From the archives: My blogging opinions

From the archives: My blogging opinions

Hey guys, I am back with another blog from the archives and this one is about the opinions I have of blogging. I admit that I am a very opinionated person but I would never be afraid to share my opinions on anything regardless of what people think of them. I would also love to hear your opinions in the comments so feel free to share them with me. Let’s get into the blog now guys.

Follow trains aren’t good

I used to be a great believer in follow trains for your blog but over time I found that the best way to generate new traffic to your blog was to go out and look for it yourself on social media. The main problems with follow trains are that people are usually only in it for themselves, therefore, they only follow your blog to get a follow in return and that most people who follow your blog from them only follow for a short time then unfollow or just stop reading altogether.

Comment threads are poor

I’ve only ever been involved in one of these and that is for good reason. A big part of the problem is that once again people are 100% willing to receive random comments but are far less willing to return the favour on other people’s content. Another thing is that people clearly feel forced to comment and end up posting really generic comments that are short and give zero constructive feedback.

You have to work hard for every bit of success

A lot of people start a blog thinking you can just gain a large following instantly by only writing a few posts. This is simply not true as I have learned over my 10 months of blogging. I have to put a great amount of effort into everything as every other blogger does too. A lot of time is also needed for coming up with ideas, promo work and building up social media. There aren’t enough hours in the day to make sure you get all of these spot on so managing what you can is absolutely essential.

You don’t need a niche to be successful

A big misconception with blogging is that you can only blog about a specific thing. I started off blogging about only mental health and this ended up limiting my creativity. I stopped relying on a niche and began to blog about loads of random topics and this has improved the quality of my blog by miles. I feel like my posts continue to get better and better and that is due to the fact that nothing holds back my creative freedom. I hope you guys also learn to blog about absolutely anything instead of specific things as it will benefit you in the long run.

It’s a good thing to not fit into the community

A big part of the problem for me with the blogging community is that so many people are very delicate when it comes to handling strong-minded, opinionated people. If someone isn’t scared to share their opinions they usually have to deal with a lot of backlash over doing absolutely nothing which absolutely sucks but it’s just how the community is. I know I don’t fit in but I do have good contacts in the community now that I have found so that is all I need. I love being different so I wouldn’t change myself to fit in either.

My final thoughts

My overall opinion is that blogging is great but it also has its problems like some of the things I have mentioned. Perfection doesn’t exist anyway so I can only hope that things either stay as they are or improve over time. I would love to thank you guys for reading and supporting my content as always and if you have any opinions regarding blogging then I’d love for you to share in the comments. I am gonna bring more posts back so stay tuned for them as well as loads of shiny, new content.

Always stay shining.

8 thoughts on “From the archives: My blogging opinions

  1. I completely agree πŸ‘

    In my opinion though, the community can also make or break your experience. When I first started blogging I got in with a very competitive, business minded crowd and I never felt like I was good enough. This time around, I am surrounded by a more supportive, encouraging group and I am loving it πŸ’›

    1. Yeah that’s so true. I’ve been good at dodging those people and surrounding myself with positive people πŸ˜€ Glad you are too

  2. Great post, I love reading what other bloggers say about blogging! There are so many community minded bloggers around which is great but you’re right there are a few who are just out to get followers, whether that means following you to get a follow back or not. For that reason I agree follow trains aren’t always great. Sometimes they are good though because they introduce you to other lovely people who you might not have Otherwise come across πŸ™‚

  3. I like to read stuff that is different from the β€œnorm”. Edgy and opinionated is fun! Also not big on follow trains, for the same reasons you stated. I do pay attention sometimes to the shoutouts done by bloggers I follow, that often leads to fun blogs (like yours), and tends to be a more supportive community as opposed to follow/unfollow results!

  4. Thanks for sharing your thoughts πŸ™‚ I do agree that some of these follow trains can be a bit of a waste of time however I have a supportive network on Twitter too. But most of all blogging should be enjoyable πŸ™‚ You can find my blog here: cornishmaidblog.com

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