20 Blogger Problems We’ve All Had

20 Blogger Problems We've All Had | Northern BloodToday I’m talking about a serious issue. Yes, that’s right. Blogger problems. Blogging is a very niche thing which we’ve all ended up in, so of course it has a very unique set of problems to go with it. Yes these are most certainly first world problems. No, that doesn’t make these blogger problems any less severe. In fact, these are most certainly the plague of each and every blogger’s life. So have a read through and even add your own blogger problems in the comments, because you are most certainly not the only one going through this.

  1. Thinking of blog titles is surprisingly hard. You want it to be attractive, but not long-winded either. Then after racking your brain, you just end up with a totally basic title. Fantastic.
  2. Auto DMs. The worst thing that can happen on Twitter (minus the new timeline rubbish), nothing quite kills the thrill of following a great new person than that automated message showing up. Unfollowed.
  3. Full-time jobs totally seem to get in the way of having a luxurious life of blogging. How rude.
  4. Winter is a thing. Months on end where light is basically non-existent. Winter is where all hope of good blog photos goes to die.
  5.  Got pets? Taking blog photos? The two totally do not mix. “Excuse me Mr Tibbles, please move away from the props I’ve spent 10 minutes artfully laying out. Oh, you want to play with them? Okay then”.
  6. Your camera will always die at the worst times and it will always suck.
  7. You have to take photos of absolutely everything because sure that photo of a leaf will 100% be of use at some point. Sure.
  8. If you want to succeed on Instagram you have to post frequently. Which means you constantly need a healthy stock of photos perfect for Instagram, because everyone obviously has time for that.
  9. ‘Will you feature this totally irrelevant infographic on your blog for free?’
  10. Having your email on your blog means you get about 10 spam emails a day addressed to ‘Dearest’ requiring your bank details. Because that’s 100% legit.
  11. Spending an eternity taking 10000 of the same photo from various angles, just to get that 1 perfect shot.
  12. Waiting by the door all day for a delivery, only to get distracted for 10 seconds and find a ‘missed delivery’ slip. CURSE YOU, PARCEL FORCE.
  13. Getting press release emails from businesses you most certainly did not register with. Do you think I’m interested in your latest indie jewellery range? Cause I’m not.
  14. Taking an A+ photo and getting no love for it. Why don’t you just tell me you hate me to my face?
  15. Going out with non-blogger friends who don’t understand why they’re not allowed their drink until you’ve taken a perfect photo of it.
  16. Getting incredibly insulting offers. You want me to write 4 1000 word posts for £10? How about no.
  17. Coming up with totally original and relatable posts which everyone is going to love. It’s damn hard, okay!?
  18. Having to explain to family and acquaintances what blogging is. ‘So you write about things online? Why?’ ERGH.
  19.  Taking it too seriously and sucking the fun out of blogging. This is meant to be a fun hobby and we need to remember that, people!
  20. Not blogging full-time. Sure blogging has its problems but ergh it’s so good and we all love it and want to do it all the time!

Have I missed any blogger problems off the list? What problems do you have to deal with? Let me know in the comments below!


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  • Robyn Taylor

    Hahah this post made me laugh! The fact it’s so dark at the moment is killing me, I suffer with all these issues!

    Robyn / http://www.phasesofrobyn.com

  • Completely agree with No.3! Would love to make enough money to have blogging as my full time job instead.

  • Yes to ALL of this (Especially number 7, I have an entire folder dedicated to random photos of leaves just in case) Great post Joe!
    Aisling | Aislings beauty bytes

  • Mel ReynoldsLawrence

    This is absolutely brilliant! Photography is definitely the most frustrating part. First time on your blog and I’ll be sticking around! x

  • Soph

    I’m currently sat in a coffee shop and legit just burst out in giggles at number 5 and now have 3 strange men giving me a particularly curious look. But seriously, loved this post, and they’re all so flamin’ true!

    Soph x | http://www.sophierosie.com

  • Harriet Crook

    Nailed it! Love this post – so true!!!


  • This is everything!!!! Haha every last thing u mentioned is so true!!! Great post! Now I really need to figure out what site I used for the automatic dm message >_< haha hey I got it when I first start lol don't judge me lol!!

    Jasmine 🙂

  • Photography is the hardest part to blogging, I tend to fire out posts easy then I never get round to taking the photos for them so they sit in my drafts for months on end…

    allthatshimmers.co.uk xo

  • Scheduling tweets/Facebook/Google+! I would much rather be sat playing a video game than spending a few hours writing up and scheduling my blog posts to social media but it needs to be done if you want people to see them.

    Great post 😀

  • lolaandbehold

    Totally agreed with all this – you’ve hit the nail on the head here!! Those auto-DMs are an instant un-follow for me too. I have three cats who LOVE blog props.


  • Jessika Nyman

    Love this! So funny and totally relatable. Said “yep that’s me” throughout nearly the entire post. It’s kind of become and inside joke between me and my friends and family that I have to take at least 20 photos of everything.

