Why I Don't Want To Blog Full-Time

by - Saturday, September 22, 2018

Full-time blogging is a dream job for some, but for me, it's not really a dream job for several reasons.

Blogging and social media changes every year. 
Blogging and social media changes every year, if not once every six months, and this constant change means that bloggers have to consistently find new ways to promote their products. I am a simple gal, and to constantly have to change my promotion ways to fit the social media norm is quite tiring and frustrating. I don't want to have to promote my posts to within an inch of their life just to get 100 likes.

No stable income
One thing I really need is some form of stable income. If I don't have that stability it becomes a Level 5 Emergency (trademarked). Having a blog is good, and I am even considering blogging part-time, but I don't want to be chasing people for paychecks that they owed me about eight months ago. As well as chasing paychecks constantly, there are times where you can get a lot of paychecks at once, and other times, your income is as dry as a desert, and I wouldn't be able to cope with that instability.

It can be hard to come up with new ideas
It can be quite difficult to come up with new ideas if you blog daily because it will feel like you've not only exhausted every idea from your little idea basket, but every topic has been done and rehashed a thousand times. I know that there's always the option of going back and re-editing old posts, but it can be impossible when you've been blogging for a good few years and accumulated 1000 or more posts.

I don't need any more products
I have enough makeup products to last a lifetime, and I simply do not need any more clutter in my life. I am trying very hard to use up my collection, and even though I do allow the occasional purchase, I would rather use up what I have than to let it expire or gather dust in my drawers.

There's also the one final issue of integrity within the blogging community. When a blogger does a sponsored post, it almost instantaneously gets scorn, as people have the mistaken belief that when you have a sponsored post, you have "sold out" to the brand. Sponsorships are just another way that full-time bloggers and Youtubers get their income. However, there are some bloggers who take every sponsorship they get offered, meaning that there's going to be a post about lipsticks one day and the next day, they're going to write about a cleaning product or McDonald's. Those bloggers are why people don't trust sponsored posts, and it's honestly quite sad to see, but at the same time, if you want to keep an audience in blogging, you need to stay true to yourself as you can't buy back trust.

Do you want to blog full time?

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  1. Interesting post Winnie, I love blogging as a hobby but like you I wouldn’t want the stress of doing it full-time/professionally. I think everyone does it for different reasons, for me it’s a break from everyday life, a way to relax and have fun. :-) xx

    Helen | Helen’s Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  2. For a long time, I felt like it was my dream also. Slowly, as I grow professionally in my career job, I realized the reason I begun creating content was simply as a hobby. Which is the way it will stay.

    Camille Co | Beauty, Lifestyle, Travel, Tech Blog