Confessions of a Newbie Blogger

CONFESSIONS OF A NEWBIE BLOGGER

Since it’s officially been one-and-a-half whole months since I started blogging (woohoo!), I decided to sit down today and share my thoughts on the whole shebang. I got this idea from one of my favorite bloggers, The Blissful Mind, and I loved reading what she had to say, so I decided to try it out myself!

01. I can’t stop thinking about blogging.

This is something that has slowed down as of late (thank God), but when I first started, the only thing playing on my mind was my blog. I kept thinking of content ideas, photography opportunities, promotion strategies…and I devoted a HUGE chunk of my day to it. Some nights I even dreamt about it!

02. None of my stuff ever feels perfect.

From my posts to my pictures to my aesthetic, I never feel like anything I put out there is good enough. I’m a bit of a perfectionist so I understand where this feeling comes from, but I also think it’s a good thing because it constantly keeps me striving to do my best. I just try and stay away from comparing myself to other blogs, because that is where it usually drains my creativity and turns negative.

03. I hate the idea that people I know in real life read my stuff.

When I first started my blog, I was stupid enough to give my mom the OK of promoting it to her friends and our extended family. Although nobody has given me anything but support, I still feel like I have to micro-monitor everything I put out. It takes the authenticity out of my content a little bit, as I feel like I can’t talk too openly about certain things. I wish I had waited until I got a better hang of my writing and stuff before I told people. If there’s anything I could change about my blog, this would definitely be it.

04. I’m constantly on the lookout for blogs to read.

This is a super saturated industry meaning there are a LOT of blogs floating around on the internet, and I make it my sole mission to read as many as I can. I want to find some I really enjoy, and I’m constantly on the lookout for more. (Leave yours below and I’ll check it out!) I also find a lot of inspiration from reading other people’s blogs, and that’s usually where most of my own posts are born.

05. Promoting is by far the hardest part of blogging.

This is what held me back from blogging for so long; I just didn’t know how to work with SEO and social medias and all that jazz. With the help of YouTube, podcasts, and free online courses, I’ve actually come to enjoy this part a lot. It might even be my favorite part of blogging, even though it’s definitely the most time-consuming and difficult.

What’s the most surprising thing you’ve come to find about blogging?

You can find me on my socials; Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest.

CONFESSIONS OF A NEWBIE BLOGGER

Share the love:

20 thoughts on “Confessions of a Newbie Blogger

  1. HEY. lET ME tell you something. Your blog is so perfect if there is a word more than perfect i could use I would. starting from your layout, pictures, topics that you post its just so perfect and lastly i want to tell you that are on of the bloggers that i look up to 🙂
    Please keep the good work!!

    1. Aaaaah you’re soooo lovely! This is hands down one of the nicest messages anyone has left me so far! Thank you Lujain! 🙂 xx

  2. I lot of what you mentioned reminds me of how I was when I started out (makes me sound so old haha)

    The fear of what the people you know in real life think of your content wears off after a while. At first, family & FRIENDs will be checking your blog out a lot then after a while those that are genuinely interested will check it out.

    1. Just saw your blog, you’ve been blogging for three years! That’s massive! SO happy for you 🙂

      And you’re right! At the end of the day it’s on the internet so I have to get accustomed to people I know reading my stuff haha! x

  3. HI Arshi, I have been blogging for about two years and I still experience the same feelings you listed above. It is humbling to read others who have been blogging for many more years that they also experience the same feelings. It is normal, i believe, since blogging is very much equal parts creation and formula. There are some days when I feel like I can blog about whatever my heart desires and then there are days when I feel like I must be as filtered as possible for the sake of not knowing who will be reading. It is a strange place to exist in the interwebs as we bloggers do. We put a lot out there for whoever cares to read, watch and listen. I am simply grateful for the endless learning opportunities. I’ve landed some incredible gigs because of my blog and it continues to take me places. I see that the same will be so for you. Keep it up and thanks for sharing. Since you are on a hunt to be introduced to new blogs, you might fancy mine: https://www.learningfromstrangers.com. If you do fancy, I’d love to hear from you on whichever post strikes you most. ✌️ Rock on!

    1. Hello Jess! Wow, thank you for your thought out message. That’s so cool that you’ve been blogging for two years now! I hope to keep on blogging no matter what because it’s something I genuinely enjoy. Thanks for reading and I’ll definitely check out your blog!

  4. you could not be more spot on with all of these!! at the start i was so worried people i knew would come across my blog but i’m thankfully slowly starting to not care. also, there are so many things you need to do as a blogger that you’d never imagine before you start! loved this post x
    jess | http://www.jessicr.com

    1. Thank you for reading! Yes I am slowly trying to get over this fear I have. Hopefully I will be as confident as you someday!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *