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    Am I Good Enough to be a Blogger?

    Hello My Lovelies,

    How are you all doing?

    I’ve been a little quiet on here as my Mental Health hit a bit of a rocky patch. I’m sinking a little deeper into my depression and missing Jay isn’t helping either although, I’ve finally plucked up the motivation to write a post and it’s about something that has really been picking at me lately.

    Do you ever have that moment where you think you’re not going to cut it as a blogger? Whether it’s because you’re not getting the views you want or your DA isn’t rising or people just don’t interact with your blog as much as you would like.

    I hate spending 24/7 on social media … Does that make me a bad blogger?

    Now don’t get me wrong, I love sharing my content on social media and being in awe of my favourite bloggers like ‘Gemma Louise’, ‘Luke Catleugh’, ‘see the stars’ & ‘The fashion blogger’ as their content is just incredible and they are all such lovely bloggers.

    I really do my best to keep up but with working full time, my mental health (which I would class as another full-time job), trying to improve my fitness and having a social life, I really struggle to juggle everything.

    The new algorithm on Instagram has got me feeling a little deflated just like I know it has a lot of other bloggers. Lower engagement, photos not showing up in our feeds, the more followers the higher the posts. Don’t worry I’m not going to turn this into a rant about the Instagram algorithm but you can see where it fits in right?

    On a day to day basis, I am coming home to notifications after notifications from blogger chats that I have joined to try and improve my engagement thanks to Instagram’s unwelcomed friend. I love being in these chats, as I find it does help and you meet some other lovely bloggers who share the same interests. A lot of the chats I’m in aren’t strict and you can share as much love as you want.

    Now I know a lot of bloggers in these chats tend to comment on posts which I absolutely love, however, I myself don’t always have the time to post on every photo! Although I will always like them! I’m even slow with responding to the comments on my photos let alone the other way round.

    I don’t like going to London … Does that make me a bad blogger? 

    I wish I was one of these people who wanted to go to London every weekend to take photos but my anxiety and I will fight against it. I do absolutely love bloggers who take photos in London, my best friend Paige being one of them although she can take amazing photos wherever she is! I so wish I could have a feed as amazing as hers, she is deffo one of my biggest blogger inspirations!

    We have said that she will have to take me out there when she’s having a shoot day so I become more confident in London.

    I still haven’t found my Instagram theme yet … Does that make me a bad blogger? 

    I have been trying so bloody hard with my Instagram feed lately and I’m just finding that the harder I try to stick to a theme the further away it looks from that said theme. Does anyone else feel like this? Its gone from an orange tone to a red to whatever it’s at now. I just can’t quite put my finger on it but I just can’t nail a theme!

    I cant keep to a schedule … Does that make me a bad blogger?

    There have been so many times where I have tried sticking to a schedule and it comes back to me being too busy or having a loss of motivation, sometimes I just don’t have anything scheduled.

    Now I know a lot of bloggers stick to a schedule but I don’t think its too big a deal with social media nowadays, there are so many different ways of notifying your followers when you’re working on a new post or when a post has just gone live. Obviously, I still think sticking to a schedule is better for your blog but if you cant I don’t think it will harm it in any way as long as you publish the post going active over your social media channels.

    I suck at scheduling tweets … Does that make me a bad blogger? 

    One of the ways I get the most traffic to my blog is by scheduling tweets and yet again this is something I suck at doing but I think this is just a tedious job for me its one of my least favourite things to do, but this will be beneficial for anyone to do as a blogger.

    Anyway, I think I’ve rambled on for long enough … there are certain things that may not be your strong point when it comes to blogging, but by gosh, if you have the passion you can do anything! 

    Stay Weird … X

    Jamie

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    7 Comments

    1. January 28, 2018 / 8:12 pm

      I definitely think you have what it takes to be a blogger! I started in October last year so I don’t exactly have masses of followers, but I feel the same a lot of the time. Sorry to hear that you’re in a slump, but I do love your posts!

      • jamieleedriscoll
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        January 28, 2018 / 8:15 pm

        Thank you Hun! It means so much. I love blogging so I’m not going to stop but sometimes it gets a bit much ❤️

    2. Olivia m
      February 4, 2018 / 5:00 pm

      Totally get this! I’m trying to get back on track with
      My blogging it’s hard when you feel like your not doing good enough or your blog isn’t good enough and the new instagram algorithm doesn’t help at all. I love your blog though and I hope your feeling okay x

    3. February 5, 2018 / 10:08 am

      Absolutely none of this makes you a bad blogger. I don’t think there’s such thing as a bad blogger – I mean unless you’re doing something REALLY wrong haha. I live 20 minutes from London and can’t think of a place I’d like to go to less, I hate it xxx

      • February 11, 2018 / 8:21 pm

        Thank you hun! It means so much hearing that xxx

    4. February 7, 2018 / 4:26 pm

      The list of things I’m probably doing wrong if I want to be a “good blogger” is long, but if your passionate about it it doesn’t matter if you do everything to the book.

      A Sparkle Of Grace

      • February 11, 2018 / 8:25 pm

        I’m so passionate about blogging so I’m doing everything I can to improve on everything I put on the list! Thank You Hun! xx

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