I don’t know my niche, I don’t write productive posts, actually I have no idea what I’m doing. Does that mean I’m a bad blogger?

 

So I just spent the last 2 hours jumping from one link to the next (don’t judge me, you know how easily that happens tongue ) looking for something, anything that’ll make me feel less like a total blog failure.

What I found very really good tips, but made me feel even worse because I was forced to realize what a noobie I am.

 

I don’t have a niche.

I don’t have a raving Twitter account or a blooming Instagram feed.

More often than not I don’t even know what I’m doing!!

Usually I’m ok with that.

But today I feel pathetic.  Who am I kidding, there are gazillion other great, helpful bloggers out there; why would anybody care to read about a little school girl ranting about her little school girl problems and whatnot?

Those are the moments when I’m tempted to just give up blogging all together.

I mean what’s the point, right?

 

Teddy and Pillow

 

But then I force myself to remember why I started blogging.

Not for the fame and the fortune.

 

I started this thing for myself.

My first and foremost thought was so that I could have a creative outlet and that the things I write don’t stay hidden in a notebook.

But over the time I’ve realized that like a whale calling into the big blue ocean I’m hoping for a reply.

Even a little one.

A sign from another crazy socially awkward slightly lonely schoolgirl who can relate to what I’m going through and decided to say hi.

 

Makes sense? smile

 

And then I remember why I continue to blog.

Because I’m “forced” to do something aside from school work. My life work balance has never been better.

Because I discovered my deep love for taking pictures. I can hardly spend a day without hearing the wonderful sound of the camera shutter.

Because I finally write again. 

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So there you have it, Cora (and all the other newbies in the world)

This is why you blog. Don’t forget that.

And maybe just maybe on day another whale will respond, how great would that be, huh? smile

 

Question: Do you ever get the blogging blues? What do you do to come out again?

 

 

 

15 thoughts on “I don’t know my niche, I don’t write productive posts, actually I have no idea what I’m doing. Does that mean I’m a bad blogger?

  1. Teague

    I love your blog. It’s just cute and happy. I don’t really blog with a purpose either, but I love reading about life. And you post life, and it’s lovely. Stay beautiful!

    • Cora

      Thank you so much.
      You don’t know how much you saying this means to me.
      It made me smile all day long.
      Thank you.

  2. Well, I enjoy reading your entries…so there! (Second pic is awesome.) And, yes, I get them all the time, can you believe. It’s a wonder.

    • Cora

      Haha thank you :)
      Ok i’m glad, it’s always nice to know I’m not the only one going though these things (even if it does sound a bit mean ?)

  3. Carol Lyle

    Your niche is being a writer ! Keep writing and keep blogging and you will grow as time goes by.
    Being slightly lonely is a good thing, it gives one time to think, and time to write. I find that reading other people’s blogs has helped me to get the feel of blogging. Blogging is not an instant art, its not a straight road, many curves and ditches to go through, but you are putting your gift out there, and the Blogosphere is a better place for it. Read https://daily post.wordpress.com and consider doing blogging university 101 – it drove me nuts, but I learnt alot. Keep writing and keep blogging !

    • Cora

      Thank you.
      Believe it or not but this comment helped me so much. I actually finally scrapped my courage together and registered for the Blogging Uni! I’ve been thinking about doing it for a long time now but didn’t have the guts to…. You were the push that I needed. So thanks :)

  4. Really though, none of us know what we’re doing.
    You’re totally right about why one should blog. And to be honest, I would rather read your blog than any so-called “helpful” bloggers just because of who you are. Your blog is awesome the way it is.

    • Cora

      Haha thank you!!! Honestly this warms my heart so much!! I’m so lucky to have you as an internet buddy :)

  5. Aw, this is very sweet. I have often felt like you- my blog is an absolute mess. I’m happy, I’m sad, I’m serious, I’m making jokes…A MESS haha! But that actually sums me up as a person. I think the harder you try to give your blog a niche, the further you move away from who you are as a person. My advice would be: write what you feel like. If you want to write about your favourite type of scone, or your favourite item of clothing, do it. Do it because it’s *your* voice, and no one else can say it the way you do. Your photography is beautiful. Again, it’s reflective of who you are. And even if you feel you’re not making a difference, trust me, you are. This is something that you have built and you should be proud of it.
    I love your honesty here. It’s entries like these that show us who you really are! It’s very refreshing :)

    • Cora

      First of all I adore your blog, don’t you dare change a thing about it!! :evil: :P
      And thank you for your advice and for your kind words.
      They mean so so much.
      Even if I don’t have the words to express it.

  6. I love reading your blog! I don’t know what I’d do without your baking and those cute little smiley things – you take amazing photos as well. Whenever you get the blues, blog about them. I’m sure you’ll feel a lot better when you read all of the encouraging comments from your followers (:

    • Cora

      Aaaaw thank you so much!!!!
      And yes these supporting comments are more than I’ve ever dreamed of!

  7. YES. I have felt this on a weekly basis it seems. I initially started out my blog as a recovery account of my journey away from anorexia. Now that I am in a much better place… what am I supposed to blog about? Then, I have realized that, at the end of the day, I should blog for no one else but myself If others want to stick around and read, that’s great! But writing and blogging makes me happy and that’s all I need right now. :)

    • Cora

      True. :) so very very true.
      Have to remember that.

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