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Thursday, 20 April 2017

The Realities Behind Being A Blogger

Before I started Blogging I use to admire how luxurious and effortless everything looked in a bloggers life, however the reality of blogging is 24-hour work and isn't always as pretty as it seems. Blogging is quite often overlooked as 'hard work' by a lot of people. But trust me there’s more to it than just snapping a few pretty pictures of your favorite shoes. Blogging is something I do because I love every aspect of it and have committed an awfully large amount of my time towards it and hope do it full time in the long run; however, I thought I would note a few things that other bloggers will totally relate to and a peek into the truth for anyone thinking of starting a blog.

1. As A blogger you never 'switch off', you need to be pretty loyal to ‘the gram’ as your blog and Instagram go hand it hand. I will often go to sleep planning what pictures I have for the next day. If I've not prepared I’m probably going to be setting my alarm a bit earlier to give myself any extra time for last minute editing that morning, or whether I need to schedule time for a quick OOTD snap before work.

2. The world is your content; What ever I'm up to each day I will ALWAYS be looking for a photo opportunity. Pretty flowers? SNAP! Coffee break? SNAP! ‘Aw that house is cute’ SNAP! Us bloggers often see things through our cameras before our eyes because having a constant flow of content and keeping your audience connected is key. 

3.The shame of asking anyone and everyone to take a picture of your OOTD. Uber driver? Mum? Friend? Post man? random person in the street? sometimes you've just gotta make do! 

4. Shoot days, It’s a given that you are probably going to be without changing rooms where ever you decide to shoot so you need to forget all dignity when it comes to getting changed in the back of a car, behind a wall or in public toilets (The not so glamorous truth!) The amount of strange looks I've had parading up and down the same street in 5 different outfits is crazy, But its all good fun! 

5.Things can get pretty expensive, pretty quickly. Blog templates, photographers, domain names, Camera equipment, clothes and travel money do not come cheep. It all adds up, you need to really want it to start putting this kind of money into your own brand, the majority of my wages go to my blog and I will often pick blogging over going on nights out and other money spending occasions.

6.Working with brands, us bloggers are very lucky to have the opportunity to work with some of the most amazing brands and be given some of the best opportunities. There is no hiding that we do get products sent to us free of charge, However we don't just get sent things for fun, a collaboration is a client and is work, this is when you need to create the best content possible within your given time scale. (You've never felt stress like it until you've been shooting a product all day and then your memory card corrupts loosing all of your hard work!)

Without my blog I would’ve never had the chance to become a brand ambassador for boohoo and I feel so grateful to be working with, and creating content for such an amazing brand.

  

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12 comments

  1. Man this is so true! I have to always force my boyfriend to take my pictures and he htes me for it. I love this post!
    Angelyque | http://bit.ly/2oOx9Tc

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  2. Hahaha! Bless him! mine isn't too keen on doing it either! I'm glad you liked it x

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  4. Although I'm new to blogging, I can definitely relate to most of these! Blogging is a lot harder than what people think. Love your honesty (the toilet changing room made me giggle)! Great post xx

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    1. Yeah it sure is! I always find myself getting changed in the most random places but its totally worth it for the outfit pics! hahaha, have a nice day lovely! xx

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  5. Number three made me laugh! Spot on! Xd

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  6. Number three made me laugh! Spot on! Xd

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  7. This is so true! Especially the first one. I spend WAY too much time on my phone but it's so hard to switch off from it.

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    1. I agree! It's crazy how much time we all spend on our phones and on social media!

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  8. All of these are so true! I agree with it being hard to switch off, I spend ages on my phone. Faboulous post!! x

    Charlotte // http://fadingtulips.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. This is all so true!!! Most people see the glam side of it but the truth is that blogging takes so much time and effort, and often is not appreciated... Great post darling!xxx Sophie

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