It’s no secret that blogging can get to people’s heads. Mine included. In a whole bunch of different ways. We forget why we started blogging and lose that initial love we had for it in the beginning. We get bogged down with stats, petty dramas or lack of motivation. We become too reliant on product reviews and forget what it’s like to write our own, original and authentic content. We see everything as a chore and the passion gradually dwindles slightly. It’s nothing to be ashamed about and I believe (for myself anyway) that these feelings will ebb and flow all the way through my blogging life. But I am here today to talk about blogging affirmations and things we should always try and remember when we’re feeling somewhat off about blogging.
- I was a beginner once too: Remember where you started and remember who helped you.
- I will always be grateful to brands who send me stuff: however small it may be. They’re trusting you with their products and are happy to lose money in order for you to receive something from them. That’s a beautiful thing.
- I will never be afraid to ask for help: no matter how long you’ve been blogging for, if you don’t understand something – ask.
- I don’t owe anyone anything: if you can’t blog one day for personal reasons, it doesn’t matter. If you reply to that email 2 days late, it doesn’t matter.
- I will not apologise for anything: stop apologising for not being online or not having a post up on time. It doesn’t matter. You don’t need to be sorry.
- I don’t need to do the same thing as everybody else: because that’s boring and your individuality is what we love.
- Blogging is just one part of my life. I shouldn’t need to neglect other areas because of it: take a night off from blogging every once in a while. Enjoy a book without writing notes for your review. Go to a restaurant without the intention of blogging about it.