Friday, 11 December 2015

Things I Should Probably Do As a Blogger But I Don't...

In the grand scheme of things, I'm still a relatively new blogger but I've been around long enough to notice several blogger clichés. Sometimes I think that blogging is taken a little too seriously so I've put together a short tongue-in-cheek list of things that I feel that I should probably do as a blogger, but I just don't:

1. Have Instagram
I think I may be the only 20- something that does not have an account on Instagram. Considering I like snapping pictures wherever I go, I'm surprised I'm not addicted to this social media platform. For some reason, it has just never appealed to me. It strikes me as quite a competitive, self indulgent platform that is something I try to avoid. I'll probably have a look into it for the future but for now, it's just not for me.

2. Have my Twitter account connected to my phone
I only check my blog Twitter after I come home from work for 2 reasons. The first being that beauty/blogging chat popping up on my phone at work would be very distracting and secondly, I try to ensure that social media doesn't take over my life. I prefer to have a casual browse than get involved with everything on Twitter 24/7.

3. Organise/schedule my posts
I am a last minute Larry in all walks of life and I don't think that is something that will ever change. During Twitter chats, I see a lot of bloggers tweeting that they are massively organised and have posts scheduled weeks in advance! I admire anyone that is able to do that but I find it so difficult managing full time work and a blog. My posts are almost always spur of the moment and it works pretty well for me.

4. Religiously monitor my stats
Obviously I'd be lying if I said I didn't monitor my followers/stats at all, but at this stage of blogging it's really not something that is massively important to me. I have a quick check of my Google Analytics every now and then (I'm clueless to be honest with you though, I'd have better luck understanding Japanese!). I'm so appreciative of the followers that I do have and my blogging experience to date has been nothing but positive whether I've had 1 or 100 followers.

5. Have 10 million rose gold/marble pieces for blog photos
I own one rose gold tray and have a marble A4 page that I printed from Google for my photo backgrounds (cheating, eh!?). I do admit that I am also guilty of trawling H&M home and lusting after all of their gorgeous rose gold/marble pieces but I'm happy with my marble A4 paper and my one tray for now- blog props are not something that I feel I need to spend lots of £££ on, I'd much rather have a new lipstick.  

6. Have a fancy camera
I'm still taking my blog pictures with my trusty iPhone 5! I'm no photographer but I firmly believe that you can produce good photos with your phone camera with the help of a little bit of editing and natural light. If blogging was my full time job then I would most definitely invest in an expensive camera but I can't seem to part with my iPhone and I'm absolutely fine with that.

Is there anything you feel you should do as a blogger but don't? Can you think of any more blogger clichés?!
 
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2 comments

  1. Number 5! I feel like bloggers always take such artsy photos of their products using pretty jewelry trays and flowers and other home decor items, haha!

    Jasmine | The Sixth Disney Princess

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  2. Thank goodness there is someone else out there who also doesn't conform to blogger clichés!!! I thought for a minute I was the only one!!! >.< hehe! xoxo

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