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

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  1. 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.

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