10 Things I Hate About Blogging

10 Things I Hate About Blogging

Come February, I will have been blogging for a whole 4 years, scary right? There are so many more bloggers now than there were when I started out, and people generally understand what you mean when you say that you have a blog. I thought I’d share with you the 10 things I hate about blogging, controversial?

1. Twitter Chats

Every single day of the week there are twitter chats to take part in. Imagine coming home to an empty house, with no plans and feeling a little bit lonely. Imagine having a chat to take part in at the tips of your fingers, to while away an hour or so, it’s so annoying

2. Community

There is this awful sense of community within the bloggersphere, something to belong to, why on Earth would you want to connect with likeminded people? Urgh.

3. Events

There are many blog related events up and down the country. It’s so irritating to think there are places to meet up with members of the blogging community, try out new things, sample products, visit exciting venues etc. why anyone would want to go to these, I’ll never know…

4. Opportunities

One of the worst things about blogging has to be the opportunities that are available for you to work towards. Whether this be the opportunity to review something you’re excited to try, develop skills that come along with blogging, or meeting new people, seriously its sick.

5. Improving My Photography

An awful side effect of blogging has been the improvement in my photography. I didn’t know how to get off auto and onto manual before blogging, let alone think I’d own 4 cameras. It’s truly awful that something you love doing can actually develop your skills.

6. Meeting New People

Moving to Leeds and not knowing anyone other than my other halves friends was a little daunting. Another terrible thing about blogging has been meeting lots of Yorkshire bloggers and local folks who I wouldn’t have otherwise…

7. Recommendations

The blogging world is full of recommendations and reviews on products, some silly people read these before purchasing a product, I’d much rather waste my money on something that won’t do what it says…

8. The Excuse to Buy Copious Amounts of Products

Most people would have thought I had some sort of addiction or hoarding issues before entering the blogging world, due to the amount of products I buy and try, in the bloggersphere it’s totally acceptable, you’d much rather be thought of as having issues surely…

9. Knowledge

Before blogging I didn’t have a clue abut SEO, what makes a good post or how to promote it. This knowledge has all developed out of my blog. It’s hideous to think that your hobby can give you transferable skills for your career.

10. Inspirational People

The blogging world is full of inspirational people. People who have turned their hobbies into successful careers, have landed jobs in the fashion or beauty industry through their blogs, or now have successful businesses on the back of it. Bloggers are really inspiring people, it’s revolting to be surrounded by these folk…

Please note the satire within this post, in an age where negativity appears to be everywhere, try and read between the lines and see the positivity.

Lauren xx




  1. January 16, 2016 / 10:44 am

    Absolutely brilliant post, very clever & funny to read. Really enjoyed reading this. It’s so great what a simple hobby can do and how much a little thing that becomes your passion and it can change your life and make you become so much better and happier. My favourite blog I’ve read this week.
    LisaG @ Bloglovin.com/lisagxox

    • by Lauren Jane
      January 16, 2016 / 1:38 pm

      Thank you Lisa. I’m so pleased you like it. I wasn’t sure how this kind of post would be received. Blogging can make you happier I completely agree.
      Lauren xx

  2. Siobhan Lloyd
    January 16, 2016 / 1:47 pm

    Brilliant post! Very witty and we’ll written, and great points being made. I’m a new blogger based in Yorkshire too (Huddersfield)

    Love, Siobhan


    • by Lauren Jane
      January 16, 2016 / 9:38 pm

      Thanks Siobhan xx

  3. Jess edmunds
    January 16, 2016 / 7:15 pm

    So bloody true, reflecting the media and people who don’t blog hahah but really blogging is f*cking amazing xxx

    • by Lauren Jane
      January 16, 2016 / 9:39 pm

      It is. It’s great xx

    • by Lauren Jane
      January 16, 2016 / 9:39 pm

      Thanks Rhiannon xx

  4. January 17, 2016 / 12:32 pm

    Haha, I love the tone of this post!! The blogging community sure SUCKS, so many supportive people encouraging you all the time. Awful!

    Roisin x

  5. March 12, 2016 / 10:38 am

    What a fun read! These really make blogging worthwhile, whether or not you are monetizing yours.

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

    • by Lauren Jane
      March 13, 2016 / 8:55 pm

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ it really does!! xx

  6. January 17, 2018 / 6:39 pm

    I got you in seconds ahaha! What a unique way to do it! Thank you for reminding us on why we do this! Fab post!

    • by Lauren Jane
      January 19, 2018 / 12:08 pm

      Thanks Jess, it’s good to have some fun sometimes! x

  7. January 18, 2018 / 5:35 pm

    This post is completely void of all clever sarcasm & personality…I sincerely hope you adopt a more positive tone next time if you insist on being one of those โ€˜bloggersโ€™. ? xx

    • by Lauren Jane
      January 19, 2018 / 12:08 pm

      Haha ๐Ÿ˜‰ x

  8. February 17, 2018 / 12:16 am

    I enjoyed this, blogging has some annoying qualitites. But I wouldn’t change it for anything…

    Well some extra money would change it, lol.

    • by Lauren Jane
      February 21, 2018 / 12:16 pm

      Ha yeah I know what you mean! x

  9. March 2, 2018 / 10:53 pm

    It’s a little sad to think people actually feel this way about bloggers / the blogging community, I’m going to send this post to the next person that says something nasty about it haha x


    • by Lauren Jane
      March 5, 2018 / 9:27 am

      Haha good idea!!

  10. Mia
    March 19, 2018 / 5:43 pm

    This is so clever

  11. June 29, 2018 / 10:39 am

    Took me a second, but I loved the comedy in this post. I loved the last sentence particularly and you’re twist to see all the positive things ๐Ÿ™‚

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

  12. September 20, 2018 / 7:58 am

    Haha! I absolutely love this! I especially HATE having to try new products for my blog. Buying stuff and being creative is absolutely AWFUL ?

  13. October 19, 2018 / 8:12 pm

    That was a brilliant post and so true! I love how you have summed up Twitter chats, I wish they existed or I knew about them when I first lived alone, I would have loved them.
    Nina x

    • by Lauren Jane
      October 22, 2018 / 3:59 pm

      Thank you Nina ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  14. October 19, 2018 / 8:45 pm

    I first read this post and thought โ€˜wait how can you hate these thingsโ€™ until I got to the third point and realised you were completely joking. I love it!

    • by Lauren Jane
      October 22, 2018 / 3:59 pm

      Haha thanks so much ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Lauren
      March 4, 2019 / 1:08 pm

      Haha thanks Claire! x

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