4 things you shouldn't feel guilty as a blogger - new lune

4 Things You Shouldn’t Feel Guilty As A Blogger

Creating a blog was probably one of the best decisions I’ve ever made in life. Like any other things, there are both pros and cons but I personally think the pros outweigh the negatives. I remember when I first started blogging, I used to feel guilty because I wasn’t working on my blog as much as I would have loved to. Now, I feel guilty for other things. I think it’s the same case for every blogger. We always emphasise on the things we didn’t pay attention or didn’t achieve than we forget to see how far we’ve come.

In today’s post, I wanted to share with you 4 things that you shouldn’t feel guilty as a blogger. There are definitely a few exceptions for instance if you copy another blogger’s content or are disrespectful online towards other people but I wouldn’t consider those people as bloggers, plus I don’t think they would feel guilty at all.. Anyways, these are things I know many other bloggers do feel guilty about but in retrospect, those are things that are completely normal and there is no point feeling guilty about it. As always, if you are interested – let’s jump into the post!

Créer un blog a probablement été l’une des meilleures décisions que j’ai prises dans la vie. Comme toute autre chose, il y a à la fois des avantages et des inconvénients, mais je pense personnellement que les avantages l’emportent sur les inconvénients. Je me souviens que lorsque j’ai commencé à bloguer, je me sentais coupable parce que je ne travaillais pas sur mon blog autant que j’aurais aimé. Maintenant, je me sens coupable pour d’autres choses. Je pense que c’est le même cas pour tous les blogueurs. Nous insistons toujours sur les choses auxquelles nous n’avons pas prêté attention ou que nous n’avons pas réalisé que nous oublions de voir jusqu’où nous sommes venus.

Dans l’article d’aujourd’hui, je voulais partager avec vous 4 choses que vous ne devriez pas vous sentir coupable en tant que blogueur. Il y a certainement quelques exceptions, par exemple si vous copiez le contenu d’un autre blogueur ou si vous êtes irrespectueux en ligne envers d’autres personnes, mais je ne considérerais pas ces personnes comme des blogueurs, et je ne pense pas qu’ils se sentiraient coupables du tout.. Ce sont des choses dont je sais que de nombreux autres blogueurs se sentent coupables, mais rétrospectivement, ce sont des choses qui sont tout à fait normales et il ne sert à rien de se sentir coupable. Comme toujours, si vous êtes intéressé, passons au post!

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NOT POSTING REGULARLY

Posting on a regular basis is much harder than it looks and takes a lot of time, hard work and effort. If you fail to post consistently, you shouldn’t be too hard on yourself. We all have a life outside of our blogs. Everybody has responsibilities and we have to prioritise them. When you compare them with your blog, they are obviously much more important and will always come before your blog.

I know I always highlight the importance of posting regularly on your blog whether it be once, twice or thrice a week if you want to grow your blog. But you shouldn’t feel guilty if you can’t keep up with your blogging schedule. We are all humans and it’s completely okay to take a break! There is literally no point feeling guilty because your blog isn’t going to run away and is always going to be there where you left it.

Poster sur une base régulière est beaucoup plus difficile qu’il n’y paraît et prend beaucoup de temps, de travail acharné et d’efforts. Si vous ne parvenez pas à publier de manière cohérente, vous ne devriez pas être trop dur avec vous-même. Nous avons tous une vie en dehors de nos blogs. Tout le monde a des responsabilités et nous devons les prioriser. Lorsque vous les comparez avec votre blog, ils sont évidemment beaucoup plus importants et passeront toujours avant votre blog.

Je sais que je souligne toujours l’importance de publier régulièrement sur votre blog que ce soit une, deux ou trois fois par semaine si vous souhaitez développer votre blog. Mais vous ne devriez pas vous sentir coupable si vous ne pouvez pas suivre votre calendrier de blog. Nous sommes tous des humains et c’est tout à fait normal de faire une pause! Il ne sert à rien de se sentir coupable parce que votre blog ne va pas s’enfuir et sera toujours là où vous l’avez laissé.

