I had previously written about the lessons that I have learnt from my first year of blogging. There’s always room for improvement and I’ve been thinking about how I could be better, for my blog but mostly for myself and this little internet space of mine. There’ something about the thrill of a personal challenge.
- Take more photos
Whenever I’m travelling, I always think that I’ve taken enough photos but when I’m putting blog posts together, it has become clear that I don’t take enough photos. I very often forget to take photos of food because I don’t want to be one of those people who are taking food pictures or stopping others from eating so they can take a food photo. I get so embarassed even taking 1 food picture for fear of being seen as one of those people.
I don’t like the idea of capturing everything as well which adds to my problem. Some things are just better lived in in the moment than half lived in and trying to film it for a later date. Such a catch 22. Such a blogger problem.
- Write more
I’ve recently gone through a period of no motivation again. I’m slowly starting to think that if I write more often and get the gears moving, it might be easier to keep writing. Even with my many drafts, I feel that if I slowly chip away at posts, perhaps it’ll be easier. After all, practise makes perfect and habit changes must start small.
3. Write more of what I want
I’ve mentioned this before but I’m still mentally blocking myself because of my pre-conceived ideas on what a “niched blogger” should be. It bugs me to no end! Hopefully with wish #2, I will be able to write more broadly about more posts that still fit into the umbrella of travel, languages and life. Let’s face it, these topics are very very broad. It’s just all in my head.
Of all the social medias, I quite like twitter but it’s even more nichey (is that even a word?) than blogs. Twitter feels like the party that you get invited to but you don’t know anyone. Some people are super friendly, others are all about boasting, others are there but not there and some are awkard (like myself). I wonder if there is a correlation on how well you can do vs how outgoing you are.
But in saying that, I know that social media has the word social for a reason. It can be time consuming but I think I can manage 10 minutes here and there to be more social.
It’s the only social media platform that brings in readers to my blog so maybe I can put in a little more effort.
5. Time for engagement
I love to read what other people write and find this blogging community really supportive and friendly. I would like to make more time to engage and also even find new blogs to read. I think I can do this if I try for small chucks of time throughout the week rather than maybe once a week.
What are some of the areas of things that you want to improve on as a blogger?
11 thoughts on “5 Things I Want To Do Better As A Blogger”
These are just very sensible thoughts that I could also apply to myself. Thanks for formulating them for me.
I think they are very common thoughts for a blogger. Wishing you encouragement on your blogger journey.
I can relate! Blogging does provide opportunity to always learn, then practice what was learned whether in writing or photography or whatever!
Exactly! There’s always something to learn or improve on.
I totally agree with no. 1. After coming back from a trip I sit at the computer and organise my photos first and then it’s like I’m sure I took more photos! So I now constantly stop and take more. I take a lot of food photos because I like to review the restaurants, trip advisor is good for this. I stop everyone from taking one bite before I go around the table!
Write for yourself and not other people, there are too many blogs out there telling you what to do, see and visit.
I enjoy doing the challenges when I don’t have much to write about.
Hope you get your mojo back soon 😁
Hahaha! We need to start thinking more is more with photos. The challenges are great ways to be prompted to think differently from your usual too- I should get onto them more often.
It’s a good way to look through old photos as well
I’ve been blogging for well over seven years, and I’m a huge advocate on writing what you want to write. Some bloggers can do well with a niche (e.g. travel, fashion, etc), but others thrive on random topics that come to their mind. Personally, with this blog, I write about travel, and that’s my niche, but even within the subject, I branch out to a lot of other topics, including food, photography, etc. Essentially, I’d say just write what you want to write and stayed consistently-engaged with those who follow, like, and comment on your posts. Best of luck to you!
Thank you for your words of encourgement Rebecca! It’s tough trying to break the shoulds online as it is in everyday life too.
I agree with everything in this post. I’ve been blogging for a few years, and I just want to write about what I want because I consider my blog to be a safe space for me. However, I do go through phases where inspiration isn’t there… but I find that comes and goes, like waves! I’m loving the community as well, just wished I had more time to read more content from fellow bloggers!
Glad to hear going through waves seems to be completely normal. I could spend hours reading other people’s blogs and then daydreaming of future trips 😀