Whilst I enjoy blogging and love getting to create content I'm passionate about, it does have its frustrating moments. I thought it would be interesting to share my top 5 frustrations as a blogger and see if anyone feels the same - I'm sure I'm not the only one that has these!
Not having enough time to do everything
Oh how I wish there were enough hours in the day to get through everything on my checklist. If you're a blogger you'll know its difficult to try and juggle earning a living with life and blogging. I guess if blogging is your career then its a little different but for the majority, blogging does usually end up taking a back seat to everything else. As a blogger, you're not just the writer - its editing, photography, emailing, networking and all that jazz. Sometimes its just not possible to keep on top of everything.
Getting writers block
It happens to everyone and its one stumbling block that you just need to wait out until your ideas come flowing back. Personally I don't find coming up with ideas a problem but sometimes when you're staring at a blank page you're mind just goes completely fuzzy.
There has been so many times I've had to retake photographs due to my rubbish photo taking skills - they look fine on my cameras screen but once uploaded they look blurry as hell. As a perfectionist, its probably my ultimate annoyance. One day, I will learn how to use my camera properly!
The blogger platform
For most parts, I like using blogger - its easy to use, free and you can change your blog design fairly easily. That is until its starts playing up. I've noticed quite a lot recently that blogger doesn't like to co-operate at times. I've thought about changing to wordpress as I do like that it looks professional and having used it for clients, its not overly complicated to use. However, I will probably stick with blogger for the purpose of this blog but I have a feeling I will be using wordpress for other projects.
Not being valued
I could write a whole essay on bloggers not being valued but to cut to the chase, it does frustrate me that certain brands still see bloggers as an easy and free way to promote them. I'm not talking product reviews or the like but in terms of blogging competitions and wanting free coverage - whether its 'will you post about x on your blog, we have no budget but we can give your post a retweet' or 'I have some great content I think would be amazing to share on your site'. Luckily, I think a lot of brands are realising how valuable blogs can be in terms of covering their products but as a blogger (especially if you're new to blogging) its OK to say no.
What do you find frustrating about blogging?