Sophie Rosie

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Is being 'just a blogger' enough anymore?

Is being 'just a blogger' enough anymore?

 I've been feeling a little deflated when it comes to my blog recently, and I was trying to figure out exactly where these feelings had stemmed from a few evenings ago, and I realised that it was this question that's posed in the title of this post.  Every time I open up my Twitter and have a little scroll through my feed, there's a blogger starting their journey on a new venture. And it's almost got to the point where I'm feeling like it's not enough to 'just be a blogger' anymore.   You have to be a blogger with a newsletter and a podcast and ~at least~ 80k on Instagram  and a YouTube channel and a freelance biz on the side just for good measure.   Yes, yes, I know. We shouldn't compare ourselves but I think it's this that's making me feel a little demotivated. With me? It's just me and my little blog and an Instagram that's ~ok~ but by no means the best. And as I wrote about in  this post , I work in a full time job and while I'm very much focusing on trying to excel my career over there, it leaves little time for me to explore all of these other exciting things that everyone else seems to be doing with their blogs and creative spaces.

I've been feeling a little deflated when it comes to my blog recently, and I was trying to figure out exactly where these feelings had stemmed from a few evenings ago, and I realised that it was this question that's posed in the title of this post.

Every time I open up my Twitter and have a little scroll through my feed, there's a blogger starting their journey on a new venture. And it's almost got to the point where I'm feeling like it's not enough to 'just be a blogger' anymore.  You have to be a blogger with a newsletter and a podcast and ~at least~ 80k on Instagram  and a YouTube channel and a freelance biz on the side just for good measure.

Yes, yes, I know. We shouldn't compare ourselves but I think it's this that's making me feel a little demotivated. With me? It's just me and my little blog and an Instagram that's ~ok~ but by no means the best. And as I wrote about in this post, I work in a full time job and while I'm very much focusing on trying to excel my career over there, it leaves little time for me to explore all of these other exciting things that everyone else seems to be doing with their blogs and creative spaces.

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Is being 'just a blogger' still enough?

Because, at the end of the day, my blog may not be my number 1 priority, but it's still very much something that I love and that I'm passionate about.



Lol and then I gave myself a little shake and told myself to stop being so pessimistic and that actually, there's a lot of good things in this situation, and I started thinking about this question in a different way.

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There's no doubt that the Blogosphere is forever expanding. There are more bloggers and 'influencers' now more than ever, and it's got to the point that because there are so many of us and so many incredibly talented people creating so much content, we've ended up with a community that is just constantly pushing each other to come up with new and more creative ideas and actually, how amazing is that?

How amazing is it, that in just a few short years, the blogging industry has pretty much been completely transformed and that we're now creating better content, words and images than ever, and probably than we'd ever imagined we could ourselves?

 I mean, I only have to think back to my own first posts - and once I've stopped cringing - I realise just how far I've come. And I know for a fact that I probably wouldn't have progressed so far if I hadn't have read and watched other bloggers around me. Bloggers who are innovative and constantly coming up with new ideas. Who's photographs and imagery are beautiful and more than professional and if I hadn't have been able to see those guys excelling, would I have wanted to push myself at the same rate?  I feel like I've gotten a little off topic in answering this question, but I think the answer is yes, of course it's enough, and it all comes back around to doing things  your  way, and taking things at your own pace.

I mean, I only have to think back to my own first posts - and once I've stopped cringing - I realise just how far I've come. And I know for a fact that I probably wouldn't have progressed so far if I hadn't have read and watched other bloggers around me. Bloggers who are innovative and constantly coming up with new ideas. Who's photographs and imagery are beautiful and more than professional and if I hadn't have been able to see those guys excelling, would I have wanted to push myself at the same rate?

I feel like I've gotten a little off topic in answering this question, but I think the answer is yes, of course it's enough, and it all comes back around to doing things your way, and taking things at your own pace.

What do you think? Have you ever thought about this before?

Soph

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