None of us likes to hear the realities of blogging. I don't want to either. It took me quite some time to understand the journey of blogging. I am just a student anyway, I am an amateur, and these are what I have encountered along the way that made me go "Hmm, so this is the truth of blogging, huh?" These are just my opinions and please take them with a grain of salt.

Blogging takes up so much time

I am a student and a lot of my time should just be focused on school stuff, no? But you guys, I didn't realize how into it I would be in terms of blogging. Sometimes I wish I wasn't so engrossed in blogging so much but I do love it so much. I just didn't realize how much time and effort people put in order to sort things out here.

You have to take blog photos, you have to make everything looks nice, keep active on social media platforms to engage with other bloggers and promote your content. Not to mention that you need to think about what type of content you want to write next on the blog. It. Requires. So. Much. Time. And. Effort. I love blogging but I do find that it can be a little overwhelming sometimes considering the amount of effort needed to run the blog.

Being active is a must

Can't believe I said that but you will get me. You will get me. You know, some days, you don't feel like blogging. Some days, you just want to chill and do absolutely nothing. Some days, you just feel the need to take some time off from the blog. The same goes for me. But gurl, who doesn't love a consistent blog? Who doesn't like stable content? People adore stability. And I, myself, is totally lacking in that department. 

This is the truth, you guys. I was seeing that number of views and traffic keep on decreasing, decreasing and decreasing. It was upsetting but I just don't see myself putting up content every 2-3 days every time. I just don't. *sigh*

Everything has to be pretty

I am not a photography student, I didn't take any photography classes or workshops. No. I am an amateur. I happen to see tons of beautiful photography in the blogging world. Everyone has at least one beautiful, fancy camera to take all their photos that turned out nice every time. Not to mention the props. In order to be beautiful, it requires a lot of money, honey. I am over here sitting and wishing I have those stuff to up my photography game. 

You actually don't need a fancy camera to take blog photos

Yes, you read that right. Don't get me wrong, if you have one of those fancy cameras in hand, just use it. You do you, boo. This is just my opinion that I wish I knew earlier before I started blogging. If you were like yours truly, just don't feel obligated to have a fancy camera in order to take photos. You can use whatever that you have in hand! And in my case, it's my smartphone. I am using a very messed up phone. I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 right now that its battery is just driving me nuts but has done me so much great works. 

The key is to use natural lighting and a nice backdrop or background or whatever you want to call it. Then, you have to have bomb ass photo editing apps. That's all! I use 2 apps, VSCO and Snapseed to edit my photos if anybody was wondering. I made a post dedicated to this a while back HERE

I swear by these 2 apps and I admit my photos are still aren't that amazing compared to others' but I have to use what I got. If you don't have a fancy camera, that's okay. You're not the only one, you're not alone. All you need is your smartphone. It can do so much. Trust me. 

What do you think will add to the list of truths about blogging?