Over the past few months, I've made a few observations on twitter (usually during the blogger chats) and elsewhere about the blogging community. Theres always going to be varying opinions but one or two things always seems to pop up and I thought I'd share my thoughts.
The big/small blogger divide
Personally I don't agree that there is a 'big' blogger community and 'small' blogger community. A blog is a blog. Yes, some are more established than others as some have been blogging or vlogging for several years but those bloggers are still going the same processes as newer bloggers in creating content.
Dont undervalue yourself
Your blog is your space. You can write whatever you want and go in whichever direction you want to go. Don't feel like you need to do certain things or that your blog has no value because you don't have x amount of subscribers or x number of views.
It's OK to push yourself
If you want to work to improve your blog then theres nothing stopping you. I think sometimes being ambitious is viewed as a negative thing when in reality it really isn't. If you have certain blogging goals then you should absolutely stick to them no matter what people think of you. If you want to create a brand for your blog then go for it. Everyone has different views of their blog and you should do what works for you.
It's OK to say no
Despite the above, its perfectly ok to say no to certain opportunities if it doesn't work for you. Some people fear turning down opportunities that come their way but if its not something that is a good fit for you or your blog then its likely to show. Say authentic and be yourself.
Dont compare yourself
This is easier said than done but every blogger is at different stages of their blogging journey so comparing yourself to other blogs in kinda pointless. Focus on your own content and don't see yourself as being in competition to others.
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