The Truth About Blogging

Blogging takes a lot of time, effort and can be extremely frustrating.  I don’t think many realize that blogging is work.  It can be fun, it can be exciting, and it can be lucrative; however, the blogger has to give up a lot of themselves in order to achieve their goals.  Even when they are successful it comes with a price.

If you’ve noticed, lately I haven’t been ‘blogging with intent’ as much as I have in the past.  The several programs that I once was a part of, all came to a close.  Coincidentally, they all came to a close at around the same time!  That meant that a huge chunk of my potentially ‘sponsored’ posts disappeared.  One huge program that I was a part of for several years (from beginning to end), came to its finale.  The Brand P&G actually decided that it no longer was feasible to maintain its Canadian PGMom program.   Other programs came to an end; but were transferred over to other Social Media Groups … that means that the programs may or may not become active again.  In turn, that means that I am left unsure as to what may come.

The reality of it is, most Brands change the Media Groups they work with often.  I prefer not to get into details, and to keep this whole topic light.  My intent is just to explain what is going on, in regards to my absence from blogging.

So you’re probably thinking “where does this leave us?” … I’m actually thinking the same thing.  I’m not the only blogger thinking this either.  Many bloggers are currently wondering what their next step will be.  I’m hoping that things will pick up and that I become just as active as I once was.  Until then please know that I have been focussing on my health.

Thank you for your continued support.  I’m wishing you much health, love, and happiness.  ((hugs))

 

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4 thoughts on “The Truth About Blogging

  1. I have never been a blogger but see all the work that goes into it. I know for every company you are able to represent that you have probably been rejected by countless others. Every interaction takes lots of emails and phone calls and work. It seems to be changing for all blogs right now. Thank you for the work have done in the past and will continue to do. Hope things will turn around and you will be busy again and able to pick and choose who you represent.

    • Thank you so very much for your supportive words Dianne. You said a mouthful of truth and I appreciate how much you’ve put into your comment. You’re correct about how many more rejections we get! Wow! You hit the nail on the head. It is tiring, and it often feels like we do it all for nothing. Then, when we least expect it, someone amazing (like you) reminds us that someone values us and what we do. So thank you.

  2. I feel ya. I stepped back a bit, but am not feeling an iota of guilt. The stuff I do put forth still comes from the heart and what I stand for. If that’s not good enough and I lose readers, so be it. Life goes on. Roll with whatever happens. Review the shit you buy if you need posts. Start discussions in your free time on things you feel strongly about. Share more recipes. Stick to you, and your real readers will stay regardless. ❤

  3. Yeah I always thought that bloggers have to work like 24-7 because often when I enter a contest they have, I’d see it ends on a holiday and I’d think, when do they find time for family? I work for a living but I know my day starts at x and ends at y, whereas I see bloggers posting tweets every day or posting on other social media ..sure you guys can make an awesome living off of it, but I like knowing my day has an end and a start time and that weekends are totally mine

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