The Blogosphere is not Over Saturated

Monday, 5 June 2017

The Blogosphere is not Over Saturated


I have worked myself too hard and now I have no idea what to blog about. It's not that I have no ideas, I have many, many ideas, I just have no idea how I want to execute them, my problem is that I put too much pressure on myself. I know that I'm not a popular blogger, nor is my blog read by anyone of great importance, but I like my little piece of the internet to be perfect, the problem is that perfect does not exist. I am a perfectionist and this means that it is hard to put out content I am not 1000% happy with, sometimes I look at old posts and wonder how I ever felt confident enough to post such monstrosities, but I have come to realise that those monstrosities show my learning curve, they exhibit my journey as a blogger. 

Being a blogger is an extremely brave thing to do, opening yourself up to be criticised, to be ridiculed, but it is also one of the most rewarding things you can do with your time. No, I am not talking about the freebies or the money, I am not talking about the opportunities it opens up for you to become "internet famous" I am talking about the creativity. I have always been an incredibly creative person, I always loved to write, I could draw for hours on end without stopping and furthermore, I always came up with the funniest, craziest and most fun games for myself, my cousins and friends to play. From a young age, I have always loved to create, whether that be a new game, a fun way to learn the answers to a pop quiz at school or to make a new house for my Sims, creativity has always got my blood pumping and my heart racing with excitement. 

I truly enjoy blogging because I get to continue to be a creative person into my young adult life, people say our imaginations are only with us when we are young, but I don't think this is true at all. Every idea I get for my blog, every layout I create in my head, every flatlay I perfectly place together comes from my imagination. People like to make derogatory comments about bloggers, they usually consist of the word lazy or revolve around the idea that each and every blogger in the world is a blogger for the freebies and the so-called 'easy' money, personally, I am a blogger because it makes me happy, it allows me to be creative and write, when I am writing my blog posts or taking my blog photos I feel at ease and I feel happy.

The Blogosphere is not Over Saturated

There are people who will say that the blogging world is saturated or that there is no room for new bloggers to make an entrance and I could not disagree with this more. How can there be no room left for people to let their creative juices flow? How can there be no room for people to do something that makes them happy? How can there be no room left for people to live out their passions? I understand where the assumption comes from. There are 152 million blogs in the world at the moment I am writing this blog post, so yes, it is hard to stand out among the mass amount of bloggers who write about your niche or come from the same area you do, but should that really matter? 

Every blogger is unique, every blog is unique and every imagination generates unique scenarios and ideas. We may write about the same topics, we may write about the same products or clothing items and own the same camera, but my blog is different from yours because it is written by me. When people say "the blogging community is too full" what it translates to for me is "I am scared I am not unique enough to stand out", to me what it indicates is a lack in their self-belief and I feel dearly sorry for these people, because you should always be confident in what you put out into the world. 

What is that I hear? Oh, but what if you don't stand out and companies don't offer to work with you? If the only reason you want to blog is for the 'freebies' or the internet fame that apparently comes hand-in-hand with your blog then you shouldn't be blogging. That is not what writing a blog is about, writing a blog is about doing something you truly enjoy because let me tell you, these so-called freebies don't come easily, it takes a lot of hard work and a lot of effort before companies have you on their radar. company collaborations should be the cherry on the cake, they should be the little extra rewards that come with doing something that makes you smile. 

If you genuinely are enjoying writing your blog, you find pride in the content you publish and you jump for joy each time you finish a blog post you are proud of then continue what you are doing. Be proud of your little part of the internet and collaborations will come when you're ready. If you are a blogger who is currently determined the blogosphere is too full and worried you'll miss out on opportunities because of the new flock of creative individuals in the room then figure out why you are unconfident in your content, make changes to your content that makes it more eye-catching and interesting, make it so brands wouldn't want to work with anyone but you, but don't discourage people from becoming bloggers. There is more than enough room for everyone on this creative train if it truly makes them happy.

The Blogosphere is not Over Saturated

If you are being yourself, creating content that makes you happy and using your creativity then you are a completely unique blogger with a completely unique blog no matter what people may say. Blogging has become incredibly popular in recent years and we should look at this as a positive aspect instead of a negative. With 152 million blogs floating around the internet there are 152 million individuals sharing their opinions on everything from cooking to beauty to fashion and babies, there is a blog out there talking about everything you can think of and isn't that incredibly cool? So we can tell the world that blogging is saturated, we can discourage newcomers from continuing down the path, but isn't it so much cooler to encourage people to write about whatever the heck they want to? I mean what if you wrote specifically about banana bread and you found a fellow banana bread blogger and you became friends, not only are you writing about something that makes you happy, but you have also found a friend for life because you had the courage to ignore the comments about blogging being over capacitated.

You do you, do what makes you happy and you won't even care about whether the blogosphere is oversaturated or not.

Disclaimer: This post has nothing to do with a certain article which has floated around recently, it was writing weeks before the article surfaced. 

So, do you think the blogging world is over saturated? Tell me below why you think what you do!

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