If you google ‘how to be a successful blogger’ the chances are the first thing you will see is a blog that says just be yourself! Be honest! But how honest can you really be. We all know the old saying ‘honesty is the best policy’. Don’t get me wrong I want my blog to be successful obviously! but I don’t want to be branded a complete arse, you read other blogs and they can come across as a bit too honest.
I want to write an honest blog about being a mum but I worry that in years to come Elsa will find this blog and may take something that I have posted in the wrong way. I worry that she will find this blog about her and won’t be proud with what I have wrote about her. I guess it is just one of those things now that everything is on the internet, I want her to look back at this and think I was frigging hilarious when I was younger! haha!
Yes, you should be honest. But try not to be an arse about it. The other day I was going to write a post about how Elsa destroyed about £20 worth of makeup, I don’t know if I should of laughed or cried about it. I didn’t write a whole post about it because I didn’t want it to come across as a ‘bad’ moment. Your meant to treasure every moment and I think a mummy blogger should use their blog as a bit of a diary to keep for when their child/children are old enough to read it and understand it. Elsa will have to realise that I do ramble on and on for no reason! but then again she will probably do the same thing.
My Instagram is my photo diary and my blog is my place to write and write and write till i can’t write anymore. I have caught the blogging bug and I can’t believe I didn’t do it before. To some people honesty is scary and some people don’t like it but that’s something you have to deal with as a blogger. I’ll be honest sometimes blogging is stressful and I have had days recently which I feel as if I have had a blank mind, I couldn’t think of a single thing to write about. I sat on my bed thinking and thinking and finally an idea comes in to my head, then I’m franticly writing my ideas down as they will shoot out of my head quicker then they came in.
I want to be really honest but then I think what if people don’t like me being honest? I want a successful blog and I don’t want to put people of. So at the moment I will be a little bit honest and not completely because lets be honest I don’t want to come across as a complete arse just yet.
One thought on “So people say the first rule of blogging is to be honest…”
I think honesty is best. The blogs that grate the most are the ones where everything is perfect and life is just wonderful. Because, really, whose life is like that?
(It may be why I’m also a massive fan of Celeste Barber. Have you seen her Instagram where she calls out the fakery of celebrity by copying their pictures? Hilarious!)
I was terrified when my older kids first found my blog, especially as if written a not-very-complementary post. (https://gluestickmum.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/sleeping-beauty-syndrome-shaking-the-twins-awake/) but I got the thumbs up (https://gluestickmum.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/ok-so-they-do-read-my-blog/). And, yeah, they thought I was funnier than I am in real life.
Yep, definitely keep it real. Xx