29.6.15

6 Very Annoying Things About Blogging

Blogging is a right old rollercoaster. Some might even say "a journey". One minute you're putting out ace photos and highly pertinent posts; the next you're losing followers and questioning your very existence. Whilst it's all sunshine, priddy flatlays and shit loads of Instagram likes on the good days, the darker moments where everything bugs the hell out of you also need a little more delving into. So, let's delve.
Time Is The Enemy
Holy Moses, where does the day go? I mean, srsly. I get up at 6.30am but somehow I just never have a minute to do anything. And blogging is nowt if not time-consuming. It just munches time like a fat kid eats cake. If I shoot outside (which I increasingly don't- you guessed it- seem to have time for) I have to plan like a very planny-person to make it happen. And then there's the editing. Uggghh. This is literally the bane of my life. It takes me sooooo long. Admittedly I lack the skillz, but basically one shoot outside = a week of work. I shit you not. Shoot outside on Saturday- post won't be ready until Friday. Gun emoji.
The Best Things In Life Are Free
Coco Chanel once said "the best things in life are free, but the second best are very expensive". To which I can only posthumously reply "yasssss Gabrielle". Dunno about you, but I see a lot of bloggers banging on about how you shouldn't be in blogging for the freebies. What a load of balls. Of course you should be! Personally I rarely get sent anything- and oh my days- you should see things I do get offered. Jesus wept. But you know- I'm not cool, or cute and nobody reads this shit, so I can't- and don't- expect much. Bloggers who whinge on about how companies expect them to do posts "for free" hack me off the most though. Ok, so these girls are mostly full-time and need the dollar. I get it. But I also think they require a teeny perspective check. So, you get sent watches and clothes and make-up and get flown on free trips around the world....and you want paying too? What.The.Fuck. Count yourself lucky and stick a cork in it. 
Perfection Doesn't Exist
Life can look pretty sweet through a lens. And a filter. But perfect girls don't exist. They may look tall and thin and stunning- inside though- trust me, they're evil and have black souls. (Not sure if I need to write lolz now or not). The flip side of this 'perfection dilemma' is...do you reallllly wanna see an un-photoshopped picture of a girl with greasy hair tied-up in a scrunchie? Thought not. *NB I actually like scrunchies, but you get my drift.
Houston We Have A Problem
I have technical 'Reverse Midas Touch'. Literally every bit of techie kit I own dies or breaks or is something I could never work properly in the first place. My laptop is years old, super-slow and does the most random things. It takes me forever to upload any blog pics but, on the upside- it does give me time to paint my nails or do a quick scroll through IG as I wait for it to whir and click. As for iPhones- well- I am your granny. Blogging needs lots of cameras, and memory cards, and remotes and extra bits of storage, and wires, cables and HTML skillz and the list goes on. In my whole time blogging I've learnt piss all about any of it.
You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry
There's a lot of fakeness and insincerity flying around, isn't there? Shitehawking I call it. Like the blogger who just writes 'cute' over and over and over on literally everyone in the whole wide world's IG pics. So, how amazing would it be to just go batshit and say what you really think? Imagine if everyone did that. Just for one day.  
I Don't Care About Clever, I Don't Care About Funny
Illiteracy is, seemingly, highly fashionable. I'm not sure if blogging just attracts spectacularly thick girls who can't even construct sentences, let alone spell, but it sure as hell feels like it. One high-profile blogger- particularly- seems massively adept at brandishing her stupidity. She can't even spell the brands of the items she's gifted correctly. Swear down. You'd think the brands would be pissed off, right? Doesn't seem that way. Sure, fashion blogging is primarily a visual medium. Readers (or perhaps that should more accurately be "viewers") wanna cut to the chase and see those images. And I understand that possibly everyone under the age of twenty one doesn't get the difference between your/you're, his/he's, their/there/they're; so it's not legit to solely beat bloggers with that stick. But not spelling your branded links correctly? Piss off back to school (or at least use spell check FFS) and stop wafting about pretending you're Sincerely Jules.
What narks you most about the big wide world of blogging? Hit me up x PS And please feel free to say "negative bitchy shit like this".
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  1. This is so true... plus a major set back to blogging is mother nature! It doesn't matter how well we plan things, the weather doesn't cooperate with us. (Plus the weather man lies)

