A question that I ask myself on a daily basis is, can there really be this many bloggers and this is their room for everyone?
If you haven’t noticed, there are a lot of bloggers out there! Out of the 500 people I follow on Twitter, about 90% of them are bloggers or some sort of influencer. Don’t get me wrong, I love reading blog posts and watching YouTube but, is there enough room for everyone in the blogging world, myself included?
Sometimes I Think There Isn’t
This makes me really upset, not just for myself but, for everyone else out there who is actually trying to make their blog their business. It is becoming incredibly hard to grow on any social media site now because people seem to be afraid of ruining their precious following to followers ratio! And don’t get me started with Instagram, and the follow/unfollow method that seems to be going around (Seriously don’t do this, I will unfollow you straight back!).
When you can’t grow your following, you can’t grow your audience and as a result, your work won’t get seen! How discouraging is this? This statement literally makes me want to cry! I work quite hard on my blog and for people not to even see my work is devastating.
Then, when you add all of the other bloggers who are trying to get seen as well, your blog seems to get pushed to one side. This isn’t their fault, they are just wanting the same thing you are, and that’s to be seen. I totally understand this, this is what every blogger wants. But, is it too much?
It Really Shouldn’t Be!
It shouldn’t be this hard for your blog to get seen, especially if everyone works together to help each other grow! Obviously this would be an ideal world, and we certainly do not live in one of those. But, everyone should be welcome and we as bloggers should make sure that we are reading blogs, retweeting tweets and liking photos as all of these little things really does make a difference.
I love the fact that some many people want to blog and get their opinions out there for the world to see! It really does make me so happy. But, the blogging world is becoming quite competitive and you may see someone as your friend but, they may see you as their competition. It really is a dog eat dog world (I wouldn’t recommend eating a dog).
Does It Have To Stay This Way?
Of course not! I’ve actually set myself a mission for every month starting from February (I missed January!) to find blogs that I love and do a whole blog post featuring them. I want to spread some love around, instead of constantly ripping other bloggers down. Also, if you are a blogger who is wanting to get more recognition there are loads of twitter accounts who will retweet your tweet if you tag them. I do this for nearly all of my blog posts and I get quite a few readers from them. Another great thing that some of these accounts offer are blog comment threads and blog chats, I love getting involved in these but I don’t always have the time and it sucks!
Heres the ones who I use;
#BloggersTribe Chats – SAT’s at 7pm GMT | Blog Comment Threads – FRI & SUN’s at 8pm GMT
#GRLPOWER Chats : Tuesday/Sunday 9pm. Comment Thread Thursday 8pm. (All UK time)
Can everyone fit into the blogging community? Who knows, but I’m sure as hell going to try to make everyone included!
(PS – This isn’t sponsored by Cafe Nero, I wish it was tho haha! This drink also was’t mine as I hate any hot drinks!)
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