Six Things Bloggers Should Stop Worrying About

Thursday, November 6, 2014


1. Whether or not blogging is dying.

It's not. To be honest, when I started blogging more than five years ago I was told way back then that blogging was already "so dead." People have always said this and they always will. But as long as I have a website that I can come to every day to write my random thoughts, blogging will never be dead for me. 

From day one I started blogging just as a way to commit myself to writing every day, so even if the readers stop coming and it's only me who stops by (like it was for the first two years) at least I know I will always have my words. And that's why blogging won't ever die for me. (Unless of course the internet officially crashes and in that case we're all dead.)

2. Having a Pinterest worthy "home office area."

If you thought that image from above is actually my home office, God bless you. My "home office" is anywhere I plant myself when I first crawl out of bed in the morning. That could be the couch, the floor, or the other floor. It's never a desk or table because I am a child. 

I'm sure if I had a cute home office area I'd make it ugly in a week anyway. 

3. Getting a fancy "blogger" camera.

Don't get me wrong, having a DSLR is a great tool. But I don't think it's something to stress about because let's not pretend cameras on phones these days aren't pretty great as well. I think I probably use my iphone for 75% of the photos that show up on my blog. Like take for example this photo of Harlow and I.


This print is actually a canvas image I ordered from Signazon. I've ordered canvas prints numerous times before from various places and this is by far the best quality print I've ever received. Unfortunately, a photo of a photo just doesn't do the quality justice, but here's another up close look. 


I'm telling you, the clearness and clarity is just awesome. Signazon did an amazing job. Check out their holiday card collection here.

4. Whether or not you look stupid in an "outfit post" photo. 

Who's with me on this? I used to be (still am sometimes) so insecure about posting outfit photos because I know I'm not a fashion blogger and I always think I look like an idiot. But you know what? I do love fashion so when I get the opportunity to try out a cool new piece of clothing or workout outfit, I'm going to say hells yes because why not. 

I recently got to try Boden's new line of workout gear and it is incredible. I actually went around making people feel the yoga pants because the material is that smooth. 


And while we're at it, let's stop feeling stupid about fake-stretching on a brick wall. Or no? Okay, yea I guess we can still feel stupid about this one.



Oh hey, I'm just going for a casual stroll with my jacket tossed over my shoulder... Hey.


5. Being popular on Bloglovin.

The big gals run that show and that's just how it is. It will always be the same 5-10 (fashion) bloggers who are the coolest kids on the Bloglovin block. Maybe I should start a site called Blogliken for all of us smaller lifestyle blogs. Anyone with me?

6. Internet trolls.

They're always going to be there. Like a good friend of mine once told me, just don't feed them and they'll eventually go away.

We worry too much as humans, no need to carry that worry over as bloggers.


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53 comments:

  1. Blogliken. I would totally sign up for that!

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  2. Okay but you actually always looks adorable in your fashion photos so you have nothing to worry about. I hate when people say blogging is dead...how can you tell someone their hobby is dead? It's just sort of rude if you ask me! I don't run around telling people who attend medieval festivals that their hobby is dead...and to be honest the Middle Ages are over. But who am I to steal that joy?!

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  3. lol blogliken, i love it. the outfit posts one is true and its so silly but i rarely do them for that reason.. need to get over myself ;)

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  4. I actually just a conversation about this with my mom today. I started blogging for the same reason you did, so I'm just trying to slow myself down and stop worrying about a lot of other stuff than comes with blogging.

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  5. I would love a site like bloglovin' for just small lifestyle blogs. And I agree we always worry about way too much, sometime's we just need to chill.

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  6. Yes to Blogliken! Number 2! All the big bloggers seem to have them, I kinda want one too ;P
    https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ALoveTriangle
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  7. So there's hope for me as a blogger after all ;)

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  8. So where should I sign up to join Blogliken?

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  9. I loved this list! Its too true. And there definitely are about the same 5 bloggers who are perfect on Bloglovin which is why theres no need to stress about it!
    Justine
    http://theredlipchronicles.blogspot.com

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  10. Hallelujah! I needed this, especially the fancy camera one. I actually have a new camera, but most of the time I have my trusty iPhone. I felt inadequate compared to those with a jazzy cam. :] // itsCarmen.com ☼ ☯

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  11. I'm all for Blogliken! In all honesty, I still use GFC the majority of the time :-P

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  12. You should totally start Blogliken'. I would be so on board. And thank you for the one about the pretty home office! It's just not happening for me right now, I blog on the couch or at work, so no pretty gold and white tape dispensers or flower arrangements are available.

