5 Thoughts Every Blogger Has

My friends say – blogging is a fun hobby. But is it really? Anyone who has been blogging for a few months will know that it can get stressful when the stats aren’t flowing and the likes aren’t coming. I love how blogging has provided me with an outlet for my feelings and thoughts but at the same time I hate how at the end of every week I obsess over not getting a lot of views (considering I really don’t do anything to promote my blog). There are a few recurring thoughts that I think while blogging. These thoughts range from happy to sad to envious to downright evil.

Here are some thoughts that I have pretty often and hope other bloggers can relate –

  1. After every post – “Why did I get only 60 likes despite having 1000 followers? Did the others follow me and immediately disappear from the face of earth?”
  2. When work gets too hectic – “Can I monetize this blog and retire already? I think I’m funny enough to earn enough to atleast be able to shop at the H&M sale racks.”
  3. When someone connects on the gram – “She started following my personal profile (which is actually public), now she’ll know I’m not as cool as I make it sound on the blog!”
  4. Readings posts that are snooze fests but have a 100 loving comments –“WAIT, that gets 200 likes and a 100 comments but my hilarious post doesn’t? LIFE IS SO UNFAIR!”
  5. Every time someone nominates you for an award – “May every little girl who witnessed this moment forever believe in the power of her dreams and may they see their faces reflected in mine. I proudly state I am Miss Universe 2019 oops, Vincent Elogjhsjsfjggj Blogger Award Nominee!”

Please tell me you have similar thoughts and I’m not the weird one thinking these thoughts. I have chosen the least controversial of my thoughts to share, if you’d want a post with the more controversial thoughts – let me know in the comments. (:P) What are recurring thoughts that you have?

*Reposting this from last year. One of my favourite posts.*

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97 Comments Add yours

  1. imifarm says:

    Can totally relate to all of these feelings, although have a very tiny following 🀣 Still dont understand where they have gone or how bloggers who appear to put in very little effort get way more likes and comments. Guess we’ll never know!
    You are one of my fav bloggers, hopefully that counts for something 😘😘😘

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Awwww your comment totally made my day! β™₯️

      IKR? I keep seeing that follower counter rise and yet engagement on posts don’t seem to rise. It’s so confusing! πŸ™ˆ

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      1. imifarm says:

        😘😘😘😘 so confusing!

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  2. Her says:

    Ha ha! Good post 🐼. I hear you! Indeed It is stressful. I vote Yes! for next post with the more controversial thoughts! 😊

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Hahah I just hope people don’t think I’m bitchy after reading my controversial thoughts. πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ

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      1. Her says:

        Atleast I wont 😊

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  3. First one is so true…πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    But I feel contended since I’ve quite a number of people who reads my posts regularly. I still look of those vanished bloggers.πŸ˜‚
    And sissy you should definitely post others thoughts coz I love such kinda posts!

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Hahah. I was so scared to post this thinking people will find my thoughts weird and not relatable. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜› I’ll definitely do another post.

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  4. Haha! This was such a fun post idea! So relatable πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Hahah thank you! πŸ˜‚

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  5. Ngozi Awa says:

    I feel your pains 🀣. I can relate to all the points. I demonetized my blog recently. It made no sense using a premium account with no returns on my subscription fee.

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Oh no! But I get it. Getting views, likes, engagement on posts is so difficult. It’s like another full time job!

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      1. Ngozi Awa says:

        Exactly! It’s a full-time job. Writing a post is walk in the park. Getting the desired levels of engagements in the real deal.

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      2. Happy Panda says:

        I haven’t invested money in this blog yet because of the same reason. But I love how I’ve been able to make friends from around the globe thanks to this blog. πŸ™‚

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      3. Ngozi Awa says:

        Same here, I have made friends from countries I have never been to. πŸ˜€ Feels good.

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  6. I’ve only been blogging for a couple months but holy crap is it ever stressful. You’re totally right. It’s not easy getting views and likes and I’m constantly trying to think of ways to change that.

