One way or another, I’m going to find ya. I’m going to get ya, get ya, get ya. One day, maybe next week.
I have that song stuck in my head and it wont leave. It has also been one of those days where I do not know what to call this blog post’s title. SEO, would dictate it needs to be something that someone searching would look for, fun says be creative. The joys of blogging, summed up into one simple SEO bits of nonsense and ranting about the algorithm of Instagram being screwy.Blog traffic worries, the follower counts, the wondering when will you start to make money to help out(if that is your goal), the envy, the all the other crap. Blog life summed up.
I have been blogging for a while, since 2009. I started to take it seriously after my little was born as a way to help out with my PPD. And then I realized just how much I loved and still love blogging. I have watched bloggers rise and succeed and so many give up. (I sound like the village elder here, uh oh. The Galadriel of Blogger world) Giving up was never an option, I am determined to have a successful blog! I wrote something similar about this kind of thing before here. I love blogging, it was a hobby that has slowly turned into something that I want as a career. A long term thing, that is until the Zombie apocalypse happens. You know Walking Dead style.
There are so many things that I love about blogging and there are a few things that totally get on my nerves. Anyone can say that about their jobs, their lives, their hobbies, ETC. An example; I love Dragon Age so much! BUT! The early combat system sucks and as much as I love the story lines, Dragon Age 2 story was weak and it annoyed me a little.
I can say the same about fashion blogging! I love working on building relationships with companies and getting them to trust my brand. I love getting products to test and review. I love writing for companies, BUT, I also like getting something out of spending my time on a post. I get so damned annoyed when I get an email that says dear…”wrong name and link to someone else’s blog” We think you should write a 300 word post with banner ads and social media blasts for $8! I know I am no Gary Pepper , I am no Something Navy, or Blonde Salad. But, $8 is a tad bit too low for ANY blogger. When you break down the amount of time that goes into researching their items, writing a post, getting things on the blog and blasting it. NO $8 doesn’t work. Will never work. One post can take at least 3 hours to complete for somethings. SO no, I had to decline. And if you get a request like that you should too, your time is worth more than that! I love those so much. *sarcasm* Another eye roll is when they do not even read about what your blog is about, or ask you to write a post for free. A free post about a thing that has nothing to do with anything remotely related to your blog. And do it for FREE! NO. NO NO NO. Again, you would not go to your dentist and not pay them for the cleaning would you? Even exchange is good, but even there sometimes it seems bloggers get the short end of the deal.
And let us not even talk about the numbers/followers game. We all are aware of that dumpster dive. *glares at Instagram*
But with all my complaining, there is some great things about blogging! There are some joyful things too it. The writing itself. The taking pictures, the editing not so much. The interaction with other bloggers! The community is a strong one, and yeah there is drama time to time. But it is a lot of good. The events, if you get to go to them. I have been invited to a few and couldn’t go do to timing. And the other time due to lack of sitter and plague nasties. There are events to look forward to like Fashion week if you are a style or fashion enthusiast, E3 if you love tech, Comic Con if you love being a huge nerd, Disney even has their own convention! Those are fun events! And I am hoping to be able to go to more this year or next. I am planning my E3 2018 with the hubby already! Watchout! But, the blogging community comes together and cheers you on when you do well, they are there when you feel like you aren’t your best, and they try to help with ways they can on social media.
OK, that is enough ranting! And all that stuff that made this post oh so fun to read. Sorry, I just had to get that rant out! Can you blame me and I don’t think I am alone.
So, today I am wearing a old Crochet knit lace top. I love this top, it is cropped and lacey. It is such a cute feminine shirt and looks great with high waist pants or skirts! Today, I wore this top with some great basic black culottes! Paired with my Justfab Lorieda boots and mustard yellow bag.
Love outfits like this on hot days when it is hotter than the sun. I feel nice and cool.
Steal my style!
Shirt: SHEIN similar
Pants: StyleWe similar
Bag: Justfab c/o old similar
Shoes: Justfab c/o
Necklace House of harlow
lips TArte ROSE
What are some of the things that annoy you or that you love in blogging?
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