We all hear about the backlash some bloggers often receive and this can often make it incredibly difficult for those bloggers to not feel guilty about a few things when creating their wonderful content. You may be suffering from unnecessary guilt from a couple of these points and I’m here to tell you that you need to stop.
The biggest example on my list so I thought I’d start here. Some bloggers work bloody hard on their content and in some cases they may be offered an opportunity to be paid for a particular post relating to a product or event etc. Is this wrong? Absolutely not! A sponsored post does not mean that the blogger’s content is no longer genuine or that they are pushing a product purely for the cash benefit. It simply means that they were offered an opportunity and took it because they believe their readers may like that product too. I say good for them and we should be celebrating these opportunities.
Sponsored or not, it can be difficult trying not to feel guilty when you don’t particularly enjoy a product. Bloggers aren’t going to love everything they try, no one does. Posting a review that isn’t beaming with positive feedback can be daunting but it’s important to be truthful when sharing with your readers. Honest content is far more respected as long as you remain professional.
I have always put pressure on myself to stick to daily posts but sometimes I need to admit defeat and take a couple of days to myself. I felt guilty for taking a break and worried about how my views would be effected but in the long run I realised that it benefits my content. I feel a lot more motivated after some “me time” and everyone needs the same once in awhile.
It can be difficult putting yourself out there and not comparing your blog to others. Being different and sharing the content you believe in shouldn’t be something you feel guilty about. If anything your readers will appreciate your “uniqueness” and be interested in what you have to say. Don’t just blend in, stand out and believe in your content.