Shit Bloggers Say

I’ve been blogging about a decade now. Starting when I was at uni in Japan, I’ve seen the blogging world change and grow so much. I’m so happy to be part of this community and I’m always meeting new amazing people who share my favourite hobby.

But good God we’re annoying, aren’t we?

Most of us are walking, talking clichés, Pumpkin Spice Lattes in hand, tapping another PR request to that new place that’s opening up, scouring #BloggersRequired to find that juicy freebie.

Of course, blogging is much more than trying to be on-trend and getting sent free stuff. But there are some things that a LOT of us bloggers can be found saying. Here are some of my favourites…

Are we friends on Instagram yet???

Ah, the blogger who wants more followers. Every new follower is a step closer to the goal of 10k, when we get so many more perks. If only we can convert our Twitter followers into Instagram followers, we’d be so much better off!

Moz has updated!

Suddenly, early one Tuesday morning, the peace is broken by a scream from mummy blogger Susan – “MOZ HAS UPDATED!!!” At once the whole of Blog Land jumps to a start and clicks refresh (Moz knows our details by now) to see if that one tiny number has updated. The Domain Authority.

Moz, the faceless Gods of the DA, scan the internet and update their list of who has been a good blogger and who has been a bad one – but no one knows when they’ll be doing it. Whenever someone has spotted it updated, we must all rush to check.

Whatever the outcome – a raise, no change or (heavens forbid) a drop, everyone congregates on one of the many Facebook blogger groups to declare the outcome. Then, we must wait. Fix broken links. And wait. Until the next time.

Sorry I’ve not written in a while.

Sometimes, blogging gets too much. We write top content, engage with other bloggers, take fab flatlays. But when we’re not getting anywhere sometimes us bloggers can find ourselves accidentally taking a break for a week. Or two. Or six.

When we come back, tail between our legs, we feel so guilty. How could anyone follow us if we just drop off the face of the earth for a stretch of time. So we apologise, pick our DSLRs back up and start again.

How did you get that gig??

Let’s be honest, when we see fashion blogger Tilly working with that brand, we want to know how on earth she got it. Did she know someone in the company? Did she get approached? Or did she just go ballsy and cold email them???

In all honesty, us bloggers aren’t quite as vapid and greedy as I’ve made us out to be. We work hard, work on our game, and enjoy the small perks when they come around.

What’s the thing you always see bloggers say? Tell me in the comments!

 

Comments

  1. I’m not on Instagram, think pumpkin spice lattes are overrated (tried one once and honestly didn’t get the appeal) and don’t even know what Moz is! Good job I’m not a “real” blogger 😉
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  2. Despite working on the Internet for most of the last two decades and living in the pre-Internet era of 300 baud, BBSes, and so forth, I had no idea what you were talking about with Moz. I thought maybe it was a Morrissey reference, at first. Heh.
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    • Charlotte says:

      Haha! I think for you, it’s not something that should be on your radar. Over here the battle to be a great blogger is so strong that every score becomes a huge deal.

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