Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Why I'm A Terrible Blogger

Being a blogger isn't about just having a blog anymore, no sirree. You've got to work at keeping the conversation flowing, gaining readers and having your brand on point. Oh, and then there's all the time you spend actually writing blog posts, editing them, taking pictures for them, etc... These things all take time, and that my friends, is something I do not have in spades. 

Working during daylight hours
Ah, the joys of blogging photos! A lot of my blogging friends set aside an hour or twelve to devote to taking blog pics, and this is something I envy greatly! As I'm working five days a week in Bath (or on the train to get there), and the weekends working in a popular drug store ;), I have a very small window for taking pics. My pictures tend to be on the less creative side - can someone say holding a book in front of a white wall? - and this really bugs me. All my favourite blogs are so creative, so visual, and mine is pretty much the same as when I started! Boo, life! 

Not having a very interesting life
As a lifestyle blogger, my life is somewhat boring and therefore hard to document on this here blog. There's only so many times you want to hear that I've been "so busy at work!" so it means that sometimes I don't have a lot to say. This is where blogging about books comes in nicely, as even though I haven't been to a beautiful meadow or out to a fancy restaurant, I have read 3 books during my weekly commute, so I guess it's swings and roundabouts with this one! 

Commenting on blogs
I follow quite a lot of blogs, easily over 300, and there's not a day that goes by when my feedly isn't bursting at the seems. In fact, as I type this I have 499+ unread posts. So many posts my feed has stopped counting! I try to read blogs on my commute, but sadly this means that commenting is a giant pain in the arse. If I remember, I'll often send the blogger a tweet, but more often than not I'm making sure I've got my train ticket ready/not ending up in Swindon. 

Taking part in twitter chats
Honestly, I used to love twitter chats. It was always a really nice thing to do on a Sunday evening (or whatever evening it might be) and getting ready to chat with likeminded twitter folk. But these days everything seems to be loaded with drama. Instead of staying out of a chat when you don't like the topic, more people seem to be taking part to rip it to shreds. Everyone is entitled to an opinion, of course, but to me it looks like people are using the 'sassy' tag to simply become a dickhead. So when push comes to shove, I just stay out of it. 

All of these are a bit tongue-in-cheek as I do try and be a totally awesome blogger, but sometimes it's good to know where you can improve, ha! 

Do you struggle with the other side of blogging? Or is it just me?

Chelsea xo

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