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#BloggerProblems

#FirstWorldProblems, we all have them. Since blogging is something I practically live and breathe every day of my life, I decided to list down my own blogger problems and the mundane, petty things I encounter when it comes to my passion. This post is not meant to be taken seriously. I’m well aware that these problems are not real problems, except maybe some. These are all just for fun :-)

  1. When you have your post editor open for 3 hours but you still haven’t written anything
  2. Another 3 hours later, all you’ve written is the first sentence.
  3. It doesn’t help that you’re now watching Season 2 of Friends. Again.
  4. Receiving gifts from brands but not being able to use them until you take different kinds of flatlay photos to post online as a thank you
  5. Reading your emails and wondering what the random J’s are, only to find out a year later they’re actually smileys in Microsoft Outlook that don’t register on your iPhone email app… and then finally everything makes sense.
  6. Getting a surge of productive energy to work on your backlogs but spending endless hours on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube and Instagram instead
  7. Using “All the hours I spent on social media is technically research for what’s currently out there, thus creating more ideas for blog content” as an excuse to justify procrastinating from getting actual work done
  8. Trying to explain what blogging is to your grandmother every time she sees you and asks what you’re doing now for a living
  9. Trying to explain what blogging is to the older generation in general
  10. When Google Chrome crashes before you could save a draft of a long post — always seems to happen for personal posts
  11. Your family/neighbors/doorman think you have a shopping problem with the amount of packages that arrive in a week.
  12. Looking for places to eat and basing your choices on whether the establishments have good lighting (because Instagram), and not really for the food.
  13. When people think your entire life can be judged through your blog, thus creating false impressions of who you are as a person
  14. Replying to work emails and debating whether placing a :) is too unprofessional or not, especially in your industry
  15. Hearing the sentence, “So what else do you plan to do in the future? You can’t possibly be blogging forever?” Bitch, I might. It’s none of your business what I do with my life. Bye, Felicia.
  16. Having to ask other people to take your photo for the blog but none of them get it “right”
  17. Going on a trip and coming home with 2,000 worth of photos to edit and blog about
  18. Clients who try to control what you say in sponsored blog posts
  19. Clients who demand strict deadlines but when it comes to paying for your services will sometimes take an entire year to finally pay up — others don’t bother to anymore
  20. Needing some sort of plant for your flatlays, but you can’t even keep your cacti alive
  21. Never being satisfied with your blog logo so you change it every month
  22. Being called a fashion blogger because people think that’s the only thing girl bloggers write about
  23. Forgetting to transfer files and heading out to an event with a full SD card
  24. Dealing with Philippine internet and connectivity issues, thus taking a full hour trying to publish a post when in reality it should take less than a minute.
  25. Writing a list of blogger problems because you don’t know what else to post about — but hey, it worked!

 

I know I have blogger readers here too, do any of these ring true to you? Tell me I’m not alone! :-P

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47 Comments

  • Reply Patria 12 February 2016 at 7:11 pm

    Asking other people to take a picture of you and none of them getting it “right” hits home!!! Hahaha always happens to me that sometimes I want to travel with someone who’s got better eyes in photography just so I can have decent photos of myself to blog. Haha

  • Reply Hani Lutfi 12 February 2016 at 7:18 pm

    Here’s mine :

    1) Finding something worthy of a blog post
    2) A spontaneous trip to a really nice place you would love to blog about but it’s spontaneous so you don’t have your nice camera with you
    3) PR companies who think your blog is a newsfeed
    4) PR companies who expect you to blog abt random press releases they send in your e-mail
    5) PR companies who expect you to do things for free
    6) PR companies
    7) People enjoying your beauty posts the most even though that’s not what you’re all about
    8) When you turn on your laptop and your cat walks on your keyboard then thinks it’s a throne so sits on it

    http://www.thelunchcompanion.com

    • Reply Camie Juan 14 February 2016 at 8:05 pm

      I totally relate to numbers 2-6 LOL
      Also, I wish I had a cat :(

  • Reply Shari 12 February 2016 at 7:24 pm

    RELATE RELATE RELATE.
    I’m at 1 and 2 almost every day. HAY! #NNwillKillMeNow
    Then after staring after 3 hours, you need to rush out to an event/mtg so no time to blog anymore. #LIFE
    Love this post Camiebabe! Keep ’em coming. Sometimes I feel like I’m alone in these problems cos others are just so good and effortless with this blogging thing!

    • Reply Camie Juan 14 February 2016 at 8:07 pm

      Hahaha! What I find works is sometimes working from outside home pero grabe rin the expenses

  • Reply Izzy Matias 12 February 2016 at 7:28 pm

    16, 17 and 21! I don’t change my logo every month, but I’ve been wanting to change my current one again. And of course, the Philippine internet! Sometimes I’m already saving a draft of a post and then I realise that it doesn’t save because connectivity issues. </3

    • Reply Camie Juan 14 February 2016 at 8:08 pm

      I’m never satisfied. I wish I could just come up with one that I’ll stick with for an entire year, but no. And dear lord our internet just gets worse as the years go by. It’s so pathetic and sad. You’d think it would get better? But we just go backwards :(

  • Reply Cat Juan 12 February 2016 at 7:58 pm

    It seems lola isn’t satisfied with your answer about what is blogging and what you do for a living because she asks me the same thing when I see her! Hahahahaha!

