Am I a bad blogger? A blogger’s crisis of confidence 

  1. I don’t schedule tweets
  2. I don’t have a blog schedule
  3. I’m really bad at remembering to promote old content
  4. I couldn’t even tell you what my latest stats are
  5. I have 0 subscribers
  6. I have never been approached by a single brand about anything
  7. I don’t own a marble background nor am I able to nail the perfect flatlay
  8. I don’t use Photoshop and barely edit anything
  9. I don’t vlog
  10. I don’t always reply to my comments

So am I a bad blogger?

I am an insanely jealous person and I will openly hold my hands up and admit that. I’m also very competitive so maybe that breeds jealousy. Not exactly traits you’d expect from a blogger in what has recently been described as a “saturated market” but here I am. You’d be forgiven for reading this and thinking I’m a total b*tch, I’d hope anyone who has got to know me know that this isn’t the case  (though I’m sure there are some who do know me and still think it).

As a blogger it’s all too easy to look at other people’s success and compare it to your own (or lack of)! Don’t get me wrong, when I tell other bloggers I’m happy for them I genuinely am. There are so many amazing bloggers out there who work so incredibly hard and I’m genuinely proud of them but I’m also jealous – it’s embarrassing to admit it but I am.

But then I sit myself down and I have a reality check…

I didn’t start this blog expecting it to be incredible and be flooded by PR requests. I love writing, I always have. My biggest regret in life is not going to uni and studying language and linguistics. I keep travel diaries when I go on holiday and I keep countless notebooks. I started this blog because it gave me a hobby I could be passionate about. I started this blog so I could share my advice about living in London and all the incredible things there is to do here and as a result of starting this blog I get out and explore this beautiful city more. My family and friends get to see life updates. I get a space where I feel like I can share anything and I get to make some incredible friends (hopefully)!

I’d be lying if I said I’d be happy if I never got contracted by any brands but I’d be ok with it. I mean how many people can say they get paid to do their hobby? I also know that there are a lot more things I could do if I had the time to grow and develop (organically) my blog which I don’t currently – though I’m desperately trying to change that.

So whilst I may not be a good blogger, I’m at least proud to say that I’m a genuine one.

NG x

3 comments

  1. Chloe · June 12, 2017

    There’s only one thing that makes people good bloggers and that’s engaging content, which is something you most definitely have. It’s normal to have a crisis of confidence but I love reading your blog and I’m sure others do to – it’s excellent.

  2. Sian Reed · June 12, 2017

    Don’t worry sweet, I don’t do most of these things either! Writing good content and engaging with fellow bloggers is more important to me than numbers and sponsored posts! Your blog is fab just as it is lovely!

    Sian x
    http://www.theenglisheverygirl.com

  3. Josh at LOOKDWN.com · June 19, 2017

    Writing on a blog is all it takes to be a blogger. Keep up the writing and anything else can be a bonus. As long as you enjoy yourself that is all that matters.

    Josh
    http://www.LOOKDWN.com

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