Dear fellow bloggers, you’re doing great.

The decision to become a blogger wasn’t one I took lightly, but it was the best decision I have ever made, yes at times it is hard but the majority of the time you are having the up most fun by simply writing down your thoughts.

The people you meet along the way is another reason why I love blogging, it’s not just those who read your blog its fellow bloggers too!

Bloggers get a lot of stick, people regularly have opinions on the “freebies” that we receive, however what they don’t see or realise is just how much work goes into these so-called freebies, upon receiving your “freebie” you must take numerous photo’s of said product, you must alert the company that you have received it too, once you’ve done that you sometimes edit the photos then the real work begins you must now write a post up about said product all within a specified timescale all this must be completed whilst still having to function as a parent. You see, bloggers don’t receive freebies, they don’t get free days out either what they do receive however is work and yes we will call it work because that is what it is, it doesn’t matter if we love doing what we are doing, we still have to put a lot of work into it.

Another thing I have noticed whilst blogging is how occasionally we don’t stick together, there are times where I have witnessed bloggers belittling others even those in the same niche, what is that all about? There is plenty of internet for all of us. Just imagine how incredible we would become if we all encouraged each other and helped each other out, I know this only applies to a small amount of bloggers as the majority are incredibly supportive.

So fellow bloggers, I want you to know that you are doing amazing, you are making a difference one post at a time. Someone tries to be little you? Ignore it, chances are they are only jealous anyway. Someone says to you “I bet its nice getting all these freebies” I give you permission to flip that middle finger up and wave it about in the ill minded persons face. Don’t you ever feel like you don’t deserve to be where you are today, don’t you ever feel like giving up because the opinions of others are so negative, there will always be people roaming this earth with those views but I can promise you, for every person that has negative views towards you and what you do there will be 10 others willing to push you further, they’re willing to be an ear to listen and a shoulder to lean upon for in the blogging community we stand together and support each other and that is what makes blogging so bloody awesome!

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  1. 7th August 2017 / 9:52 am

    A few of my friends recently started blogging thinking they would just get sent loads of free stuff, but have realised quite quickly it is actually very hard work to build an engaged following and collaborating with brands is actually quite hard work, especially if you want the campaign to fit in well with your brand and create good content.

    • 7th August 2017 / 10:09 am

      Oh don’t get me started on that! I also know a couple that have found out that blogging isn’t just a path to freebies!

  2. 7th August 2017 / 11:58 am

    What a great post and your so right. I have a friend that keeps asking how she could start blogging as she wants to get free stuff. I’ve had to explain to her that it doesn’t work like that and the stuff isn’t free as a lot of work goes into reviews and blog posts.

    • 7th August 2017 / 2:45 pm

      Oh no! It ruins it for all of us when people set out just for the “perks”!

  3. 7th August 2017 / 10:29 pm

    This is a fab post and exactly what I needed to read. I’ve had a really down day today and even questioned my love of blogging. Thank you for reminding me of why I love it and why I should continue. X

    • 7th August 2017 / 10:38 pm

      Aww bless you! I’m so glad it helped you ❤️ keep doing what you do – you rock!

  4. 8th August 2017 / 9:58 pm

    I love this! So many people have no idea just how much work goes into blogging. My friends literally think I bang out a post in five minutes flat and get a load of free stuff in return. They are clueless!

  5. 9th August 2017 / 8:29 am

    There are so many non bloggers that don’t get it… It can be blinking hard work! I love the community, and the friends I have met over the last 8 years, and thankfully the cattier, competitive side of things hasn’t bothered me too much! Great post! 🙂

  6. 9th August 2017 / 12:31 pm

    I get the questions about the “freebies” too. I often correct people that they’re not ‘free’ as I’ve got to dedicate time to it therefore it’s payment for work. Great post!

  7. 10th August 2017 / 6:07 pm

    Fab! I agree we should all stand together and support each other, there is definitely room for everyone. It takes a certain type of person to have a blog and I guess this is why 95% of blogs don’t survive past their first year!

  8. 10th August 2017 / 11:44 pm

    Couldn’t agree more – I get so frustrated when people say I get free holidays! Yes we’re fortunate to be able to travel all over the world but a press trip is in no way a holiday like one that we go on ourselves; I think it comes down to slowly but surely changing people’s perception of what blogging is.

    • 11th August 2017 / 10:36 am

      I totally agree, we have family members who got a bit funny with us getting free tickets to a place where they go quite regularly but we didn’t get to enjoy it like them, I had to take millions of pictures and jot down what we actually did. so frustrating!

  9. 12th August 2017 / 11:54 pm

    When I started this crazy journey two and a half years ago I had no idea of the community of like minded people that sat behind it. Its like its own little sub culture. I too do not like it when the negatives appear, and totally with on, on the fact theres enough internet for everyone. Great post lets hope those that need to read it get the message xxx

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