A little less than two years ago I started this blog. In all honesty, I’ve actually had this blog for much longer, as it originally started out as something I had to keep updated as part of module at university. At the time my blog was only open to read by my tutors so was private to the public. After that module was complete, my blog took a back step until I decided to pick it back up after finishing university and took a whole different direction to my ‘university diary’.
After reading this post by Joana a few weeks ago it inspired me to write this post but with a twist; as I’m not what you would probably class as a ‘newbie blogger’. So here are my confessions… nearly two years down the line.
I always worry that my blog isn’t good enoughThis blog has been my personal space for two years, and I’m always trying to strive to make this blog as best as it can be for me personally. Like every other blogger I do have days, or weeks when I sometimes feel like it’s utterly rubbish or not up to scratch. There are so many well written and fantastic blogs out there that it is hard to not compare the quality or the number of followers. I then remember this blog is me and my personal space, so heck with all my worries!
No one really knows about my blogI don’t why, but I’ve never really openly spoke about my blog to friends and family, as I’m scared about what they will think. I’m not 100% ready for people who are close to me to know about my blog just yet. I did mention about my blog in a job interview which was pretty nerve racking, and it only came about as it was relevant to the job. So a few of my current employers do know about my blog but that’s it, and even that thought is sometimes cringe worthy to think about!
I don’t have a strict routineThis is a tough one, as there are so many people out there who tell you to stick to a routine, blah, blah, blah. JUST DO WHAT YOU WANT! Whether you have a routine or happen to be slap dash about blogging, it’s your personal space so do what you like with it. I blog when I feel like it and when I have the time. Like many other bloggers I work full-time and sometimes blogging is the last thing I want to be doing after a long day or week. I do try and have a few blogs scheduled to keep my blog updated but it’s no biggie for me if I don’t.
Finding the time to get all the ideas from my head onto my blogI love blogging and creating content, and I have all these ideas running though my head but it is hard to find the time and motivation to get all these posts written. Sometimes I just have too many ideas so instead of going straight in and writing a post I will create a title, save it as a draft and come back to a few days or weeks later and see if I still feel a spark for this post.
The best part of bloggingTalking to other like-minded people, feeling inspired and of course new and old followers coming back for more.
A few other confessions to let you in on
| I don't have an all white room to get those Pinterest worthy photos
| It can sometimes be hard to switch off from blogging mode
| I don't utilise Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest anywhere near as much as I should - I hoping to work on this, especially on Pinterest & Twitter