“It’s just the side of blogging no one really sees, it’s the realness behind the instagram flatlay.”
I decided to write a different kind of blog post this evening, as it’s something not many bloggers tend to discuss very often.
As some of you know, i have been blogging for a year now and after celebrating my little blog’s birthday in April i wanted to share some of my experiences and thoughts with you about the Blogosphere.
In the grand scheme of things a year is still a fairy short amount of time, however i feel like iv’e learnt so so much already.
I remember feeling so chuffed when i finally set up my own little slice of internet. I had wanted to set up a blog for years but always found a reason to put it off. When i look back now i know it was because i was too concerned what people would think of me. (I know a lot of you can empathise with that) but one day i just said, F**k it, its something i want to do, so why shouldn’t i, and took the leap of faith.
When i first started Firstcoffee.org, I had a super basic wordpress template and wrote about whatever took my fancy. I had no idea about current trends, stats, media kits, affiliate links or anything like that. It was safe to say i was quite naive about the world of blogging.
It wasn’t until i started attending blogging events, collaborating with companies and immersing myself within the blogging community that i developed the blogging bug.
Before i started blogging i had heard of the big names such as Zoella and Pointless blog etc but i considered them as the super lucky ones that had made it, which upon reflection isn’t necessarily the case. Okay, yes, undeniably they dominate the industry and have deservingly become household names, but lots of Bloggers and Vloggers have created a business out of this incredible industry.
Occasionally blogging gets a bit of a bad rep, but to me (and i suppose i am biased) bloggers and content creators are multi-talented. We are photographers, writers, editors, social media experts, models and everything in between, and i really do think that deserves more recognition.
Now i’m a year in and in the full swing of it, i admittedly struggle to turn off whenever i’m out and about, i am always considering my next blog post or how the photographs i take could be used. Feg is well trained to know that if we go out for dinner somewhere where the food is presented nicely, i’m most likely going to have my camera out ready to take snaps before he can tuck into it. It’s just the side of blogging no one really sees, it’s the realness behind the instagram flatlay.
But when all is said and done, i absolutely love it!
Like most bloggers who are fairly new on the scene, sometimes it can be a bit of a struggle to find motivation on a lazy sunday to take photos, write and edit blog posts but i think the satisfaction of hitting publish, getting to work with incredible brands, being part of the blogging community and everything that comes with it makes it so so worth it.
I hope you enjoyed this post.
Let me know your thoughts!