Four reasons why my blogger friends rock

Blogger friends

When I first started blogging almost five years ago. I didn’t initially tell anyone I was doing it. I didn’t tell anyone about my passion. How I was slowly but surely growing a small online community. And why I suddenly needed to buy all the makeup in the world. I kept it to myself like a dirty little secret for about two years. Two years! It’s madness to think I kept such a big part of my life quiet for so long. But I did. There’s something about blogging that made me feel vulnerable. I felt like people would judge me for talking about how one lipstick differed from another. Or how a nude palette would be the perfect summer essential.

I’m not sure embarrassed is the right word. But knowing that people I knew, would be reading words I’d written was a terrifying thought. But once I started telling people about it, the more comfortable I felt about it. And while I’ve never been good at talking about my blog with friends and family – I think it has something to do with not everyone understanding exactly what it is I do. And how I don’t just get ‘free stuff’ sent through to me. Talking about my blog with other bloggers has been a lifeline. So here are four reasons why my blogger friends rock:

They help you

Just like any other friendship, my blogger friends are there to help me when I need help. And I’m there to help them when they need help too. From being their plus one at a blogging event and sharing PR contacts, to writing a guest post for their blog and being their biggest cheerleader. Blogging can be really hard, and it’s really competitive so it’s lovely to know there is someone in your corner to help and support you.

They can be your photographer

Now obviously, I’m friends with my fellow bloggers for more than just their camera services. But it definitely doesn’t hurt when they can snap a pretty decent picture of me when we’re out and about. As a fellow blogger they know what makes a great pic and the kind of shot you’re after. Plus they don’t object to taking a 500 shots to find one good one. Like your boyfriend or other friends might!

They give the best advice  

If I have a blogger problem, them my blogging friends are the first people I call. They all have their own specialised knowledge that they’re only too willing to share. From which laptop I should upgrade to, or which phot editing software works best, or how to take clearer blog photos. I find bloggers are some of the friendliest and loveliest bunch of people around. Who are so willing and happy to help a fellow blogger out.

They get it

As a fellow blogger they get it. They’re patient when you want to rearrange the whole table to snap away some pics for Instagram. They get it when you’re complaining about how bad the light has been lately for capturing great photos. They get the frustrations of loosing your blogging mojo. And the excitement you get when you’re full of inspiration and just want to spend the days writing and snapping away. They just get it, because they go through all of it as well.

Let me know in the comments why your friends rock.

As always thank you to Kaye for taking these pictures!

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16 Comments

  1. July 19, 2017 / 1:39 pm

    You’re very lucky that you have friends who blog as well! None of my friends do, so they tend to get annoyed if I try to take photos of the area, our food or anything…

  2. July 19, 2017 / 1:53 pm

    YES to all of these reasons! I’ve been blogging for three years and only kept it a secret for about 1/2 months aha! I can’t believe you managed to keep it from people for 2 years! I love my blogging friends, they’re so supportive and always up for a chat xxx

    Jasmine

  3. July 19, 2017 / 5:04 pm

    I love how so many other bloggers are supportive and helpful. They are so open to giving advice and tips too. I haven’t met any bloggers in real life yet, mainly because everyone is always such a distance away from me, but I’d definitely like to in the future x

    Jenny

  4. July 19, 2017 / 9:49 pm

    This post sums up the exact reason why I love the blogger community. There are so many supportive and just damn right lovely bloggers and it is one of the main reasons as to why I have come back into it!

    XO

  5. July 20, 2017 / 10:10 am

    This makes me sad that I have no blogging friends, I’ve never been to a blogging event or even met up with another blogger but I bet the support and knowing that you’ll want to take photos of things etc makes a huge difference x

  6. July 20, 2017 / 1:00 pm

    So totally agree. My blogger friends rock – they are so supportive. Plus as you mention, they make great photographers, haha!

  7. July 20, 2017 / 1:43 pm

    totally with you! I love going out with blogger friends because they just ask if you want picture at pretty much every opportunity!

  8. Jemma
    July 20, 2017 / 4:20 pm

    I love the blogging community. It’s so supportive and a great place to meet people.

  9. July 20, 2017 / 7:09 pm

    I’m relatively new to it too, but from what I’ve seen it’s really great and the people are awesome!

  10. July 21, 2017 / 8:43 am

    I’ve made a few friends through blogging. One was even a bridesmaid at my wedding!

  11. July 21, 2017 / 10:27 am

    totally agree, blogger friends get it were as others look like we have finally flipped! lol

  12. July 21, 2017 / 12:39 pm

    I hear you, there has been points where I have been embarrassed of what people might think when I told them I was a blogger but now I don’t care. Bloggers really do understand!

  13. July 22, 2017 / 10:09 am

    You know I totally get this! There is nothing better than a great friend who loves blogging too! <3 😉 xxx

  14. July 22, 2017 / 8:53 pm

    I think I have more friends from the blogging world now than from anywhere else. I can’t stand people who write us off as freebie grabbers who want to start their own because they’ll obviously have everything handed to them on a plate. I love that my blogging girls for all the same reasons as you, and to think I have such an investment in people’s lives that I met on the internet

  15. July 23, 2017 / 1:03 am

    I am lucky my hubby does the photography for us and very blessed. If I had bloger friends nearby I would so help them too!

  16. July 26, 2017 / 1:26 pm

    I can completely relate to this – I’ve made friends with some lovely people through blogging (in my personal life and through work). They’re all so supportive (and understand that you can’t just dig into a meal without taking a billion pics for Instagram first!) x

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