[A BLOGGER’S LIFE] Is Blogging REALLY Worth It?

It’s such a beautiful day out there. Clouds covering the vast sky like a lover trying to shield his beloved from all harm. I long to go out – feel that wind on my bare face, allow it to fill my whole body like something pure. I want to feel carefree, careless. undefined

 But alas! I have to write. Write, because without it my blog will be empty. Edit, because without it my posts will be ugly. Make graphics, because without it my writing will seem boring. Whoever said Blogging is effortless was lying. Lying through his fucking teeth. Nothing that’s new to you is ever going to be effortless. And the back-bone of blogging – the written word – certainly doesn’t come easily. Neither does the part that follows it. There is a lot of effort that goes into blogging which makes even the best of us wonder, at some point or another – “Is it even worth it?” What would all that hard work achieve?” “Why does it involve so much effort? I thought following your passion was supposed to be a cake in the walk, cake while walking, or a cake walk, Either way. ;).”

Well, let’s answer your questions.

It’s worth it if you value your writing.

Writing is an ever-evolving skill. The way you write today is different from yesterday. And so it’ll go on forever.

You don’t learn and THEN write. You learn AS you write.

It’s something that keeps on getting better and better, provided that you nourish it with enough practice. Practice comes from habit. And habit is formed with consistency. Would you be so naive as to hope to read every single book on writing before you ever write a single word and then hope to spout a masterpiece the moment you pick up the mightiest sword – THE PEN? I hope to god you wouldn’t because that would be foolishness at its fucking peak!  

It’s worth it if you value friendship

When I started blogging, I used to think of it as just sharing my thoughts and be done with it. I didn’t have THE SLIGHTEST INKLING that I would make SUCH AWESOME FRIENDS HERE!

All the beautiful bloggers that I met, interacted, and made friends with HAVE BEEN THE BEST PART OF BLOGGING, not gonna lie! YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME! YOU ROCK!

I LOVE YOU!!! You have made my blogging experience richer and more fun and I WOULD NOT HAVE IT ANY OTHER WAY!! ❤

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It’s worth it if you want to build your readership.

And by that I don’t mean blindly increasing the number of followers.

I mean establishing good and healthy relationship with those who read your blog, you comment on it, who value value your posts.

THEY are the ones who will give you GENUINE feedback on your writing, who will support you and your blog will be better for it. You will learn how to converse with your readers, what they like to read, what they jump at and it will definitely help you in bettering your own writing as well. Blogging isn’t only about punching the keys, IT’S MAINLY ABOUT INTERACTION and that really helps you in building a network of good and honest readers.

WHO THE FUCK WOULDN’T WANT THAT??

It’s worth it if you can manage your ever growing TBR

OKAY THAT’S ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS ABOUT BLOGGING! I don’t think I’d have read and discovered as many masterpieces as I have now without this little blog.

I mean whenever I visit any of my fellow bloggers posts and reviews, I always come out with a TBR that is sky high.

And it always amazes me how you guys manage to read so much. I mean WOW. You give me the inspiration to experiment with genres, something I’d not have done otherwise. I don’t think I’d have the courage to climb out of my comfort zone without reading and believing in YOUR experiences!

SO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THAT! ❤

In the end, all I’d like to say is this:

Blogging has changed my life – the way I read, the way I write – EVERYTHING. And I am happier for it. And I am sure you guys have had the same experience. Sure it is hard work at first but it’s ALL worth it.

Blogging is THE BEST and anyone who says otherwise deserves a firm smack on the head, you know to put the wiring right. 😉

51 thoughts on “[A BLOGGER’S LIFE] Is Blogging REALLY Worth It?

    1. Hahahha….GLADLY!!! THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH, hon! I AM SOOO GLAD YOU LIKED THE POST! 😘😘😘😍😍 Your are THE BESTTT!! AND I AM SOO GLAD TO HAVE SUCH AN AWESOME FRIEND LIKE YOU HERE…*hug* 💕

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  1. You are very correct about learning as you write. I’ve always been a writer but had never written reviews until I started this blog. Boy, there is such a big difference in my first reviews and the reviews I do now. Just the change in the confidence in my own “voice” is pretty drastic. And the new writers I have read and even met virtually just blows my mind.🥰❤️🥰

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    1. ME TOOOOO!! The first time I wrote a review I was like..okay HOW do i even….WHAT…..AHHGDJSISHWJ 🤣🤣🤣🤣 It definitely came with practixe and consistence and I am soooo glad that I kept at it…on and off sometimes but still! It has been and continues to be AN AWESOME experience! LOVE IT! 😍❤❤

      Yes….yiu develop your own unique voice as you keep writing and blogging helps you form a set routine for it AND THATS A MAJOR PLUS!

      SERIOUSLYYY!! It is awesomeee and i wouldnt trade that experience for anything! 🤩😍😍😍

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  2. I love this post!! 😍😍 All your points – yes!! And the writing is so beautifully lyrical, you can definitely tell all your hard blogging work has paid off 😉 I will have to keep this post at the back of my mind in case I ever feel unmotivated again 😊The way you put it is honestly so inspiring!

