What I Love And Hate About Blogging

I’ve been blogging for over 2 years now and it is no secret that I am addicted to blogging. What started off as a safe space for me to vent during the first lockdown has now become a passion that I can’t imagine ever giving up. I’ve met some wonderful bloggers from around the globe […]

What I Love And Hate About Blogging

Hello hello,

I wrote a guest post for Pooja’s amazing blog sharing my thoughts on what I love and hate about blogging. If you haven’t already, do give it a read.

What do you love and hate about blogging?

If you also haven’t read my previous posts, do give them a quick read-

10 Comments Add yours

  1. Hilary Tan says:

    This is a great list of pros and cons about blogging and there isn’t anything that I can think of to add to your list.

    I think it’s incredible that you were able to monetize your blog and that you got to work with brands! I have yet to figure out how that works 🙌

    I found it oddly comforting learning that you get sad too when you see your favorite bloggers leave. This really hit home for me as I’ve gotten close to a few bloggers who ended up shutting down their blogs, whether it was due to bullying, school, busy work life etc. I’m finding this even more relatable now that I’m questioning my own blog and thinking about quitting a lot more these days, despite promising myself that I would never quit. I get why bloggers quit and it’s sad.

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      I often revisit the blogs of my favourite bloggers who’ve quit -and it always leaves me feeling sad because they’d write SO well. They had me sucked into their world through their blogs and now I’m wondering what happened next. It is like reading a good mystery but never finding out the ending.

      Earning money through my blog has been very sporadic (it has just about covered the cost of running the blog leaving a lil extra for me). But since I just monetized a few months back, I’m not very disheartened. I’ve done more work for free for brands than paid which is a good way to get started since you can use that experience to market yourself for paid opportunities. Brands usually reach out to me via email but there are websites where you can find paid work like Upwork (it is difficult cause SO many people apply for the same opportunities and they prefer blogs with a high DA).

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      1. Hilary Tan says:

        Wow! Thank you for your very detailed reply! I often wonder why people sporadically “rage quit” as I like to call it. Seeing how common it is says a lot about the nature of blogging. I feel like a lot of people get worn down over time when they realize that blogging is harder than they initially thought. Yes, that’s a good way to put it – like reading an unfinished book, we need to know how it ended lol

        Thank you for your honesty and transparency about monetization. I often feel like bloggers end up giving, giving, and giving, while receiving very little in exchange for their hard work. It can be frustrating for sure (we all need to eat, and earning money by doing what we love sounds great in theory). I have yet to try Upwork but might look into it down the road. Tbh I joined GetBlogged but all the emails I received were for UK brands, and I live in Canada (and I don’t qualify). Idk why they think I live in the UK. I still think it’s cool that brands reach out to you and you have worked with brands – that’s amazing! Do keep going. I enjoy reading your blog very much. ^^

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  2. I love this post, and definitely share your loves and frustrations. I’m always saddened when my favourite bloggers suddenly stop posting. I’ve also been blogging for over 12 years, and I still struggle to market, use SEO and make money from my blog.

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      12 years!!!! Wow!!! That is incredible. Going to go check out your blog now. I’m sure you’d have more solid advice to give than I do.

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      1. It’s been very on and off, and a rollercoaster ride. My number one advice is to never give up even if you feel like it’s all for nothing. Your time to shine will come and it will only happen if you keep going.

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  3. Ally Bean says:

    I enjoy reading about what bloggers find good and bad about blogging. Thanks for the link. Very fun

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Thankeee for reading!!!

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  4. The post was interesting, Moksha.
    Congratulations for the collaboration 🎉🎉

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