Just me or is there a lot of things we all do but never talk about because we don’t want to be the first to say it? The blogging world can be a very weird place at times. We’ve got bots and subtweets flying around, people buying followers (more on that here) and Instagram feeds looking like something from Vogue. But on top of that, it’s like there’s a few things that must never be discussed within the blogging world but perhaps if we did, we’d find that there are a lot of things bloggers don’t admit to but can actually all relate to. You might be wondering what these things bloggers don’t admit to are so I’ve put together a list…
Secretly love blogging drama
We’ve all been there – you’ve not picked up your phone in a few hours and you come back to Twitter and see the odd ‘omg I hate this drama right now the blogging community is so bitchy’ tweet. You then scroll further and see someone tweeting the eating popcorn gif and think woahhhh I’ve missed world war three here. This is what happens when you leave Twitter for two hours ffs. You start searching trying to find where it began, you want to know exactly what happened and who was involved, you go to your go-to bloggers twitter pages who are always on the ball with any drama quicker than I’m in Boots when I find out they have 3 for 2 on. It’s a whole different ball game when it’s you involved but yanno when it involves other people it’s like EastEnders kicking off. Oh and when you see your blogging friend getting shit for nothing? You’re there ready to jump straight in.
Numbers do matter
You go onto Instagram and see you’ve lost ten followers overnight. You check your recent photo you uploaded and it hasn’t reached a hundred likes. It’s okay for that to annoy you – we all do it whether we admit to it or not numbers do matter to some extent. If you have 10 followers you won’t be working with top brands that’s a fact. We get told ”don’t get caught up in numbers” and ”followers aren’t everything” but when brands want to see good engagement and they look at likes, followers and then you’ve got people storming ahead on trips to the Maldives because they’re buying followers, it can be very annoying. You can get caught up in constantly checking if you’ve reached a new milestone, how your recent photo did or suddenly reach 4,000 followers and lose 5 so you’re back down again. It’s frustrating. Just blame Instagram and the stupid algorithm (how many times have you heard that word in the past year… new drinking game or what!)
We all want that 'exciting email' and to make money
Scroll down Twitter right now and tell me you don’t see a tweet that includes the phrase ‘exciting email’… didn’t think so. Find me someone who doesn’t check their emails hoping that an exciting email has landed in their inbox overnight and when it does you think wow Zoella must think this every second of the day. I don’t know why the money side of blogging is still a bad thing to discuss and I have read before that money in blogging isn’t important, you should just write because you’re passionate about it and not worry about that side of blogging. Yes this is partly true but why would you not want to be able to make money by doing something you love? For some people it’s a way of earning decent income which can pay bills and that’s completely fine. It’s okay to aim to make money, want to be put on PR lists and want to blog full time.
We don't support everyone in the blogging world
How many people in school did you get on with? I highly doubt the entire school. This is the exact same in blogging. You won’t get on with everyone because personalities clash, some you just won’t like and there will be some you just want to avoid quitely by clicking the mute button. All of this is normal and you don’t have to support/like everyone no matter how many times you get told to.
Having an instagram account doesn't = blogger
These girls who have ‘blogger’ in their bio yet have never owned a blog in their life are annoying for people who do actually blog. You may post the odd outfit photo hun before your night out with the girls but that doesn’t automatically make you a blogger. You’ll also find these are the type promoting lip plumping products when they’ve had lip fillers…