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Where Do I Sit On The Blogosphere Bus?

I don’t have a place in the blogosphere.

I haven’t for a good year or so and I’m not particularly sure what to do.

When I started blogging in mid 2012, it was a whole new ballgame and I fell madly in love with every aspect: meeting fellow bloggers, attending events, receiving products, building up relationships with brands and so much more.

Fast forward to the first quarter of 2018 and I’m not sure if I have a seat on the blogosphere bus anymore.

Emma (8)

I love blogging, I really do.

But of recent weeks, I’ve debated stopping all together but why should I?

Just because I’m not being invited to snazzy events (I’m actually not being invited at all), it doesn’t necessarily mean that I’m not involved in the blogosphere, does it?

Near enough every week night, I flick through Instagram Stories and I’m constantly seeing a handful of my favourite bloggers attending incredible events in both London and Liverpool. But here I am, in my PJs the second I get home from work.

Does that mean I’m jealous of other bloggers?

It’s not necessarily jealously, but it’s more that I’d like to get back involved into the world of blogging. I want to attend brilliant events, I want to write about them, share them with you all and most of all, I want to network with other bloggers.

I’ve tried.

Please don’t think I haven’t because I really have.

I’ve contacted fellow bloggers about meeting up, helping one another with fashion photos and just generally getting to know them.

But it’s fallen very, very flat.

Either I don’t receive a respond or the conversation going quiet rather quickly and I’ve questioned myself about what I’m doing wrong.

Liverpool (17)

I’ll admit: I rarely go on Twitter anymore, I never tweet anything other than my latest blog post or promoting my Instagram.

I just don’t have the snazzy personality which other bloggers do. I’m not funny, I’m not interested in debates or any drama for that matter and I just don’t have anything to say.

Every now and then, I try to engage with other bloggers on Twitter whether it’s sharing their recent blog post, replying to a tweet or responding to a tweet.

I just don’t know where I sit in the blogosphere.

I have nothing against any other blogger and quite frankly, I’ve had an easy ride throughout the community (the odd drama has been thrown my way once) and I do enjoy having my own space on the Internet but it just doesn’t seem enough.

Am I making a bigger deal out of this?

Yes. Oh without a doubt, yes!

Perhaps if blogging were my full time job, things would be different. But when I went through the horrible unemployment stage, it was exactly the same.

I just don’t have a big voice in the blogosphere.

I never have, I never will and I have to start being okay with that.

So where do I sit on the blogosphere bus? Well, not on the top deck that’s for sure. I’m not a well known blogger and I’m 100% okay with that, but I don’t sit at the front with the new bloggers as I’ve been doing this little thing for almost 6 years.

I guess I just float somewhere in the middle..

EL xx
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7 thoughts on “Where Do I Sit On The Blogosphere Bus?

  1. I’ve been blogging for over a decade and I feel the same (:
    I think a lot of the thing about meeting up with other bloggers IRL is that it’s SCARY. I think it’s one of the scariest things ever. I’d probably be super enthusiastic then think “oh shoot what have I done??” and retreat.
    I wouldn’t say you’re doing anything wrong. More that its a huuuuuge ocean out there full of fish. Bloggers. It’s easy to feel lost.
    Cora | http://www.teapartyprincess.co.uk

  2. You have written exactly what I’ve been thinking! I’ve been blogging for almost four years now and whilst I love it, when you see other people going to events, meeting up and getting opportunities you can’t help but feel a little bit defeated by it all. As much as I love the writing side of blogging I’m terrible at the social/networking side and that’s almost as important (if not more so) than the writing these days.

    It’s such a big industry now, I guess I’m just struggling to find my place in it.

    Jess xx
    alrightblondie.com

  3. Hey! Another blogger from Liverpool here ~ I do agree that sometimes it can seem like you’re kind of floating and not really achieving anything and I feel like this all the time. Especially in big cities like Liverpool. I do think though a lot of the time the people you see at these events have applied to attend rather than being invited (I know all the events I attended I have had to go looking for) and half of the things you see on social media are people pretending/faking their way through it.
    However, if you still love to write then maybe it’s worth it?

    1. Hi fellow Liverpool blogger ☺ thanks for your comment! Ohh, I didn’t realise that about events. Right now, I’m doing my blog because I love it. Just a bit annoying when you’re not sure where you sit xx

      1. Yeah I understand I’m the same I write because I love it. Sometimes a lot of the blogging world seems so complicated to understand where I fit. It’s good to read that I’m not alone in that!

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