Is 'Blogging For Fun' Still Relevant?

Is 'Blogging For Fun' Still Relevant?
Sitting in front of my bedroom window earlier this evening thinking it has been almost 12 years since I hit publish on my first post, on my first blog. So much has changed since I started over lennezulkiflly.com in 2015. There definitely have been days where I feel like I'm not being as creative as I normally would. I totally have lost my blogging mojo. And to top it off, when was the last time I did a sponsored post?

Then I started to wonder, is anyone out there still blogging for fun? Is 'blogging for fun' still relevant? 

I think a lot of bloggers back then start their blogs because they have some kind of knowledge that they think would be cool to share online. And that's what made me start to take blogging seriously. I love sharing resources that I have put together in my own platform. Sharing knowledge about blogging, beauty reviews, and all that jazz is just one of the fantastic feelings. And when my personal experience can be helpful to someone even in the smallest bit, I am beyond happy. I guess that's probably the huge reason to motivate many people to blog, apart from making money out of it.

Maybe me sharing my skincare tips isn't anything impactful or groundbreaking, but it might help someone to slowly feel better by letting them to personally try the tips and that's always been my intention. To help others to feel the best version of themselves no matter what that might be.

Is 'Blogging For Fun' Still Relevant?
I know 2021 has just started but I have had a lot of lows already. And just recently I hear less and less about how people want to share their true experiences and more about how people want to make money so bad. I know this is a really trying time for us but I thought where was the intention that goes "I just want to share what I have learned this week!"? All I am getting is an "I want to get paid for this" vibe. I am not judging anyone. I am coming from a happy place, this is, of course, an observation of mine.

It's just not fair sometimes for someone to jump into digital content just to make money without having any passion behind it, putting your heart and soul into content, or simply never blogging for fun before. 

Obviously, doing something for fun is super subjective. To me, just because a blog doesn't make money, doesn't mean it's not a lot of work. And when a blog does make money, doesn't mean one can suck the fun out of 'blogging as a hobby. 

As for me, I've blogged for fun and for money. I am doing a little bit of both but having fun is definitely my goal. 

I don't know where I am going with this blog post, but maybe someone can relate to it? Maybe it inspires someone out there to voice out their opinion. I hope having a blog as a hobby is never running out of style and that blogging for fun is still relevant. I want to help as many creators who put a lot of work into their content. I want to have fun for a bit with blogging this year. I can do it!
What do you think? Is blogging for fun still relevant? Would you still blog even if you never made money out of it?

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  1. I'm still blogging for fun! I don't care about sponsored post, or ads. Ada, ada. Takda, share pasal lain. And personally, suka baca honest review + real experience dari post sponsored.

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    1. Good for you, Mai! I just love to read everything on my feed and I guess it has come to the point where I think sponsored posts take all the cake.

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  2. I am still blogging for fun! I don't worry about DA, or anything like that. If I get a sponsored post I know its because the brand love my content and thats what matters to me!

    https://www.emilyclareskinner.com

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    1. I know I'm not alone in this! I love all your contents though. I'm pretty sure you've put a ton of effort. You really inspired me right now, girl! xx

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  3. I still found blogging relevant. To have a hobby I still love so much after 6 years and to see how much my content has improved over the years is something I'm super grateful for. Also, I always to target my content for the every day makeup gal even though a lot of the comments we see do come from bloggers.

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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    1. I second this! I'm a huge fan of your reviews xx

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  4. I'm still blogging for fun too! I stopped caring about DAs and traffic a long time ago. Occasionally, I still get gifted items which I am grateful for, but I don't ever want to associate blogging with stress. All I care about is my creativity fire. Great post, thanks for covering this topic :) x

    Mari | www.dazedmari.com

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    1. Sometimes I can get sooo disheartened trying to improve my DA but no good news at all after been putting a lot of effort. That's why this blog post popped up hehe. Thank you for reading! xx

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  5. I've been blogging for almost 10 years now. Both me and my blog have gone through some phases where I fell out of love with it, but then fell in love with it again. I think blogging should always be enjoyable and of course sponsored posts and making money is good too, but loving it is the most important!

