With blogging and social media as my main focus to pursue professionally, sometimes I forget that my friends who aren’t bloggers don’t understand things that are completely normal for us bloggers. It can be difficult to express blogging and myself to those who aren’t bloggers themselves. Some things are easy to describe, but others…not so much.
Now, I’m not just talking about breaking down SEO, HTML, and monetizing. While those larger topics can be tricky to explain, what’s even harder for me to explain are the little quirks that I’ve developed since becoming a blogger and social media influencer. The best thing about these quirks is that I’m not alone in them!
I thought it’d be fun to make today’s post all about the quirks and habits us bloggers develop overtime. They’re basically inevitable, but they’re nothing to be ashamed about! We should all be able to resonate with these points, and to laugh and bond over them, too! Let’s celebrate us bloggers today, shall we?
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THINGS ONLY BLOGGERS WILL UNDERSTAND:
Our Obsession With Natural Light //
Bloggers naturally fawn over natural light. Natural light is the best light for taking photos, whether it’s a style photo or just some stock photos. You’ll pick up on the best times and places to take photos in your apartment, all dependent on the natural light. In the winter, you’ll have to strategically plan for prime time photoshoots, since it gets dark out at about 4pm or 5pm. Natural light just gives us an excitement that’s hard to explain, y’all!
We Have Tons Of Internet Friends //
One of the best parts to blogging is making friends all over the world! Yes, friends that you’ve never even met before. “Aren’t you scared that they’re not really who they say they are?” No, the blogging community is made up of amazing people who all share the same passion! Honestly, I talk to my internet friends more than I do my in real life friends. Technology has given us the gift to connect with others in a unique way. I have been able to meet up with a good handful of my internet friends and it’s been amazing. I can’t wait to connect in real life with even more of them!
Buying Items For The Sake Of Blogging //
From everything stationery in the Target dollar section to a new top or dress…we buy a lot of items for the sake of blogging. Cute planners, paperclips, pens, and mugs are all things we use everyday, but the fact that we can use them in stock photography for Instagram and blog posts makes the purchase 100% worth it to us. I have totally bought a romper and tops solely for the purpose of blogging about it. So worth it. Am I right, ladies?!
Having A Post Planned For Next Week & Someone Else Publishes Your Idea First //
The absolute worst. This has to happen to every blogger at some point and it completely stinks. Like, do you continue to publish your post next week? Would everyone think you’re copying the other blogger? Should you just wait a few months to publish? It can be seriously devastating at the time, especially if you’re in a season of writer’s block.
We’re Always Looking For Opportunities To Take Photos //
I think it’s pretty clear by now that we’re always taking photos, but for real, we’re always looking for any chance to get photos. We thrive off of memories, especially when they’re able to be captured with our camera or phones. Everything we do can be an opportunity to be picture worthy! Now, we can never just take one and be done. If you were to take a look at our camera rolls, it’d include tons of multiples, some taken at different angles, of course. I mean, we need a good bunch to choose from!
We’re Always Thinking About Blogging & Social Media //
When you’re a serious blogger, it’s hard to turn your “blogging mind” off. So naturally, we’re always brainstorming new post ideas, gathering inspiration from all that’s around us, thinking of new social media strategies, and more. This is how we live and breathe! Blogging is clearly and always will be a huge portion of our life. We just can’t help it.
Rolling Your Eyes When That One Blogger Thinks They Know All //
If you’re a blogger and you’re reading this, I can almost guarantee that a certain blogger popped into your head. Yep, it’s okay to admit it. And yep, it’s okay to continue to roll your eyes. Some people thrive off of feeling superior (which is super lame), but in the end, it’ll get the nowhere.
Our Obsession With Fresh Flowers & Coffee //
Seriously, though…What’s the perfect stock photo going to look like if it doesn’t have fresh blooms or a cup of coffee in it? Not perfect, duh. Bloggers will unashamedly buy themselves pretty flowers just for the sake of using them in photos and making their home space look pretty. And coffee (or hot cocoa, tea, wine…), well there’s not really an explanation needed.
Being Annoyed By Those Who Follow Only For A Follow //
Now, most bloggers are completely annoyed by this, but then there are the bloggers who do this. To the bloggers who do this…DO NOT DO THIS. Following someone just to get a follow in return (and unfollowing them when they don’t follow back) is straight up lame. Yep, I said it. Not only is it lame, it’s also completely ingenuine. Follow someone if you love their feed, not because you expect them to follow you. You’ll never experience authentic growth this way.
Wifi Is Key To Our Survival //
How can we be successful bloggers if we don’t have internet access? Home for us will be anywhere that our phones can instantly connect to wifi. It’s not that we’re wanting to be online the majority of the time…we need to be. We could miss a sponsored opportunity, giveaway opportunity, and more. Wifi = happy blogger.
That Nervous/Excited Feeling Before Publishing A Deep/Controversial Post //
There’s no way to really describe this feeling. I’m sure it’s different for every blogger, but we can all resonate with the whole idea of “this feeling”. For me, I just want to happy scream into a pillow or get up and do a happy dance. Sometimes it’s a “okay, I’m going to crawl into bed and hibernate now” feeling, especially if it’s a controversial post. It’s just those feelings! Eeep!
Blogging Is Actually Really Hard Work //
Blogging is not all taking photos, chatting online, and writing. It’s some seriously hard work and in order to be a blogger, you can’t be afraid to get down to work and hustle hard. From having to design our sites to dealing with negative comments, us bloggers do it all. Non-bloggers would be immensely stunned if they learned about the time and effort we put into our blogs and everything that stems from it. For myself, I put in full time hours, week to week. It’s not all confidence in what we’re doing. Sometimes it’s doubting ourselves but pushing through anyway. Bloggers are pretty kick ass if you ask me.
So, my friends! I hope you were able to resonate with my points and even better, laugh at them. It’s so funny how we all share the little quirks, habits, and even annoyances! The blogging community is full of amazing people who are definitely changing the world everyday. Here’s to us bloggers.