    My Lyfe ; My Story
    @MyLyfeMyStory
    @MyLyfeMyStoryBlog

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    1. Agreed :)

      Basically, for the last 5 weeks every time I've tried to shoot it's rained....and now it's wayyyy too sunny. (Those are my excuses and I'm sticking to 'em!)
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  2. Love this post, especially the last bit about illiteracy! To be perfectly honest, we have sometimes been known for the odd typo or two, but totally get your point
    http://looklovewear.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/ootd-chelsea.html

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    1. I'm as guilty of a typo as the next gal (hell there was probably shit loads in this post)...but I think it doesn't hurt to re-read after you've hit publish and adjust if necessary :))
      x

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  3. I couldn't agree more! It annoys me the way companies choose bloggers solely over their number of ig followers rather than blog content. Especially when some bloggers have clearly bought followers! Rant over.. X

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    1. Be my guest babe....rant-wise :))))

      WAIT...WHAT??? You can buy blog followers???
      I need to jump on that hype haha :))
      x

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  4. Hahahaha this just made my journey home ohhhh sooo much better!

    Www.virgosandkisses.com

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    1. Glad to be of service :))))
      x

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  5. haha brilliant post! totally agree with, well, all of these!

    Rose and Weston x

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    1. Thank you lovely!!
      (I think I could've probably extended this list to 16 or even 26 to be fair!!)
      x

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  6. Ooh ooh ooh who's the high-profile blogger? I'm so out of the loop here!

    But seriously...Bravo. Just bravo.

    Mary x
    www.littlefeatherstyle.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I think it would probably be a level of indiscretion too far (even for me!!) to mention names...but I can DM you on IG if you want???
      x

      PS Thank u :)))))

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  7. Hahaha! All of this is so true. I do get the full time bloggers needing payment but I'm starting to see bloggers who've been blogging for a few months start saying how they need payment to go with the freebies - it's like girl, sit down. It's nice to have ambition and to take things seriously but I do think some need to be realistic and understand that their blog will never be more than a hobby. Then they'd probably enjoy it a lot more!

    Also very with you on the spelling, how can you get it wrong so bad so much when your computer does the bloody work for you with spellchecker? x

    Josie’s Journal

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    1. Amen sis :)))

      I'm actually not against bloggers getting paid at all.....let's milk this shit for all it's worth- I just think the whining about it is a bit off. Oh, and the whole "I can't believe a PR emailed me and didn't even get my name right!!" brigade need to sit down too :))))

      x
      PS I've just seen queue spelt as 'que', comfortable spelt as 'comftable' and gladiators spelt as 'gladitors'. All in one post. Jesus, Mary AND Joseph wept.

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  8. Haha so true!
    I've just started a fashion blog and need some support, so if you want to, check it out and follow me on bloglovin ;)

    https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/mathildes-closet-14277481

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  9. Ha! PREACH girl!

    Those very thoughtful repetitive comments are the cutest. Aren't they? Also, those brands that really do care for your blog, asks you endorse prom dresses using 20 different promoting keywords, rewards you with 20 quid. They are cute too!

    <3,
    Chariza M. | WWW.LE-VISUALISTE.COM

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  10. Oh Christ your blog is sooo refreshing! I've been so sick off all the copycat bullshit posts and peonies lately and the fake ass "support" urgh. Incorrect spelling and really really dumb ass grammar really annoys me. When bloggers use the word 'infamous' I now unfollow immediately (unless they've actually used it right, but no one ever has *shrugs*). I hate how many get macarons and macaroons mixed up SIGH.

    Josie linked to your blog and I'm enjoying your realness and sarkiness (made up words are OK though, ofc) xo

    amber love

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  11. The spelling and grammar oh the spelling and grammar! Please stop with the apostrophe s! Shoe's, lipstick's, post's - *crying face emoji* Brought = you took something from one place to another. Bought = you purchased something. I don't want to be full of negativity but it is so annoying!

    Faye x
    i wish i could wink

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