10 things all bloggers go through

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1. The utter devastation you feel when another blogger writes THE post that has been sat in your drafts for 3 weeks. Shouldn’t have watched all of those Mad Men episodes and just gotten on with it, eh?

2. The sheer panic that oozes into your gut when a post you’ve been writing for hours/days doesn’t save and you have to start all over again. Or, you know, you make a G&T to settle your nerves. This has JUST happened to me. I’m almost certainly finishing off the bottle of Bombay Sapph.
3. The chronic jealously you feel when a fellow blogger suddenly gets retweeted by a huge brand and now has 1737473k followers. You’re delirious for them, obvs, but it hurts. Boy does it hurt.
4. The empty feeling in your soul after you’ve realised you’ve missed a Twitter chat AND the host was one of your faves AND it sounded like a topic you actually wanted to contribute to. I don’t know fudge all about SEO for christ’s sake.
5. The ELATION when someone tweets you a simple ‘loved your post’ or ‘your brows are ON POINT’. It’s like your whole online life is suddenly worth living.
6. The surprise rush of page views after a post you weren’t sure about becomes mega popular. ME? People are actually reading ME?
7. The crashing low, the following day when your blog gets 14 views. ME? Everyone hates ME?
8. The tingle of anxiety mixed with pride when a PR contacts you about a post you ACTUALLY want to write AND they’re going to pay you? Oh shit there’s a deadline but OH WOW ££££.
9. The resounding disappointment when you open up a PR email to discover it’s about tyres. Yes that really happened to me. Why not New Look eh? Why frigging tyres?
10. All the feels when you take a step back, look at what you’ve achieved so far, think about who you’ve met along the way and the inspiration and motivation builds up inside you all over again.
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10 Comments

  1. JerseyGirl1216
    May 2, 2015 / 5:26 pm

    I love this post and it's so true. This is my favorite post from today! – Ashley

  2. Laura C
    May 2, 2015 / 5:31 pm

    Yes, yes and yes to all of these (well… apart from being paid to post and the tyres!!).
    P.s. I'll now be waiting for the perfect moment to comment that your eyebrows are on fleek! xx
    http://www.lovedbylaura.com

  3. Lil Ashton
    May 2, 2015 / 6:47 pm

    TYRES hahahaha oh man. I love this. Let me help you with that gin.

    ✿ my blog ✿

  4. Renee
    May 2, 2015 / 7:31 pm

    So true! These are all on point! Great post 🙂

    Renee | Lose The Road

  5. emi
    May 2, 2015 / 8:08 pm

    Number 5 was literally me when you tweeted me today hahahah,
    Estelle x – http://www.letmegoxo.uk

  6. Tamzin Swann
    May 2, 2015 / 8:14 pm

    Love number 7 hahah, I do that. Get all excited the getting loads of views and the next day everyone disappears haha xx

    http://www.throughneweyesx.com

  7. Nakedly Dressed
    May 2, 2015 / 9:07 pm

    Great article totally can relate to all of them but mostly to 2 and 6. 2 has happened to me so many times and it gets so annoying when it happens good to know that I am not the only one thx for checking my blog http://www.nakedlydressed.blogspot.ch

  8. Aisling E
    May 3, 2015 / 12:45 pm

    I absolutely loved this post!!! So so true! hahaha tyres sound like an interesting one, I'm sure you were delighted with that! x
    Aisling | Aislings beauty bytes

  9. Lix Hewett
    May 3, 2015 / 7:04 pm

    Loved this post! I read a post with a similar concept the other day and kept raising my eyebrows at it but this one rings true in a lot of ways, even where I can't relate (e.g. I've never seen a blogger grow a ton of followers from being retweeted by a brand; I don't overly care if someone writes something about a topic I was going to cover because chances are we have different opinions and/or they fucked up somewhere and/or it's just going to sound different in my voice anyway).

    And oh 9. My biggest disappointment is always when it sounds like a cool thing but then they're NOT going to pay you. It always pisses me off when people want me to work for free (really, I need to stop caring because it's bad for my health how angry it makes me but I can't seem to) but when it's someone/a brand I'd love to work with and they're pulling that shit… so disappointing.

  10. Lanae Bond
    May 9, 2015 / 7:52 pm

    Number to me is hilarious because that happen to me on Thursday. I was so mad that I missed such a great opportunity to discuss topics with my peers about things I love! By the way great post! I think most bloggers can relate to these things.