Five Cons of Blogging - But I do it anyway!

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Five Cons of Blogging - But I do it anyway!

People know more about me, than I know about them.
A handful of my real life friends are regular readers of my blog, and because of that they are very up to date with whats going on in my life. The problem is, it's not a two way street! They may know everything that's going on with me, but I don't get the same benefit. Because of that I often feel out of the loop! 

I don't want to share everything. 
That may sound super strange coming from a blogger, but it's true. I still want some sort of anonymity. I'm happy to share most things here on my blog, but I still like to keep my Facebook and Instagram private and just share certain things with people I know personally. That goes against a lot of blogging advice, and hurts my social engagement opportunities-but I don't care. It's important to me to keep some things personal. 

Random emails for free advertising.
Part of blogging is the sponsored post world. I have done a handful of these types of posts, and will in the future. It's definitely a perk of a being a blogger! Who doesn't like free stuff?! There is a tricky type of company who will reach out to me (frequently!) wanting to collaborate on a post. Great. But, then when you start to read the fine print they just want you to mention their company, product or share their graphics-with zero compensation. I'm not just going to advertise for you for free people. There are times when I will specifically mention a name brand or product, without being sponsored. But that's only when I really really love something and it's worth sharing. Not because you asked me to name drop. 

Sometimes you aren't feeling very inspired.
For some reason I will get incredibly inspired and type up a dozen posts and then a few weeks later have to scrape the bottom of the barrel for a post idea. I have no idea why this happens, but I really try to ride the inspiration wave and crank out as many posts as I can when it hits me. There are things I have learned spark my creativity, so I'm working on tapping into that when I need to. 

I don't like feeling pressured to have everything look perfect. 
I often find myself hesitating to share outfits because I don't have a full head-to-toe new look that I can link to. (The reality is most of my clothes are from Ebay!) I feel like any pictures of my house or meals need to look flawless. That means I angle the camera just right and usually let my food get cold before I eat it. Honestly, my favorite posts to read are the real life/behind the scenes style and I know other people feel that way too-so I'm not sure why I feel this way!

Leave a comment below if you feel the same way! I'm curious to see what other bloggers have to say about the negative side to blogging, and what non-bloggers see from the outside!
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