    • Reply Camie Juan 14 February 2016 at 8:10 pm

      Oh well, papel. What matters is I’m earning doing what I love. Haha

  • Reply bakewritelove 12 February 2016 at 8:07 pm

    Blogger reader problem: Waiting for my favorite blogger to write a post. hahahha

    • Reply Camie Juan 14 February 2016 at 8:11 pm

      So very true. Haha

  • Reply JOYCE 12 February 2016 at 8:33 pm

    Yes you are definitely not alone. Guilty of 1, 2, 6 hahaha. Relate muh talaga.
    Great post here, Camie :)

    • Reply Camie Juan 14 February 2016 at 8:12 pm

      Hahaha! Glad to know I’m not alone either. Let’s unite!

  • Reply Jamie Catt 12 February 2016 at 8:44 pm

    “Needing some sort of plant for your flatlays, but you can’t even keep your cacti alive” dude this actually happened to my cacti :( THEY ALL DIED </3

    • Reply Camie Juan 14 February 2016 at 8:13 pm

      I’ve some troopers. Left them for 3 months when I went to Europe and came back and they were still alive. Love them <3

  • Reply Renz 12 February 2016 at 10:14 pm

    HAHAHA in others news, I particularly loved this new expression: “i-flatlay mo nalang feelings mo!” HAHA IDK BUT I FIND IT SO PANEEEE

    • Reply Camie Juan 14 February 2016 at 8:15 pm

      Sobrang applicable yung expression na yan to me. Hahaha

  • Reply Jeini Relova 12 February 2016 at 11:23 pm

    Haha. 25 out of 25. Blogging really has a twin called Procrastinating. Haha.

    Spices + Everything Nice | http://www.ajeinomoto.com

    • Reply Camie Juan 14 February 2016 at 8:23 pm

      This is so true!!! Im surprised bloggers ever get anything done. Haha

  • Reply Trish 13 February 2016 at 12:31 am

    Numbers 5 (hahaha), 12 and 16! My parents didn’t get why I spend so much time online before until I explained to them that I blog. Now when we eat out, they automatically don’t touch the food yet until I took photos! Hahaha! And how I won’t bother to blog about food if I didn’t get to take pictures in a particular way I need. LOL. #relate

    • Reply Camie Juan 15 February 2016 at 10:31 am

      Hahaha I love how they’ve adapted… Unfortunately, no one from my side has adapted yet so I need to remind them LOL

  • Reply Corinth 13 February 2016 at 4:40 am

    Most of the things you mentioned here are so true to me as well! HAHA. It’s so ironic that you were able to write this awesome blog post because you had nothing to write about! <3

    • Reply Camie Juan 15 February 2016 at 10:32 am

      I know. I seem to always forget that the quickest way to create a blog post is to make lists. I LOVE LISTS.

  • Reply Hazel Asoy 13 February 2016 at 8:04 am

    The first one is on point! Hahaha. So, instead of writing my post directly to my blog (http://www.wannderzel.com/) I have a handy notebook where I put random ideas and start to construct a post :)

    • Reply Camie Juan 15 February 2016 at 5:53 pm

      I’ve tried doing this but sometimes ideas strike me when I don’t have my notebook and for some reason I’m just like “I’ll try to note it down my notes app” then it doesn’t work. Days later I’ll see my notes and I’ll be like “Wait, what? so vague.” Hahaha

  • Reply Richel V. 13 February 2016 at 9:19 am

    Number 16 and 17, for sure! Out of the hundreds photograph I have taken, I don’t have any good shots of myself since my friends/family doesn’t really know to take photos that are blog-worthy, lol.

    Love, Richel. | Richel Goes Places

  • Reply Mad Cherry 13 February 2016 at 11:32 am

    Number 19 applies to freelance workers, too! Argh. It’s so frustrating. Companies can be so demanding, but once you’ve delivered what they want, it’s like they’ve suddenly forgotten who you are. I haven’t experienced the other problems you mentioned, but I imagine them being really frustrating.

  • Reply Alissa 13 February 2016 at 1:14 pm

    This sure works Camie! haha Sucks that some clients doesn’t pay you on time. They don’t know how hard it is to write a review or a blog post. Blogging is a job too.

  • Reply ELAINE 13 February 2016 at 2:02 pm

    I can totally relate! Especially to number 7! I sometimes do research and ends up scrolling my social media accounts. (Forgetting that I have a blog post to do.)

