Sometimes, you just have to have experience with something to really “get it”. Ever wonder why your friends or family don’t really understand or relate to some of the blog-centric things you tell them? Sometimes, they just don’t “get it”.
But that’s okay. There’s a huge amount of bloggers out there that know exactly what you’re talking about. Here are 12 things only bloggers understand.
12 Things Only Bloggers Understand
1. How much work blogging is!
Think about how many jobs you might have as a blogger. You’re a writer, an editor, a photographer, a photo editor. You’re also a designer, a researcher, and a social media manager. You may even do coding or website design. And if your blog is also your business you might also be keeping track of all of your finances and doing your taxes. That’s a lot of work!
2. That “Ah-ha” moment when you finally figure something that was challenging you out!
Nothing beats the feeling of finally getting your website to look the way you want it to. Or the feeling of finally finding a social media strategy that brings you traffic and growth. Or even finally obtaining the ability to juggle it all! “Getting it” just feels so good!
3. That feeling when a brand you’ve loved forever recognizes your work!
Maybe they send you a DM on Insta with tons of heart emojis. Maybe they ask if they can repost your photo, giving you lots of exposure! Or maybe they send you an email with a paid collaboration opportunity! Whatever it is, it always feels so good to get recognized by your faves for all of your hard work!
4. Having no free time
You have no free time because you spend all of your free time working on your blog! Before and after work, first thing in the morning, during your lunch break, and weekends are dedicated to completing blog-related tasks. It’s not the worst thing in the world, it feels good to have a hobby or a side hustle, but don’t forget to take some time off to relax, you deserve it!
5. Buying things “for the blog”
Raise your hand if you’ve ever blamed an impulsive purchase on the blog? We all totally have! It’s easy enough, we’re always shopping for props and products for flatlay shoots, outfits to show off to our followers, or the latest tech gear to take our content to the next level. No worries, it’s all an investment anyways!
6. Blogger drama
Whether you take part in it or just watch from the sidelines, there’s always a little blogger drama going down. And of course there always will be, not everyone will agree on everything, and sometimes people are really passionate about things. Advice: try not to get involved, it’s not worth it.
7. Spam central!
You’re told to have your blog/business email displayed everywhere so that a brand can easily find it if they want to contact you. What they don’t tell you though, is just how much spam you’ll end up getting. Emails about “growing your Instagram following by purchasing followers”, which you should never ever do. Messages from “brands” trying to get you to purchase their products as a “collaboration”, which you should never ever agree to, and of course, creepy messages. The spam can get annoying, but it’s all a part of the job.
8. Needing to have all the notebooks and supplies!
If you have a blog chances are you probably also have thirty notebooks dedicated to your blog, don’t try to lie and say you don’t. Besides, each notebook has a specific purpose, or maybe they don’t. But either way nothing is stopping you from buying another four “super cute” notebooks that you “totally need.” It’s okay, we won’t judge.
9. Waves of intense motivation and then…none at all
You’ll have those days where you can literally do it all. You find yourself completing every task on your to-do list and working hard on your blog to take it to the next level. But then, you’ll have days where just typing a word is a struggle. Like, what gives? Either way, we’ve all been there and we all know the feeling!
10. Finding your community!
The blogging world can seem like a lonely place when you first start out. But nothing feels better than finding your community. Whether it’s a single blogger friend who you talk to constantly, or it’s an entire group of bloggers supporting one another, it feels so good!
PS if you’re looking for a great blogging community, come join the Blogging Babes Facebook Group! It’s filled with the most supportive bloggers ever!
11. Seeing how far you’ve come
The road to successful blogger can be a long one. You’ll make mistakes, learn some lessons, and find tons of old posts to cringe at along the way! You’ll be surprised by how much you’ve learned, and will continue to learn, along the way. Your blogging journey won’t be exactly like every other bloggers’ but it’s yours, so own it and trust it.
12. How much you love blogging
Although it can be tough at times, there’s always so much work to do and things don’t always go your way, you wouldn’t give it up for anything. You enjoy blogging and every good thing that comes along with it. You’ve challenged yourself, improved your talents, learned some new skills, and made amazing friends along the way. You really wouldn’t want to have it any other way!