  • Yes, I’m with you on all of these. How about – the race to finish a blog post before your laptop battery dies because you’re too lazy to plug it in? Just me?

  • daisychaindream

    Titles kill my brain every time, that and thinking faster than I type and getting some quite odd sentences come out!

  • I am ridiculously bad at SEO! Titles always get me lol! And those ridiculous unwanted emails are just annoying! Great post ?

  • Love love love this post! I can literally relate to most (all) of these! Haha!
    Going out with non-blogger friends and the hubby, is definitely issue at the moment, as non-bloggers don’t get it and the hubby just gets annoyed.lol


  • I think you’ve managed to get more of the problems there! Another thing with pets is that when you do want a photo of them they don’t seem to want to participate!

  • Aimée Julia Cottle

    Oh god, I can relate to all of these! Also, running out of memory on your camera/phone always happens at the worst possible time! And filming a vlog with a cat around, as I found out today, means your video consists of a lot of shots of the cats tail as well as you going “oh sorry, that’s my cat.” “oh my cat’s just run off with some of the packaging, oh well.” And so on! Makes for an amusing video though, I guess! http://www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

  • HAHA, I had so much fun reading your post! My cat became quite a good assistant. She can pose so well that I started to include her into my layouts. 🙂


  • Hannah Hawes

    This is amazing! So on point and I can totally relate to all of them!! My boyfriend is finally starting to ask me if he’s “allowed” to touch his food or drink when we go out ? He’s learning the drill slowly 😉
    Love Hannah x

  • Becky B

    Completely relatable! Bloggers Block.. lack of time, been there and still there! Great post!

  • Haha I love this post so relatable – I’m suffering from bloggers block atm 🙁

    Leanne | http://www.oohsimplething.blogspot.co.uk

  • Katys Daily Life

    Haha so relatable!! Blog titles get me so bad I’m rubbish at them!! Also feeling the need to buy everything because ‘I might use it for a blog picture’ yeh sure Katy! Great post!

    Katy | Katy’s Daily Life

  • BettyBoop

    this is post is most of my blogging existence no lie!
    Bethany | http://tonight-we-are-din0saurs.blogspot.co.uk/

  • I agree with you 100%. For me gaining exposure is the hardest part as my freelance work keeps me occupied and I seldom get a chance to read blogs and maintain a friendly rapport with other bloggers. Great post!

  • Oh my gosh I can relate to so many of these! Especially the winter one – most of my images look horrible so I try to take all of my photos in the hour of sunlight we actually every so often 😛

    Lizzie Bee // mysticthorn.com

  • Yeah, the pets, definately. 😀 and relating strongly to nr.14. “Taking an A+ photo and getting no love for it. Why don’t you just tell me you hate me to my face?”
    And nr. 11. obviously “Spending an eternity taking 10000 of the same photo from various angles, just to get that 1 perfect shot.”
    And abou the nr.16.. I recently got a letter containing sentences like “…when you’re writing blog entries about their company… not if you are a very talented writer.” Emphasis on the latter one. 😀 Yep, I’m signing up for that programm! 😀
    Great post, fun read for bloggers. 😀 I guess non-blogger still don’t get it.. 😉 But that’s ok, it’s cool to have different hobbies, interests and jobs. 🙂

  • I absolutely love this post and I have to say, your number 17 doesn’t apply to this post! 😉 I can relate to a lot of these problems, winter is every blogger’s enemy and explaining blogging to other people always stresses me out haha. Oh and I don’t know how people manage to upload a new picture to IG every day – I usually post plenty of photos when I’m travelling and in between people must think I’m dead haha. xx


  • Abigail Huggan

    One of my biggest problems at the moment is not having a decent camera to take blog photos with. I literally taken them with my iPad ??
    AND I don’t really have the money to buy a half decent camera


  • naomi hall

    This is brilliant. You think pets are hars try taking photos with 3 kids bounding around?? I liked your point about enjoying it more. Ive been taking it a little seriously cause of brand deadlines and things a little tough at home atm. But your right, it made me think about why i started in the first place. Thanks


  • Ooooh YES! The blogforce is strong in this one ?

  • Gemma

    Yees! All these points are correct, winter is the worse time to take photos! I have no lights so I have to use natural lights. I think I’ve experienced all these at least once!

    Gemma | http://www.anoceanglimmer.wordpress.com

  • Loved this post haha there’s also the time you think you finally have the perfect shot, then while editing you find out there is a little detail that makes it crap a.k.a a barcode or something that should have been hidden! Or when you post a really nice post, with photos that look cute that took 3h to take and edit but people prefer the “asos edit” you posted with photos from the website… Go to hell! All of you! xD -K

  • Being a Modern Woman

    Haha love this! They are so true. No one understands how long it takes to write, edit and then post a blog. Xxx