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7 October 2015

The Truth About Blogging

I started a blog over two years ago. I'd been reading blogs for two years previous to my first ever post, and as an aspiring journalist at the time, I knew I was probably good enough to write a blog which would be read by people who didn't actually know me. I've kept a daily life diary since the age of 11, so commitment to writing didn't seem too daunting, and so far, I like to think I've done a reasonably good job. I'm not about to win any awards by any means, but I have a little following of fantastic readers (that's you), I still enjoy blogging, and so far the future of Alice's Antics is looking fairly consistent.

But if I'm being completely and utterly honest, I underestimated having and writing a blog. I was a tumblr human being from the ages of 14-17, and I did very well at it. Having a following of tens of thousands, if you know what you're doing, the Tumblr scene was very easy to slip into and have influence over. At the time, I didn't think about the influence I had and being surrounded by other internet humans who all had a large scale following, I never thought twice about it. As your average school girl, it excited me that people across the world knew who I was. I even got recognised a couple of times when out and about. And when I made the executive decision to go from Tumblr 'blogging' (a very blasé phrase used to describe the platform of shoving photos on an aesthetic website) to big girl blogging, I was under the same naïve impression that I would suddenly accumulate a following of thousands in a matter of weeks. The truth is, however, blogging is hard work.


Everyone knows, obviously, it's no walk in the park. Even non-bloggers ask me how I think of content, how I have kept up bloggings. And the truth is, there is a constant pressure of posting. I'm completely and utterly aware it's been over 2 weeks since my last blog post. I'm aware of how that effects my readership and my views, how people lose interest in inconsistent blogs. At the moment I'm going through a management life phase. I'm doing so much, I need to break everything into blocks, and where my blog has previously taken a backseat, I'm going to designate a weekly time to it. 

So hopefully this will be the end of the blogging hiatus' I keep taking. I'm thinking of writing a daily diary throughout November, to get me back into the swing of things. Louise is currently writing one and I feel like it's the perfect way to welcome you all back to Alice's Antics with open arms.

I hope you're all having wonderful weeks! 
Ciao for Now!
x

3 comments:

  1. Definitely think the same way! It is hard work but you should be proud of your dedication! :)
    x

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  2. I keep meaning to get my blog back into some form of consistency (like it ever has been oops), will probably do the whole designating a time thing too

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  3. This post! I feel exactly the same way! I grossly underestimated the commitment you need to have to blogging, and I only just now feel that I'm kind of, sort of, getting the hang of it.

    Welcome back, and good luck with getting back in to the swing of it all; a daily diary is a great idea to help you do just that. :)

    Christie's Take on Life. x

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