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  13. Everything you say is such golden truth. And I'm totally on board for Blogliken.

    lovelovelove,
    Erica
    cominguprosestheblog.com

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  14. 100% agree with all of this. i need to chill out.

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  15. Great words of advice! And I tried to create a 'blog' worthy desk - and never use it!

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  16. Yes! I'll be your first follower on Blogliken':)

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  17. Looking good in your Boden gear :) Those stretches are on point.

    But for real, my "office" is always a disaster and although it's cute and I love it, it's not always functional. As we speak, there are candy canes, red glitter shoes and baby wipes all over it. I kid you not..

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  18. Yes, thank you!! I wish I would've read this a year ago before getting a DSLR. In all honest, it's sat in my closet for months now. iPhone does just fine!

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  19. Blogliken... Good one!

    Ah, how good are iphone cameras these days?

    I use it way more the dslr as well.

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  20. This is a really good list - I think we do worry too much about these things! I would totally be up for Blogliken haha

    Emma | frillsanddoodads.com

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  21. Needed this post today...was having a "doubting myself" moment. Would totally sign up for Blogliken though!!!

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  22. Thats the number one reason I haven't posted outfit posts on my blog! I feel so silly taking photos of myself! Not to mention I don't have anyone to take them for me....Maybe I should just suck it up and do it!

    Angela
    www.theoguide.com

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  23. I love that Blogliken idea!

    All these are very valid and things I do worry about. Thanks for making me feel less stressed lol :)

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  24. Blogliken - I'd be in on that. ;) You read my mind on all of these - especially that stupid home office thing. I just need to delete my instagram account and that should solve all my problems. But I would also find myself pretty bored...and I think that would be worse.

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  25. I love your OOTD pictures! haha Glad to find a blogger who doesn't take themselves too serious. That's what makes blogging fun.

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  26. the casual stroll was classic. I'm also game for blogliken. Maybe spell it bloglichen to cater to the science nerds in the bunch? Just a thought. See. I'm not worrying about how stupid that joke was. You've helped me relax already. :)

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  27. I keep getting recommendations from bloglovin telling me I might be interested in all these big fashion blogs. To be clear, I'm not... I mean, if they took the time to check my blog out, they'd realize that.

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  28. This made me crazy happy, Tay! I'm glad to know I'm not the only one on this!

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  29. Such good advice! Thanks! I laughed out loud when you commented about the picture not being your home office. Because when I looked at the picture, I was thinking... "Ugh, every blogger has this cool space to write from. That's probably why they're such good bloggers." How nice to know yours is wherever you are, too.

    -Claire
    www.fashionandfeathers.com

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  30. Most of my photos come from my camera phone too, and I have a DSLR that just sits in it's nice camera case. lol! My "home office" is wherever I carry my laptop to that day. lol! Usually on my comfy recliner.

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  31. I am so there on blogliken.... thanks for giving us the reassurance we all need from time to time.

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  32. I think I worry a lot about all these things. Thanks for the reminder. I really should stop worrying. :)

    Life With Antlers

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  33. I hate when I hear that blogging is dead! It's such a ridiculous thing to say! Just because new ways of sharing come along (social media, youtube) it doesn't take away from the traditional blog!

    Claire // Technicolour Dreamer // Bloglovin'

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  34. Hahaha. I'm completely down with Bloglikin. And this is a great relief-providing list!

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  35. This is such a great post! And please, start Bloglikin because that would be phenomenal!!

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  36. Amazing tips and so reassuring as a "newish" blogger - thanks girl x

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  37. I love the idea of blogliken, you should run with that.

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  38. This is such a great post! It's so helpful, thank you! XX

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  39. Nail meet head. No matter if you're a new blogger or have been blogging for seven years - these are great tips. I catch myself worrying about these things, but worrying about it doesn't do any good. You're right - blogland will always be dominated by a few fashion bloggers I like the idea of Blogliken for us little bloggers!

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