Five Ways that Blogging is Different to How I Expected


I have been blogging for over a year now, but before I started, I had no idea what it would be like. Blogging is so different to how I expected it to be, and here are five ways in which I have found it different.

1. I underestimated how time consuming it is
I know everyone says this, but you read blogs or watch youtube and you think, 'how time consuming can that actually be?' The answer is very. I never knew before starting, how much time it would take up. It takes a little while to learn how to fit it into your daily routine, and help you get a good life, blog balance.

2. It can be low maintenance if you want it to
If you need to take a little break from blogging, you are not fully committed to posting everyday. You can have a few weeks off, and although your readers may miss your posts, they aren't all going to desert you. I honestly think that being able to pre write posts and schedule them for the future, is the best invention. If you are going on holiday, then you can write a few posts in advance and then schedule them to publish whilst you are away. That way you can have some time off, but content is still being posted, so no one will know.

3. You won't shoot to fame right away
By no means did I ever think that my blog would become an internet sensation, but what I mean is that it takes a lot of time to build your presence. You will not gain thousands of followers overnight, and you do really have to work for it. Saying that though, you need to be blogging because you really enjoy it and not for the number of followers you have, because that will not work out well.

4. How nice people are
You constantly see so much hate and negativity when you are online, so when I started my blog, I thought that would happen to me. I have been blogging for over a year now and have never had anything but lovely, positive comments. I know that the more popular someone is, the more likely you are to experience it, but I am so grateful for everyone who has been so nice to me. Reading comments always puts a smile on my face.

5. How much it would change me
I use the term 'change me' very loosely here, because I am exactly the same person I was when I started my blog, personality wise. Over this time, I have learnt so much, and it's all for the better. I have learnt how important it is to be organised, which I have definitely improved on, and I have also learnt so much more about makeup and beauty. My blog has become a big part of my life. It is my own little corner, which I am in full control of, and I am so proud of it.

Thank you for reading and always being amazing!


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  1. I totally agree with you! I think the first topic the most obvious one but it's also the one we "see" right away once we start! I never thought it would take me so much time and I never thought I still be doing it now but I love it! Xx

  2. This is spot on! I was so worried about negative comments and yet everyone has been so warm and encouraging, I have made some life long friends from my little blog! The most important thing is to do it because you love it - if you can crack that, then you're on to a winner! :)

    Laura | Loved By Laura

  3. love the way you reflected on this. great post!! xx Lita


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