This morning, I’m sat here on the sofa with a lovely cup of tea and my Sugared Apple Yankee Candle thinking that really, I couldn’t be more of a blogger right now. But at the same time feeling that I’m not really all that typical.
You see, I may have some of the ‘tropes’ that I’ve talked a bit about here, but in many ways I am quite unique.
The topics of my blog are not all the same as many (can anyone name another lifestyle blog that also reviews comics?!), and I don’t put in quite so much time and effort to ensure that the backgrounds of my photos are as clean and white as perhaps they ‘should be’.
I like to keep this blog as ‘real’ as possible – in years to come I want to be able to look back and remember the baking session where I bluffed it a bit, the trip to that place that may seem mundane to many (but was a memory worth keeping for me), or even the reminder of that skincare product that I really loved.
Naturally, the photos I take are a little staged, and some thought does go into the exact words I write, but I never want this blog to become a hassle because of trying desperately to find new ideas or scrambling over which photo is going to be the most ‘pinnable’ (saying that, I have recently started using Canva for my featured images, and I love it because it’s low effort for a great result!).
I’ve previously blogged about setting up a promotion plan as well – this was something I was trying too hard to follow, and is not right for everyone all of the time. There is a balance, and I ignored it.
My blog should not feel like work, and sometimes that line is crossed. I need to focus on promoting those posts that I think will be the most useful, and most interesting – but sometimes there will be posts like this that are just me opening my heart a little!
Sorry for the slight ramble today – I wanted to get these thoughts down in case anyone out there was feeling the same! Blogging can be hard work, but it’s best to remember and focus on the times when it’s a lot of fun!