An award-nominated Brum-based blogger + lover of chocolate-coated pretzels,
minimalist interiors + RuPaul's Drag Race.

The Problem with Full-Time Blogging

The Problem with Full-Time Blogging

Bloggers blog because we love it. It’s that simple. And with younger generations realising that it’s actually okay to do a job because you love it, the number of full-time bloggers is growing at the speed of about 100 megabits per second.

officetour-4

This is a wonderful thing. I’m absolutely delighted to see so many people realise their potential and make their dream a reality. The blogging industry is a new and unpredictable one, and the more of us that join it the stronger the world of blogging will be!

officetour-3

However, the rise in popularity of the full-time blogger aspiration poses a whole host of complications. The primary issue at hand is, ironically, the opportunity to become a full-time blogger in the first place.

officetour-28officetour-23

You see, starting work as a full-time blogger is a paradox. I thought I’d make a fun graphic to sum it up:

 

I want to blog full-time!.jpg

 

Fun, right? Yeah. With this reality, I know (as someone who would love to blog part-time and maybe even full-time at some point) that it can be difficult to fathom even the possibility of creating a career out of blogging.

officetour-8officetour-20

I wanted to write this post to acknowledge that, yes, there is a problem with full-time blogging: the route by which to do it is somewhat a paradox. When transitioning from working full-time to blogging full-time, you don’t send over an application, arrange an interview, accept a job offer and move from one consistent, regular salary to another.

But this doesn’t mean it’s unachievable or out of reach.

officetour-5

I’m not an expert on blogging, nor am I a full-time blogger, so, for likeminded creatives out there who dream of building a full-time blogging career as I do, here’s a quotation that I’m subscribing to in the mean time; I hope it helps you too.

 

It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop.

 

see also: kick self doubt in the balls really f*cking hard

 

Every single person out there who blogs – full-time, part-time, freelance or as a hobby – makes up the blogging industry. Let’s work together to build our industry and watch it grow from strength to strength. After all, it’s the product of a whole lot of love – you’ll reach your goal eventually. I promise.

photos: Kate La Vie, whose office I simply cannot get over

Follow:
Share:

16 Comments

  1. August 26, 2018 / 8:05 PM

    Beautiful post, thanks for sharing Nati! I love the blogging community, everyone is so welcoming, approachable & helpful. I wish I could blog full-time! Thanks for sharing such an inspirational piece x

    • Nati
      Author
      October 15, 2018 / 11:57 AM

      Thank you so much Sadiye! I agree – I feel so lucky to be part of such a special community. x

  2. August 12, 2018 / 7:30 PM

    The quote is everything. 💕 Loved the post.

  3. August 12, 2018 / 3:37 PM

    Completely agree! It’s almost Impossible to be a full time blogger! I’ve settled for doing it in my spare time as my niche is so small 🙂 but you should definitely always pursue what you love! X Thanks for a lovely post.

  4. August 10, 2018 / 12:08 PM

    I absolutely love this post! That quote is definitely one of my favourites! I blog as a hobby but I’d love to turn it into something more one day, who knows what the future holds!x

    • Nati
      Author
      October 15, 2018 / 12:16 PM

      Thank you so much! I know your blogging career is going to be awesome – I can tell from your content already! x

  5. August 10, 2018 / 9:19 AM

    You’ve really hit the nail in the head here! It’s not easy… and the unstable nature of potential income in such a job as blogging is another issue that makes leaving a full-time job behind to become a full-time blogger even harder. That’s a vicious circle right there 😀
    But as we know, slowly but surely is often the best way to go and it’s nothing new that becoming a professional blogger does take years of consistent work.

    Teresa – outlandishblog.com

    • Nati
      Author
      October 15, 2018 / 12:17 PM

      Thank you Teresa! It’s a tricky one to crack but we can work together to make it easier for everyone! x

  6. August 10, 2018 / 8:33 AM

    I really wish I could blog FT as it’s what I enjoy doing, even though sometimes I have no motivation at all to post on insta etc – right now I see it more as a side hustle but hope it could progress to more! x

    G

    https://www.teawithgi.com

    • Nati
      Author
      October 15, 2018 / 12:17 PM

      I know what you mean! Loving your blog, G x

  7. August 9, 2018 / 7:53 PM

    This is so inspirational, and the quote is EVERYTHIIIING! Blogging is my hobby and I really appreciate every single blogger out there as every single one of us really put a ton of work into it. I don’t know where I’m going with this, but the fact is that I love this post hahah✨✨

    • Nati
      Author
      October 15, 2018 / 12:17 PM

      Aw thank you – I’m so glad you like the post so much! x

  8. August 9, 2018 / 4:53 PM

    Oh my gosh, I completely understand what you mean. Blogging gets so stressful sometimes!

    • Nati
      Author
      October 15, 2018 / 12:18 PM

      Agreed – it’s definitely a juggling competition at times! x

  9. August 9, 2018 / 4:41 PM

    love this post! it’s so nice to see a post about the community supporting and uplifting each other! especially when it can be easy to feel like we are all in competition with one another, we really are not. we can all achieve our dreams if we help one another. lots of love xx

    Michelle // simplymich.com

    • Nati
      Author
      October 15, 2018 / 12:18 PM

      Thank you Michelle! I agree, we’ve got to work together to strengthen the industry x

Feel free to leave a comment - I'd love to hear your thoughts!

%d bloggers like this:

Looking for Something?