    Eileen | yesmissy.com

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    1. Sooo true! That's one thing though, I think it really shows when you're in love with what you write and post xx

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  6. I feel this post so much! I started blogging at 15 thinking nothing would come out of it but just . . . really LOVING writing and design and wanting a space to share those passions. I still blog for the love of it - making money is fabulous (especially as making money means *hopefully* I could do this as my job) but it's such a time commitment and labour of love that you HAVE to enjoy it. I think you can definitely tell when someone is just "get rich quick" blogging, but to be fair... if you can get it, it's such a good gig (especially with how rough our economies are at the moment) so it makes me a little sad, but I completely understand it. I hope the rest of 2021 brings you bigger blessings and more ups! xx

    mia // https://beautiful-inspiring-creative-life.com

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    1. Thanks Mia! I agree with you. I have hardly any followers, I don't get much requests from brands to collab and it doesn't really matter to me anymore. I enjoy writing and if I can get some coins out of my writing that's a plus, right xx

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    1. Good for you, girl! I can see that in all of your contents xx

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  8. I feel like many people start their blog for money or free stuff! But I find it you don't enjoy it you wont keep up with it! And when I'm truly in love with blogging its when I see my biggest growth!

    Katie | katieemmabeauty.com

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    1. OMG yesss! Without any drive or passion, the content may look a little different over time. Never stop blogging, love! xx

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  9. I blog for fun and definitely think it's still relevant! I like the freedom that comes with it x

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    1. Yesss queen! I can see it in every single one of your posts xx

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  10. Still relevant for me! Sometimes I get money sometimes I don't but it's a hobby that I'm willing to invest my time and money

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    1. Love your posts! I think if you create a great content, you might end up with a little coin but even if it's not, you've still created a great content to share with people, right? xx

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  11. I think sometimes I get a bit disheartened mainly on the social media platform side of it, but I still really enjoy writing my blog and if I don't, I take a break for a week or so until I want to get back into it xx

    www.iridescentplaces.com

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    1. That's my method too. I take a break for a few days and then come back when I feel better xx

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  12. Hi Lenne , I don't know if you still remember me , but I am quite impressed you still actively blogging till these days. Argh you make me fall in love back with blogging environment. I miss blogwalking actually but i think it is quite difficult to do that now since no more chatbox like before because i love chatbox so much.

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    1. Hi Anys!! I'm so happy to see you! Yes, I enjoy writing so much I couldn't quit and this blog is entirely for my experiences and memories to keep. Some bloggers still do have it though but it's been ages and I think people are fine without it now. You can just comment hehe. Chatbox was such a phase though :D

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  13. Same here, I blog for fun and trying my luck at getting some kind of reward from doing this. It's been a long, enjoyable hobby since my school years but now I want to post not just for fun but to build my writing portfolio (and land a job from that). And I have to agree with you on your other point as well, blogging just for the sake of money especially blogs that transformed from a balanced personal-lifestyle space to purely reviews. It's good to keep a good balanced between those two without chasing our existing readers away and to maintain our passion to blog on whatever we're passionate about. To each his/her own. Thank you for this post!!

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  14. I would definitely still blog if I never earned anything - it's just an added bonus to me! It's very important for this to be enjoyable for me, because it's a hobby

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. It's sooo true! Sometimes I can get so overwhelmed by bloggers that constantly put up sponsored posts, like, wow I can never do that haha! So here's me, blogging just so I can write, meet new bloggers and have a chit chat with them :D

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  15. I've been trying to blog since 2017 but I was inconsistent that's why my blog never grew. But after reading your post Im now inspired to write more for fun. Even if it doesn't generate any money, its okay. My only goal is to never lose my passion in writing my personal stories and sharing the things I know. Thank you!

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    1. Awww that's so true. It's always okay to blog for yourself, for your own peace and most importantly for fun! I hope you never stop writing and sharing your experience even if people said blogging is not a thing anymore or no one's reading your blog. Keep blogging! I'm sending you all the good vibes xx

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