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Sameeeee – though I’m very lazy about doing anything to increase views and likes. πŸ™ˆ

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  7. Olivia says:

    hahaha πŸ˜‚ snooze fest, love this. We have all been there I’m sure! I sometimes wonder if people think my posts are snooze tests, but who cares πŸ€ͺ

    Olivia | https://olivialucieblake.com

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Nooo, I love your posts! You’re posts are so mature and always interesting. I don’t think I engage on any other blogger’s post as much. 😊

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      1. Olivia says:

        You are so kind πŸ’›

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  8. chocolatesandfeelings says:

    Haha, the first one got me. When i started blogging, I noticed that thing first on other blogs. So, i was mentally prepared this was going to happen to me too! Second point resonates with me when i have too much work pressure :p

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Right? Everytime I’m working on something boring – I’m like why isn’t this blog generating money. πŸ˜›

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  9. Toma Ruh says:

    🀣🀣🀣 Love this. Please share the controversial ones as well πŸ€ͺ

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Hahaha thank you. I was so awkward posting this thinking not many people would relate and think that I’m nuts! I’m glad to see that a lot of people do relate.

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  10. tanvibytes says:

    The first one I noticed on other blogs and even YouTube videos. This was so relatable, great post πŸ™‚

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Thank you!! I keep seeing the following counter rise but not so much on the engagement – which totally gets to me. πŸ™ˆ

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      1. tanvibytes says:

        πŸ˜„yep, its a little strange πŸ€”

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  11. Oh #2 is ME!! I complain about work so much πŸ˜‚ I love this. I get nervous when someone follows my social media as well. Like omg they’re going to see that I’m weird.

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Hahah. Right? I feel so so awkward when someone follows me on IG because I’m so random on there. πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ

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  12. Trueee…I can relate all the points…Hahahha.. i’m new in the blog field and I’m bit nervous when I post something and thinking only how many views I’ll get for that blog

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Haha I’ve been blogging religiously for a few months but no matter how hard I try I can’t stop obsessing over the views. πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚

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  13. I love the fifth one, it is so fun, made me laugh. I suppose we are lucky we do not obsess with stats and just write for each other. But yes, it is nice when there is engagement. Blog friends are the best, right?

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Blog friends are the best. They make writing even more fun. 😊

      I do end up obsessing over the stats a little. Especially since I see the follower counter rising every day but not so much engagement. πŸ™ˆ

      But yeah, every time I think these things – I end up getting amused by my own thoughts. πŸ˜›

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  14. Haha this is great! Thoughts like these do cross my mind πŸ€ͺ

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Hahah thanks! These are definitely a little exaggerated but I do think similar things. πŸ˜‚

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  15. Juliette says:

    Hahaha such a fun post (and very relatable 😁) the number 5 is totally me!! You should definitely post the more controversial ones!!

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Hehe, thank you! I’ll definitely do a part 2.

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  16. Haha those are some funny inclusions, I must say!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚ thank you

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  17. sonali4465 says:

    Blogging is always stressful. Like what next should I post – stress, total views – stresss, total likes – stresssss. Its a never ending cycle πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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    1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ You are so right.

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  18. 😁😁 Haha…Loved reading this. Can relate so muchπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  19. Shruba says:

    Haha this one was a hard relate. Especially the can I monetize my blog and retire already bit πŸ˜‚πŸ˜…

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Hahah I think that about 3-4 times every work week but when the stress of the stats hit – I’m like maybe not. 🀣

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      1. Shruba says:

        Haha. I feel you. I have a hard time even updating it regularly. If this was monetized I would go bankrupt instead of earning money lol. β˜ΊπŸ˜‚

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  20. Shelly DS says:

    I’m new here to your blog and that had me in tears! That’s literally me after every post, watching the stats like my life depends on it. Funny thing is the likes don’t even equate to money! πŸ™ˆ

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      hahah I know right? I keep refreshing the stats after each post – not sure what I’m expecting. πŸ˜€

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  21. Nehal Jain says:

    Haha, this was actually kinda so true πŸ˜‚

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      hehe thank you πŸ™‚

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  22. Nathi says:

    Wow! Absolutely relatable! Feels like you read my mindπŸ˜‚

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  23. Maria says:

    This post made be chuckle πŸ˜‚ Defo have ALL these thoughts πŸ™ˆ Sometimes it feels so unfair to put in all the effort and see minimal results 😬 I think SEO and social media presence as well as fitting in a certain box play a big role in like, comments & followers. It’s unfortunately not all about good content 😢

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      It definitely is and I suck at both. πŸ™ˆ
      It’s so disappointing when you put your heart into a post and it doesn’t get the views you expected. But I still love writing. 😊
      Glad you liked the post! πŸ€—

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      1. Maria says:

        Yes I feel that!