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NOT USING SOCIAL MEDIA

I’ve always been very open about my love/hate relationship with social media, in particular Instagram. But during the last few months (or the last year), my opinion has slightly changed and I’m starting to like it. I created my social media platforms years ago and I’ve only started to use them consistently now. If you have a blog, social medias are a great source of traffic and they might bring you a lot more opportunities but if social media isn’t for you then don’t feel guilty about not using it. There are so many successful blogs who have thousands of followers and page views without using any social media platforms. Social medias are there to help you, if you don’t find them helpful then you don’t need to feel guilty for not using them.

J’ai toujours été très ouverte sur ma relation amour / haine avec les médias sociaux, en particulier Instagram. Mais au cours des derniers mois (ou de l’année dernière), mon opinion a légèrement changé et je commence à l’apprécier. J’ai créé mes plateformes de médias sociaux il y a des années et je n’ai commencé à les utiliser de manière cohérente que maintenant. Si vous avez un blog, les réseaux sociaux sont une excellente source de trafic et ils peuvent vous apporter beaucoup plus d’opportunités, mais si les réseaux sociaux ne vous conviennent pas, ne vous sentez pas coupable de ne pas les utiliser. Il y a tellement de blogs à succès qui ont des milliers d’abonnés et de pages vues sans utiliser de plateformes de médias sociaux. Les réseaux sociaux sont là pour vous aider, si vous ne les trouvez pas utiles, vous n’avez pas besoin de vous sentir coupable de ne pas les utiliser.

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NOT WANTING TO MONETISE YOUR BLOG

If there is something I frequently mention on my blog is to take advantage of the opportunity you have. There is often a misconception that if you monetise your blog then it wouldn’t feel like a hobby anymore, that your audience will view you differently or for any other reason, that’s the reason why I always encourage other bloggers to take the leap! There is nothing wrong with monetising your blog, on the other hand it’s something incredible!

I personally think not taking advantage of the opportunity you have in your hands is a complete waste. However, if you don’t want to monetise your blog or turn your blog into a business – that’s completely okay too! Not every hobby needs to be monetised and if you don’t want to earn money from your blog then it’s not something you should feel guilty about. Remember that you are in control of your blog, you don’t have to do something if you don’t want to.

S’il y a quelque chose que je mentionne fréquemment sur mon blog, c’est de profiter de l’opportunité que vous avez. Il y a souvent une idée fausse selon laquelle si vous monétisez votre blog, cela ne ressemblerait plus à un passe-temps, que votre public vous verra différemment ou pour toute autre raison, c’est la raison pour laquelle j’encourage toujours les autres blogueurs à faire le saut! Il n’y a rien de mal à monétiser votre blog, par contre c’est quelque chose d’incroyable!

Je pense personnellement que ne pas profiter de l’opportunité que vous avez entre vos mains est un gaspillage complet. Cependant, si vous ne voulez pas monétiser votre blog ou transformer votre blog en entreprise, c’est tout à fait normal aussi! Tous les passe-temps n’ont pas besoin d’être monétisés et si vous ne voulez pas gagner d’argent avec votre blog, vous ne devriez pas vous sentir coupable. N’oubliez pas que vous contrôlez votre blog, vous n’avez rien à faire si vous ne le souhaitez pas.

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NOT DOING LIKE OTHERS

One of the great things about blogging is the fact it gives you the opportunity to be yourself and use your platform the way you want. You shouldn’t feel guilty for not doing what others are doing! Just because a blogger is doing something doesn’t mean it’s the right thing to do whether it be a tip, advice or choice. For instance, there are many bloggers who pay more attention to their social medias than their blogs which doesn’t mean you should follow what they are doing. If it’s something you want to do then that’s completely alright but you don’t have to do something based on the actions or choices of another blogger. Do what you want!

L’un des avantages des blogs est le fait que cela vous donne la possibilité d’être vous-même et d’utiliser votre plateforme comme vous le souhaitez. Vous ne devriez pas vous sentir coupable de ne pas faire ce que font les autres! Ce n’est pas parce qu’un blogueur fait quelque chose que c’est la bonne chose à faire, que ce soit une astuce, un conseil ou un choix. Par exemple, de nombreux blogueurs accordent plus d’attention à leurs réseaux sociaux qu’à leurs blogs, ce qui ne signifie pas que vous devez suivre ce qu’ils font. Si c’est quelque chose que vous voulez faire, c’est tout à fait normal, mais vous n’avez pas à faire quelque chose en fonction des actions ou des choix d’un autre blogueur. Faites ce que vous voulez!

