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15 Reasons Why I’m a Rubbish Blogger but Don’t Actually Care

I sincerely hope you’ve not read the title of this post and thought, ‘finally, she’s realised!’ But if you have, well, whatever. Nothing I can do about it. All seriousness, I’ve noticed a lot, I mean a lot of ‘blogging etiquette’ that every blogger and their nan seem to be doing, trying to do or wishing they were doing to be in and amongst the very best of the best who know exactly what they’re doing and are seemingly perfect in this big, crazy blogosphere. I… am not one of those people. Not for lack of trying, seriously I have tried but I just can’t seem to get to grips with all this. Does that make me a bad blogger? Absolutely not. But I am a bit rubbish sometimes. Here’s why.

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  1.  I don’t have brilliant photos. I know nothing about lighting other than you should probably turn one on if you need to take a photo and it’s dark and I edit my photos far too much.
  2. I am the queen of inconsistency. Blog schedule? Pah!
  3. I can’t stick to one niche. Books, check. Food, check. Travel, sort of check. I am a book reviewing, travel wannabe, lifestyle blogger who is extremely unpredictable.
  4. I take unscheduled and sudden blogging breaks and kinda just drop off the planet without any warning to my readers. Soz about that.
  5. I forgot to update my age in my sidebar for like 2 years.
  6. I start blogging challenges then give up. My 2015 reading challenge lasted approximately 5 weeks.
  7. I know absolutely bollock all about SEO, DA numbers, HTML – basically anything abbreviated I ain’t got a clue so don’t bother.
  8. I don’t actually care about any of the above. In fact, when I started blogging, I never once heard the letters SEO and DA used together but over the past few months, it’s everywhere I look and apparently bloggers need to be good at it. Whatever the heck it is.
  9. I have so many seemingly awesome project ideas for my blog but have done like… 0 of them.
  10. WordPress still confuses the crap outta me and in actual fact, someone else created my blog for me at the beginning because I was so clueless. Word.
  11. I don’t really care about page views. It’s nice to have them but I much prefer the reader interaction (likes/comments/tweets) on and about my blog posts. Considering how long I’ve been blogging for, my page views are quite shocking.
  12. I rarely schedule tweets and even when I do, I think I’m doing it wrong. People say it’s sooo much better and saves sooo much time scheduling your tweets but it takes me like 5 times longer to even work out how to use the website.
  13. I’m not on multiple social media platforms with my blog – I can just about manage 3. If you add me on Google+ and I ignore you, don’t take it personally. I just literally don’t  know what to do in that situation. You added me to your circle? What kinda circle? A fight club circle? I need more information.
  14. I don’t use Instagram for my blog nor does my Instagram have a ‘theme’.
  15. I actually don’t know what make my camera is, I just know it’s black and isn’t broken.

 So here we have it; 15 valuable reasons why I am a completely rubbish blogger but hey… I don’t care! Nobody is perfect and I enjoy blogging. And that’s all that should really matter. Now, dear reader, tell me. Are you guilty of any of the crimes above? Do you consider yourself a good blogger or do you wish you knew more about certain aspects of blogging? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Jenny in Neverland

Twenty-something lifestyle blogger from Essex. Book lover, Slytherin, organisational wizard and enjoys Motorsport, Disney and Yoga.

79 Comments

  1. As a newbie blogger I soooo needed this ❤❤

    1. I’m so glad it was helpful to you 🙂

  2. LOL, you’re so funny :’)
    I found your blog about… 5 minutes ago, and I’m literally loving every single post.
    It’s so late and my eyes are getting blurry, but just like with a great book… I can’t stop reading.
    You must have noticed my comments spree by now. Prepare yourself, I have more comments on the way… *laughing evily*.

