…so yeah its been 5 days of blogging for me and I already write about why my blog can’t survive the challenge of thriving in the dense fashion blogosphere.
Have I accepted the defeat already??….
Hell NO 🙂
When this defeatist thought came to my mind, I simply told myself- My intention for blogging is not to make money out of it but to have a playground for my styling acumen.
However, the second time this thought crossed my mind, I realized that I am indeed feeling a bit lost and pressurized to establish myself as a blogger. My individual-self drowned in self-doubt and blamed me for joining the rat race but my rational-self told me somethings that I would like to share with you all, who knows how many of us go through defeat in our minds when we just start out with a new blog.
When I was wondering about why I feel so overwhelmed, many reasons came to my mind. let me share with you these two :
- I was a blog stalker before I became a blogger myself- It was easy to pass by any blog, glance through some glossy pictures or read a para or two and move on to the next blog. Now I know- Not only it is hard work to post those glossy pictures and write those paragraphs, there are blog stalkers just like me out there who do exactly the same. They come, they glance through and move on to the next blog. Honestly I am getting the taste of my own medicine, and believe you me- just like any medicine this one tastes aweful alright !
- I started my blog post-Instagram revolution- With Instagram around, I feel we do live in the insta world, where everything is quick and lasts only for a few seconds literally. I try to keep up, but of course I am 5 days old in the buisness, I am the smallest drop in the big ocean. I am talking about the ocean, which inhabits mega giants (Chiara, Wendy, Aimee, Kristina, Julie and the list goes on…) who have proved themselves through thick and thin. They have seen it all, the pre and post Insta period of blogging. They were well known to their readers before Instagram came in and it was a winner supplement for their ever growing blog. But for a beginner like me, Instagram is a scary weird place. I am still figuring out this phenomenon, I call “Follow-Follow-UnFollow” where some people start following you (and of course you oblige by following them in exchange) and then after a day or even before that, they unfollow you 🙂
I have found new respect for fashion bloggers really, I have seen them grow to new heights with the passion, determination, consistency, patience and hardwork.
Although we beginners may get anxious about our decision of starting the blog, I believe , the itch to own a blog will always motivate us to keep our blogs alive. In no way we can compare our web traffic with our inspirations from the blogging world , what we can do is to understand that there is no shortcut to success. The key is to never stop believeing in oneself and keep being honest with oneself. Rest will follow.
Keeping a track of my favourite bloggers, I can be certain of one thing, with time, I will also evolve as a blogger and so will you, so keep hanging in there mates !!!