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. Β 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’tΒ  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.

Β 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!

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79 thoughts on “15 Reasons Why I’m a Rubbish Blogger but Don’t Actually Care

  1. Pfft. Blogging makes you happy, and it makes other people happy. Who cares about the other things? You’re a human, not a robot. I’d rather read a human’s blog.
    Unless the robot was REALLY funny.

  2. Oh Jenny! I totally understand everything you said in this post! I guess for us, with blogging as more of a hobby rather than an actual business motivation, we don’t follow by all the etiquette of a blog that we probably should. I know that I probably don’t follow all the rules that come along with blogging! But spontaneity I think, is great, keeps your readers surprised πŸ˜‰

  3. If anything, I am worse than you, and I do know this is not a competition, but I have (and do) try my hardest. Something bad usually happens between all my good intentions and what actually turns up. Like you, all this technical stuff goes right over my head and I do wish it didn’t, but hey, what can you do?
    You have a lovely blog, and I enjoy my visits, so not rubbish at all…(however you managed to do it!)

    • I think most bloggers try their hardest but some just get to grips with the whole professional “etiquette” more than others but passion is the most important thing I will always believe. Not everyone is tech savvy! Hehe and thank you very much (: xx

  4. Funnily enough, I couldn’t care less – as long as you keep at it!

    You continue to amuse and interest, and certainly to entertain.

    I’m sure practice will make you regular, is shouldn’t that read prunes?

    Cheers!

    John

  5. I loved your post and can relate to it 100%! Don’t worry, I reckon nothing beats spontaneity – so much more fun than doing everything like everyone else. At least with us, you never know what to expect. It’s makes it all the more exciting πŸ™‚

  6. Sometimes I feel that I suck and nobody gonna love my posts. Because the new challenge for blogging these days that you shows amount of mastering & professionalism, besides the passion. It’s okay to inhance your tools later. But I’d you can inhance it now! Why not!? I’m a perfectionist I just want it to look as good as I want it to lol. I feel frustrating though I know nothing about HTML. The basic of it will serve a satisfying results for me. Here is the hardest part. . Scheduling is about organization. I really suck of I am not organized, I miss important stuff.

    • I think passion is the first and foremost thing you need to have with blogging. If you’re passionate then you are professional and a immaculate looking blog isn’t the be all and end all of a great blog. But again, if you want a perfect looking blog then go for it! It’s a mad, mad world but we’re all different (: xx

  7. I love this post, thank you so much for writing it! I’m a newbie blogger and haven’t got a clue about most things, I just like to review my books and share the books I’ve bought. I can’t figure out how to do most of what other bloggers do with their blogs, I can’t even make my blog look pretty but that’s ok. I really do think that enjoying what you’re doing is the only bit that matters and if you need a break then take one. I love love love your blog btw πŸ™‚

  8. The best worst blogger list there is, thanks Jenny! I have so many ideas for posts for mine but they never get written, apparently I like reading othes, commenting and interacting on twitter more than actually writing a post lol! I’m only on twitter and Google plus for my blog but like you I don’t use the latter.
    As for scheduling tweets I tend to do it for one day then forget the rest of the week but I am trying a bit more. With thinking about changing jobs I figure it can’t help to try and make my blog good!

    Keep doing what you’re doing Jenny, it’s real, true to life blogs that I like best! xx

  9. Adore your blog and I’m sure you’re the only one thinking you do ANYTHING wrong! Keep doing what you’re doing, I’d love to be anywhere near in your league in bloggersville, you’re amazing! Runs off to google SEO and DA numbers πŸ˜‰

    • If you find out what they mean, lemme know (; I don’t really care if I am doing anything wrong in terms of blogging etiquette; as long as what I’m doing isn’t hurting anyone then what’s the problem! (: xx

  10. I love this post. I’m very new to blogging and am finding it’s a mine field out there! I write posts on whatever is on my mind at the time, I’d love to have an organised, themed blog but my thoughts take me on a tangent sometimes!

  11. This is hilarious and after the post I’ve just written about being fed up of “faking it” this has made me feel so much better. I’m also a pretty bad blogger, but I’ll let you into a secret. I’d rather read a blog about a genuine person who throws etiquette out of the window, than another step ford-blogger who follows all the rules. Keep it up.

  12. I don’t think you are a rubbish blogger at all, even with the list you’ve provided. Everyone is just pretending to know what they are doing anyway hahaha no one actually knows how to blog “right”. It’s more of a fake it till you make it attitude πŸ˜‰

  13. You’re an amazing blogger! Besides, who am I to judge – you could have written that list about me! I just wish that I was able to get more interaction etc to make it feel like it’s worth it. But you’re awesome and the fact you don’t care about these other bits makes it even better!

  14. Pfft, despite all of these horrendous, inexcusable faults of yours, I don’t think you’re a horrible blogger. In fact, you’re one of my favourite bloggers, because your content has variety and is original and, most of all, makes me smile. ❀

  15. See this is totally why I love your blog Jenny!! Honest, fun and real!
    I also am most of these bad blogger things and just like you I just don’t care, because my blog is mine and it’s done my way! I am with you on the abbreviations thing – not one single clue what the heck all those even mean!
    Yey to being passionate about our blogs and loving them just the way they are πŸ™‚
    x

    • Thank you so much! (: hahaha in glad I’m not the only one who’s clueless on that matter! I don’t think it matters what you know or how much of a blog expert you are, as long as you’re passionate about what you’re doing the rest will come naturally (: xx

  16. 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

  17. 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

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

  19. 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.

    • 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

  20. 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 πŸ™‚ Thanks to all of you who do read my blog πŸ™‚

  21. 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. πŸ™‚

  22. “I just know it’s black and isn’t broken” πŸ˜‚ 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.

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  24. 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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  26. 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/

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