The pros and cons of blogging

Lise —  July 6, 2017 — 26 Comments

This post is mostly meant to be humorous, especially the cons, so just take it with a grain of salt. This is not set in stone, not everyone Β have the same experiences, and if you have something that you feel would fit in with this, feel free to let me know in the comments.

Pros:

  • The first point should be that blogging is really easy! All you have to do is register on a blogging platform, write down a post, publish it and voila! You’re a blogger now, welcome to our little world. Blogging can be done by pretty much anyone, you just have to at least somewhat enjoy writing content.
  • You get to meet some really lovely people in the blog community! I feel like some of the people I have met on here are more reliable that people I know outside of the internet. This was truly shown when I returned from my blogging break and everything was still the same way as before I left.
  • You always feel inspired from reading other bloggers amazing posts! There is an abundance of great posts from other people out there just waiting to be discovered by you.
  • You have a medium where you know you will be heard. There will always be someone reading your post, sometimes you get comments in return and it really helps knowing that you have someone to vent to whenever you need it.
  • You can write about pretty much everything. There is a niche for just about anything in the world, so restricting yourself to something you think will be popular shouldn’t be the way to go about it. Write about what you love and you will find an audience regardless.
  • You get to improve your writing and your photography skills. With every word you write and every picture you take you will constantly improve! Unless you are one of those rare cases, one that is haunted by failure.
  • You can find reviews and recommendations all on one website! Instead of having to go on multiple websites to find what you want to see reviews for, you can just search for reviews that has been posted by the community.
  • You can design your blog almost exactly how you want it to be! This isn’t necessarily a free option, but the paid services aren’t that expensive if you break it down to see how much it would be in monthly payments.
  • Blogging can be a good source of extra income. If your blog does well, or if you purchase a premium plan, you get access to WordAds which can garner revenue.

 

Cons:

  • You always see new and cool products that you just have to purchase. This is quite an expensive habit and I really wish I wasn’t so easily affected.
  • You sometimes feel envious of how well others write, or how beautiful their pictures are while you struggle to reach the same kind of quality yourself. It is always possible to improve though.
  • You might spend a bit too much time online compared to what you expected since there’s so many great blogs to read.
  • Sometimes it can be hard to get visits too your blog, a lot of people advice to post every day, something that can be difficult for a lot of people, especially those who prefer quality over quantity. But if you can combine both then you should be good.
  • It can be a bit disheartening to see a newer blog gain followers faster than you do. I know a few people who has stopped blogging because of this and it’s quite saddening.

 

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I'm a 26 year old girl. I love blogging about things like make up, skincare, books, video games, life, home decoration, gardening and whatnot. I love getting to know new people, let's start a conversation!

26 responses to The pros and cons of blogging

  1. 

    I hope you’re not stopping… πŸ™‚
    Nice post, there’s nothing worse than blog envy lol

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  2. 

    You know, I just saw someone the other day going “How are people still blogging in 2017??”; kinda offended, becuase like you mention, lots of pros, it’s fun goddammit! How can you not like it?

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      I guess people just don’t like writing anymore! Or see blogging as a childish hobby. I guess it’s could be because of the “rosa-blogger” generation that just shares pictures and earns thousands each month. 😦 Like on blogg.no, norways biggest blog platform people rarely share anything confound but they earn up to 50.000 a month.

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  3. 

    This is all so true! Great post πŸ™‚

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  4. 

    Great post πŸ‘πŸΌ

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  5. 

    Well your blog is just great!☺ No need to compare yours to other. All blogs offer something different xx

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  6. 

    So true about spending! Not just so you have things to write about either, for me it’s because I keep reading reviews or seeing outfit posts and deciding I need it too! x

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  7. 

    I like this so much 🀣🀣
    Whenever i buy or do something, i instantly think that i gotta blog it .. can be stressful at times

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      I do the same thing, it’s very stressful indeed! At one point I didn’t even want to buy anything because I didn’t want to have to blog about it, its weird.

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  8. 

    So funny! Love this outlook and humor. I’m just starting out in the blogging world, so it’s so awesome to have met you through this as I just adore your blog ❀ ❀

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  9. 

    I agree with you on the pros and cons but I definitely do not think it is necessary to blog everyday, in fact that may be too much, cause not everyone will read your posts since they wont come everyday. I think 2-3 times a week is good. Even one a week for starters. Keeps you and following engaged but not too overpowering either. Yes to quality over quantity – anyday! πŸ™‚

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  10. 

    I hear you about wanting to buy everything you see on other blogs – so tempting!
    And re: seeing others gain lots of followers. I see this as foolish – it’s such similar behaviour as Instagram. That whole “follow for follow” mentality. I mean, how many people do YOU personally want to follow? I can’t keep up with so many people. I’d much rather have substantive relationships…

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      Yeah it’s quite silly how everything is like a competition! I’d much rather have that too, so for me quality definitely goes over quantity too πŸ™‚

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  11. 

    I’m still pretty new to blogging, but I agree with all of your points, especially seeing all of the new products and being so tempted to have them!

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  12. 

    I find blogging easy too. I always wondered why people ask in forums or social media “Hey, I started a blog, but now I don’t know what to write, any help?”. In my opinion, all what it takes is being a chatterbox in real life. I basically created my blog because there are so much things going on my head, and sometimes I want to share the thoughts, or knowledge when I believe I can help people with something.

    I do agree with the friendly community. It’s easy to find a troll in a forum, but I am wordpress blogger since 2011 and can’t remember if I ever saw a troll comment from a wordpress blogger.

    I do agree with all your mentoned pro points. Blogging really got me into photography. I started out with a cheap point and shoot camera, later I used my phone because it was handy^^… but then I was interested to try DSLR cameras and since then I found a new hobby, and all that because of blogging. Beside playing guitar, photography became a new passion.

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