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    1. AWWW!!!! THANK YOU SOO VERYY MUCH, hon! You are SO SWEET! Your comments always bring a smile to my face. ❤ 🙂 I am so veryyy glad that you liked it and that it inspired you. AND HEY! DON'T YOU STOP POSTING OUT OF EXHAUSTION! I LOOOVEEE YOUR BLOG! 😉 ❤ ❤ ❤

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  3. Agree with all your points! I actually started blogging to better my writing and help me think more critically about the things I’m taking in as well as get out of my shell. It was worth it 🙂 even if some days it doesn’t seem like it!

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    1. YES! Writing reviews definitely help us read critically – both the book AND our own writing. We become a better judge of what works and what doesn’t and that’s definitely worth the time and effort! ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

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  4. Another fantastic post that I totally agree with – your blog is one of my favourites to visit 😀 I write and I agree completely about learning and developing as you go, I’ve learned so much from editing clunky/chunky paragraphs.

    Anyway – I would love to add more but it’s past my bedtime and I think my brain has already started to switch off 😀 😀 😀 x

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    1. AWWW!!! REALLY, Jules?! THANK YOU SOOO MUCH! Your comment has deifnitely made my dayyy!!!! *misty eyes* *a bear hug incoming* ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

      Hahahha!!! Well..that's alright, hon! ❤ I LOVEEEE YOUR COMMENTS. ALWAYS! They brighten my posts. 😉 😉 ❤ ❤ ❤

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  5. It’s so true: blogging requires work (even if it’s a work of love…), and preparation and dedication. But as you said so well, it offers so many rewards that it’s worth all the time spent in front of a computer screen, crafting the posts with which we share our love of books…
    Well done!!! 🙂

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    1. Hahaha. ”Work of love” Aptly put, Mads! xD Even doing what you love requires effort – there is no way around that. It’s going on regardless that matters. ❤ ❤ ❤ YESSS!!!

      THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH!!! YOU ARE THE BESTESTT EVERRR!!! ❤

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  6. Love this post Rain it’s brilliant and so true! I’m heading to #wards my 4th blogiversary and I know my writing has improved so much since l#those early days. I love all the interaction and the wonderful friendships I’ve made as well which is probably the best part of blogging, aside from reading or listening to so many fantastic books, of course. 😀

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    1. OHH REALLYYY?!?!?!?!??!? THAT IS SOO AWESOMEEE, Nicki! You really are so very consistent with your blog, your interactions – everything. I have always admired that. AND I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!! SOO LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR BLOGIVERSARYY!!! ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

      And thank you soo much for your lovely comment, Nicki! 🙂 🙂

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  7. Awww I love this so much, R A I N 🥺💛! Blogging is so much fun and I had no clue how much it would impact my life when I started it! The interactions are definitely the best part of it to me – it’s always great when you’re not screaming into the void 😅💗. My never-ending TBR is actually the WORST thing about blogging though, I’m not sorry hahaha 😤. People who say blogging isn’t worthwhile don’t know any better 💅🏼

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    1. AWWW!! THANK YOU SOOO MUCH, HON! You are THE BESTTT!! I am sooo glad you liked it! 😍😍😍😍

      I KNOW RIGHT?! I had NO idea I would come to love it SO SO MUCH! 😍😍 Hahaha! YESSS! It was a bit difficult in the beginning because there was absolutely no engagement but little by little IT WENT FROM FINE TO ABSOLUTELY FUCKING AWESOMEEEE!!

      Hahah!! YESS! THEY DON’T KNOW BETTER. HOW COULD THEY?! They are STUUUUUUUUUUPID! 🤷🏻‍♀️🤣🤣😉

      Thank you soo very much for your amazing comment, Belle! MADE MY DAYYYY!!

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    1. YESS!! It is awesome! And I met YOU through it! DUH! 😉 😉
      AWWW!! Thank you sooo muchh, N! YOU ARE MY FAVORITE TOOOO!!!! I love talking to you and reading your awesome posts. YOU ARE AWESOMEE!! ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

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  8. Love this and totally agree 💜 There are still some bloggers out there who talk AT people, not WITH people, but I love nothing more than to interact, discuss, find like-minded souls or other opinions. Every day I talk to people I would never have “met” if not for blogging, I’m encouraged to pick up books and genres I wouldn’t even notice otherwise and it makes me happy! So yeah, hard work, and sometimes I have to write / edit / whatever when I don’t really feel like it but worth it!

