Little Bloggers VS Big Bloggers

18/07/2016

little, bloggers, big


Today's thoughtful post is all about "Little Bloggers" Vs "Big Bloggers" I put them in quotation marks because I never ever refer to bloggers as big nor small, just it gives you more of a feel to the post.



Shane and I were talking about this the other day, how like I don't see myself as a "Little Blogger" - everyone in the blogging community refers to people like Zoella,  IntheFrow and Hannah Gale as "Big Bloggers" because, in our eyes, they've not only made it, but they're killin it! They get to go on press trips, eat all the delicious instagram-worthy food and get paid to do so - every "Little Bloggers" dream! But is it all down to people's mindsets and self-belief? I thoroughly believe your mind can limit you - of course it can! Your mind conjures up doubt and fear which prevents you progressing and succeeding, so is it stopping you from being a "Big Blogger" is it limiting the amount of opportunities you seize because you don't feel good enough yet?

I understand being realistic like you probably won't get picked to sponsor or review the new Olympus Pen camera if you're up against people with 10 times the following on EVERY platform but it doesn't mean you can't try! It doesn't mean you can't contact brands and say "Hello" and that you're open to working with them and you love their products. There's nothing wrong with that at all. I understand a lot of "Little bloggers" feel they're not up to scratch - their audience isn't big enough, their engagement isn't as high as others and their instagram likes are barely reaching 100 but you can still reach out! The PR team will probably give you mad props for doing so cause they know how scary it must be. I've never limited myself that way: I know my audience isn't reaching 20k and my likes just go over 100 on instagram but these people, you guys who read my weird and wonderful words give me the self-belief I need to contact these brands and to pursue my dream of being a writer. It's crazy to think that once you change your mindset and start believing in yourself, all these amazing opportunities flow into your life helping you succeed and progress. There shouldn't be ANY SHAME in saying "Yeah, I want to make money through my blog/writing" and I think once you state that loud and clear for the universe to hear, clouds will separate and a clear path will unfold to guide you to your goal.

What are your thoughts? Have you ever limited yourself?

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7 comments

  1. It's the first time I've stumbled upon your blog Arora. What an intersting name you've got there! Go ahead and push yourself to reach your dreams. Everybody starts small and I believe at the end of the day it all boils down to hard work and passion. Go for it! :)

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    1. Thanks lovely! Yeah exactly - no one should limit themselves, ever! xx

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  2. Another great post! I can totall agree and relate to what you've written, and I have limited myself (already!) to what I can and cannot do with my blog. I feel like my blog "isn't up to standards" and that "nobody will notice" the things I take the time to write. In the end, we have to remember that people will prefer a certain blog over another and that is just fine. :) xx

    Kyia at WANDERLUSTGIRL// lifestyle & beauty

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    1. Thank you Kyia! Aw girl don't limit yourself - you can do anything if you put your mind to it - don't let comparisons stop you from trying new things and reaching out to new people xx

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  3. I just landed on your blog and I love it here!! I am going to randomly read blogs so don't be alarmed by comments to super od posts!! It's just how I roll ;)

    Barbs

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  4. Thank you so much! I started about a month ago, and this is exactly what I wanted to hear. I have kept a really upbeat mindset about the whole creating a blog, and it's been working out for me. It was nice to read this from another person's words. Keep doing what you're doing beautiful. We'll reach our dreams eventually xxx
    www.ivefoundwaldo.com

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    1. Aw I'm glad I've helped, Melina! Big love to you xxx

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