Pressures In The Blogosphere
I wrote a post about if perfection is a thing and wanting to stop setting myself up for failure all the time and start thinking about my accomplishments instead. So through writing that post I started thinking about all the pressure that blogging has on a person and what they may look like. I don’t think I get too much pressure from the blogosphere but there are those occasions where you compare yourself to other bloggers in your niche, see that they are doing better and question everything about your own content and photos.
It’s difficult to not feel the pressures of the blogosphere especially when there are trends around and bloggers are supposed to review these new items and sometimes your bank account just cannot take it.
Pressures In The Blogosphere
You Have To Be Relatable
It’s hard trying to be relatable to everybody, the face is that I cannot be relatable to everyone because everyone is different and everyone has different beliefs to me. I may spend too much on notebook and someone may question why on earth I’d spend that much on a notebook. I love notebooks, and I pay for quality because that is what I enjoy. But not everyone is going to be prepared to pay £20 for a notebook that will get full in about 6 months. I need to write about what I love otherwise I won’t be genuine either; there is no possible way that I will be relatable to everyone so I need to except that. Instead, I write about something because I want to and I think it may be useful for some people, but it will definitely not be everyone’s cup of tea.
Honesty Is The Best Policy
Yes, I agree if I ever were to ever get a sponsored post of course I would be open and honest with my audience- it’s against the law not to. But there gets a point where I’m sharing so much of myself online that there are some things that I don’t want to publicise. Some of what happens in my life I’m not allowed to tell you because it’s confidential and that would be a breach in my contract- and I would rather not get sacked because of a blog post. With the content that I do put out, it’s my own honest opinion but I may leave bits out of the whole story because I’m not prepared to share that.
Owning The Latest Trend
When there is the latest trend going crazy on twitter and you see it everywhere it is difficult to not want to have a go and see for yourself what it is like. I have this with stationery, I want to know what the latest pens or notebooks are the main trends so I don’t get FOMO. This is ridiculous though, it makes me spend my money on even more stationery that I just don’t need. Why are you never happy with what you have? Instead, I am going to try to wait a few weeks and see if the hype dies down before splurging, some of the items that are trending disappear after a couple of days anyway.
Everywhere you read that you need to stick to a consistent schedule to be able to grow your blog and that can put a great amount of pressure on me. I am my own worst enemy though and I have put set days in place for blog posts to go up. I just need to not be so hard on myself if I do miss a day, it won’t affect my blog that much if I miss one day. I normally catch up with it eventually (a day later) so if life does get in the way then that is ok, I don’t need to beat myself up about it.
These aren’t supposed to be complaints but they are just a few things that get thrown around a lot in the blogosphere and they can put pressure on you and your blog. Just remember that it is your blog and you can share as much or as little as you like. And if life does get in the way, your blog will always be there when you get back.