  • Reply ashleyclaisse 13 February 2016 at 2:42 pm

    Well said Camie!! But I totally relate at number 21! Hahaha

  • Reply Marj 13 February 2016 at 2:50 pm

    Num 12 is so true

  • Reply Rachel Liwanag 13 February 2016 at 9:26 pm

    I can truly relate to numbers 12 and 16! my sister and i often have a fight because she can’t take the “right picture”

    http://rachelkiml.blogspot.com/

  • Reply Kai 14 February 2016 at 10:27 am

    They are my common problems too! Staring at the screen for 3hours and still you have only written a sentence and later on you realize you’ve been doing things. Hehe

  • Reply Alex Carpio 15 February 2016 at 12:02 pm

    I am no big time blogger so most of what’s on the list I haven’t experienced, but this is a fun and entertaining read. Plus, after reading it, I felt the struggle bloggers have to go through (specially with clients who don’t pay up!)

  • Reply Irene 15 February 2016 at 2:12 pm

    Lol #5. If I hadn’t read your post I probably would just ignore all the J’s and never find out!

  • Reply Reg Rodriguez 15 February 2016 at 8:41 pm

    #21!!! Definitely #21!!!! I’d be happy but after a while, parang ‘di bagay or may kulang or iba nalang, hahaha Nice list, Camie!

  • Reply Arcee Miranda 17 February 2016 at 3:34 am

    I feel you haha.. From the first until the end.

  • Reply Jhecel 17 February 2016 at 10:34 pm

    The internet speed here in PH annoys me. Sometimes I’d put a comment on a blog then all of a sudden I’ll lost it because the internet would die on me. I

  • Reply Anagon 19 February 2016 at 4:09 am

    Relate! Lalo sa ifflatlay nalang, bagal ng net, what will you do in the future, actually almost lahat hahaha!

  • Reply Hannah 21 February 2016 at 11:16 pm

    Haha #20, though! I had sort of a trauma with cacti as a kid (being the curious cat that i was, i touched the “needles” and nearly died when i ran home screaming) so when i kept on seeing those damn plants on my feed, i thought what the heck!!? Then i had to go shopping for some to decorate a bazaar booth and decided to buy the rose-like succulent for myself (just googled: the Greenovia). I took it home then forgot about it months later that it now resembles the brown pot it was placed in. :))

    As for #BlogReaderProblems: i’m too much of a silent one when it comes to commenting on blog posts. I just find it much easier to interact via Twitter/Instagram because even i can procrastinate on writing a comment like this. Am i the only one??!

    So my resolution this year will be to freakin’ comment anyway, starting with this :) Great job on this list!

    • Reply Camie Juan 21 February 2016 at 11:39 pm

      Hahaha your story is too cute! Ive hurt myself with a cactus too when I was younger but I never gave me trauma. Haha

      Dont worry, Im terrible with commenting too! I’ll read blog posts and then forget to comment or just comment on Twitter instead. Im trying to be better at this!!! Considering Im a blogger myself and enjoy getting long comments :-P

      So thank you for taking the time! Haha

  • Reply The Deranged Writer 23 February 2016 at 7:21 pm

    Hi! I think this is my first time commenting on your blog ever even if we knew one another on Twitter for more than a year. But I always find time to check your blog. Nice blog you have here!

    As for my blogger problems: one problem I have is not finding contentment on a blog post after (1) outlining on an actual notebook (2) drafting on Evernote or on Q10 (a distraction-free writing app for desktop) then (3) polishing the whole thing on my WordPress. After all that preparation and it still ends up being a draft… ridiculous.

    Another problem of mine is that I have too many stories I want to flesh out that I end up having more drafts. More ridiculous.

    But I am sorting that out slowly but surely. My blog is a bit rotting again and I kept promising myself I will update more often (that’s problem number 3)!

  • Reply Jansell Iris Simbulan 3 March 2016 at 11:20 am

    This kinda made me laugh! I feel you Camie!

  • Reply jolsonxc 28 May 2016 at 5:44 pm

    I can relate to this HAHA.

  • Reply Cyndrel 12 July 2016 at 8:22 pm

    Haha! I can relate with numbers 3,6,8 and 16! ^.^ Sometimes, I just need FRIENDS (whichever season) to be able to ‘move on’ with my life. I also get into this vicious cycle of switching from one social media to another and after a series of giggles and ‘wows’ I would realize I already lost 4 hours of my life I’ll never get back. Haha! :P As for number 8, yeah, I couldn’t even start telling my grandparents what ‘blogging’ is all about. Haha~ I just tell them I love writing on my spare time! But I’m hoping one day I could actually explain it to them, especially to Grandpa since I got the ‘writing’ thing from him. Number 16, *sigh* I know my friends hate me for asking them to take several shots before they see the contented smile on my face. And they always make fun of me when I don’t look at the camera! Haha :P

    iamcyndrel.blogspot.com

  • Reply myrrazenkate 30 November 2016 at 10:56 pm

    I live for this post! Everything’s on point and very relatable. I’ve just started reading your blog, Camie, and I swear, I’m going to read more! You dabomb.com.

  • Reply Charizza Legisma 26 February 2017 at 8:57 pm

    3 dear. 3.

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