Ah, it has been so long since I uploaded an unpopular opinions post, I have previously written about my opinions on everyday life, working in retail, being a woman and today’s post will be all about my blogging unpopular opinions. I absolutely adore reading these posts as well as writing them so I hope you enjoy. All of my previous unpopular opinions will be linked at the bottom of this post!
You don’t have to follow someone just because they follow you
One of my pet peeves when it comes to social media is that people are so focused and driven by who gets the most followers that instead of leaving a thoughtful comment on a blog post, I sometimes see ‘like for like?’ or ‘follow for follow?’. But I know that I would much rather have someone follow and read my content because they like it rather than just because I follow them.
Self-promo on other people’s posts is rude
We all know I love a bit of self-promo and I am always referring back to older posts and linking my social media accounts, but I would never ever promote myself in another creator’s comment section. When people do this I find myself questioning whether they even read the blog post or just scroll straight down to the comments just for their own personal gain.
A blog post doesn’t need to be a certain length for it to be good (not an innuendo, I promise haha)
This is an opinion that I am guilty of ignoring sometimes as I have scrapped posts in the past that are less than 500 words as I feel like they aren’t complete when really they are. I have read and adored posts that are only 100 words before because they are complete with photos or the blog post is a talented poem – so next time I doubt myself for writing a short post I need to look back at this post and take my own advice!
It doesn’t matter if you swear, just be you
I have found that my favourite posts to write and the ones that get the best response are the posts that I write when I am in a rambly mood and talk about a topic I am passionate about that’s close to my heart. But offline I receive a few comments about how I am a little bit too raw and honest and swear a lot. I have learnt not to let that judgment bother me, because I love that my blog is anything but fake.
Success isn’t measured by numbers
This is very similar to the first point I made, but when I launched this little blog all I wanted was the follower number to increase, like most content creators. BUT a few years later I know that you don’t have to have thousands of followers to be a good successful blogger. Some of my absolute favourite blogs are ones with around 100 followers and I never fail to read their posts each week as their content is so authentic. So if you don’t have 4 digits in your followers it doesn’t mean you’re not successful. A successful blogger is one that is happy and passionate about their content.
What are your blogging unpopular opinions? Do you agree or disagree with mine? As always, thank you all for reading! I know I haven’t stuck to a blogging routine recently, so I appreciate that you have stuck around.
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