know what I am blogging about this Saturday then xD

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  2. I know what you mean about finding consistent readers. It seems like just when I've found my tribe they all quit blogging and I have to start over again. Plus, there are so many bloggers out there. I don't think people actually spend much time on an individual blog any more. They stop in, leave a short comment or share on one of their own sites and are off. In the early days I would spend my entire lunch break reading one of two blogs.

    And no matter what you hear or read you will never make any real money blogging.

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    1. Yeah, times have changed. I get a lot of comments but those are on singular posts. It's hard to find those who stick around, even though I'm that kind of person myself at most times. I haven't tried making money, but I don't know much in that area yet.

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  3. Time consuming is right!! I love it but I can put aside a whole day to blog and literally only write two posts and read hundreds of other people's posts. Bloglovin' just sucks me in :D

    Cathy x
    http://whiskshooksandbooks.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Putting aside a whole day is great, and probably very handy. I just don't know how to find that time except in holidays xD

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  4. I literally agree with everything here! I spend so much time trying to perfect my blog and make it the best that it can be and a lot of the time I feel like people are uninterested in what I'm writing. It's definitely worth putting yourself out there a bit and not being embarrassed or shy about the fact that you write. Initially, I didn't want anyone to know about my blog but now I'm not so fussed... I just want people to read it! Haha!
    Fabulous post as always!
    xx

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    1. Same here, I work so hard on it, and would love people to enjoy what I do like I do! I do my best to spread the word though :D

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  5. It's a labor of love, to be sure. What I originally intended to be a way to share my new life with people back home has sort of morphed into a thing all its own, and I never would've imaged that I would spend so many hours each week painting my nails, taking pics, writing and editing on a project that pays me nothing! LOL That said, I love it, and I hope I continue loving it for a long long time.

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    1. Yeah. I do enjoy blogging a lot too, and I can't see myself giving it up any time soon either :) And if your blog means something to you and you enjoy it, then that's best ^^

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  6. Nice blog. I can understand how this one is harder for you. I really agree with all of them. You can tell you looked really deep to find these and still they were less than the positives! I also really like your comments on people's thoughts. Keep doing, what you're doing.

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    1. It definitely was more difficult! Thank ee!

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  7. Agreed, I didn't realise how time consuming having a blog was, writing the posts, taking photos and then coming up with post ideas. It takes a lot of work.
    www.liannabell.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It does! But I hope you like doing it ;)

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