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Tuesday, 8 January 2013

My Blogging Problems;

I've been debating doing this 'ranting' sort of post for over a month about the problems I have when it comes to blogging. As a blogger you want to write a great post every time, and you want amazing photos to go with it. As much as we say we blog for ourselves and we do it because we want to and we enjoy it; we enjoy the satisfaction of readers or 'followers' and reading comments posted by other bloggers. There's the inevitability that no matter how hard to try you will care about that factor, even if it is just a fraction. Because you don't blog and keep it hidden do you?

As a blogger of the 'fluffy' kind, I blog about personal happenings, beauty and nails to what I'm wearing and what I'm wishlisting. I always keep my blog ideas floating around in my mind, then write them down and make my way through my never ending list of post ideas. But as much as I have these ideas, I lose them with my limitations of how well I can post them. I won't post something if I can''t post to my satisfaction.
My problem is my photography. I have a limited amount of space to where I can take photos and how, I have really horrid lighting in my bedroom and with the dreary days this lighting carries on through my entire house! Things like this stop me, and I don't enjoy it. And as much as people will say it's the content of the writing that matters, a visual aid is a clear cut winner in our blogging world of fashion, beauty and lifestyle. We need our photography for outfit posts, reviews, and beauty.

I am going to share the fact that I share a room with my little sister. There is a 14 year age gap between us so my room isn't the prettiest adult/girly room and it isn't the biggest so space to take outfit post photos is limited, and a pretty place to stand is not feasible. As well as this, I haven't got anywhere else to go but the garden! And in this cold and wet winter... The likeness of me going outside with my new camera just for an outfit post is not going to happen. I've found it a lot easier to do beauty blogging as I've found my own way to display and photograph smaller things, but I'm still always concious of what's in the background. Aesthetics whether we like it or not, it's always going to be a part of blogging photography. And without a spot to be blogging, and a outfit photography location, I feel so limited.

Another issue I have is social networking... I'm an awkward social networker. I don't know how to work my way around it. I mean, how do you get chatting so friendly to other bloggers? How do you get your blog traffic rolling? And is it weird to not want to have your blog on every social networking platform available for bloggers? I use twitter for blogging and that's about it. I don't know what it is but I really don't know how to do it, and how to talk to other bloggers and I'm never around for the Sunday #bbloggerschat because my Sundays are spent with my boyfriend or family.

One thing is clear for me and it is why I blog. I blog because I want to share my thoughts, feelings and all sorts! I like to share and say what I want to say and to hear your thoughts back is always a bonus pick up for me. I am a fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger and loving it! And I think having this down to a T is a good thing, and makes me happy and passionate about what I do.

For the new year I want to be a better blogger, I feel more serious about blogging and it's always a growing passionate hobby for me. I don't have all the time in the world to do it and I do have a full time job and social life to be getting on with before it, but it doesn't mean I'm not fully committed and passionate about blogging, which is why these sort of issues get to me. I hear there are a couple of books out there for us bloggers, about blogging and tips. Have you girls got any tips to share? And am I being silly or are any of my issues a common thought in the blogosphere?
Share your thoughts!

CAT xo
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