The 4 Worst Things Bloggers Do to Themselves

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Being a blogger starting out is the worst. It’s like taking 3 steps forward and 2 steps backward constantly. I mean it when I say the struggle is real. Fashion blogging can be lots of fun at times. When I get the perfect shot of my outfit or a brand wants to send free product to me, it’s like Christmas day! I honestly love doing it and wouldn’t dream of giving it up. However, there are days when style blogging gets me down in the dumps and just puts me in a bad mood. Here are 4 of the worst things you can do to yourself as a blogger.

Play the Comparison Game

Oh. My. Goodness. This is the worst and I do it all the time. I’ll start out having a good day and pop over to one of my favorite blogs and think to myself “wow, why can’t I be like her?” BOOM. My whole day was just ruined. I always end up trying to convince myself that if I had been “born into money” or if I had “better luck” I’d be just as successful as the blogger I’m comparing myself to. As any blogger knows though, it’s a lot of work no matter how much money or luck you have.

Doubt Your Own Beauty

Similar to the point above, being a style blogger involves pretty pictures and makeup that looks just right. I keep my face and hair pretty natural. I don’t do fake eyelashes or hair and I definitely don’t edit my photos to look thinner. However, the camera is so deceiving to the naked eye. One of my favorite bloggers has been honest about her false eyelashes and hair but every time I see her gorgeous photos, I start feeling bad about myself and how I look! That’s a terrible thing to do myself and I know I’m not the only one who does it!

Place Your Value in How Many Followers You Have

Growing your following is so important to your success as a blogger. If you’ve ever experienced slow growth though, then you know how frustrating it can be. When I go to check how many Instagram followers I have, I’m hoping to have gained some and not lost any. Unfortunately, often enough I’ll have lost 15 or so overnight. My heart sinks a little and so does my self-worth. Placing your value in how many people follow you on Instagram is detrimental to your mental health and it’s sadly something I find myself doing all the time.

Wonder What the Point Is

During the regular work week, I have my 9-5 job that keeps me busy 40 hours a week. My 2nd part-time job is my fashion blog, Witty n Pretty, which keeps me busy pretty much every evening and weekend. Needless to say, I’m pretty booked up all the time. When I find myself running around like crazy trying to get pictures taken, a blog post written, and social media posts posted, then I want something to show for it. That can be in the form of traffic, social shares, or something else. Often enough, I find that I don’t have much to show for my efforts and I begin to wonder “is this worth my time?” Obviously, it is if I’m writing this blog post! But believe me, I have those dramatic moments when I question everything.

Please, please leave me a comment if you’ve ever experienced any of these thoughts! I find that it’s so much better to be honest with ourselves and others and say “yeah, sometimes this really sucks!” It’s nice to know you aren’t alone in your blogging journey!

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23 Responses to The 4 Worst Things Bloggers Do to Themselves

  1. susie40s says:

    I love your honesty!

  2. Amy says:

    This was such a great post! Thank you for this. I’m sure we have all experiences these.

  3. Such great points and something I definitely struggle with often! Thank you for posting!

    xo, Lauren
    http://www.laurenbessette.com

  4. I have experienced ALLLL of these, you are not alone darling! Thank you for sharing

  5. Alyssa says:

    Girl, I experience these alllll the time!! It is hard and frustrating some days, but also fun and exciting and worth it! I don’t know if I’ll ever be successful as some of these bloggers I follow, but I enjoy doing it. I also think, “there are sooo many fashion bloggers out there, why do I think I can do this? what makes me good enough?” ugh the struggle is real!

    xx
    Alyssa || http://www.teddybearsandlipstick.com

  6. Hei love! I definitely agree that you shouldn’t compare, because some famous bloggers have worked since 2000 when blogging barely started and they recently skyrocketed, and other famous bloggers already had money to travel and shop for no reason other than fame and more money to indulge. You have great tips going, and I’d like to add that you should have a deeper passion for blogging, because that will keep you focused and you will never doubt yourself again πŸ™‚
    For example: blogging to spread awareness on an important topic, blogging to gain a fanbase that will buy your future products or services that in turn will donate proceeds to a cause, blogging to teach new things on something specific you research day and day out. These are vague examples, but if you write down your values, they can be incorporated into style blogging. I highly recommend you watch these videos to help out on mindset as well πŸ™‚
    The Truth About Your Calling https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtfvZ_KOiZY
    How to Find the Work You Were Born to Do https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESljm-7sYgY
    P.S. I really believe in you! because like Marie Forleo says, we need to share the special gift that only we have <3

    • Liz says:

      These are such great points Kat! Blogging should be a passion and it’s something that I often lose passion for because I get exhausted. Blogging for a cause is a good idea though!

  7. cheersjenna says:

    I am totally with you on all these things. It happens a lot, but just keep pushing through. You got this!

    Cheers, J
    http://www.cheersj.com

  8. Gisel says:

    Your post is so inspiring!! I always experience the comparison, but it’s so important to be yourself. Great tips, and thanks for sharing!

    Gisel | http://www.mintandthrift.com

  9. Emily says:

    I’ve experienced all of these same struggles! Often I just want to give up but then I remember the real reason for my blog. It’s my creative outlet!

    Emily
    http://www.withstyleandgrace.net/2017/03/sugarfix-by-baublebar.html?m=1

  10. Latoya says:

    Omg I experience these, which in turn, causes me to become inconsistent. In the world of blogging it’s important to understand who you are, and your purpose of why you started. Thank you for the honesty here, because at some every blogger has experienced this.

  11. Caitlin says:

    This is so uplifting! Thank you for sharing!
    Happy Spring!

  12. You remind me I should try to find a way to make blogging profitable. But all I want to do is blog about what I see on my daily walks…

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