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    1. YESSS!! I’d never have met youuu if I hadn’t been blogging and I WILL ALWAYS BE GRATEFUL TO MY BLOG FOR THAT! IHAVE MADE SOO MANY LOVELY FRIENDS HERE!!!! ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ *hugs you* ❤ ❤ YOU ARE AWESOME! And your comments are always sooooo sweeet! THANK YOU SOO MUCH FOPR BEING YOU, Kels! ❤ ❤

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  9. It’s so worth it! It’s an outlet for thoughts and feels sure, but for me it’s about connection. It’s about feeling that there’s a whole community of people out there who love the same thing I do and that’s talking about books they’ve read or want to read or don’t want to read… it’s just about finding my people I FOUND MY PEOPLE IN THE BLOGOSPHERE and you are one of them so you best not leave it again 🥺🥺🥺🥺💝💝💝💝💝

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    1. YESSSS! Its lovely to be able to talk about your favorite books and characters and ACTUALLY HAVE PEOPLE UNDERSTAND YOUR RANTS! 🤣❤️😍😍

      AWWWWW!! I WON’T! I PROMISEEEE! Won’t make one of those unannounced absences again! AND HEY, YOU DON’T EITHER, okay?! Blogosphere won’t be the same without youuuuuu!! LOVE YOU! 🦋😘😘😘😘😘😍❤️❤️❤️😍🌸🌻🧜‍♀️

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  10. YAY!! It’s so worth it!! I feel my writing goes through ups and lows here but it’s always development and it’s always something new ❤ And I've found so many people here!! Sometimes I have a hard time keeping up with all those amazing blogs!! But I've definitely found my crowd and I'm so grateful!! Wonderful post, RAIN!!! 🌧️🌧️

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    1. IT ISSS!! TOTALLYYY!! Every post, every single effort we put in brings with a new realisation, takes us one step closer to bettering the craft – IT IS AWESOMEEE!! 😍😍😍

      Hahah!! YESSS!! But ITS STILL WORTH ITT!! Soo many awesome people here – and their gorgeous blogs! LIKE YOUUUU!!! 😍😍😍😍

      THANK YOU SOOO MUCH, E! I am so very glad you liked the post! And that cloudy emoji is wayy tooo cuuutte!! LOVE IT SO MUCH!! 😍😍😍😍

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  11. Absolutely right, there. Blogging is no easy feat. Almost as insane as Bilbo’s adventure. 😉 I think it’s important for the curious ones to explore it for themselves and discover what makes the hobby so interesting for them, especially in their lives. I’ve seen it as an extension of my life and can’t see a future without it right now. Hope others will see the same if they truly love it! 😛 Great post as always! 😀

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    1. HAHAHAH!! YESSSS!! As insane as the journey to the Lonely Mountain! BUT JUST AS FUN AS WELLLL!! 😍😍😍😍😍

      EXACTLY! It becomes soo much fun when we do it for fun, for ourselves, and for the sake of making friends and having great discussions! 😍😍😍😍

      WELL, YOU ARE **NOT ALLOWED** TO LEAVE THE BLOGOSPHERE ANYWAY SOOOO….🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️

      THANK YOU SOO MUCHHHH, Lashaan! I am so very glad you liked it!! 😍😍😍😇🌻🦋⛄️🏆🌸🧜‍♀️🐧🎄🧝🏻‍♀️

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  12. Fantastic post! I think it’s definitely worth it, I’ve made some fantastic friends while blogging and being a part of the book community! It’s a lot of hard work but it does come with its rewards. 🙂

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    1. AWWW!! Thank you SOOO much, Lisa!! I AM SOOO GLAD YOU LIKED IT! 😍😍😍❤️😇

      YESS!! Me tooo! The friends are THE BEST PART of blogging to be honest! 😍😍😍 I wouldn’t wanna leave it, EVER!

      YESS!! All that hard work pays off in the end! 😍😍😍❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  13. Blogging is so worth it, even if it may not be the easiest thing to do! But like you said, it has it’s positives, which make it so much better. I love the people I’ve met on here that I’ve become so close with, which makes blogging just more sweeter for me.

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    1. YESSS!! It definitely comes with its own set of difficulties and hard work but the rewards outweigh it all!! THE FRIENDS, THE COMMUNITY, THE AWESOME CONTENT TO EXPLORE – IT’S ALL JUST 😍😍😍😍😍❤️❤️❤️

      Thank you SOOO much for the comment, Gianna! I am so very glad the post resonated with you! 😘😘❤️❤️

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  14. Rain, I totally agree with you on this!! I started this blog just because I was bored, but it’s given me so many friends that it’s totally worth it! I absolutely loved this post! 💙💙

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    1. Nikita! ITS BEEN SOO LONGGG!! How ARE you?!?

      I AM GLAD YOU LIKED THE POST, hon! 😍😍😍❤️❤️ YESSS!! Friends are THE BEST PART!! 😍😍😍😍

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  15. Wonderful post Rain! ❤️❤️ I love book blogging and it has definitely changed my life for the better. It is a lot of work and sometimes it’s hard to find motivations, but I really can’t imagine my life without blogging. 😀

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    1. Yesss!! MINE TOO!! BLOGGING IS THE BEST THING EVERR! Sure..the hard work is there and sometimes it feels like a full-time job too but the friendships MAKE IT ALL WORTH IT, don’t they?? 😍😍😍

      Me eitherr!! 😇🦋

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