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  1. May 8, 2018 / 10:01 am

    okie…ya..you nailed it and I even once had the feeling, like in 2013 I had a good readers around my posts.and comments and i reached a 2500 followers in 6 months..but these days i dont find any genuine blogger..most of the blogs are about reviews of books or products…nothing much..i dont find any facinating blogger here and I am not a full time blogger and not making any money out of this blog too..I had an idea to start up a blogging community and have another blog where we 10 bloggers post daily..i feel that way we can keep blog going and vivid always if we not post anything at least someone will do around the world I hope it to grow a 50-100 author blog..and then streamline with editors..bloggers…regular writer..if I could monetize then probably I can pay them too

  2. May 8, 2018 / 10:02 am

    amazing picture s and are you a model?

    • May 9, 2018 / 3:31 pm

      No I’m not! Taking that as a compliment though!

  3. Jenny
    May 8, 2018 / 6:16 pm

    I completely agree Tori! It’s just not the same when people become more famous and therefore earn more money as their following grows. But we can’t really do much about it as it’s their life and it is a new industry. Maybe the blogging/vlogging trend is slowly going to disappeare…

    • May 9, 2018 / 3:30 pm

      Yeah maybe! I think it’s a cycle, the fall of the TV made room for YouTube and the fall of YouTube/blogging will make a gap in the market for something else. I always thought it might be live streaming but it never seemed to take off as much as YouTube. Many thanks for such a nice comment!

  4. May 8, 2018 / 7:33 pm

    I completely agree with everything you had to say in this thought-provoking post. 2012-2013 was the time when I watched the most YouTube, too, and the lives of people who I watched have changed exponentially. Unfortunately, I’ve seen some people who used to lead online lives during this period start to struggle with the state of YouTube, and although it’s refreshing to see people who don’t seem to have millions of pounds at their disposal, it makes me sad that they can no longer make a living off something they’ve put a lot of their effort into.

    I’ve also seen people who have entered the online industry, whether that be blogging OR YouTube, struggle to reach the same success as people who entered earlier, so I definitely think there’s something to be said for hitting the market at the same time. I love what blogging has taught me, and the tools I’ve gained from blogging (SEO, catchy (not clickbait) headlines, formatting, e.t.c.) have allowed me to enter an online industry that does pay, but I don’t think I’ll ever make any money from it. It’s kind of made blogging more fun for me in a way, because I’m not putting pressure on myself to make money from it and therefore, I’m truly enjoying what I’m doing!

    • May 9, 2018 / 3:29 pm

      I love this comment! I completely agree with everything that you have said. At this point I am making some money off my blog but I think the fact that I’m not pushing to make it my full time job means that I still have a sense of enjoyment and a hobby.. after all if you don’t love what you do why would you do it!

      Hitting the market at the same time has been crucial to the rise of bloggers, I think the smaller people have the same quality but the time of starting has meant that they are significantly less popular. I wonder what the next rise will be!

      Many thanks again for such a lovely long comment, I really enjoyed hearing your viewpoint on my blog and I’m so glad that it made you think. Much love 💕

      • May 14, 2018 / 5:44 pm

        Yeah, I know what you mean completely. I’m trying to earn a little bit of income from my blog to substitute other online income revenues (I’m a freelance content writer by trade), and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it. It’s great to see that you, and other bloggers earning an income from their blogs, still see it as something they enjoy alongside something they can earn money from.

        Yes, 100%. That’s always interested me, too. There hasn’t seemed to be anything really hitting the market lately, and I’d be SO interested to know what that is. Only time will tell, but hopefully it comes soon, haha!

        Thank you for writing such a lovely blog post! I tend to get a bit into it when replying to opinion posts like these, haha!

  5. May 9, 2018 / 4:29 am

    I am new to the blogging sphere, and I am enthralled by the everyday lives of normal people and intimidated by the big players. Many of these “lifestyle” blogs of “everyday” people now look like they are magazine quality, and that all the pictures are taken by a professional photographer. I have been pondering staying true to my identity as a real person on going for the “image”persona. Thank you for this article and reminding me that what is “genuine” is still desirable.

    • May 9, 2018 / 3:26 pm

      I’m so glad that so many people agree with this post and it’s not just me! I completely agree, I keep thinking about trying to stay real whilst still being as appealing as possible to my readers… keeping my photos pretty but having meaningful words is the balance I’m trying to keep at the moment!

  6. May 9, 2018 / 1:51 pm

    This is so relatable! I still only watch and read blogs that are every day life related. I can’t read or watch videos that aren’t true and relatable. I just want to be nosey and know what you’ve eaten or you’ve done on a certain day😂
    Brooke x
    http://www.brooke-pearson.co.uk

    • May 9, 2018 / 3:23 pm

      I’m exactly the same! I try to be as relatable as I can whilst still being interesting… not sure whether I do a good job or not though! I’m so glad so many people have related with this posts, so glad that it’s not just me thinking these things xx

  7. kattieh
    May 12, 2018 / 11:53 am

    I loved reading this. It is certainly something I’ve thought about for a while. I’ve always thought I would like to be a ‘popular’ blogger, but I like being a smaller blogger and having a little community. I always look at these bloggers who have huge followings and are doing amazing things, and wish I could do that too! But in reality I don’t really see that happening. This is such a great post and was a refreshing read for me!!

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