The Nerdy Girlie has been hosting a link-up of blogger confessions, and it’s been such a blast reading others. Definitely makes me feel better knowing bloggers I admire share the same struggles as myself!
I feel like I could sum up all my confessions by just screaming, “I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I’M DOING” but I’ll elaborate a bit.
1. I have no clue about my blog numbers. With the exception of how many bloglovin’ followers I have, because that shows up when I go to my profile. But in terms of pageviews, followers via other means (WordPress, email) I am clueless. I’ve honestly never checked. Even though I’ve been blogging for over a year, I only recently feel like I’ve become comfortable with it, so I’ve yet to really dig into that stuff.
2. I only recently started planning my posts. As mentioned, I’ve been blogging for over a year, and almost that whole time I was winging it. Rarely writing posts ahead of time, or planning out content. Let me tell you, planning is so much easier and less stressful. Being organized about my posts has given me a whole new love of blogging.
3. I knew nothing about blogging when I began. Normally I’m the type of person who has to research something to death before I dive in. But I knew if I did that with blogging, I’d get way too full of self-doubt and never start one. So I just read a couple blogs, picked a free layout in WordPress and dove in. I think it definitely made my first year rockier, but at the same time I learned a lot about what I like and don’t like for my own blog.
4. I still don’t feel like I fit a category. I often feel like my blog isn’t too cohesive as I blog about such random topics. From art, geek stuff, pop culture, heavier topics, recipes, music – I tend to just write about whatever I feel like sharing. I like that, but I do wonder what my readers think.
5. I finally feel comfortable blogging! This is such a big step for me! I finally feel like I am comfortable in my own blog, and that I’m writing in my own voice. It definitely took me a long time to get here, but now that I am I can’t wait to keep going with my blog!
Make sure you check out The Nerdy Girlie’s original post, and then write your own to link up!
9 thoughts on “My Blogger Confessions”
I like that you write about a lot of different things! This are the best blogs because you never know what they’re going to write about next 😉
Have you installed google analytics? They have a plug in that will let you see your stats on your wordpress dashboard! Let me know if you need any help 🙂
Thanks! It’s actually one of my blog goals for next month, along with looking into installing Disqus. I much prefer that to WordPress’ comment system.
It’s interesting to me that you’re feeling more comfortable with a schedule and planning in place at the same time I’m breathing a sigh of relief about abandoning my schedule. People are neat! 🙂
I love that you blog about different things. I think that “stick to a specific niche” advice that bloggers hear so often is no fun at all. 😀
Thanks!! I actually agree – I much prefer reading blogs with a hodepodge of content. 😀
I too have recently started planning ahead and scheduling posts. It works better for me too. Mainly because I have a health issue that sometimes brings me down for a period of time. When that happens I can’t blog, so there’d just be a really long lull in my posts. Scheduling makes it perfect because there’s stuff ready if my eye starts acting up.
I also don’t have a “theme” to my content. I tend to revolve around the same topics and have a few ongoing weekly/monthly series. Other than that… it’s a free for all. I have found that personally I gravitate towards blogs that don’t blog about the same thing over and over. Like… I LOVE makeup & beauty products. However, I’m kind of over beauty blogs. That has made me realize that if I’m bored with them [which is surprising because I do have a severe makeup addiction], then maybe everyone else is too? SO I’m limiting what I share in the beauty department.
Great post <333
Thanks! I definitely enjoy seeing blogs with varied content. I love a personal aspect to blogs, and I feel like getting to see more than one side of the blogger behind it is great!
I, for one, enjoy all of your posts. I like that you don’t really have a specific category you fit into. While those are nice, they can also feel restricting. I prefer when bloggers incorporate some level of lifestyle/personal posts, rather than just talking about geeky stuff/art/music/whatever.
Well thanks! I like that a lot too – I definitely prefer a personal aspect to blogs.
I feel like I can relate to so many of these… I really need to do my version of this post soon…