Can I just be real for a few minutes?
I love this thing called blogging but it isn’t easy. I’ve been blessed with many opportunities, from compliments to features. I’ve been a source of inspiration to many – whether it’s an outfit or a statement I wrote but, to be honest, there are times when I get frustrated and/or I become overwhelmed by the pressure. Crazy right?
I know what you’re thinking – ‘How is style blogging that demanding?’ Well, here’s my short list:
- It’s a struggle to be consistent when you can’t find a consistent photographer. Trust me, it’s a challenge to find someone who is committed to taking outfit photos on a weekly or biweekly basis and who sends them to you in a timely fashion.
- There’s not much room for repetition. There’s a lot of shopping involved, which is great!…But sometimes other things must take precedence and that stinks in an industry that involves always showing off the latest addition to your wardrobe.
- A common case of writer’s block. Most famous style or fashion bloggers create a blog post that includes one phrase or sentence followed by 7-10 photos. Is that truly content? What do I write about? Sometimes I’m not too sure how to provide valuable content to my current audience and to increase page views.
Overall, it’s hard work.
I know I’m not the only one who has these frustrations from time to time. Some choose to be verbal about it. Others keep it to themselves. Either way, I just wanted to say, ‘You’re not alone.‘ No matter how “famous” we are, we all get overwhelmed by the journey and run into roadblocks. But, we keep going and we refuse to give up. You can do it too!!
Do you have any blogging confessions?