Although only a few years in the game, one thing I know for sure, it has been a HELL OF A JOURNEY. In a good way, of course. Don’t get me wrong, there have been ups, downs, although there is not a thing I would change. Having said that, this is not a ready-to-go-viral, pretty post about how fab blogging is. Just a fair reflection on what I got myself involved with over the years.
MAKING NEW FRIENDS
One day I was sitting at work wishing for the clock would tick faster, whilst realising how non-existent my social life is. Yes, true friends will understand although let’s be realistic, it’s a total trap.
Beyond everything, there is nothing worse than feeling out of place in a circle of people you can’t relate to…
Thanks to blogging I’ve learnt how to surround myself with the like-minded people whilst being on the job and nothing beats this feeling. Above, there is a picture of me and Ashley from Oh So Femme throwing our deuces up to salute our friendship, made through blogging of course.
BEING OPEN & TAKING RISKS DAILY
Noone has ever said this was an easy option.
However, shall you play the game correctly, you’ll be on to a winner for sure.
DISCOVERING (EXTRA-VERT) SELF
Believe it or not, every blogger has introvert qualities.
Although it’s quite handy when finding content inspiration, a part of the job is networking and going to press days and launches, which at times is way out the comfort zone for some of us resulting in some socially awkward moments.
BEING JUDGED DAILY
It’s something I’ve posted on my Insta not long ago.
We often get judged on our appearance, lifestyle and other little things which are in fact irrelevant opinions caused by others insecurities. This is why it’s so important to do the right thing…
NOT GIVING A F* ABOUT WHAT PEOPLE THINK
From social media to daily life, the cliché of people’s approval is in the centre of all nowadays and, to add to the above, I feel like the whole separate post can be written around this (quite touchy) subject.
How we dress, what we say, where we go, there will always be someone to judge with their opinion.
The question is how important is it?
BEING MY OWN BOSS
Managing own time comes with it’s pros and cons. It definitely takes the wright person too.
Someone at my previous job said: “You have to be managed.” Although little did she realise, it’s not neceseraly about being managed by someone above. It’s all about putting resources in the right y places which is totally down to you, and only YOU. Office work is often a regimen and it’s hard to see beyond the four walls of this so called 9-5. Although don’t get me wrong, it’s a nice and secure option to fall on. Sadly, in all honesty, just not for me.
REALISING THE ACTUAL JOB ROLE
Being a apart time blogger isn’t easy as this is a full on FT position, beyond 9-5.
And in due course it’s all about being beyond just a content producer. FT or not, every successful blogger is a writer, social media / pr executive, wardrobe stylist, videographer, photographer and a mastermind behind the marketing strategy. Because, most importantly, your blog is a BRAND.
Now I want you to share your story in comments.
Are you a blogger?
What is your favourite thing about blogging?
I’m dying to know!