8 January 2018

5 Things Blogging Hasn't Taught Me

Blogging has taught me many things- and for the things that it hasn't taught me, there's probably a blog out there that could teach me what I need to know. Anyways, before I go scouring the web for what I don't know, here's a list of things that blogging hasn't taught me.

If anything, blogging has made me get more online than I ever was before I started blogging, which doesn't help considering that my new year's resolution is to get offline. 


Look, it's not that I'm uncomfortable with myself, but blogging brought out an insecurity in myself that I didn't know I had; This is particularly true for my first few months of blogging. I found myself comparing my content to other bloggers who had been blogging for far longer time than I had. I still compare myself to other bloggers, but less so than before which I hope means I'm more comfortable with the content creator I've become.


You'd think that being a full-time student attempting to balance a social life and blogging would mean that I was on top of my time-management and organisation game. Rather unfortunately, this couldn't be further from the truth. I have blog post ideas scribbled down on five different notebooks which I always forget to look at and another three-word documents filled with half-completed posts which will probably never see the light of the internet world for at least another six months. 


I acknowledge how random that sounds, but since I started blogging, beauty bloggers have somehow been the blogging niche that I've crossed paths with the most-particularly two years ago. For some reason, I always thought that I would learn to love make-up, through blogging. Contrary to this, only just got my first eyeshadow palette- but that was a Christmas present. I know when beauty and fashion brands send out PR samples and I can name bloggers most beloved brands but I can't say that blogging has made me love make-up and writing this makes me wonder why I ever thought that it would.


Okay, it isn't like I've been actively searching for blogging to teach me this. I'm 100 per cent sure that there's a blog out there that has the perfect recipe for it though! I thought I'm trying to focus on my 'cooking' this term of uni, and by that, I mean not buying so many frozen foods. I've stayed well away from ready-to-eat meals throughout the first term of uni, so at least that's a positive starting point!

What would you add to the list?

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  1. This is such a fun idea for a post! I totally agree with the sort my life out one. I'm still very disorganized haha x


    1. Hahah, but, I like to think that it's organised disorganisation, if you know what I mean? Maybe I'm just trying to make myself feel better!

  2. I've got to stop comparing myself to others! Great post Steph!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

    1. I think that one takes a while but it's a great thing to strive towards. Thanks Jennifer!

  3. I can relate to like all of this! Love it. :)

  4. Loving this post Steph!
    Blogging has definitely not taught me to be organised ^^

    Sophie's Spot

  5. This is very relatable haha!

    -Charlotte x

  6. This is a nice different post :) Fortunately, being online too much has never been my problem, but I am more online now since I started blogging - writing posts, managing twitter, interacting, reading other blogs,... but I always make some kind of schedule for that so I don't go overboard.
    and you certainly don't have to love makeup. If you don't want/need it, why would you? :D
    but comparison is real.. >.<

    xo Honey - blog Royal Lifestyle - Twitter - Instagram

  7. I can relate to the comparing myself to others one :) Also, love the post idea. I've seen many people do a post where they talk about what they HAVE learnt from blogging, and this is a nice escape from the normal :) Love the creativity!

    Donkey @ randomalley.blogspot.com

  8. I can relate to some. Especially the make up one. My bf took me to Sephora last year for my birthday (He took me to get skin care products not make up, but I learned the drug store make up I would seldom wear were causing my skin issues) Anyways I walked out with a bunch of make up, I followed beauty bloggers saying I'll wear make up, learn and get into it. I tried, even filmed myself and put it on Youtube but naaahh. A year later (Today is my birthday) I haven't even opened some of the now year old make up.


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