    My blog: http://magiverse.blogspot.co.il/

    1. This comment literally made my day, thank you!

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  4. I can relate to it all, Jenny. For quite a while I thought my Instagram has no theme. I mean I’ve never been a fan of selfies, never wanted to share my food as I think no one is interested in that anyway. I just post what I like, when it feels right to me. Now I realized that exactly this is my theme: it’s me! Just the way I am. And I am glad that I am not like the most. I don’t think I look that well, know that my photos aren’t professional and I might not get lots of likes. But I don’t care. I mean I like a ‘like’, but I don’t want to define myself by that. And I honestly never understood why many seem to think lots of likes and followers make them better persons. I also prefer to actually interact on social media and get to know new people. Coz that is me.
    It’s not so much what strangers think of you. What really matters is what you think of yourself.

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  6. “I just know it’s black and isn’t broken” 😂 I’m in the same boat pretty much.
    1. I’m clueless when it comes to scheduling posts because the timing is so confusing???
    2. I also want to do things to make my blog prettier, but don’t want to deal with all the HTML (tbh, I do know some of it because of my Myspace and tumblr experience, but most of it has slipped from my head now and I don’t know how similar wordpress’s coding is/if there would be a difference?)
    3. I don’t know how to take great pictures either; I don’t even have a normal camera, just my phone lol.
    4. My instagram doesn’t have a theme either and I don’t know how people stick to one theme because isn’t there plenty of other stuff in your life that you want to share??

    Basically, I’m just floating along and trying my best to grab onto the ropes.

  7. Hi Jenny! Despite the reasons you listed, I don’t agree that you are a rubbish blogger. In fact, I think it just proves you are a regular human being! hehe I enjoy reading your posts and I like how true you are to yourself. 🙂

  8. Here are some TOP blogging tips. When i say TOP, I mean more bottom drawer than sock drawer.

    https://tomhocknell.wordpress.com/2015/02/18/blogging/

  9. Brilliant. wish I’d thought of it it! Very funny. I do have some blogging tips, if you;d like to see them…

    1. Haha thank you very much (: xx

  10. Reblogged this on Cassandra Piat and commented:
    I loved this post as there’s so much of me in it! I’m really new to this blogging thing and am not quite ‘with it’ yet. So this blog post made me feel like it was alright not to be great at this 🙂 Thanks to all of you who do read my blog 🙂

  11. You’re not a rubbish blogger–you’re a real blogger! You’re a breath of fresh air amidst a sea of materialistic, money-making, blog-franchising machines. Ick.

    1. Aww what a lovely thing to say! Thank you so much. I’m totally not against making money from blogging, i think if you can and have the opportunity then why not but I’d like to think that I’ll always want to blog just for the love of blogging! xx

  12. I wrote about this, too. I think many bloggers feel this way. Of course, you don’t suck but I know what you mean. 🙂 Let’s all just blog. We don’t need to be worrying about the abbreviations-we-don’t-understand.

    1. Oh I’ll have to have a snoop and find your post! Would love to see your take on the subject. But I agree and you most definitely don’t suck either (: xx

  13. Haha glad to hear it’s not just me! I read all the how to blogs, go “oh yes, that’s exactly what I should be doing” and then continue in the exact same way.

    1. Haha I’m guilty of that as well – reading tons of tips and tricks and whatnot but never actually putting any into practise! xx

  14. Thank you for this post! I can spend so much time comparing myself to others, worrying that I’m not blogging enough or that my page doesn’t look slick enough, that it saps all the joy out of blogging. I needed a reminder that it is only for fun and for the enjoyment of others, whether that’s 2 views a day or 200 mostly it’s 2) xx

    1. Don’t compare yourself to ANYONE! (I actually wrote a blog post on that topic a while back!) it’s your blog and you can do what you like, when you like to it. I’ve definitely learnt that it’s not about blogging every day either – quality over quantity! xx

      1. You’re so right, thank you! Xx

  15. Thank you so much for this post! I can spend so much energy worrying about the fact that I’m not blogging frequently enough or that my page doesn’t look sophisticated enough that it saps all the joy out of blogging. And I only started it because it sounded like fun! I need to remind myself sometimes that it is JUST FOR FUN and for the enjoyment of other people, whether that’s 2 per day or 200. (It’s mostly 2) xx

  16. I’m like you, writing makes me happy. And therefor I keep writing 🙃📿

    1. Good for you! (; xx

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