1. When you first starting blogging, you are obsessed with it (and telling everyone about it)…..

2. Everything you do, you want to write about it. Nothing is too small and unimportant. Supermarket haul? Trip to the grandparents? It’s all going on there…

3. Then you a hit a few hundred followers and start to think what if I actually become legit the next Zoella and can’t stop telling your mom/boyfriend and anyone else who pretends to be interested.

4. Then you get your first PR sample in the mail and you’re like…

5. And you get a bit obsessed checking your email; just in case another exciting opportunity is waiting in there!

 

6. When someone leaves you your first nice comment, you are like…….

7. But then an anonymous person leaves a horrible message and suddenly you feel like…

8. And decide you’re never blogging again for at least 24 hours.  But then, you go to a bloggers meet up and find out you’re not alone! They’re like you and you want to be everyone’s best friend immediately.

9. You get an amazing opportunity in your inbox and you can’t contain yourself.

10. You email back within 30 seconds; playing it cool by saying: ‘sounds great, could you pop over some more info please.’ but then……

 

 

11. It doesn’t matter though because then you get an email if you’d be interested in posting an article on your site and you’re so flattered. Then you release it’s not an article at all; it’s just words with about 27 follow links to casinos included. You’ve experienced your first of many blog con merchants.

12. You casually mention this to another blogger and they educate you on follow/no-follow links. It is a revelation…

 

13.  Things are going really well; you’ve finally mastered the basics but then someone asks if you used Google Analytics and once you’ve set up you realise…

14. But hang on, it says you got 5,000 hits today. That’s good right. But then you realise they’re all from Russia from a site called spambots.com ; welcome to your first spam traffic.

 

15. You don’t know what’s going wrong- you share your post on twitter but now everyone’s telling you to stumble, pin it, snapchat and periscope it.

16. It just seems like there are SO many bloggers; even if you writer about the world’s smallest niche it can feel like you struggle to stand out- and you can’t help comparing yourself to each of them.

 

17. You decide you love your blog so much you want to do it as a job- it should be easy right? You’re always getting lovely emails asking you to guest blog for companies or share their links on your blog; but then you realise they’ve all got something in common: they want you to work for free. This never used to bother you as a new blogger but now you’ve figured how things worked and gained a following- you can’t keep quiet on the topic.

18. All this talk of blogging and money means you can sometimes lose your passion for blogging about the things you really liked in the first place.

19. And while you can’t get enough of blogger chats…

 

20. You are so over the drama.

21. Then one day (like me this morning) you are in the park and you suddenly get inspired for a blog post you want to write. And you take a moment away from the scheduling, the sponsored posts, the emailing and just sit down and write it.

21. And remember why you love blogging in the first place.

 

How many gifs can you recognise?

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1 comment on “21 Gifs That Sum Up Your Blog Journey Perfectly”

  1. Love this post. I recognise almost all of the gifs, but just love how you’ve told the story. I’m at the end of the gif journey and bubbling through now, so let’s keep each other inspired to carry on!

    Also, huge congrats on the new Bloglancer blog! I will be following all your posts closely from here on in 🙂 xx

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