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THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR READING!

xo N

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  1. I totally agree! Too often, we forget the beauty of priority and lose track of important things. We strive to be like others which implies we are uncomfortable in our own skin. This post brings important things to light. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Great post thanks. I really dont like other forms of social media, I find a lot of it filled with toxicity. It is a challenging scenario and you pointed it out clearly. It is a great way to grow your blog but some of us just dont have the stomach for it 🙂

  3. I especially like the first and last pointers. I think I find myself there a lot so it is comforting to know am not the only one who feels like that. And even more that I shouldn’t. Enjoyed the post.

    1. You can post whenever you want and social media isn’t a must for blogging, I think that’s the beauty of blogging. You are free to do whatever you want ❤️ Thank you so much for reading hun 😘

  4. Agreed!
    I just started on this community a couple weeks ago and I’ve seen a lot of these issues being addressed in blogs or some people feeling guilty.
    I’m still just doing my thing with mine. I wouldn’t mind making a following, or money. I created social media accounts for my blog as a way of branding, but I’ve also always kept my writing away from my personal accounts wo it seemed natural to me.

    1. I can definitely relate to what you are saying, I don’t use my personal accounts for my blog and now I don’t really use my social medias specifically for my blog and I really enjoy that. Thank you so much for reading ❤️

  5. I am starting to work on getting a blogging schedule together for myself (mostly because of your past advice and the advice of other bloggers I follow), but I will say that it’s nice to hear that I shouldn’t beat myself up over not having a schedule yet. Because you are so right, life happens and before I know it, it’s the end of the week and I haven’t written a single word! Thanks for the reminder that we are allowed to be human.

  6. Thanks so much for the encouragement! I’ve been so bad about having a consistent schedule. I’d like to be better about that but I won’t allow it to make me feel unaccomplished 💪🏻

    1. I’m glad to hear that! Haha for me it’s about the negativity it surrounds but after I had a good clear up of the people I was following, it helped me feel a lot more inspired and positive. When you follow positive accounts, it does make a huge difference! Thank you so much for reading love ❤️

  7. thank you for the post. and yes you are absolutely true.. the one that always made me feel sorry was not posting on time or having to post when am not feeling it… thankfully i’ve managed to change this mindset ^^

  8. Omg. Thanks for this. I’ve been feeling guilty for like 2 months to the point of just abandoning my blog…. and i just started this year!. Your posts are really helping me relax and get back on my feet

  9. These are great tips especially the first and the last one. Whenever I am feeling iffy about blogging, you always post something like this that lifts my spirits (thanks). 🤗🤗 xx

  10. Nice list. At the moment, the main thing I routinely feel guilty about is the amount of energy I put into my blog instead of my family. However, they seem to be surviving. 🙂

  11. I love this post. The purpose of my blog was never really to appease to readers, rather an outlet for my thoughts and feelings. Though as time passed, I started feeling guilty as my updates became less frequent.

    You have an amazing blog and I truly admire your dedication. Your posts are always interesting to read and I am extremely glad that happened to come across this blog ♡

  12. Thanks for this! It’s like you were reading my mind. Trying to restart blogging again after so many months and you literally highlighted all my worries.

  13. Love love this post! I’ve been hard myself for not keeping up with the schedule I’ve made for myself for posting. This makes me feel better and gives me hope. Thank you!

  14. Love this post! After my mom died I had no desire to blog. I’ve only recently found the motivation to start working on things again after over a year. Like you said, my little blog was exactly where I left it.

    1. Thank you sweet! I’m so sorry to hear that, hope you are doing okay ❤️ I’m just a message away if you want to chat about anything. Sending you lots of love xx

    1. Both are the same thing! If you have a self-hosted website, you can send a newsletter to your followers directly but you can’t do that on a hosting service platform – that’s pretty much the only difference.

    2. Okay, then if I edit my “Follow this blog via email” widget and make it “Subscribe to newsletter”, there will be no difference, right? Readers will get the same content. 😂 Sorry, Forgive my cheap thought 😅. I won’t do it.

    3. If you use WordPress.com then there is no point saying “subscribe to my newsletter” because your followers won’t receive a newsletter. On the other hand, if you have a self-hosted website (WordPress.org) then both things are the same.

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