As we know, I’m always up for a moan about blogging. It’s grown so much over the years that I think we all find bits of it a little odd – remember the simple days before rate cards, Instagram algorithms and cameras that weren’t half as fancy?! As it’s become a bigger, the pressures have increased, and at times I’ve found blogging quite negative. If you’re not comparing yourself to another blogger, you’re stressing over lacking photography skills, or wondering why no bugger read the post you spent ages on. It can be a pressurised environment, where we are somewhat pitched against each other, based on numbers and appearance and whether or not we got the wording right.
The good bits of blogging are hella good, on hand to outweigh all the negatives, but I do find it so easy to get caught up in these moans and groans. And that’s where I wanna push the positivity, and keeping it alive in blogging. Nope, not suggesting we all walk around with Jedward’s enthusiasm, but we can share a little extra love – comment more, talk about our favourite blog posts, give our most loved bloggers a bigger pat on the back. I think that’s the best way to keep blogging positivity going, and I know it’s given me a huge boost when I’ve needed it.
It’s something I’ve seen more of since Instagram did put that bloody algorithm in, but it’s nice to think that it can transfer through blogging as a whole. We can all help each other out here and there – sometimes we just need a little boost to get back from negative vibes surrounding blog stuff.
Recently, I’ve actually tried to be a better, happier blogger, sharing more of this positive stuff. For a long time, I’ve been the classic ‘why won’t you tell me where your New Look skirt is from’ girl on Instagram. It wasn’t something I did consciously, in fact, I don’t really even know why – I guess I’ve just been happy to post what I post then disappear off into my little bubble, and working full time means I’m limited time wise. Buuut, I knew I could be a nicer blogger… Now I’m making sure I reply and give a little bit of love back. People can be so nice online, and when they’ve taken the time to say something lovely, I wanna appreciate that and share some positivity back their way.
Here’s to keeping blogging a happy place.
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