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  24. Haha. So true and so relatable. My followers keep increasing but it doesn’t translate to engagement. Great post, Moksha

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  25. Ahh I loved this post! Another one for me is “It’s been 30 seconds since i last checked my stats. Why hasn’t it gone up yet?!!”

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  26. so relatable!
    After publishing a post, I look for the stats like I would be in prison if it doesn’t get much likes.

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  27. vaniheart says:

    Haha, so true and relatable 🀣 I mean I want to ask to my 50% of followers “where are you”

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  28. utahan15 says:

    cyber journaling is no hobby
    jerking off is a hobby
    this place is my titular ritual
    lmao

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  29. Honestly keep being you, your funny posts are what make you unique and interesting for your followers to read. You really get a sense of your personality which can be hard to portray with blogging. Always laughing when reading your posts and you stand out so much from all the snooze fests haha

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  30. Caroline says:

    I totally feel you!

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  31. Omg blogging can be super frustrating! I absolutely hate it at times! I have a whole frustrated post coming out soon! Monetization idek if it’s an option!😫

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  32. Ha number 4 I love! And yes of course I relate 🀣 Would LOVE to hear more controversial thoughts in upcoming posts!

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  33. Natalie says:

    Exactly! Nice to know I’m not the only one who has these thoughts πŸ˜‚

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  34. Ib says:

    Please, I love this post! I can relate it everything πŸ˜‚πŸ˜© I’m still new though so I try to encourage myself like don’t worry, you’re still growing, you’ll get there soon but sometimes it really does affect us πŸ˜‚. Looking forward to your more controversial thoughts!

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  35. tanvibytes says:

    I’ve had almost every one of these thoughts over the last few months! 🀣😳 The followers vs. Likes stats are always such a mystery πŸ€”πŸ€”
    I’d love to see a 2nd part with controversial thoughts! πŸ˜πŸ’œ

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  36. I love your controversial thoughts. Totally relatable. Another thought I have : when someone in my life finds my blog – “OMG!! They know that I write blog posts. They read my blog posts. What do they think of all the stuff I wrote??”

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  37. Oh my word I totally relate to all of these πŸ˜­πŸ˜‚ especially the ones about views and likes. I am really bad at promoting my blog but I have quite a few followers yet I literally always think how am I only getting so few views or likes, then I feel very down and wonder if blogging is still worth it. You are a truly amazing blogger and I dream of reaching a level like you one day but it’s also really cool to know you feel these things too (even though the feelings themselves make you want to drown yourself in ice cream) πŸ™ˆ lots of love πŸ˜˜β€οΈπŸ’—βœ¨

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  38. bosssybabe says:

    Haha I have the same thoughts.. Especially overthinking my blog followers and post likes and comments… πŸ˜‘πŸ™„ I try not to.. Try to tell myself writing is for me but then I can’t help my mind from spiraling lol

    Controversial thoughts please! I always love the tea 😜

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  39. Pooja G says:

    Lol not gonna lie I’ve had all of these thoughts πŸ˜‚

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Right? πŸ˜€ Thank God, I’m not the only one with these crazy thoughts

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  40. sakshisoni says:

    So true!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜„

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  41. braveheart22 says:

    I get this 100%. The first week of my blogging was a good start I’d think… and then it went downhill and noticed way less traffic and no one liking/commenting on my posts 😩.

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  42. Pooja G says:

    Reblogged this on Lifesfinewhine and commented:
    Read this super relatable post the other day and thought I would share it with you guys πŸ™‚

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  43. ejstoo says:

    Focus on doing what you do and doing it to the best of your ability may give you more creative freedom. I know that it is always encouraged to get more followers, more likes, more everything. In fact, it is your creativity and your persistence that will work for you over time. Not everyone starts these things and not everyone keeps them up. Likes and such can come with time. You can’t expect to be the same place in your journey as someone else. Each person starts at a different place and some have more family and friends than others. Some start out having a following. Some do not. Anyway just a different viewpoint. Being you is the most important thing you can do for yourself and for your blog. Hope it is of interest. If not, feel free to ignore it πŸ™‚

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  44. https://tamarakulish.com/ says:

    Why am I encouraged when I see sooo many people seem to have the same issues? Here I thought it was just me! 😜

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  45. Cavelle says:

    Definitely have had these thoughts and many more I’m not proud of! lol nice to know it’s not just me! ❀

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